Skin Allergies: Identifying Culprits and Finding Relief

Skin Relief Associated with Allergies

Dr. Indira Misra-Higgins, experienced, skilled, licensed director of Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute in Beverly Hills, MI, is waiting to serve your skin care needs and possible skin allergies. Our doctor has over 20 years in practice serving the skin care needs of residents of Beverly Hills and surrounding areas.

Skin Rash Related to Allergies

Sometimes, you may know the allergen; other times, you may not know what caused this allergic rash. Be aware that not all rashes can be related to allergies.

Other instances causing an itchy rash include insect bites, fungal, bacterial, viral infections, and autoimmune conditions. Rashes due to allergies are the most common cause, according to Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute in Beverly Hills, MI.

  • Contact dermatitis develops when a substance touches your skin, and a reaction produces a rash. There is an endless list of possible allergens. A few examples are chemicals, cosmetics, metals, hair dye, medications, materials used in dentistry, or poison ivy or oak. The rash in contact dermatitis affects the area of contact.
  • Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema is more frequent in youngsters but can start in adulthood and develop where you scratch. Babies and younger children develop this rash on the cheeks or scalp. Older children and adults develop the rash on skin folds, elbows, behind the knees, face, neck, hands, feet, and back. This rash develops blisters or bumps, becoming flakey and oozing. Aggressive scratching causes skin breaks and excoriations. You must make an appointment to see our doctor, who will assess and order possible prescription creams, systemic medications, or ointments. 
  • Urticaria or Hives is a rash affecting any age or gender. Hives last for a few minutes to several hours. While itchy skin is present, it is not horrific, causing you to break the skin and bleed. Urticaria can present angioedema where the skin feels itchy, burning, stinging, and tingling, causing swelling. Angioedema can affect your ability to breathe, and you develop life-threatening anaphylaxis, requiring a 911 call for emergency help.

Don't Let Skin Allergy and Rash Get the Best of You

If you are bothered by skin allergies, please call Dr. Misra-Higgins today at (248) 723-5802 at the Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute in Beverly Hills, MI, for a consultation. We can help you identify the allergen.

We need to know if your rash suddenly appears, spreads quickly, or you have a fever. If the rash spreads to your eyes, near your eyes, near the genitals, in your mouth, or shows redness and inflammation, please let us know immediately.

Our doctor will determine what kind of rash you have and work with you to identify the allergen so you avoid it in the future.

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