Although Hermodable uses high quality and safe ingredients in all of its products, allergic reactions can happen to certain people with particular allergies, such as a nut or coconut allergies.
Allergic reactions happen when your body’s immune system overreacts to a normally harmless substance, usually resulting in allergic contact dermatitis.
Allergic contact dermatitis usually results in symptoms such as dry or cracked skin, blisters, bumps, and/or burning and stinging sensation.
The symptoms may be delayed to 24 to 72 hours after contact, so it’s important to wait that amount of time before applying more.
Home treatment for a mild reaction
It’s important that the affected area is washed with mild soap and cool water to remove all traces of the oil.
A cold wet compress can be applied to your skin to help soothe the burning, and if itching persists, you can apply mild hydrocortisone cream to relieve the discomfort.
When to call for medical assistance
You should call emergency services if you experience any type of anaphylactic reactions like swollen throat or other body parts, trouble breathing, vomiting, or difficulty swallowing.
Prevent allergic reactions
To find out if you have an allergy, you should first perform a patch test. You can start by washing a small area of skin with scentless soap, apply a tiny amount of oil to a small area of skin, and then cover with a bandage for 24 hours.
If you experience a rash or irritability during those 24 hours then remove the bandage and wash the affected area with mild soap. If you don’t experience any allergic symptoms then you are probably okay to proceed with using the oil.
Hermodable products are natural products but that does not mean they are healthy for every individual. It’s important to take the precautionary steps to keep yourself safe from allergies and contact your health provider if you have any concerns about the ingredients in our products.