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Can you be allergic to your shoes? You can have a reaction to a wide variety of adhesives, rubber chemicals, and leather treatments used in shoes and insoles. Often, the allergy produces contact dermatitis or contact urticaria. This is itchy, painful, and distressing to those who experience it.
Glues and Resins Butylphenol formaldehyde resin is a common cause of shoe allergy caused by glues and resins. This resin is used to glue together various parts of shoes, particularly leather and rubber parts shoes.Shoe contact dermatitis, or what is also known as shoe allergies, can affect those who sweat in their feet and is treated by foot creams.
Shoe Allergies and How to Avoid Them.The chemical often used as an adhesive that can trigger your allergy is butylphenol formaldehyde resin. The chemical that attaches all the parts of a shoe together could be the harmful substance to your skin. So if you’re developing an allergic reaction to this adhesive, avoid it as much as possible.
The most common substances that trigger shoe allergy are found in leather, in leather glues, and in rubber glues. Other triggers may be metals, dyes in the socks or shoes, the chemicals in soaps and moisturizers, and even medications used on the rash [such as antibiotic creams or antifungal creams].Try to find out which type of material is causing you allergy and then avoid those type of shoes. If you cannot stop wearing shoes then do wear thick socks to avoid allergy. Limit time period of wearing shoes.
Do not wear shoes when doing sports activities. Note. Don’t try to treat shoe allergy at home.
You must first take doctor’s prescription.Allergy may be due to the chemicals found in the material that the footwear is made from, e.g. leather or rubber, from glues used to hold the shoe together, or from decorations applied to the shoe.Several research studies confirm that people have allergies to a wide variety of adhesives, rubber chemicals, and leather treatments used in shoes and insoles. Often, the allergy produces contact dermatitis or contact urticaria. This is itchy, painful and distressing to sufferers.
Shoe allergies are a form of dermatitis caused skin contacting allergens (irritants) in shoes and socks. Symptoms include inflammation, burning sensation, blisters, itching, fissuring (cracks in the skin) and sometimes secondary infection. Long term exposure to an allergen may result in the skin becoming thick, red and scaly.In order to add more shoe manufacturers to the existing lists and to create new lists for people suffering from different types of shoe allergies I need your help!
If you’re willing to email a few shoe manufacturers to ask them whether a particular allergen is used in their shoes, please let me know.Seasonal allergy signs and symptoms can flare up when there’s a lot of pollen in the air. These steps can help you reduce your exposure: Check your local TV or radio station, your local newspaper, or the Internet for pollen forecasts and current pollen levels.Shoe allergy is a common form of contact dermatitis of the feet. However, it must be distinguished from other forms of foot allergy and inflammation that also occur frequently. It is a very common occurrence among children who need to be well educated about personal care in order to prevent this condition.
The best way to prevent the contact dermatitis is to avoid the reaction-inducing shoes. Often times, this simply means trying the new shoes for a few hours and returning them if they cause issues. If you happen to be one of those who suffers with an uncomfortable and inconvenient allergy to your shoes, know that there are treatments to relieve.Mite bites are often hard to identify.
You might not feel the bite until after it happens or notice the mite when it bites. Not knowing what’s biting you can be frustrating and a little unnerving.Animal dander, mold, and dust may all be irritating culprits. Pollen and other pollutants can also come in on the bottoms of shoes and through open windows.
Carpet fiber, padding, and the glue.
List of related literature:
|from Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin E-Book: Clinical Dermatology|
|from Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology|
|from Fisher’s Contact Dermatitis|
|from Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book|
|from Contact Dermatitis|
|from Handbook of Occupational Dermatology|
|from Asthma For Dummies|
|from Dermatology DDX Deck E-Book|
|from Andrew’s Diseases of the Skin E-Book: Clinical Dermatology|
|from Neale’s Disorders of the Foot|