Allergic skin conditions can be irritating, occur unexpectedly, and can cause embarrassment for those who experience intense reactions. Though many of these allergic reactions may result from interacting with a harmful substance, some are misdiagnosed immune reactions to unharmful substances. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce or suppress any allergic reactions so that you can move on with your life.
What Are Allergic Skin Conditions?
Allergic skin conditions are typically issues with the immune system that cause a bodily reaction to an allergen that is otherwise harmless to others. These skin conditions can occur as a result of what a person consumes, the specifics of their lifestyle, and even as a result of weather changes. Some of the most common allergic skin conditions are:
- Contact Dermatitis- Contact dermatitis occurs when a person comes into direct contact with a substance that is known to cause allergic reactions, such as poison ivy or a substance that their immune system perceives is harmful. The longer your skin is exposed, the more impactful your body’s reaction will be. Symptoms often include itchy, red, or blistered skin.
- Atopic dermatitis (Eczema)- While eczema is typically developed in childhood, adults may also experience the effects of this condition. This condition makes your skin itchy and appears red or discolored. This condition can be triggered by certain foods, dust, animal dander, irritating materials, and skincare products. Symptoms of eczema include severe itching, discolored patches of skin, scaly skin, and dry skin.
- Urticaria (Hives)- Hives are a common skin condition characterized by red welts that appear after an interaction with an allergen. Many people can find relief by using antihistamines or anti-itch medications. Symptoms of hives include welts, itching, and swelling.
- Angioedema (skin swelling)- This is a skin condition characterized by deep swelling under the skin and can come along with hives. Some triggers for this condition are interactions with an allergen, pollen, medications, animal dander, venom, drugs, and food. Symptoms for this condition include swelling as little as a pea or as massive as a plate, skin discolorization, and itching.
How To Treat Allergic Skin Conditions
Depending on the severity of your body’s reaction, many courses can be taken. If possible, you may need to avoid the allergen as much as possible. If it is impossible to limit exposure or your body’s reaction is severe, you may require medication in order to treat your condition.
How We Can Help
When you come to the medical professionals at Allergy Associates, we will put forth all of our efforts into understanding what may be triggering your allergic skin reaction and how to move forward with your treatment. Our goal is to provide you with the best comprehensive treatment for your case. This could be either with medication or topical treatments. We will also take into consideration your opinion and your thoughts on your treatment plan. We are willing to collaborate with you on your health in order to make this process as easy and comfortable for you as possible.
Why Choose Us
Our experts take great care in performing tests to understand your allergic skin condition to the fullest extent. It is important to us that we understand your specific case so that we can create the most beneficial treatment possible so that you can go back to living normally. We understand that these issues can be difficult, which is why the professionals at Allergy Associates will go the extra mile to give you the best care possible.