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.
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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!
I hate to say it, but I tested allergic to quite a few of the chemicals and I am simply grateful to have this app. It sure helps with not having to bring a binder with me everywhere I go to see if I am allergic to the products I purchase. This is going to be a rough life since I live in a world of daily chemicals used! Maybe in a few months, this app will have a way for me to scan an item that is sold and I will know immediately if I should purchase the product item or put it back on the shelf! Thanks and let’s see if I can make it through this sensitivity of mine!!! God bless this team of developers and gatherers for helping those like myself with chemical sensitivity! It has been a tough road for me and thankful for every result I get from Dr. Martin and ACDS Camp!
Helpful but incomplete
With my severe chemical allergies this app is a dream come true...almost. It only allows my doctor to add in some of my allergies which does not include my severe latex allergy. I’m ANA to latex so that’s a huge issue. Thus I first have to check this app for my chemical allergies and then contact the manufacturer of each product to find out if it’s latex free.
Also as others have stated I’m not sure if items that are not on my safe list in the app are really unsafe or just haven’t been tested. It’s a start. Please keep working to improve this app. So many of us need it!
- American Contact Dermatitis Society
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Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.