As you all know, skin is the most sensitive organ of your body and immediately responds to any kind of allergic reaction.
Whenever your skin senses any substance or material, to which it is sensitive, it will immediately respond and results in an itchy skin condition which is typically referred as allergic contact dermatitis.
Allergic contact dermatitis is mainly related with almost 20% of all types of reactions associated with contact dermatitis. This kind of contact dermatitis is mainly considered as delayed hypersensitivity reaction, which mainly involves the interaction of various allergens with antibodies.
Identifying potential allergens of allergic contact dermatitis is also important!
Certain allergens like poison ivy, oak, and also certain dyes used in shoes are usually responsible for this allergic contact dermatitis. Usually these allergens don’t cause any trouble for you and even you cannot notice any kind of signs and symptoms for the first time, when you are exposed to those potential allergens.
But, once if your skin becomes allergic to any substance, then repeated exposure to that particular substance can potentially develop rashes on your skin.
If you are unable to identify the allergen responsible to allergic contact dermatitis, then try to minimize certain topical products for your skin. Try to use ointments instead of various skin creams. Even certain botanical extracts, which are available for you as fragrance free natural products can be allergenic for your skin.
Irritant contact dermatitis is entirely different from allergic contact dermatitis!
Even though both irritant and allergic contact dermatitis results in same skin condition, they are considered to be quite distinct from one another.
Irritant contact dermatitis is a non-allergic reaction, which can be mainly seen on the hands of the affected individual. If your professional life or work is mostly involved with any cleaning industry or if your skin is repeatedly exposed to any soaps or detergents, then you can be at higher risk of developing irritant contact dermatitis.
The potential chemicals used in making of soaps and detergents, usually removes the protective greases present on the outer parts of your natural skin. As a result, you can experience irritation, dryness and also formation of scales and cracks on your skin.
Certain solvents, detergents and certain cutting oils and greasing materials which normally are used in factories and workshops can mainly trigger the condition of irritant contact dermatitis.
So, it is very important for you to identify the problem promptly, so that you can find right treatment for your problem. Try to educate yourself regarding all types of allergies and the kind of treatments available for those conditions and get exact solution for your problem.