Have you been constantly itching the same patch of skin for days or even weeks? At The Allergy and Asthma Center of Corpus Christi, we understand how frustrating skin problems and rashes can be. If you can’t stop scratching an itchy rash, it could be due to a variety of external factors, but sometimes the root cause of your itching can be hard to identify without the help of an allergy expert. While there are several common types of skin rashes in adults, below are some of the most prevalent our skincare experts have helped identify and treat.
Skin Rash #1: Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Among the most frequently seen skin rashes in adults, Allergic Contact Dermatitis is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to an allergen. This type of skin rash can occur 48 to 72 hours after being exposed to the allergen, which can make it difficult to identify without an allergy specialist. Some common causes of allergic contact dermatitis include:
- Nickel – Often found in jewelry, clothing and belt buckles.
- Chromates – Used in the process of tanning leather for shoes, as well as in cement.
- Topical Antibiotic Ointments – Antibiotic ointments for cuts and wounds can cause an allergic reaction in adults.
- Rubber Chemicals – Items such as rubber gloves, balloons and even swim goggles can trigger an allergic reaction.
If you think you may have had an allergic reaction to any of the materials listed above, contact the allergy experts at The Asthma Center of Corpus Christi today.
Symptoms of Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Allergic Contact Dermatitis can occur on any location of the body. Some common signs and symptoms can include:
- Scaly red and pink areas of elevated skin.
- Eyelid swelling
- Small red lesions
If you notice any of the above symptoms or feel you may have Allergic Contact Dermatitis, contact the allergy specialists at The Allergy and Asthma Center of Corpus Christi today.