Skin Allergies

What is Skin Allergies?

Skin allergies are referred to as irritated skin with symptoms like bumps, red patches, and itching. They are caused by a number of factors, such as infections, immune system disorders, and reactio...

Symptoms

Redness, itching, and swelling are common symptoms associated with skin allergies. Specific symptoms of skin allergies are:

  • Itchy or dry skin with fluid oozing from the crusts.
  • Red, itchy, white bumps on the eyes, cheeks, and lips.
  • Swelling or inflammation.

Causes

It takes 10 days for an allergic reaction to develop in the human body, after which it may hit within minutes of coming in contact with a trigger. The most common causes of skin allergies are:

  • Sunscreens and sprays.
  • Medicinal reactions to anti-itch creams and antibiotics.
  • Perfumes and fragrances.
  • Cleaning and washing agents like detergents and toilet cleaners.
  • Chemicals and fumes.

Risks

An allergic person should adopt a healthy lifestyle while avoiding the following:
Contact with an allergic person.

  • Smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Use of hairsprays, perfumes, alloys, and food that could trigger a reaction.

Prevention

In order to prevent the occurrence of this disease, one should take care of the following:

  • Avoiding smoking and drinking.
  • Avoiding spicy or less healthy food.
  • Covering the particular area of the body, while exposed to sun.
  • Using sunscreens that are prescribed by the doctor.

How is it diagnosed?

The doctor will note down the series of events that could have triggered the allergic reaction. At Medanta, following are the procedures to diagnose the disease: 

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How is it treated?

The best method to treat any skin allergy is prevention. Objects and chemicals that are known to trigger a reaction should be avoided. A person should avoid scratching and itching, and use over-the counter or home remedies to relieve discomfort. A..

When do I contact the doctor?

You should immediately consult a doctor, if you begin to face symptoms like redness of the skin, swelling, inflammation, and white bumps around cheeks, eyes, or lips. All your symptoms will be treated just right with the help of our medical expertise at Medanta. 

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