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8. Cosmetic Allergies

Since most cosmetic allergies result in contact dermatitis, or a slight rash, you can usually treat the condition at home, by immediately washing the exposed area with soap and cool water.

If itching occurs, an oatmeal wash or calamine lotion can soothe the discomfort. But if blistering occurs, a cold, moist compress is best.

Some doctors may also recommend oral antihistamines. If contact dermatitis becomes chronic though, it's best to get tested. This way you can pinpoint the main triggers and avoid them, while taking any prescriptions your doctor may prescribe.

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