Skin Allergy

Long standing skin allergies caused by long standing itching, urticaria, eczema etc., will be properly diagnosed by our professionals and approved treatments are given.

What is a skin allergy?

Almost everybody has itchy, bumpy, scaly, or red skin at some point in time. One such common culprit? A skin allergy. In simple terms, a skin allergy is a response to an allergen or irritant.

Allergen is something that your body thinks is dangerous and in response, your immune system overreacts, and releases antibodies to fight against these “invaders.” That reaction triggers skin allergy symptoms like a rash or swelling.

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What are the symptoms of Skin Allergy?

The most common skin allergy symptoms are bumps, scaly, itchy skin, burning, cracking blisters, redness and rashes. These symptoms can last from a few hours to a few days. However, without treatment, symptoms of skin allergy can last longer than 4 weeks.

The severity of symptoms varies from person to person and can range from mild irritation to anaphylaxis, a serious health condition. There are a variety of treatments that can help to get relief from your allergy symptoms while most allergies can't be cured.

Generally, allergies occur when foreign substances come into contact with your body such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander or a particular food that doesn't cause a reaction in most people. In this situation, your immune system produces substances known as antibodies to fight against foreign substances.

What are the types of Skin Allergies?

They come in different forms. Here are the most common types of Skin Allergies..

1. Contact Dermatitis

This is a type of skin allergy that occurs when your skin touches an allergen such as wearing a new ring that contains nickel or using a different soap or any other chemical in soap, lotion, or sunscreen.There are particles in the air, such as pollen, that can also cause dermatitis when they come in contact with your skin and are also known as airborne contact dermatitis.

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2. Photoallergic dermatitis (Sunlight allergy)

In some cases, being in the sun can also cause allergies and is called “photoallergic contact dermatitis.” This type of allergy can be avoided by using some chemicals, such as sunscreen lotion.

3. Hives

Urticaria is the medical term for hives, these are raised, itchy red bumps. Allergic reactions to insect bites, certain medications, and foods can also induce a reaction. However, some people suffer from chronic hives symptoms that occur and go for several months or years.

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4. Eczema

It’s a chronic skin allergy that usually occurs in childhood. There are certain triggering agents that can induce skin itchiness, redness, and dryness, such as animal dander, dust and cleaning products.

What are the triggers of Skin Allergy?

Allergic skin conditions can occur after exposure to different allergens, including

● Cold or hot temperatures
● Latex, pet dander or poison ivy
● Sunlight
● Pollen
● Certain medications
● Water
● Certain Food
● Insects

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What are the treatments available for Skin Allergy?

Most skin allergies evanesce on their own. In the meantime, to relieve from their symptoms:

● Wear loose clothes
● Take a cool shower or apply cool compresses to the affected areas.
● You can apply over the counter medication like calamine lotion on the affected areas.
● Soak in milk or an oatmeal bath.

If your allergy hangs around for more than a few weeks or is getting worse, immediately get a consultation from the skin specialist. At Dr. Madhu's Skin & Hair Clinic, all types of skin allergies caused by urticaria, eczema, dermatitis are diagnosed with relevant allergy skin and blood tests and clinical examination which results in high precision Then according to your allergy type, our experienced professionals will provide approved skin allergy treatments in the form of creams, medications and soaps.

We have helped thousands of patients to recover from their long standing allergic problems and have helped them to gain their normal life back with complete confidence.

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