Allergic Contact Dermatitis or ACD is an allergic reaction that is commonly known as a rash. The rash develops upon contacting an allergic substance, and the skin turns red and becomes irritable. It usually lasts for only a day or two.
HOW IS ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITIS DIAGNOSED?
An allergic contact dermatitis is diagnosed by physical examination by the dermatologist or by patch test to determine the allergic substance. In most of the cases self diagnosis is usually preferred. Sometimes, the ultraviolet rays of the sun can be a cause of allergy for some people. A photo allergy test is then conducted to detect the allergy.
HOW IS ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITIS TREATED?
Application of calamine lotion and cool oatmeal baths may relieve itching. Corticosteroids, Antihistamines and Tacrolimus ointment can be used to reduce inflammation.
DID YOU KNOW?
Using an antihistamine lotion can cause further allergies. So speak with a doctor before using one.