How to Identify and Treat the Skin Allergy

The skin allergy is an inflammatory reaction that can manifest itself in different regions of the skin, such as hands, feet, face, arms, armpits, neck, legs, back or belly, causing symptoms such as redness, itching and dots of white or reddish in the skin. In addition, in some cases the skin allergy can lead to other problems such as swelling an allergy, for example.

The skin rash can have different causes such as allergy to the deodorant, the medicines, the food, the sun, insect bites or even allergy to sunscreen, and your treatment can be done with the use of medicines antihistamines such as desloratadine or ebastina, for example, indicated by the dermatologist or by the allergologyst.

The main symptoms

The main symptoms of skin allergy include:

  • Itching;
  • Redness;
  • Peeling;
  • Irritation;
  • The presence of stains or spots (polka dots, red or white).

These symptoms can appear a few minutes after contact with the allergen, but can also take several hours and even days to develop fully. This way, you should try to remember the objects or substances that have been in contact with the region in the last 3 days, or medicines, or food we ate, to try to find a cause.

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In the most serious cases and the less common, the skin allergy can also lead to the appearance of severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing and discomfort in the throat, and in such cases very important to quickly go to the emergency room or call the SAMU.

What should be done when there are symptoms

As soon as the first symptoms of allergy appear, it is important that you take action quickly, washing with water and soap with a neutral pH regions of the skin where the symptoms of allergy are on the rise. After washing well these regions, it is important to pass on the skin products hipoalérgicos with soothing, such as creams or lotions with action calming like chamomile or lavender, to relieve the discomfort and calm the irritation in the skin, while also helping to maintain your hydration.

In addition, the Thermal Water is also an excellent option for use in these situations, as it hydrates the skin and reduces the itching and irritation. Get to know other home treatments to treat the skin allergy by clicking here.

However, if after you wash and moisturize the skin, the symptoms do not disappear completely after approximately 2 hours, or if they get worse in that space of time and become a lush or bothersome, it is recommended that you consult a doctor so he can prescribe medicines for the treatment of allergy.

What can cause the allergy

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The skin allergy can have various causes, which include:

  • Insect bites;
  • Sweat;
  • Costume jewelry;
  • Food poisoning;
  • Drugs or foods;
  • Plants or by animals;
  • Clothes, belts or some types of fabric such as wool or jeans;
  • Substances or materials on, or irritants such as detergent, soap, washing products, beauty and cosmetic, makeup, shampoo, deodorant, shower gel, soap, wax or hair removal cream.

The skin allergy can manifest itself, causing various symptoms, being very important to be able to identify the cause of the allergy so that this can be avoided.

Treatment for skin allergy

The recommended treatment for the skin allergy should be instructed by the doctor or dermatologist allergologyst and the type of treatment will depend on the cause and intensity of the symptoms. Generally, treatment is with antihistamines such as desloratadine or ebastina, for example, or with corticoids such as hydrocortisone or mometasone, in the form of creams, ointments, syrups, or tablets, which serve to relieve and treat the symptoms of allergy.

In addition, in cases where the itching is very intense, the doctor may also recommend the use of an ointment for the allergy, which will hydrate the skin and relieve the itching and redness.

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How do you know if it is allergy in the Skin

The diagnosis of allergy on the skin can be done by allergologyst or by the dermatologist, according to the causes, which assesses the symptoms manifested on the skin. In some cases the diagnosis can be confirmed through allergy testing, made through the bite in the arm, and with response to the end of 15-20 minutes, or through another type of test that consists of applying (usually in the back), different substances known to cause allergies in the skin, leaving-the act between 48 to 72 hours, or even through a blood test.

After the indicated time, the doctor will then observe if the test was positive or negative, by observing if there was redness, itching, or if appeared skin rash, identifying the agent responsible for causing the allergy. Blood tests may also indicate a cause for the allergy. See how it is done the allergy test by clicking here.

Skin allergy is more common in pregnancy?

The skin allergy in pregnancy can happen due to hormonal changes and the immune system that occur naturally during this period, which may make the pregnant woman more sensitive to the emergence of an allergy in the skin the unwanted.

In these cases, it is recommended that you try to calm down the skin with creams or lotions that help relieve the discomfort and irritation on the skin, it is recommended that you consult your dermatologist or allergologyst as soon as possible.

Usually, the allergy on the skin in pregnancy does not harm the baby, however if the allergy symptoms are intense, it is recommended to go to the emergency room or hospital.