You might have already heard about how allergies can lead to mild to moderate symptoms and even prove out to be fatal if untreated for a long period of time. One of the most common allergies is called ‘Allergic Eczema’ or also known as ‘Contact Dermatitis.’
Allergies are caused and the symptoms occur when your immune system produces an unusual immune response as your body comes in contact with a specific substance.
There are particular substances that have the capability of producing an immune response along with some visible symptoms. Your immune system produces the chemical response to help you get rid of the disease or threat.
It is a fact that your body comes in contact with many substances as well as several microorganisms. These substances might not be harmful to your body yet they can produce a chemical change initiated by your immune system. these specific substances that can cause allergies are called as ‘allergens’.
What is Allergic Eczema?
Allergic eczema is also known as:
- Allergic dermatitis
- Contact dermatitis
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Contact eczema
Allergic eczema is an itchy skin rash or an allergy that is developed when your body comes in contact with an allergen. You will not observe the symptoms instantly; it takes almost 24-40 hours for the symptoms to develop.
Some of the common allergens that will trigger This allergy is:
- Nickel found on jean buttons etc.
- Perfumes found in cosmetics or fragrance found in skin products
- Clothing dyes and hair dyes
- Soaps and cleaning products
- Poison ivy and similar plants
- Antibiotic creams or ointments
The basic symptoms of any allergy vary from person to person. Similarly, the symptoms of this allergy vary and develop only after a day or two. Some of the common symptoms are:
- A burning sensation or pain
- Red bumps
- Scaly, raw, or thickened skin
- Dry-red, or rough skin
Allergic eczema is diagnosed by observing the symptoms, patch tests, and a biopsy. The patch test is done by collecting samples of allergens from different patches. These allergens help in accurate diagnosis and will help you recognize the type of allergy soon.
The treatment of it is based on the severity of symptoms. The treatment varies and you have to consult the dermatologists as quickly as you can to treat it in a better way.
Apart from this, you can use a moisturizing cream to keep the skin hydrated and repair skin damage. You can also use the corticosteroid creams that will help with itching and inflammation.
With perfect treatment and accurate diagnosis, allergic eczema can clear up within 2-3 weeks.