Skin allergies can develop for a variety of reasons. Dr. Berry has over 30 years of experience in treating different forms of skin allergies. Patients can visit his offices in the Ocean Parkway or Howard Beach regions of New York City for treatment and relief.
You could have an allergic reaction to many different things from household products to rarer items. Some allergies can cause a rash to develop upon your skin if you come into direct contact with it. If you have a current skin condition such as eczema, you’re more likely to to have certain skin allergies. It is best to consult a dermatologist to pinpoint the exact allergy reaction before defining it yourself.
Some common causes of skin allergies include:
Itching, redness, dry skin, and swelling are the most common symptoms of skin allergies. Depending on the cause or condition some differences may be present. Yet there are some differences that help in the diagnosis of specific conditions. Should an area “weep” or leak fluid that crusts over when scratched, that may indicate it is infected. Most skin allergies aren't life-threatening, but should you experience a severe reaction, such as shortness of breath or intense swelling, call 911.
Your doctor will begin by running a battery of tests to determine what might be causing the allergy. Talk to your doctor about what's best for your specific allergy. Some medications related to skin allergies include:
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