Skin Allergy Treatments

Tips and Treatments for Skin Allergy

The hardest part of having red, itchy skin, hives, or swollen spots on your skin is trying to avoid scratching and finding the best way to deal with your skin allergy. Read on to find out what skin allergy treatments are available for you to get relief and treat your skin allergy.

Types Of Skin Allergies

Skin Health Hub Food Allergies Skin Allergy TreatmentsContact dermatitis may be the cause of your skin allergy. It can occur after the skin has been in contact and reacted to a substance. The symptoms have more in common with Atopic Dermatitis, but the usual areas that the rash manifests itself are only where you’ve touched or come into contact with the substance. An example is when a plant has been touched or where the skin has reacted whilst wearing a piece of jewelry.

A skin reaction can also occur when stung by a bee or wasps and venom has been injected through their stinger into your skin. Most people will have only a localized reaction to a bee sting. In this instance the skin would immediately react, swell and possibly itch and the area would look reddened. Usually any symptoms and pain would disappear over a few hours.

However in the case of a systemic allergic reaction, your entire body would be affected. Hives can develop on sites on the body that are distant from the site of the sting. If symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness present, medical assistance should be sought.

Diagnosing and Treatment

Once your skin has reacted and a rash breaks out on your skin, try as much as possible not to scratch it. Scratching will only exacerbate the problem, break the skin and introduce dirt and bacteria to the already inflamed area.

There are many topical creams available that you can apply to soothe the inflammation and to reduce the itchiness. When trying over-the-counter medications, be sure to choose the medication that is for your specific type of allergy. Always be sure to follow the directions on the package and if you are unsure the best thing to do is to consult your doctor. They will access what is causing your itch and depending on the outcome may refer you to a skin specialist or allergist for a complete skin allergy treatment.

A skin test can be performed by an allergist to test if you’re allergic to specific substances or if your skin reacts to different possible allergens. In a multiple-test method, the allergist pricks your skin to introduce various media in microscopic amounts, this enable them to determine which media elicits a reaction from your skin. Under these controlled conditions, your allergist can see how severe the reaction to your allergen is by using increasing concentrations of the allergen and measuring the reaction times.

If you suffer from a skin allergy you know how difficult the symptoms can make your life. Locating the cause and seeking the appropriate medical advice and skin allergy treatment is a good place to start. For more information read:


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