Skin Irritation on Face
Read on to identify exactly, what skin irritation on face means, what’s causing it, and how to deal/prevent it.
Skin irritation, generally, can be caused due to perfumed soaps and powders, laundry detergents, or poor hygiene that is rough or contains dyes. Commonly, skin irritation in preschool-aged girls is caused by poor hygiene.
Irritation of the skin on face may cause a burning pain when urine touches the irritated skin. Pain from skin irritation on face occurs commonly in women and girls than it does in men and boys. Half of girls with pain during urination have skin irritation rather than a urinary tract infection. Pain during urination along with a frequent need to urinate can occur when the foreskin of an uncircumcised boy becomes inflamed.
What’s Causing Skin Irritation on Face?
Skin irritation or contact irritant dermatitis may result from contact with a substance or surface that known as the irritant. This contact dermatitis does not involve a direct overactive immune response with the release of antibodies like allergy. Rather, it causes inflammation and damage your skin surface at a greater rate than your body’s own natural repair mechanisms until such time that the body naturally repair the skin or intervention with medication or topical products occurs. Harsh chemicals in shampoos and body cleansers such as SLS, phthalates found in artificial fragrance, certain acidic products, hair dyes, household cleaning products and paints cause skin irritation. Moreover, irritation can happen when there is excessive friction or rubbing of a material against your skin. As allergies, some people can be irritated by a substance or ingredient that may not bother other people.
What are the Symptoms of Skin Irritation on Face?
The appearance of skin symptoms to contact irritation such as redness, swelling and itch and burning and blistering, can appear as allergy. While allergic reaction can cause symptoms to appear in different areas of the body, skin irritation is limited to the specific site of direct contact. Sometimes, you may develop irritation after contact with a harsh irritant but generally your skin slowly becomes irritated after repeated exposure to the substance.
How to Diagnose Contact Irritations?
If you suspect that you are allergic to something, consult a doctor who will correctly diagnose you by performing an examination and patch test to isolate the allergen. A patch test involves applying a very small amount of the suspected allergen to your skin to see whether you develop a reaction to it. Narrowing down the culprit of contact irritation is a process of elimination.
How to Treat contact irritation symptoms medically?
Medical treatment of skin irritation often involve short term use of steroids and antihistamine in tablet or creams to reduce the itch, burning and inflammation.