The human skin is intended to provide a barrier between the outside environment and the inside of the body. Of course, on occasion, skin irritations may cause a change in this barrier which may lead to more severe problems.
Skin irritations are typically caused by a substance that is irritating the skin or caused by an allergic reaction. Occasionally, the causes of skin irritations are unknown, and can cost hundreds of dollars in medical expenses along with pain and suffering associated with specific symptoms.
If you or a loved one is suffering from skin irritations caused by the negligent actions of another individual, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses and damages including; medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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Types of Irritated Skin
Irritated skin will typically develop either directly after exposure or several hours after exposure to a certain stimulus, such as allergies. These symptoms can come in a variety of forms and may last for a long period of time or until a cure is found.
Some common types of irritated skin typically include:
If you are suffering from any of these conditions in access, it is advised to seek the attention of a medical professional as soon as possible. Additionally, these medical documents may be used by attorneys in cases where a skin irritation was caused by the negligent actions of another individual.
Causes of Irritated Skin
As there are many types of skin irritations, there are also many different causes associated with these irritations. In any case, these causes are usually a result of becoming in contact or ingesting something that will cause a reaction to occur. It is also common for reactions to begin within 48 hours of contact with the stimulus.
Some common causes of irritated skin include:
- Allergic reaction
- Bacterial infections
- Dry skin
- Fungal infections
- Lyme disease
- Medication reaction
- Poisonous plants
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Spider bites
- Yeast infections
Of course, these are simply a few causes of irritated skin, as they can also be further broken down into specific types and categories. By seeking the attention of a medical professional, they will be able to further diagnose the cause of your skin irritation and help you seek proper treatment.
Treatment for Irritated Skin
Treating your skin infection depends on the type of infection and the cause of the infection. Therefore, seeking medical attention for your skin irritation is crucial when seeking the correct treatment. Additionally, it is important to ask your doctor before using any type of treatment on your own; this will avoid any further complications and reactions that could occur.
A few common treatments for irritated skin include:
Oral and Topical Skin Products
These products may be available either over the counter or through a prescription from your doctor. A common topical skin product used on skin irritations is hydrocortisone, which is a corticosteroid used to treat itching and inflammation from allergic reactions. Alternatively, a common oral medication is antihistamine diphenhydramine which is used for itching and redness, although it has been known to cause drowsiness.
The most popular natural remedy for skin irritations is Aloe Vera gel, which is used to moisturize and soothe the pain and swelling accompanied by burns and irritations. Other oils with vitamin E help to sooth dry skin and heal wounds more quickly, while many people recommend tea tree oil as it is known as the “medicine cabinet in a bottle” because it is known for treating bacteria, viruses, and fungi, along with stimulating the immune system.
As these are the most common types of treatments for skin irritations, it is once again recommended to seek the proper medical attention before using any sort of treatment skin irritations.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
At Lewis & Keller, our attorneys believe that if you or someone you love is suffering from a skin irritation which was caused by the negligence of another individual, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses and damages. Our attorneys have won millions in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients over the years and will help you seek justice in the court of law.
With our primary office in Winston-Salem, we are licensed to serve the entire state of North Carolina.
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To learn more about how our personal injury attorneys can help you, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, we invite you to contact our firm at 866-299-1769. Here a member of our intake team will take information about your case and connect you with one of our attorneys ready to take your case. In addition, all of our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we will not charge you unless we obtain a winning verdict or settlement.
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