Archive for the 'allergic contact dermatitis' Category

Rash In School Similar to Poison Ivy Rash

A school in the Pittsburgh area, Sto-Rox Middle School, had a number of faculty and students suffering. Eleven faculty members and nine students seemed to get this rash that seemed similar to poison ivy rash. What is interesting is that the Allegheny County Health Department found traces of benzene in the atmosphere at the elementary [...]

Rash from Nickel: Mobile Cell Phone Problems

Do you have cell phone dermatitis? That means you are having a reaction to the nickel on your cell phone. A lot of the phones have nickel in the buttons as well as area around the screen and other parts of the phone. If you sweat, this can cause the nickel to interact with your [...]

Is Your Rash from Pools, Hot Tubs or Spas

There is some interesting research about rashes that are due to soaking in a hot tub, chemicals from swimming pools or spa water reactions. Ironically, these are usually used to help the body relax and sometimes one thinks that buy bathing more the itchy skin rash will heal. Dr. Zirwas from an Ohio Dermatitis Center [...]

Nickel Allergy Rash,Contact Dermatitis and Cell Phones

You may be having a reaction not just to the phone conversation you are having but to the cell phone nickel compoments. Nickel is a common cause for allergic contact dermatitis or an eczema skin rash. Nickel buttons on pants can cause this. For some people the reaction can be same day. For others the [...]