Allergic Contact Dermatitis - Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Allergic contact dermatitis is a is a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction that occurs when the skin comes into contact with a foreign substance that produces a reaction. These substance generally called as allergens and some of these are harmless to most people and some people born or develop a hypersensitivity to these substances.
When skin come in contacted with any of allergen they changes the properties of the outer skin which acts as a protective layer and so causing reactions. As a result skin may get itchy, red, swollen, or form blistery rashes as a result of the reaction. The rash usually doesn't start until a day or two later, but can start as soon as hours or as late as a week.
The disease is associated with the workplace generally develops in stages. There may be period when a person continually in contact with the allergens but not affected by any skin reaction. This condition can lasts for a lifetime span or may be for a few weeks. The development of reaction usually different for different person. It mostly affects the hands but may spread to other parts that you touch.
The important symptoms that helps in causing the disease may include:-
There are many substances that can cause allergic contact dermatitis. These includes:
The effective treatments for allergic contact dermatitis may includes:-
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