... with this disorder?
Yes!! Here is my experience for what it's worth...
Mysteriously woke up with acute dermatitis one day with no idea as to the cause (although I was pregnant at the time) and eight years later, it disappeared as quickly as it came. Fortunately (or not) the dermatitis was limited to my hands (which as a mother of young children at the time was a trial in itself). The dermatologist recommended lots of corticosteroid creams (which didn't work as well as I thought they would) and lots of advice about avoiding irritants - which included peeling potatoes with rubber gloves on!!! And moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Keeping the skin well moisturized is definitely the best preventative.
The hardest part was actually getting the symptoms under control - eventually got there with the corticosteroid creams and outsourcing potato peeling and other extremely hazardous household chores to the more able family members!
Interestingly the turning point was changing from the expensive moisturizer the dermatologist had prescribed to Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream on the advice of a friend. That was the thing that finally worked for me. I very rarely have problems now as I am able to keep the condition under control by using the hand cream daily and more often if the skin becomes dry and itchy.
It might take time and some trial and error - tell her to stay positive - and hopefully she will be able to keep it under control.
You will find information on contact dermatitis at https://www.drugs.com/enc/contact-dermatitis.html
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- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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