Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Common forms of skin allergic reactions to products

Allergic towards  any skin products-Do you feel like your skin has become more sensitive
with time? Are there certain products that cause itching and a rash when you use them?
Frustrated with buying new products and not knowing if your skin will tolerate them?
Common forms of skin allergic reactions to products

Dermatitis, or eczema, is a common skin condition that many patients experience – an
exhibit by a red, scaly, sometimes itchy rash on the skin.  There are many types of eczema.
One of the more common Dermatology journal- types is irritant or a discomfort dermatitis
– where certain products, mainly personal care products, and cosmetics, cause burning or
prick with the application.  There is also a form of eczema called allergic dermatitis – where
one develops an allergic reaction to a product. This can be to a new product or one that
has been used for years.  The most common causes of these allergic reactions are
preservatives, perfumes and sunscreen agents found in products.

As our society becomes increasingly aware of allergic reactions and favor natural products,
many more botanicals are being used in skin care products.  People often feel that because
a product is natural it is good for the skin. The problem is that many of these natural products
contain botanicals, which people can become allergic to as well, leading to a rash with use.
Also, manufacturers of cosmetics may label a product as “hypoallergenic” leading the consumer
to believe that the product causes fewer allergic reactions. However, there are no common
standards or definitions that regulate the use of this term and it has very little meaning. For
people with sensitive skin, using skin care products with a limited number of ingredients is best.

Consider patch testing: knowledge is power- It can be frustrating for patients to ignore whether
a product will cause their skin to react. Try to consider a patch Test Through the use of a
special procedure, called patch testing, patients can learn which ingredients they are allergic
to and start avoiding products that contain them.  Patch testing allows your dermatologist to
recommend specific products that are right for your skin and will not cause a reaction.
Patch testing Dermatology journal- involves three visits to the office.  On the first visit, small patches containing the most
common allergens are applied to your back.  48 hours later you return to have these patches
removed and an outline is drawn on the skin. The final visit is one week after the first and at
this visit, you will find out which ingredients you may be allergic to and are educated on how
to avoid them.   A list of products that are safe for your skin will also be provided at this visit.

Tired of guessing if you will develop or not an allergic reaction to a skincare product? Do not
know wait until it gets worse.Schedule an appointment with your dermatologist or request a
consultation with one of SkinCare Physicians’ dermatologists near you for patch testing.

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To understand the disease process, it is important to know that we reach our peak bone
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