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Get rid of all types of skin allergies by using the right treatments

By Skin & Hair Academy  |   December 28, 2015
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Isha Agrawal

- Skin & Hair Care Consultant

Bumps, itching, redness and other skin conditions are the forms of skin allergy, inflammation of the skin. Skin allergies are caused by a wide range of allergens, including foods medication, cosmetics, and clothes.

Most common triggers

Eczema and hives

milk

Skin rash, hives, dermatitis and blisters

chilli

Skin rash, hives and tongue swelling

leaf

Skin rash, hives, dermatitis and blisters

medicine

Redness, itching, rash and eczema

dress

Burning eyes and skin rashes

Diagnosis

  • Personal/medical history: You will asked questions to get a complete understanding of your symptoms and their possible causes. Besides, there will be questions about your family history, your lifestyle and medicines you take.
  • Physical exam: It will include examination of ears, eyes, nose, throat, chest and skin.
  • Allergen's test: Your doctor may conduct a skin test, patch test or blood test for allergen diagnosis.

allergen-test

Treatment and how to take control of skin allergies

  • Over-the-counter antihistamine can help reduce the rash and itchiness of the allergic reaction.
  • Cortisone cream help soothe skin irritation and must be followed by application of a gentle moisturiser or cold compress to protect the skin.
  • Over-the-counter antihistamine can help reduce the rash and itchiness of the allergic reaction.

Signs of life-threatening skin allergy 

brain

Breathing difficulty

swelling

Swelling of tongue and/or throat

vocal-changes

Difficulty in swallowing or speaking Vocal changes (hoarse voice)

vomiting

Stomach cramps or vomiting

floppiness

Dizziness, loss of consciousness, floppiness (in babies)

Checklist

When to seek

medical advice

Most skin allergic reactions don't require medical attention. See your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen as the allergic reaction may be more than just a rash.

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