Contact Dermatitis or Allergic Contact Dermatitis is one of the many forms of eczema.
Incidence: Very Common
• More than 3 million US cases per year
• Treatable by a medical professional
• Lab tests (allergy testing) required
• Short-term: resolves within days to weeks if you eliminate the cause.
Contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis are caused by an allergic reaction to something the skin has come in contact with over time. The reaction develops in the area where you are applying the product. You are not born with these allergies, you only develop them with exposure to the offending chemical. This means that you can develop an allergy to something you might have been using for several years. Simply switching to a different brand of the product may not change anything if it has the same offending chemical in its ingredients.