Yes. The chemicals used in tanning the leather can cause contact dermatitis. Leather sandals rubbing on sweaty bare skin commonly does it. Cheaper sandals are more common culprits.
Find the cause. It is best to be tested. A "patch test" with multiple chemicals in cosmetics. Then avoid the ones with the one you are sensitive an allergist or a dermatologist can test you. Remove all chemicals from around eyes, hands and finger nails. Wait till the rash resolves. Use one eye shadow and then wait 3 days. If no rash develops then you know that one is safe. Remember this is a delayed reaction.
Yes. You can get allergic contact dermatitis of any part of the body; the vulva is not exempt. Common contactants affecting that area include perfumes, cleansers, lubricants, spermicidal gels, and vinyl (which many condoms are made out of).
Yes. Contact dermatitis is very common. Soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, panty liners, etc. All can cause irritation. Many patients think they have a yeast infection when in fact they are allergic to one of the above items. As a side note, alway brand products seem to have a higher incident of contact allergy.
DERMATITIS. Contact dermatitis on your genitals can be cured with steroid cream application 2x a day.
Yes and no. Poison oak allergic reactions is a form of allergic contact dermatitis. But there are hundreds of chemicals and substances which can cause allergic contact dermatitis. The most common are nickel, latex, adhesives in bandaids, neomycin in antibiotic creams and many more.
Usually nothing. Allergic contact dermatitis is a reaction, typically to chemicals which come in contact with the skin. A classic example is poison ivy. If you don't take care of the rash, it will itch, you scratch it and run the risk of spreading the rash and causing a secondary infection. That can result in permanent scarring.
None if treated. Once the trigger for acd is identified, it is important to avoid contact with it. In cases in which the allergen is not avoided (e.g., a machinist who reacts to cutting fluid, but can't find another job), the constant inflammation in the skin leads to worsening skin breakdown, infections of the skin, permanent scarring, and side effects of the meds needed to try to control it.
Yes. Cats allergy can cause both immediate and delayed reactions. Contact dermatitis is often a delayed allergic reaction and can be treated with both antihistamines and noninflammatory creams.