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