Allergic Contact Dermatitis - Symptom, Causes & Treatment

Contact Dermatitis is also known as contact hypersensitivity. The term contact dermatitis sometimes is used incorrectly as a synonym for allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Contact dermatitis is an itchy skin inflammation caused by an allergic reaction to material in contact with the skin. The dermatologist may also perform patch tests.

ACD occurs when the skin comes in contact with an allergen, the reaction usually appears within 48 hours after the initial exposure to the allergen. This can occur through one of two mechanisms: irritant or allergic.

Symptoms and Causes of Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Avoid the suspected irritant or allergen. This is sometimes not possible but use of protective clothing, such as gloves, can help. In some cases of occupational exposure, time away from work may be necessary.





Skin Disorders and Diseases

Androgenic Alopecia
Acanthosis Nigricans
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Acne
Acne Vulgaris
Acne Treatment
Acrochordons
Actinic Keratosis
Angioma
Erythroderma
Facial Rashes
Folloculitis
Ringworm
White Spots
Aphthous Ulcers
Athlete's Foot
Atopic Dermatitis
Atypical Moles
Barnacles of Aging
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Bateman's Purpura

 

Cellulite
Cholinergic Urticaria
Chilblain
Contact Allergy
Cherry Angioma
Chondrodermatitis Helicis
Clark's Nevus
Dermatofibroma
Dandruff
Darkcircles Under Eyes
Eczema
Dry Skin
Mastocytosis
Pruritis Ani
Berloque Dermatitis
Boils
Blackheads
Bullous Pemphigoid
Hand Eczema
Perioral Dermatitis
Oily Skin
Candida



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