Finding an allergy to perfumes and preservatives is not easy
for anyone, especially for someone like me who works in the
In fact, a short time ago it was confirmed, thanks to the patch test, that
perfumes and preservatives are the main haptens responsible for my
allergic contact dermatitis.
To discover the most common allergens, in Italy is usually
performed the patch test , which is a test for allergy that consists in
the application on the back of the patches with small quantities of the
substances to be tested (Haptens). The small patches should
be kept for 48 h, time when you can not sweat or wet the skin so as not
to risk removing the patches. I personally have started to feel discomfort
and itching at the back until the early hours of the test, even now after
ten days I’m having a small intensity itch.
After removing the patches, I can say that my back made an impression
exactly like the image of a horror movie.
In conclusion the patch test made me realize that I have to be careful
to six allergens of the series SIDAPA.
Now that I’ve identified the substances that caused my contact allergic
reaction, I changed my lifestyle. The many products that I used usually
for the care of the person and for the care of the house, have become
Allergic contact dermatitis is a widespread immune reaction in recent
years and unfortunately the predictions are that haptens
(potential allergenic) will be increasing.
Have any of you had to revolutionize his life as a result of an allergy?