Showing posts with label skin bumps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skin bumps. Show all posts

Monday, April 7, 2014

Skin Care Reactions; What is 'allergic' dermatitis?'

People are often given a diagnosis of 'contact dermatitis', but what exactly is that? What are the implications
"True contact allergic dermatitis
is caused by particular substances" 
and why does it happen? First, let's get some definitions straight. When we talk of dermatitis, it should be understood that the term is synonymous with eczema. So they are really interchangeable. Dermatitis equals eczema.

Now, more importantly, what are the types and causes of contact dermatitis? The condition is broadly divided into two categories, irritant and allergic. So we speak of contact irritant dermatitis and contact allergic dermatitis. Why is this important? Because it tells us about the possible causes and ways to avoid the condition.
Basically, contact irritant dermatitis is caused by chemicals or substances that will irritate skin in any person. An example would be a retinoid drug, such as Retin A. While the drug is very useful for many reasons, if used too much or too quickly, it will cause irritation in almost any individual. So a person may think 'I'm allergic to Retin A' when in reality there is no allergy but just irritation which can be overcome. So what is 'allergic' dermatitis?'

True contact allergic dermatitis is caused by particular substances that cause a person to launch an immune reaction to the substance. An example would be the topical antibiotic neomycin. Many people would typically apply this drug to various cuts, scrapes or injuries, thinking they will prevent an infection. Often, however, days or weeks later they will develop itching and rash at the site, and have become truly allergic to the drug neomycin. In fact, neomycin is one of the most common topical sensitizing drugs in North America. A typical comment by the patient might be 'but I've used this many times before!' and that is just the point. Allergic dermatitis can not occur unless the skin had been exposed prior, it was over several applications that the allergy was being created!

So there you have it, two different types of contact dermatitis that can look exactly the same, but with entirely different causes!
Joel Lamm, M.D.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ingrown(zone) by Mancine Professional - A Gentle, Easy Way to Prevent and Treat Ingrown Hair on the Face, Legs, Bikini Line and Underarms.

Anyone who waxes or shaves knows of the pain and unsightly reality of ingrown hairs. While there are a lot of different products on the market - both retail and professional - most really don;t do a very good job. Never fear - Mancine is here!  The Ingrown (zone) product line from Mancine Professional is different... it works!

Ingrown (zone) is an amazingly effective cream (also available in a spray and a lotion). A gentle, easy way to prevent and treat ingrown hair on the face, legs, bikini line and underarm. Scientifically formulated with tea-tree oil, resorcinol (often used to treat acne, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin disorders), bromelain and vitamin A. Ingrown Zone helps reduce inflammation and swelling of the hair follicle that can occur as the result of hair removal. Natural anti-bacterial agents prevent infection. Built-in moisturizer and exfoliant leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. Convenient size, safe and easy to use anywhere. Unisex formula, suitable for men and women. Also a very effective treatment for razor rash, skin blemishes and pimples.

Details:

  • Ingrown Zone Cream is a spot treatment for the treatment of ingrown hairs
  • Rub a small amount on the individual spot twice daily, for optimal results
  • Product can also be used on insect bites, and hormonal pimples.
  • Australian Tea Tree and Resorcinol both have antibacterial properties, Bromelain extract of the pineapple stalk is your exfoliant
This amazing product is available in an attractive counter display - an easy profitable addition to your spa or salon.

Check out Ingrown (zone) and the whole line of Mancine Professional products at PureSpaDirect.com: