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What is contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition, and a type of eczema. It’s most common when the skin comes into contact with a substance it doesn’t agree with, causing the skin to become itchy, bumpy, dry and red. It can also cause the skin to take on a patchy appearance, which is due to a lack of moisture.

What is Contact Dermatitis?

There are two different types of eczema – allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis. As the name suggests, allergic contact dermatitis is when the skin comes into contact with a substance that causes an allergic reaction, whereas irritant contact dermatitis is caused by a substance that not only irritates the skin, but damages it physically as well.

It’s the latter type of contact dermatitis that’s more common, with irritant contact dermatitis accounting for roughly 80% of all contact dermatitis cases. Contact dermatitis, in general, is a skin condition that more women seem to be affected by than men, with one in every five women experiencing Contact dermatitis at some point in their lives.

What Causes Contact Dermatitis?

There are many causes of contact dermatitis, ranging from chemical solvents and sweat, to dry air and cigarettes. However, we are all different, and what triggers an allergic reaction in one person, won’t necessariarly trigger an allergic reaction in someone else.

Dermatitis Cure

Due to one of the symptoms of dermatitis being a burning sensation in the skin, people are keen to find a cure for it. However, there currently is no such ‘cure’ for dermatitis, although finding out what substance is causing the skin condition, and consequently not using it anymore should start to clear up the symptoms a few weeks.

If you aren’t sure what product is causing the skin problem, it’s best to seek treatment. Without treatment, both types of dermatitis could damage the skin on a long-term basis, while also causing discomfort.

A popular product that’s frequently used to treat contact dermatitis is emollient cream. Syrinx Za have an emollient cream which is clinically tested, and although it’s not a dermatitis cure, it is proven to help people with a whole host of skin conditions, including contact dermatitis, locking moisture into the skin and leaving it feeling smooth as a result.

Read More about Contact Dermatitis

Syrinx Za products contain ingredients that work by hydrating, healing and repairing the skin, in order to restore it. So if you’re keen to find a contact dermatitis treatment, to restore your skin to its former glory, then you can read more about the Dermatitis Care products here.


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About Syrinx Za

Syrinx ZA Chief Executive Ashley Metcalfe is responsible for marketing and business development. Ashley is as passionate about cricket as he is skin care. Drop Ashley a line if you have any skin related questions.

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