Allergic Dermatitis

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What is Allergic Dermatitis?

Allergic dermatitis, also known as allergic contact dermatitis, is an allergic reaction that occurs when your skin comes into contact with a particular substance, known as an allergen. The reaction occurs within several hours of contact and goes away within a few days.

Cure for Allergic Dermatitis

Allergic dermatitis is curable by identifying the substance that causes the reaction and avoiding contact with that substance.

Allergic Dermatitis Symptoms

Symptoms of allergic dermatitis occur at the site of contact and take the form of a rash with:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Bumps
  • Peeling
  • Causes of Allergic Dermatitis

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Pet Dander
  • Clothing Fibers
  • Nickel
  • Gold
  • Chromium
  • Antibiotics
  • Topics steroids
  • Topical anesthetics
  • Allergic Dermatitis Treatment

    If a reaction has occurred you should wash the site with cold water in an attempt to clean out the allergen responsible. Avoid further contact with that allergen. Taking an antihistamine or applying an anti-inflammatory cream to the area is also a good idea.