Re: allergy to shaving cream/legs sore?
I seriously doubt that the allergen is blood-borne. An irritant contact dermatitis will generally 'go away' as soon as the irritating substance is removed. If it is on your hands and you touch skin on other parts of your body, then yes, it will effect that particular spot as well. Poison ivy is an 'irritant' substance. Somethig you are 'allergic' to, you are allergic to for life. These 2 types of dermatitis are very similar, but the results are different. I ony told you about the water because it took Rachel about 6 months for the Doctors to figre out it wasn't the soap, shampoo, shaving cream or any other 'cleansing' product -- It was a certain chemical in the water. If you can't find out what is irritating your skin by trial and error, you really should see a dermatologist.