Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis

Neomycin Allergy: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Neomycin is an antibiotic used in topical ointments and creams for cuts and scrapes of the skin. Neomycin helps prevent bacteria from causing an infection in wounds. It works by blocking the cellular machinery that allows bacteria to live. Antibiotics only target the machinery of bacteria so that just bacteria […]

Contact Dermatitis

Fragrance Allergy: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Contact fragrance allergies are a common cause of contact dermatitis. Fragrances are natural and artificial substances used to add scent to products. Allergic contact dermatitis is often caused due to a fragrance allergy. Allergic contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction where you can get a rash days after coming into […]

Cobalt Allergy
Contact Dermatitis

Cobalt Allergy: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

You might know that cobalt, or cobalt chloride, is a metal. What you might not know is that cobalt is relatively commonplace. Manufacturers combine it with other metals to make metals stronger. Cobalt is also used by the cosmetic industry to create blue makeups. Unfortunately, cobalt is also a common […]