First I want say that I am happy I found this. I feel like I'm upto my elbows in isht with this derm problem. I had no idea this was what has been happennig to me. I even suspected this bc I have never had any medical issues and no medical anything runs in my family. I've broken a few bones biking, falling off a house and getting hit by a car, but that alone is my medical history. I am not immne to allergies even though I've NEVER BEEN ALERGIC TO ANYTHING. This has got to be the most stressful thing I have gone through in recent times. I've been to the docs, dermatologist and even several visits to advanced derm office. They kept saying the same thing..Contact Dermatitis and sent me home with Hydrocortizone or corticosteroids. Sometimes a mix of the two (Lotrisone). I've been treated for fungus and bacteria and given antihistamines etc... Let me just post this blurb for the readers...
Irritant contact dermatitis is the most common type. This reaction occurs when a substance damages your skin's outer protective layer. Common offenders include harsh soaps, chemical solvents, and cosmetics or skin products, including deodorant. Exposure produces red, dry, itchy patches, often on your hands, fingers or face.
The severity of irritant contact dermatitis usually depends on how long you're exposed and the strength of the irritating substance. Some strong irritants, such as bleach or certain acids, can cause a reaction after a single exposure.
I have had a rash that just won't go away and behold I've been using Tide (Total Care). My legs itch like crazy and my hands were itching too. The main ting that really got so frustrated was when I developed a rach on my neck, my head, my face (next to my eyes) and my friggin ears. OH GOT MY EARS WERE ITHING. I have it on my glutius and it's all going away now that I switched to Dreft. I'm feeling better now, but the've got to recall this product. DEAR TIDE MAKERS, PLEASE RECALL THIS FRIGGIN PRODUCT.
Understand your predicament. You could try prevention at the allergy level. Consult an allergy specialist. First he may do a blood IgE levels to see if they are raised. Next, he will do skin testing. This test is painless, in which a very small amount of certain allergens are pricked into the surface of your skin. If you have allergies, just a little swelling will occur where the allergen was introduced. Reactions occur within about 15 minutes. If needed more sensitive intradermal tests will be used in which a small amount of allergen is injected within the skin. Based on this he may plan for immunotherapy.
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