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Allergic Contact Dermatitis Specialist

Lotus Dermatology

Board Certified Dermatologists & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in Spring Hill, Brooksville, Homosassa, & Beverly Hills, FL

Allergic contact dermatitis can cause a red, itchy, bumpy rash when you touch something that irritates your skin. To have a specialist diagnose your symptoms, visit Lotus Dermatology at one of their locations in Spring Hill, Brooksville, Beverly Hills, and Homosassa, Florida. The team treats common skin conditions with fast and effective topical and laser therapies. Click to book a consultation or call the office to schedule your first appointment.

Allergic Contact Dermatitis Q & A

What causes allergic contact dermatitis?

Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin encounters an irritating substance, causing an allergic reaction. Multiple chemicals, toxins, dyes, or synthetic perfumes can trigger this annoying condition, which may include:

  • Laundry detergents and bleach
  • Hair and skin products
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Pet dander, dust, or pollen
  • Certain plants
  • Solvents or rubbing alcohol

When an irritating substance touches your skin, your body creates an immune reaction to fight against the perceived threat. Over time, repeat exposure to the allergen might cause your symptoms to worsen.

You may be more prone to develop allergic contact dermatitis if you work in healthcare, construction, a salon, the cleaning industries, or gardening. Also, if you have sensitive skin, you might develop allergic contact dermatitis more easily than others.

What are the symptoms of allergic contact dermatitis?

This condition usually causes numerous skin problems, including:

  • A red, inflamed rash
  • Severe itching
  • Dry or cracked skin
  • Blisters
  • Swelling or burning

Your symptoms may go away when you’re no longer exposed to the irritant or can linger for several days.

How is allergic contact dermatitis treated?

Treating allergic contact dermatitis involves avoiding the allergen, first and foremost. You also start with a personalized skin-care consultation and health history evaluation. It’s essential that your dermatologist understands the irritation's cause before recommending a treatment plan.

If you have a skin rash or other symptoms, they can prescribe the appropriate skin-care products from the Lotus skin care professional line, including soaps, lotions, or anti-inflammatory creams to reduce redness, itching, and irritation.

What results can I expect with treatment?

Your skin has unique properties, but allergic contact dermatitis treatment is usually successful with the right combination of products. Lotus Dermatology emphasizes the importance of protecting your skin from potentially irritating substances and using beauty and household products free from chemicals, additives, synthetic fragrances, or dyes. Regular exfoliation and moisturizing can help relieve symptoms as well.

If you’re interested in treatment for allergic contact dermatitis, contact Lotus Dermatology today. Call the office or book an appointment online to get started.