Archive for the contact allergy Category

Allergic Contact Dermatitis
February 20, 2012

Are you itching to know what might be causing your skin rash?  If you have eczema or dermatitis, you might be allergic to something your skin has come in contact with.  Sometimes the allergen is fairly obvious, such as if you got exposed to poison ivy.  Many times however which chemical allergens are involved is not obvious.  Since avoidance of the allergens can often result in significant improvement or clearing of the rash, finding out what you might be allergic to is important.  The allergen testing process is called patch […]

Watch out for lime juice or you could get ‘Mexican beer dermatitis’
October 20, 2010

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-mexican-beer-dermatitis-20101019,0,3828780.story

Kids, Pets and Eczema
October 12, 2010

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/good_day/kids-pets-and-eczema-101210

Skin Health Hazards from Crude Oil Spill
August 4, 2010

While our skin is a marvelous barrier that keeps us protected and minimizes absorption of most toxic chemicals, it was not designed to deal with crude oil or tar balls.  The volatile components of crude oil can irritate the skin producing redness and dryness and can also be absorbed to a limited degree.  They can also produce eye irritation. The heavier tarry components of crude oil can stick to the skin and produce mild irritation. They can also coat hair. When the crude oil has been exposed to the air […]

Contact Allergy Link
January 22, 2010

http://www.contactallergy.com/

Winter itch is the curse of the changing season
January 20, 2010

TBO.com Photo I’m sure many of you have noticed that your skin has become itchy since the recent cold wave hit our area. Our “snowbird” friends from up North are quite familiar with this phenomenon they call “winter itch.” Are they bringing with them some exotic disease, or is it related to the cold weather that drives (and often follows) them here? “Winter itch” is a common skin problem that is triggered by cold weather. The problem is much greater in colder climates where they use more heat and the […]