Allergic skin reactions can appear as red, bumpy, and/or itchy skin, and can be irritating, painful and even embarrassing. These types of rashes are most often caused by exposure to allergens or irritants like fragrances, preservatives, poison ivy, various medications, or food, although they can also be brought on by illness. Two of the most common types of rashes are eczema and hives.
Common Skin Allergy Reactions
Some common allergic skin reactions that we treat include:
Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a condition marked by dry, sensitive skin and red, itchy patches. Eczema can flare up and go away over time, and in severe cases may crack, ooze, and itch. Learn more about eczema here.
Also referred to by its medical term, urticaria, hives are raised, itchy bumps or patches that are often reddish in color. If pressure is applied to hives, they may turn white in the center.
This is a term for an allergic reaction that happens when your skin comes into contact with an irritant or allergen. Symptoms can include a rash, itching, blisters, or even a burning sensation in more severe cases.
How to Treat Your Allergic Skin Reactions
If you’re experiencing rashes or think you may have skin allergies, please contact us for an appointment with one of our Providers.