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All You Need To Know About Skin Allergy

Dr. Asmita Dhekne  Chebbi

Dr. Asmita Dhekne Chebbi

  Btm 1st stage, Bengaluru     Jun 22, 2017

   3 min     


When something touches the skin, the immune system believes it's under assault. It goes overboard and sends antibodies to help battle the trespasser, called an allergen. The outcome is a red, irritating rash where the substance touched.

Such a contact is called dermatitis, which are two types:

  • Itchy contact dermatitis is brought on by chemicals like strong cleaners.
  • Allergic contact dermatitis is much the same as it sounds - your body responds to an allergy trigger.

Individuals who have allergies respond to things that wouldn't trouble most others. Anything from plants like toxin ivy to colors and scents found in ordinary daily items can be allergens.

You could likewise have an allergic reaction to something in the air around that settles on your skin, similar to dust or pollen, chemical sprays or powders, strands, or tobacco smoke. This is called airborne contact dermatitis, and it generally occurs on your eyelids, head, and neck. It can be hard for doctors to distinguish the root cause as it may all look the same.

Skin Allergies can likewise bring about rashes and swelling down in your skin, called angioedema.

Signs and Symptoms

No matter what sort of skin sensitivity you have, there are a couple of shared traits among the signs you'll likely notice on your skin. It's vital to analyze what triggers the aggravations on your skin and prevent the contact with them as much possible..

These are certain signs that are generally connected with dermatitis:

  • Severe tingling
  • Redness and swelling
  • Blisters or bumps that may excrete liquid
  • Peeling, splitting or chipping of the skin
  • Rashes


It takes no less than ten days to end up being sensitive to something after your first contact with it. You may even have the capacity to touch something for years before you have an allergic reaction to it.

In any case, once you build up an allergy, you could have a reaction in just few minutes of coming into contact with it. Or, then again it may take a day or two.

The most widely recognized reasons for skin allergies include:

  • Sunscreens and bug splashes
  • Nickel, a metal utilized as a part jewelry and snaps on pants, cosmetics, moisturizers, cleansers, and shampoos
  • Certain medications that can be applied on the skin, similar to antibiotics or anti-itch creams
  • Cleaning items
  • Fragrances
  • Plants like poison ivy
  • Latex, which is utilized as a part of stretchy things like plastic gloves, flexible clothing, condoms, and inflatables
  • Some chemicals

One can probably have certain skin allergies in case if he has a skin condition like eczema or alo known as atopic dermatitis, inflammation in lower legs on account of bad circulation, itching in your genitals, or you frequently get swimmer's ear.

Skin Allergy Treatment 

There are many variables to consider while picking a treatment for skin allergy, including the seriousness of the symptoms, the recurrence of the rash, and the area of the rash on your skin. On the off chance that you see a reaction or rash on skin, don't worry. Remember the conditions that led to building up the rash to attempt to decide the cause.

As noted above, skin reactions to aggravations and allergens normally intensify with repeated contact. Lamentably, it isn't generally simple to prevent all contact with the substances that may aggravate your skin.

Homely Skin Allergic Reaction Treatments 

At the initial indication of skin irritation, wash the influenced portion with a chemical free soap or cleanser and cool water at the earliest opportunity to eliminate the irritant or allergen. Utilize rubbing/isopropyl liquor or dish cleanser if the aggravation has an oil base.

You may likewise need to take a use an over-the-counter ointment prescription.

Allergic shots are not valuable in treating most skin conditions; in any case, topical drugs are regularly prescribed by specialists to alleviate the side effects, re-establish dampness, and convey medication to rashes. Apart from that, normal home solutions for skin rashes frequently incorporate fixings like coconut oil, tea tree oil, apple juice vinegar, olive oil, aloe vera, and oats.

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