About Skin Irritation
There could be many reasons why you are experiencing skin irritation of some sort. The condition could be temporary, such as a rash or a minor allergic reaction. Insect bites and liquids from certain plants can also have an irritating effect on your skin. If neither of these are the cause of your irritation, then it might be a condition such as psoriasis or eczema.
If a rash or a skin irritation does not go away within a few days, then see your doctor about it.
Rashes and allergies
There are many things that can cause allergic reactions – fibres such as wool or fur, plants that sting such as nettles, or even bee, ant and fly bites and stings. If you are having an allergic reaction to some kind of fabric you are wearing then stop wearing it immediately and avoid using that type of clothing in the future.
Insect bites and stings are not usually dangerous unless you live in tropical areas. If you get a skin irritation then you can buy some spray from a local pharmacy for it.
Genetic skin disorders
Many people have genetic skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. You will probably know that you have this condition as they manifest in childhood for people who suffer from it. Skin behind the ears, around the nose, at the hairline and under the beard and other hair-covered parts of the body can develop reddish sores. These can be treated but they cannot be cured and will return frequently throughout your life.
Generally the advice is not to wash your hair too often and to make sure that you use moisturising creams during dry winter months for your hands and face. You can also use other products on a regular basis, such as detergents and soaps specifically created for people with these conditions.
If you have questions about skin irritation contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dermatologist.