Allergic contact dermatitis is characterized by itchy, red skin caused by contact with an irritating substance.
For many, allergies are a frustrating reality that they deal with on a daily basis. These skin allergies can be caused by many things. Including: preservatives, rubber products (latex), artificial colors and scents.
If you suffer from allergic contact dermatitis, chances are you struggle to find a soap product that doesn't make you itch. Symptoms from soap allergies don't always take place immediately after using your soap. Symptoms could take anywhere from 12 to 72 hours to manifest. Some symptoms can be skin blisters, dry skin, itching, hives, sun sensitivity, burning sensations and red itchy skin. These symptoms can last for weeks.
What should you do if you experience these symptoms?
You should immediately stop using the product that is causing the allergic contact dermatitis and see your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe an antihistamine or something stronger like prednisone. You should avoid scratching any rash because it could lead to infection.
What can you do to avoid allergic contact dermatitis?
One thing you can do is use hypoallergenic products. But, keep in mind, just because it's hypoallergenic does not mean you won't be allergic. Hypo means low. It does not mean none. So, you should start by using it on a small portion of your skin. Do this for a few days to see if you experience any symptoms. If you don't experience any symptoms, after a few days, then you can start using the product in a normal fashion.
The Modern Man Soap Company has developed a, nut-free, hypoallergenic soap. If you suffer from skin allergies you should definitely give it a try. This soap has a high success rate, but, you should remember to start on a small portion of your skin and branch out from there.
Contact your doctor if you experience severe itchiness, wounds, or rash.