Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis – is an acute or chronic inflammation of the skin; by its nature contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to foreign substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin. It shows up as a localized rush, irritation or blistering. There are two different types of contact dermatitis: allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis.
In this section:

Allergic contact dermatitis:

Allergic contact dermatitis is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to a foreign substance that comes in contact with the skin and results from a response of the immune system.

It arises as an itchy rash some hours after you've touched the allergy-causing material, and settles down over some days if the skin is isolated from the allergen.

Note, that initial exposure does not cause a rash - it only starts sensitizing process, and your skin reacts when repeatedly exposed to the allergen. Unlike most allergic reactions, in allergic contact dermatitis the allergy-causing factor is rather external than internal.

Allergens that may cause allergic contact dermatitis:

Irritant contact dermatitis:

Irritant contact dermatitis is an inflammation caused by substances found in the workplace that directly damage your skin. The longer irritating substance remains in contact with the skin, the more severe the reaction is. Visible changes of the skin condition may occur:
  • after minutes of exposure to strong irritants (like acids);
  • after several days' exposure to weak or marginal irritants (detergents, soaps, household cleaners, even water).
The mechanisms by which these irritants damage the skin are different for different agents.
Factors contributing to irritation include:
  • the chemical properties of the irritant;
  • its amount and concentration;
  • the length and frequency of the exposure;
  • skin type and susceptibility (thick, previously damaged skin is more likely to develop contact dermatitis);
  • environmental factors (temperature, humidity).
Irritants responsible for irritant contact dermatitis:

How to prevent and care for contact dermatitis dry skin:

  • in case you already have contact dermatitis first you need to identify what the causative agent is. Until it is detected, any treatment may be ineffective;
  • when the causative agent is known, follow dermatologist’s instructions for treating the condition, and try to avoid or lessen direct contact with irritating substances in your workplace in the future;
  • always use protective gloves when working with the harsh chemicals;
  • use the barrier (shielding) lotion when working with marginal chemicals (household, art, crafts, agriculture).

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Debbie Kontos
Leland, IL
"I work as an ICU nurse at the Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe, Wisconsin. Always my hands are dry and reddened. I get contact dermatitis from the frequent hand washing. On a busy night my hands can be raw. Last year it was really embarrassing when I left a blood trickle on my charting because of cracked fingers. (I actually used white-out cover the trail). Your product returned my hands to normal."
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Registered Nurse
Monroe, Wisconsin
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Vera Lund
Nursing student