A nurse is providing instructions to a patient with contact dermatitis. Which of the following interventions can be used to reduce pruritus and burning?

Cool, wet dressings
Over the counter oral antihistamines


• Contact dermatitis is a rash that results after coming into contact with an irritant

• Cool, wet dressings may reduce itching and burning

• Antihistamines can reduce itching if the dermatitis was caused by an allergen

• The patient should avoid heat and warm compresses

• Frequent washing will cause further irritation

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