Thankfully, there are some common symptoms you can look out for in order to have a swift and speedy recovery from your flare up. Some of these symptoms include a red rash, severe itching around the affected areas, extremely dry skin that can appear cracked and scaly, as well as bumps and blisters that may ooze, uncomfortable swelling, burning, or tenderness around the affected areas. The cause of these symptoms often manifest when you come into contact with any number of substances that could aggravate or irritate your skin, inciting a flare up.
Some irritants may include nickel, which is frequently used in jewelry, formaldehyde that is often used in disinfectants, preservatives, and clothing, medications such as creams and oral antihistamines, plants, personal care products, and much more. Visit the Arcadia allergy doctors at Arcadia Allergy & Asthma to learn about which irritants are causing your allergic contact dermatitis.