I have had contact dermatitis on and off for over 40 years. It mainly affects my hands and I have kept it in check with over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. There have been a few times when I needed Prednisone to get it under control. Since moving in with my son four years ago, I have been having problematic flare-ups due to air-born allergens. I do not have medical insurance … I pay out-of-pocket for all my doctor visits. It is costing me $125.00 to have my doctor look at me for 5 minutes and say, “yep it is back,” and write out a prescription.