Contact dermatitis is a skin condition where the skin is irritated as a result of allergic reactions to substances in the environment, causing the skin to turn red and feel irritated. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant contact dermatitis, which is the irritation of the skin in response to chemical contact with your skin, and allergic contact dermatitis, which is caused by the immune system reacting to irritants you come into contact with, such as metal, or rubber.
What Causes Contact Dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis results in the immune system reacting in the form of an allergic reaction after the skin comes into contact with a particular substance. These substances include jewelry, detergents, latex, paint, bleach, poisonous plants, nickel, soaps, perfumes, tobacco smoke, skincare products such as makeup, leather, and chemical solvents.
Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis
Common symptoms manifested in contact dermatitis are;
- Skin itchiness, burns, redness, and stings
- Hives or itchy bumps on your skin
- Thickening, scaling, or leathering of the skin if left untreated
- Pus-filled blisters on your skin
- Skin rashes, peeling, and ulcers