What Is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

Q:
What is allergic contact dermatitis?

A:
If you have allergy, after touching something, your immune system may think your body is under attack. It will make antibodies to fight invaders. Then, a series of events cause a release of chemicals, including histamine. Histamine causes allergic reaction, and the reaction here is an itchy rash.

Allergic contact dermatitis may have following symptoms:

  • Rash.
  • Skin lesion.
  • Itching.
  • Skin redness.
  • Inflammation.
  • Localized swelling.
  • Tender and warmer skin.
  • Pain.

If you find that you have dermatitis, you had better visit your doctor and receive the check to see whether your dermatitis is allergic contact dermatitis. To mitigate the itching feeling of allergic contact dermatitis, you need to figure out the allergen and avoid contact with allergen in your daily life.

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