Suffering from Skin Rash?

Hives, eczema, dermatitis – these skin reactions can be caused by food allergies. They show up as red, itchy bumps that feel extremely uncomfortable.

Suffering from Skin Rash?

Hives, eczema, dermatitis – these skin reactions can be caused by food allergies. They show up as red, itchy bumps that feel extremely uncomfortable.

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Three types of skin reactions

Next to respiratory issues and hay fever symptoms, allergies can cause several different types of skin allergy reactions in patients. Depending on the type of reaction, allergists divide them into three categories: eczema, hives, and contact dermatitis.  

Eczema, hives, and contact dermatitis

Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis and mainly affects children (between 10 and 20 percent), and only 1 to 3 percent of adults. Patients who suffer from eczema often have a family history of allergies. Hives (acute urticaria) are commonly caused by exposure to certain allergens and should not last for more than six weeks. Contact dermatitis appears when a patient’s skin comes into direct contact with an allergen or irritant. The causes for contact dermatitis are vast and range from certain plants and latex to detergents and soaps to personal care items to jewelry made from nickel.  

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Manage skin allergies

Patients experiencing an allergic skin reaction should avoid scratching at their rash at all costs, as it can create more irritation and even lead to infection of the affected patch of skin. Experts recommend frequent baths followed by immediate moisturizing of the skin to ease the discomfort. Allergists may also prescribe oral medication and special creams to alleviate the uncomfortable itchy feeling. 

Avoid UV exposure

If you’re experiencing eczema, hives, or contact dermatitis, avoid exposing your irritated skin to the sun. UV rays and sunburn can further damage your skin and make symptoms worse – so cover up and minimize the time you spend in direct sunlight when you’re dealing with allergic skin rashes  

Eczema, hives, and contact dermatitis

Possible allergen source Typical symptoms
Eczema: Pollen (trees, grasses, weeds), food allergens, dust mites, pests (cockroaches, mice) Dry, itchy sensitive patches of skin; small, fluid-filled bumps (when infected)
Hives: Pollen (trees, grasses, weeds), food allergens, insect venom Raised, red, itchy bumps or welts on the skin; bumps will blanch (go white) when pressed on
Contact dermatitis: Latex, plants (poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac), personal care items (deodorants, body washes, hair dye), medication (antibiotics) Itchy red bumps or blisters after direct skin contact with allergen
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