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Dermatologist in New Orleans discusses the common causes of contact dermatitis

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Dr. Mary Lupo is board certified dermatologist in the New Orleans area who offer patients in the community a wide range of general and aesthetic dermatology services. From the treatment of skin disorders to aesthetic anti-aging procedures, this practice is equipped with today’s latest technologies to provide patients with ways to look and feel their absolute best.

Many patients seek the assistance of a dermatologist when they are experiencing a problem with their skin. This may include rashes, itchiness, and swelling that is unexplained. A medical professional is experienced in determining the common causes of certain skin rashes and in many cases, it is a condition called contact dermatitis.

Contact dermatitis is a rash that develops due to an irritant of the skin that triggers an allergic reaction. It is also called “contact eczema.” Common causes of contact dermatitis include certain cosmetics, soaps, metals in jewelry, fragrances, and even plants such as poison ivy. When these substances come in contact with the skin, they may result in a red rash due to the body’s allergic reaction.

For immediate treatment, patients are urged to avoid contact with the culprit. Our doctors may prescribe certain medications or topical creams that can reduce itching and help ease the discomfort of the rash. In most cases, the rash will clear after contact with the irritant has ceased. If it does not, further examinations may be required.

Contact dermatitis is just one of many different types of eczema that can occur on the skin. Eczema may be short-term or chronic, depending on the variation. The National Eczema Association has determined several variations of eczema that may be diagnosed which include:
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Hand eczema
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Dyshidrotic eczema
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Nummular eczema
  • Stasis dermatitis
  • Neurodermatitis
Rashes, itchiness, redness, and other concerns of the skin should be examined by a board certified dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. The Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology can be contacted by calling (504) 777-3047 and making an appointment with our experienced team of providers.


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Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.

Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.

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The best dermatologist in all of the Louisiana easily. She’s is very knowledgeable and can help you with your skin conditions. Make sure you tell her everything and don’t be shy because she moves fast, and you may forget to tell her something. But all in all I highly suggest her.
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