Contact Allergies

(Patch Testing)

Contact Allergies (Patch Testing)

Dermatitis is a common medical term for skin irritation. Contact allergies are a kind of inflammation that causes itchy or painful skin rashes. It mainly happens when your skin comes in contact with any allergy-spreading substances(allergens) such as poison ivy or chemicals. Several unseen pollutants and potential allergens are prevailing in the environment. If you have sensitive skin, there's a high probability of getting affected by contact allergies.

You might experience this skin issue after a repeated or single exposure to any harmful chemical that causes allergy. There are some professions where people might encounter various allergens and irritating chemicals that lead to this disease. Specifically, people work in these sectors such as construction, food handlers, hair stylers, Painters, Florists, and healthcare providers. Contact allergies are mainly of two types- Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Irritant Contact Dermatitis. For the first case, allergy spreads through allergic substances such as metal jewelry, perfumes, and preservatives. In the second situation, these painful rashes tend to come in response to irritants like soap, detergent, and acid cleaners.

Causes Of Contact Allergies

Whenever your skin comes into direct contact with any allergens that are unfavorable to your body, the immune system reacts immediately. White blood cells are stored in the skin and release inflammatory chemical mediators. For this reason, red and itchy rashes appear on the skin. A few causes of having allergic contact dermatitis are fragrances, botanicals, high-dose medicines, metals, etc.

Including that irritant contact dermatitis occurs more frequently than allergic dermatitis. You may have rashes on the outer skin layer if you come in touch with any chemical components. It may include alkalis, acids, hair colors, nail polish removers, paints, pesticides, and lots more.

Symptoms Of Contact Allergies

The signs of this issue may vary from person to person. Here are some common symptoms of contact allergies that you need to consider.

  • Burning or stinging skin
  • Scaling or Flaky skin
  • Blistering or swollen skin
  • Itchiness
  • Red bumps

How 7DMC Can Help?

For suspected patients, through patch tests, doctors can identify the underlying reason for contact allergies. It can detect delayed allergic reactions that take a long time to develop. There's no use of needles or other surgical equipment. You need to wear patches for 48 hours on your back or arm. If you have any pre-allergic issues, it might trigger the reactions. During this medical process, your skin may need to encounter 20 to 30 extracts of components that lead to contact allergies. If you have any signs of irritations on the skin, this indicates an allergy.

Through this clinical examination, medical experts can diagnose the source of the allergens and irritations. If you have any medical history, it can uncover clues of respective agents that might cause this disease. Be it burning or itchy skin, 7DMC offers a complete solution to reduce complex skin issues. Our aesthetic dermatologists examine your skin issues and use comprehensive treatment plans accordingly. Depending on your skin condition, doctors may prescribe medicines or surgery to cure your skin problems. By following the guidelines of our skin experts, you can control the spread of contact allergies.

  • Figure out the allergic substances and try not to get in close contact or minimize exposure.
  • You can apply anti-inflammation or itching cream to get ease from the pain of rashes.
  • Under the supervision of medical experts, you can take non-allergic antibiotics for quick relief.
  • You may need to avoid chemical cleaners, detergents, and other allergic components.
  • Wash your hands immediately after coming in touch with any allergens.

In Dubai, our aesthetic dermatologist clinic is one of the most recognized ones for handling the criticalities of skin disease. We assure you a positive result for your skin problems professionally without leaving any marks or discomforts.