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There are some allergies that manifest mainly in the skin, like eczema, contact dermatitis and urticaria (hives). They can be collectively called skin allergies.
What causes skin allergies?
When the body is exposed to allergens it has been previously sensitized to, the allergens trigger an allergic reaction. The contact can happen at the skin surface as in contact dermatitis, or even by ingesting the allergen like in urticaria .The allergens cause the release of histamine and other compounds from allergy cells in the skin, which leads to the allergic symptoms like redness, swelling and itching. Examples of allergens include cosmetic preparations, household cleaners, clothing material, jewelry, some medications, food stuff like seafood, eggs or peanuts etc
How can attacks of skin allergy be prevented?
The single best method is to avoid the allergens completely ,of course after they have been identified .In contact dermatitis for example if there is an allergy towards cleaning solutions , allergic reactions may be prevented by either wearing special protective gloves or by using hypoallergenic cleaners .
Treatment of skin allergy
Prompt treatment is the next best thing if allergic reaction occurs. There are generally 2 types of treatment:
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|