Did you know that 80% of contact dermatitis comes just by being exposed to irritating substances? Contact dermatitis is a common skin condition where the skin becomes flaky, red, or inflamed once being contacted by something that triggers an irritating reaction. It is a form of eczema, and there are two main types: irritant and allergic.
Irritant contact dermatitis is the most common form and appears after touching intense detergents, soaps, or certain metals. S rough material can also trigger a reaction.Scraping on the skin with a rough material can also trigger a reaction. Over time, people can become tolerant to the irritant or much more sensitive. Common triggers include detergents, soap, solvents, and fertilizers.
Allergic contact dermatitis comes from a delayed allergic reaction. The condition triggers when your skin comes in contact with the allergen or internally from food or medicine. The most common triggers come from nickel, medications, plants, and pollen.
While contact dermatitis can come unexpectedly and make it uncomfortable to do daily tasks, there are helpful ways to prevent and ease this condition. First, identify what is causing your contact dermatitis and look to limit and avoid future contact. Once avoided, look for relief after 2 to 4 weeks. Wash your skin and wear protective gloves or clothing to avoid further contact. Soothe discomfort with a cool, wet towel followed by gentle, natural remedies.
What most people don’t often realize is that your rash is most likely not from what is currently touching the skin upon first glance. A substance that has come in contact hours or days prior can be the cause. An allergic reaction can also be developed over the years due to a product possibly changing formulas that include new ingredients. The best way to figure out your triggers is through professional guidance from your dermatologist.
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