for your love?
Even a seemingly
harmless gift like a cologne from a dear
one can often trigger off a severe skin
irritation know as Allergic Contact Dermatitis
(ACD). It is mostly due to chemicals present
in daily use items like soaps and detergents.
A topic Deramtitis (AD) is an allergic
reaction noted by inflammatory responses
of the skin. AD is genetically determined
disorder found more frequently in children.
The first signs for AD are itchy, dry patches
on the face, cheeks, behind the ears, elbows
and knees, which make babies fretful and
restless. The symptoms for ACD are itching,
burning, redness of the skin followed by
weeping, crusting and peeling. Scratching
of the skin may lead to secondary invasion
For AD, cotton wear is recommended to decrease
itchiness. For ACD, avoid contact with the
offending material which could be anything
from cosmetics to metals to leather. A low
room temperature and daily moisturising
of the skin are also suggested. Oral antihistamines
and topical cortisteroids are often prescribed.
Do not scratch and self-medicate. Consult