Allergic Contact Dermatitis
San Tan Allergy & Asthma
Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in direct contact with an allergen. For instance, if you have a nickel allergy and your skin comes in contact with jewelry made with even a very small amount of nickel, you may develop red, bumpy, scaly, itchy or swollen skin at the point of contact that may indicate an allergic reaction. Through something called patch tests, we can help find the source of the allergy so you know the triggers to avoid.
If you feel you may be having symptoms related to an allergic reaction, call our office to schedule an appointment today with one of our allergy experts!
San Tan Allergy & Asthma
Gilbert, AZ 85234-2966
Office: (480) 626-6600
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Common Symptoms & Causes of Allergic Contact Dermatitis
There are many determining factors that point to allergic contact dermatitis. Some of the more common symptoms include a red rash, severe itching around the affected area, dry skin that can appear cracked and scaly, bumps and blisters that may ooze, and swelling, burning, or tenderness. These symptoms are caused by coming into contact with a variety of substances that may aggravate and irritate your skin. These irritants may include nickel that is commonly used in jewelry, formaldehyde which appears in disinfectants, preservatives, and clothing, medications like creams and oral antihistamines, plants, personal care products, and more.
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Diagnosing & Treating Allergic Contact Dermatitis
For diagnosing and treatment of your allergic contact dermatitis, there are a number of methods your doctor can use to find the source of your discomfort. Examining your skin and the pattern and intensity of your rash is often the first step they take, along with taking a detailed history of your symptoms. In some cases, patching testing is recommended to find the source of your rash and the cause of your skin’s irritation. For this test, potential allergens are placed in small amounts on adhesive patches on your back. This will be done over the course of two to three days, and will determine if further testing is needed.
Contact The Experts at San Tan Allergy & Asthma Today
When you need trusted physicians who are capable of finding the source of your Allergic Contact Dermatitis, visit the doctors at San Tan Allergy & Asthma today. Founder of San Tan Allergy & Asthma in 2005, Dr. Shimamoto is a member of the American College of Allergy and Immunology, and is featured as one of Phoenix’s Top Docs. When you are plagued with an unsightly and unexpected rash, visit the practitioners at San Tan Allergy & Asthma today.
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“Skin Allergy Overview.” www.aaaai.org. N.p., 2015. Web. 8 Apr. 2015.
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