SKIN CONDITIONS: Allergic Dermatitis
The world is
full of allergens, some which may pose no risk for you and others that
might make you miserable. While many people are born with sensitivity to
certain foods or substances, others may develop allergies later in life.
Allergic contact dermatitis is defined as an allergic condition that
occurs when your skin is contacted by an allergen that you are sensitive
to. When this happens an allergic reaction occurs, which may be in the
form of rashes, dry or scaly skin.
Common causes of allergic contact dermatitis of the foot are poison ivy,
oak or sumac as well as particular dyes and chemicals that may be found
in footwear. The first step in treating allergies of any kind is to
identify the allergen. If you are experiencing new symptoms, take the
time to evaluate what new substances or plants you may have come into
If you are experiencing what you may believe to be allergic contact
dermatitis, contact us to assist you with finding the cause and
alleviating the symptoms. You may need to be tested for a fungal
infection or prescribed one of the many effective treatments that are
available to remedy this troublesome condition.
We treat many different kinds of skin conditions relating to foot and
ankle care, such as
Ingrown Toenails. For your information we have created an education center on our
website to help you learn more. Please use the links to the left to
Contact our office at 239-573-9200
for an appointment. You may also
via email. Get directions to our offices.