Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Diagnosis & Treatment
Arcadia Allergy & Asthma
Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin condition that commonly occurs when your skin comes into direct contact with an irritant or allergen. For example, if you have a nickel allergy, your skin may become irritated when it comes into contact with jewelry that contains nickel, developing red, bumpy, itchy, or even swollen skin at the point of contact. This is a strong indication of an allergic reaction. Through thorough patch testing, the allergy doctors at Arcadia Allergy & Asthma can help find the source of these allergies and help you avoid triggers. Contact our Arcadia office to schedule an appointment with our trusted allergy doctors.
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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.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
The allergy doctors at Arcadia Allergy & Asthma can provide you with the best diagnosing and treatment for your allergic contact dermatitis. Our physicians are able to examine your skin and the pattern as well as the intensity of your rash. This is the first step we will take in recording a detailed history of your symptoms. Sometimes, patch testing is recommended to help find the cause of your rash as well as the cause of your skin’s irritation.
The first step in diagnosing your allergic contact dermatitis is getting the proper testing so that the Arcadia allergy doctors can determine the source and cause of your skin irritation. In some cases, patch testing may be required and this is done by placing potential allergens in small amounts on adhesive patches on your back. This will be completed over the course two to three days and will help us determine if further testing is needed or not.
Doctors for Skin Allergies
When you need reputable, trusted allergy doctors to find the source of your allergic contact dermatitis in Arcadia, consult with the doctors at Arcadia Allergy & Asthma. Doctors Jain and Hill are some of the most qualified and trusted practitioners in the Valley, ensuring that you are provided with the highest quality care. When you are burdened with an unsightly and uncomfortable rash, visit the allergy doctors at Arcadia Allergy & Asthma.