Skin irritation

Skin irritation produces symptoms such as itching, redness, blistering and rash. It can usually be treated by a combination of avoiding triggers, and medication (both topical and oral). Severe, prolonged or unexplained skin irritation needs the advice of a dermatologist. Skin irritation is generally produced by an allergen or a non-allergenic irritant.

There are two main types of allergic skin disease, namely atopic eczema (also known just as eczema or atopic dermatitis) and urticarial, also known as hives.