ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITIS?
Allergic contact dermatitis, a common disorder in Australia, is a red, scaly and itchy rash (similar to atopic dermatitis) that forms when your skin comes into contact with a substance that causes you to have an allergic reaction (i.e., an allergen). It typically occurs around the eyes and across the face and hands and often flares up. Common allergens include:
- Topical medications
- Nickel (such as in jewellery)
- Rubber (such as rubber gloves)
- Preservatives used in cosmetics and shampoo