Common Causes of Contact Dermatitis

A woman applies the cream to irritated skin with dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a condition that presents itself as a very itchy rash. This rash is usually caused by coming into contact with a specific substance. The contact causes an allergic reaction that can be extremely uncomfortable. Even though contact dermatitis is not contagious, it can make a person feel extremely self-conscious. Unfortunately, there are several causes of this type of allergic reaction.

Causes of Contact Dermatitis

In many instances, people experience symptoms of contact dermatitis due to their immune system’s response. The white blood cells can cause a rash to form as they respond to the cause.

There are two different types of contact dermatitis that a person can experience. These are allergic contact dermatitis and irritant constant dermatitis. Each type of contact dermatitis has its own set of common causes.

Causes of Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Many people who experience contact dermatitis can have rashes that are caused by contact with various types of metal, like nickel, skin care products that contain fragrances, types of plants, and even chemicals or preservatives.

Cause of Irritant Contact Dermatitis

There are several different causes of irritant contact dermatitis. The most common include:

  • Soaps
  • Detergents
  • Nail polish removers
  • Solvents
  • Hair dyes
  • Resins
  • Epoxies
  • Plastics
  • Urine, saliva, and other body fluids
  • Cleaning products
  • Acids
  • Peppers and other plants

Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis

There are several symptoms associated with contact dermatitis that a person may notice after coming in contact with any type of allergen or irritant. Common symptoms include:

  • Flaking or scaling skin
  • Oozing pus or fluids
  • Blisters or small bumpy clusters
  • Red to purple skin tone in the itchy area
  • Pain with stinging or burning

These symptoms can be widespread in certain cases. However, there are several areas of the body where individuals are more likely to experience symptoms. These locations include:

  • Armpits
  • Feet and legs
  • Lips, cheeks, and eyelids
  • Scalp, neck, and face
  • Fingers, hands, and arms
  • Genitals

If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to seek help from Dania Dermatology as soon as possible. Their team can help you get the care that you need to find relief.

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If you are struggling with contact dermatitis, contact Dania Dermatology to find the relief that you need. You can reach their office by calling 954-807-9433 or schedule a consultation online.

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