Skin Allergies

The hardest part of having Skin Allergies on your skin is trying not to scratch!

Having red, itchy skin, hives, or swollen spots on your skin can be extremely annoying!

Skin Health Hub Food Allergies Skin AllergiesKnowing whether your skin allergy is a result of an irritant or allergen however can be extremely important.

Exposure to an allergen which provokes a physical reaction in your body could be life-threatening. Whereas exposure to irritants like dust, chemical fumes, perfume, plants, pollen or cigarette smoke can cause unpleasant reactions but they do not carry an actual health risk, most of the time.

Allergy Symptoms

The symptoms developed as a result of an allergic reaction can include swelling (edema) of the mucosal membranes and skin, increased mucus secretion and smooth muscle spasms. It is important to recognize your symptoms to help you determine whether or not a skin allergy diagnostic test is needed. If you are not sure what to expect during a skin allergy test here is a brief outline.

Diagnosing Skin Allergies

An allergist can test if you’re allergic to certain substances if your skin seems to have reacted by conducting a skin test. In a multiple-test method, the allergist will prick your skin to introduce various examples in microscopic amounts, to see which elicits a reaction from your skin.

If your skin shows a response to this, another test can be conducted using different methods to confirm if the material in question is indeed as a response to or from exposure to an allergen. The allergist can also check to see how severe the reaction to the allergen is, and under strict supervision can increase the level of concentrations of the allergen to measure reaction times.

Hopefully, your rash will not be as a result of a reaction to an allergen and your skin rash is simply ‘irritating.’ If you believe your itchy skin is as a result of an irritant or simply from the change of seasons try some of the preventative tips in our article on Seasonal Allergies.

Once you have tried our tips the next step you can try involves natural alternatives and herbal remedies. One particular remedy that may work for you is OxyHives – a safe, natural, and homeopathic solution that claims to relieve the miserable symptoms of swollen itchy skin or hives.

The good thing with Oxyhives is you don’t have to bother with messy creams or have to remember to take a pill. The easy-to-use sublingual spray gets right into your bloodstream so you can start feeling relief straight away.

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