Rashes that look similar in nature to atopic dermatitis in patients are commonly known as an eczematous dermatitis. They are commonly itchy, red, swollen, and may blister. The most common type is an irritant contact dermatitis, which often appears on areas exposed to the elements, soaps, detergents and sometimes solvents. These rashes are generally most evident on the hands, but they can develop anywhere on the body. In treating these, it is best to eliminate the use of harsh cleansers, astringents, or toners.* We recommend non-soap cleansers such as Dove or Cetaphil and vigorous use of moisturizing creams or lotions.* The best products will contain ceramides.* We commonly recommend Cerave cream and Cetphil Restoraderm lotion.* In more severe cases topical steroid ointments and creams are useful.*