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Contact dermatitis treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my contact dermatitis?

Yes. In most cases, a doctor on Maple can treat contact dermatitis online by asking about your symptoms and by taking a look at your skin through a photo or by video. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they’ll be able to provide a diagnosis, write necessary prescriptions, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest for you to go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.

In select provinces, you can also request to see a dermatologist right on Maple about your contact dermatitis. To learn more about how our online dermatology assessments work, please click here

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or to have it delivered right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What is contact dermatitis?

Dermatitis is a group of diseases resulting in the inflammation of the skin. It can cause the skin to darken, develop rough or scaly patches, swell, crust, and ooze.

Contact dermatitis is when the skin comes into contact with irritating substances or allergens, causing the skin to become inflamed. Although contact dermatitis is not usually serious, it can be very uncomfortable and can often take 2 to 4 weeks to clear up.

What are the symptoms of contact dermatitis?

Symptoms of contact dermatitis include:

  • Red rash
  • Itching of skin
  • Dry, cracked, scaly skin
  • Bumps and blisters
  • Swelling, burning, or tenderness of skin
How can I treat contact dermatitis?

At first, doctors may suggest an allergy test (known as a patch test) to identify the root cause of the contact dermatitis. Treatment options may include prescribed oral medications, ointment, or steroid creams which will all be used to reduce the rash and control the dermatitis. 

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start talking to a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video. You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

Additionally, for select provinces, you may see a dermatologist on Maple about your contact dermatitis the same way you would request a consultation with a general practitioner. Maple’s dermatologists are able to provide you with a diagnosis, necessary notes, treatment plans, and prescriptions within 24 hours.

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