Skin Allergy

Find Relief for Your Skin Allergy

Happy FamilyIf you think you are suffering from a skin allergy, we can help you determine what the cause of the allergy is and how to treat it. Here is a general overview of some common skin allergies and treatments:

  • Urticaria (Hives) also causes swelling that irritates the skin and can be painful. The swelling occurs on the upper layers of the skin and is caused by histamines, so Urticaria is treatable with anti-histamines.  Severe cases may require the administration of an Epi Pen
  • Angioedema causes swelling that commonly occurs in the feet, hands, face, airways, and other soft tissue (skin) areas. It usually occurs because of medicine or food. However, there can be non-allergic causes. The swelling can respond to antihistamines and/or Epi Pen (adrenaline), but can be life-threatening.  You should speak with our specialists to determine the best course of action.
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis is caused by direct contact with an allergen you react to. The allergen can be anything: soap, perfume, and plant life (i.e. poison ivy) are some common culprits. Identify the allergen and avoid it. Then apply anti-itch creams with damp bandages.
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) is the most common skin condition. It is caused by a “leakiness” of the skin that drains your skin of moisture. In certain environments, this causes irritation and inflammation. Medications such as topical steroids and antihistamines can help.  But avoidance of triggers to eczema is key.

Our specialists can help you find the right solution for your circumstances.  If you are dealing with a skin allergy that fits one of these descriptions, contact us immediately to find relief.

Jul 7, 2014   1350   aairchar    Conditions
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