What exactly is allergic contact dermatitis?
Marked by burning skin that is accompanied by itch, redness and sometimes swelling and blisters, this condition is one of the most common types of skin reactions. Even the most simple things such as latex and dish detergent can cause a reaction that although not dangerous, certainly is annoying.
Eczema: Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Eczema is a frustrating and uncomfortable ailment that affects more people that most know. It is thought that up to 20% of the children of the world have eczema and that about 8% of the adults of the world also suffer from eczema. The thing is that most of the affected individuals do not know that they have eczema since they have not had an outbreak. Even the majority of the persons that have had an eczema outbreak did not know that they had an eczema outbreak. The reason is that not all of the persons with eczema have severe cases. Eczema can come in any severity along the spectrum from really mild eczema to extreme eczema. To make matters worse there are a number of different types of eczema, about seven types. These seven types of eczema are caused by different things and knowing which you have and what causes it is half of the battle. We have covered other types of eczema in previous articles and in this article we will cover allergic contact dermatitis. Take this eczema information as a supplement to you other research. If you feel that you have eczema consult with a doctor to find out for sure. Do not use this as medical advice since it is not.
Allergic contact dermatitis is a type of eczema that occurs when your body reacts negatively to something that is in regular contact with your skin. This type of eczema develops over along period of time and happens after consistent and repeated contact with the bothersome items. The things that can cause this type of eczema are things like specific metallic things, certain fabrics in clothing or linens and other materials like latex. Latex is a very common material that causes the allergic contact dermatitis version of eczema. Costume jewelry can often be a culprit of the eczema type allergic contact dermatitis.
An easy way to stop this form of eczema is to discontinue contact with the affecting material. If you notice that a particular watch is causing your outbreak then switch watches to a different type made of a different material to see if it eliminates your allergic contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis seems to be an easy type of eczema to get rid of and seems not to needs any crazy medication or doctors assistance. If this is the type of eczema you have then we are happy for you as there are many worse types of eczema to have.
by Jason Montag
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