Contact dermatitis usually affects areas of skin directly exposed to an offending substance. Here, the dry, red rash is likely caused by cosmetics or soap.
In this video, we will introduce some useful information about contact dermatitis face causes, types, symptoms, treatment, remedies, and prevention.
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Types and causes of contact dermatitis face
The classic sign of contact dermatitis on your face is a red, eczema-like, itchy rash. You might experience other symptoms too, depending on what caused the rash and how severe your reaction is. There are two types of contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis.
What causes allergic contact dermatitis?
Every time your skin comes into contact with an allergen that it doesn’t like, your body’s immune system responds. White blood cells are recruited into the skin, releasing chemical mediators of inflammation. This response causes the itchy rash on your face. The rash may appear minutes, hours or several days after exposure.
Allergic contact dermatitis face causes include:
Metals, such as nickel.
Medications, including antibiotics.
What causes irritant contact dermatitis?
Irritant contact dermatitis face occurs more often than allergic contact dermatitis. You develop a rash when a chemical substance irritates the skin’s outer layers. The rash is more painful than itchy.
Common causes of irritant contact dermatitis face include:
Harsh soaps or detergents.
Alkalis like drain cleaners.
Body fluids, including urine and saliva.
Certain plants, such as poinsettias and peppers.
Nail polish remover or other solvents.
Paints and varnishes.
Resins, plastics and epoxies.
Symptoms of contact dermatitis face.
Signs of contact dermatitis includes:
- Swollen, blistering or oozing.
- Flaky or scaling.
- Swollen or hive-like.
- cracking, dryness.
- burning pain or itching.
Contact Dermatitis face Treatment and Home Remedies
Depending on how bad your symptoms are, you may be able to treat your contact dermatitis at home, or you may need to see your doctor.
To treat contact dermatitis successfully, you need to identify and avoid the cause of your reaction. If you can avoid the offending substance, the rash usually clears up in two to four weeks. You can try soothing your skin with cool, wet compresses, anti-itch creams and other self-care steps.
- To help soothe your skin, you can try these home remedies:
- Wash your skin with mild soap and cool water right away.
- Remove or avoid the allergen or irritant that caused the rash.
- Apply hydrocortisone cream over small areas.
- For blisters, use a cold moist compress for 30 minutes, three times a day.
- Put moisturizers on damaged skin several times a day to help restore the protective layer.
- Take an oral histamine for itching.
Don’t use an antihistamine lotion unless your doctor suggests it, because it could cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction, too.
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Contact Dermatitis Face Causes, Types, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention, Home Remedies