Contact Dermatitis ResourcesMidwest Allergy Sinus Asthma, SC
Contact dermatitis occurs when the skin is exposed to either an allergen or irritant. Symptoms of contact dermatitis can include, but are not limited to, itchy skin, redness, swelling, rash, and blisters. If the reaction is caused by an allergen the person is allergic to, it is known as allergic contact dermatitis. But, if the reaction is caused by an irritant, like a household cleaner or nickel-based metal, it is called irritant contact dermatitis.
While the best treatment for this condition is to avoid the substance that caused a reaction, a doctor should determine the proper course of action for each individual’s case of contact dermatitis. This is especially the case being that the symptoms often are similar to other conditions, such as atopic dermatitis.
Here's a transcript of some of the questions and answers from Dr. Siri's talk on asthma and allergies for COUNTRY Financial's second 'Lunch & Learn' with MASA. She covers questions about food intolerances, pediatric asthma, and more! Special thanks to the staff...