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Contact Dermatitis

Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when something has come into contact with your skin, which causes your immune system to respond, causing rashes, swelling, and redness. This is a separate from a condition called irritant contact dermatitis, which is caused by the breakdown of the protective capabilities of the skin by repeated exposure to damaging irritants.
Bothered by itchy skin?
Dry or sensitive skin, eczema, insect bites and contact allergies can cause itchy skin. A traditional way to soothe the itch is to add oatmeal to your bathwater. Soothing itchy skin will interrupt the cycle of scratching, dryness, worsening of the irritation, and even infection.
Caring for Hand Eczema
Hand eczema is a relatively broad term that describes symptoms of dermatitis or the inflammation of the epidermis layer of the skin. Symptoms include drying, and itchy skin, redness and swelling. The skin may develop cracks and bleed if it becomes serious. Hand eczema affects approximately 4% of men and 10% of women, and is more common and pronounced in people who, due to their occupation, are exposed to a continued wetting and drying of the hands.
Have a new rash?
Has your skin suddenly become red, itchy or inflamed? Could something you've been exposed to have possibly caused the rash? You may be experiencing contact dermatitis (also known as eczema).
Identifying and Treating Rashes on the Feet
Rashes on the feet can occur from a variety of causes, including stress, improper footwear, sweating, allergies, or the presence of fungus. Untreated rashes can lead to bacterial infections, and therefore should be treated immediately.
Natural does not mean non-allergenic ...
Just because a product contains natural ingredients it still has the potential to cause irritation and allergic reactions.
Natural products can still cause allergic reactions
The incidence rate of contact allergies (also referred to as contact dermatitis) in on the rise. Often times, it’s difficult to directly link the responsible allergen to the skin reaction.
Skin Care Tips for Sensitive Skin Types
If your skin is easily irritated, prone to drying or allergic reactions, or react adversely to temperature changes, or pollution, you likely have sensitive skin. Other common symptoms include reactions to shaving or other physical pressure, overreaction to cosmetics, or a tingling sensation on the skin without the presence of rashes or other physical signs. Sensitive skin affects the facial areas most commonly, but can include other areas of the body. Both genetics and environmental factors contribute to sensitive skin.
Treating Skin Rashes
A skin rash shows up as an area of inflammation or change in the texture, and/ or color of your skin. It can be caused by a number of different things including irritation, disease, or allergic/ non-allergic reactions to foods, chemicals, plants, animals, insects or other environmental factors.