People often think about sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses when they think of an allergy, but it is important to note that allergies affect feet, too. Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a condition that involves skin irritation and inflammation and occurs from direct contact with an allergen. Part of this condition will typically entail an itchy sensation, and you may experience reddening in the affected area as well. ACD often results from exposure to metals, detergents, cosmetics, latex, and poisonous plants. Other sources include rubber, adhesives, and solvents. There are airborne allergens, too, like ragweed and insecticides.
If you suspect that you have foot allergies, and live in the Carson City, NV area, do not hesitate to contact Sierra Foot & Ankle. We can perform a skin test to identify the cause of your ACD and then get you started on a treatment regimen to alleviate your symptoms. Yes, allergies affect feet, too, but we can take care of that for you. Call (775) 783-8037 to schedule an appointment with Victoria L. Melhuish, DPM.