Certain chemicals, plants, food and metals are known to cause allergic reactions. These reactions can result in irritated skin similar to contact dermatitis or present as hives, acne, or ulcers.
An allergic reaction is how the body responds to a foreign substance. These foreign substances are called antigens, and when the body senses them the immune system is triggered. The immune system function is to protect the body from harmful agents such as bacteria and toxins, but can sometimes overreact to a harmless substance. This response is called a hypersensitivity, or an allergic reaction. In most cases these are relatively harmless, and symptoms can be treated fairly easily.
CEM-K, the proprietary extract of kelp in Dermikelp®, has been proven to provide rapid relief from itchy, irritated skin.