Coping With Skin Allergies

Skin rashes can be caused by a variety of factors such as infection, medications, or problems with your immune system. You have a skin allergy if there is an allergen triggering your skin condition. We will discuss the common skin allergies below.

These are raised red patches of skin that are usually itchy. If you have hives for the first time, it could be due to a food, medication, or insect allergy. It can also be due to contact with an allergen such as plants, latex, or animals. Having an infection or being sick can also trigger hives. If you have hives most days of the week for more than 6 weeks, you may have chronic hives that may not have a specific cause. Talk to your doctor to determine what specific treatment you may need.

This is a skin allergy involving deeper layers of the skin. Symptoms may include puffiness of the face, hands, feet or genitalia. There may also be some slight redness of the skin. This may be part of a serious allergic reaction and can be associated with trouble breathing or throat tightness. A common cause of angioedema is allergies, especially if you have it for the first time. More rarely, diseases that run in families can cause angioedema. Consult with your allergist to see if you need allergy skin testing or blood work to determine the cause.

This is a skin allergy that makes your skin itchy and flaky. Currently, it is unknown what causes it, but it may be triggered by allergens and can also run in families. Symptoms include itching, redness, small bumps, and skin that flakes. You can reduce your symptoms by using thick moisturizers and applying steroid cream to your rashes. However if these measures fail, talk to your allergist about immunotherapy injections to help build your natural immunity to allergic triggers.

This is a skin allergy that occurs once your skin is in direct contact with an allergen, usually leading to a red, bumpy, scaly and itchy rash. Examples include nickel allergy and contact with poison ivy. This skin allergy may be diagnosed by a special allergy test called patch testing which can help identify which substances you need to avoid.

These are raised red patches of skin that are usually itchy. If you have hives for the first time, it could be due to a food, medication, or insect allergy. It can also be due to contact with an allergen such as plants, latex, or animals. Having an infection or being sick can also trigger hives. If you have hives most days of the week for more than 6 weeks, you may have chronic hives that may not have a specific cause. Talk to your doctor to determine what specific treatment you may need.

This is a skin allergy involving deeper layers of the skin. Symptoms may include puffiness of the face, hands, feet or genitalia. There may also be some slight redness of the skin. This may be part of a serious allergic reaction and can be associated with trouble breathing or throat tightness. A common cause of angioedema is allergies, especially if you have it for the first time. More rarely, diseases that run in families can cause angioedema. Consult with your allergist to see if you need allergy skin testing or blood work to determine the cause.

This is a skin allergy that makes your skin itchy and flaky. Currently, it is unknown what causes it, but it may be triggered by allergens and can also run in families. Symptoms include itching, redness, small bumps, and skin that flakes. You can reduce your symptoms by using thick moisturizers and applying steroid cream to your rashes. However if these measures fail, talk to your allergist about immunotherapy injections to help build your natural immunity to allergic triggers.

This is a skin allergy that occurs once your skin is in direct contact with an allergen, usually leading to a red, bumpy, scaly and itchy rash. Examples include nickel allergy and contact with poison ivy. This skin allergy may be diagnosed by a special allergy test called patch testing which can help identify which substances you need to avoid.

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Relief Is Within Reach

There are a variety of interventions available for these skin allergies that can help give you relief from your symptoms and possibly reduce your medication use.

Talk to your allergist, who has the specialized training and expertise in these conditions, to determine which treatment is best for you.

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