CAMP (contact allergy management program) is a database provided by the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS) which is designed to help patients with allergic contact dermatitis find personal care products that are free of the ingredients that are causing their allergic reactions. Each list generated is personalized for the patient. The list is not exhaustive, but is an excellent starting point for patients to find products that will relieve their allergic reactions.
The CAMP app is designed to allow patients to carry their own personalized list of up to 5000 "safe" products on their phone in an easy-to-use and sort format. The CAMP app makes shopping for allergen-free products simple!
In order to use the CAMP app, patients must first obtain their individualized "safe" product list and user ID codes from a participating ACDS physician.
The CAMP app is designed to access the CAMP database so that the patient’s safe product list is displayed on their phone. The list can then be sorted by product type, brand name or product name. There is also a search function to help search for products using specific criteria. Favorite products can be chosen and displayed. The app also displays a list of specific allergens which the patient needs to avoid.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Ratings and Reviews
Useful App but needs work and updates badly!
This app is a great tool for helping to find skin contact allergen-friendly products and it seems to be updated for products regularly. Unfortunately, the base app itself is terribly out-of-date. There is little to no info beyond just the basic list of products (it doesn’t even mention whether it’s a list of safe or unsafe products), and the search feature is absolute garbage; I’ve typed products into it numerous times with no result, only to find that exact products on the list later. On a lesser note, the app is so outdated that it doesn’t support modern iPhone screen sizes, which doesn’t affect use much but is a bit annoying.
Overall I’m glad this app exists, it just needs a little bit of attention to keep up-to-date.
I have been using this app for a couple of years. There are some pros and cons, it is useful to go to the app when shopping for products because of my sensitivity. One issue is a lack of products of each category every now and then. It can be frustrating because there may be only one or two items you can use which can be very limited (and expensive). A suggestion, I would recommend to those who created the app. When you click on every product there should be an option to look at a photo of the item. I find myself going back and forth from the app to Google, just to make sure I am looking at the correct product. If this is implemented, I believe that it will make the app that much more useful for those who use it!
A great start
The app is extremely helpful in starting to manage sensitivities and meets a need. I hope ACDS continues to develop this as there is room for improvement. Some big opportunities: 1) allowing for users to indicate when one of the products on their safe list causes a reaction so they can exclude it (unless the formula changes again); 2) merging chemical sensitivity info with other allergy test results to issue better recommendations. (So if I have an allergy to macadamia nuts but my chemical sensitivity test results didn’t cover this, the app isn’t recommending lotions that have macadamia nut oil in them.); 3) showing which products have been evaluated rather than just those that are “safe”for me. (When products don’t appear in the app, I’m not sure if it’s bc they haven’t been evaluated or something else.)
Thank you for this very useful app!
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- American Contact Dermatitis Society
- 2.7 MB
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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