8 Common Skin Allergens

Avoid contact with substances that irritate your skin.

If you’ve ever developed a red, itchy rash or a series of blisters after coming into contact with a particular substance, you know how unpleasant allergic reactions can be. Unfortunately, skin irritants are everywhere. However, if you know what you’re looking for, you can avoid specific allergens and prevent reactions.

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Medical References

  1. Contact dermatitis. American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. http://acaai.org/allergies/types/skin-allergies/contact-dermatitis
  2. Contact dermatitis. Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/contact-dermatitis/basics/causes/con-20032048
  3. Contact Dermatitis. World Allergy Organization. http://www.worldallergy.org/public/allergic_diseases_center/contactdermatitis/
  4. Poison ivy, oak, and sumac. American Academy of Dermatology. https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/itchy-skin/poison-ivy-oak-and-sumac
  5. Skin Allergy: Overview. American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. http://acaai.org/allergies/types/skin-allergies
  6. Skin Allergy Overview. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies/skin-allergy.aspx

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