Skin allergies: Introduction
A skin reaction caused by contact with an allergy-causing substance (allergen) that the skin is hypersensitive or allergic to. The skin reaction can involve swelling, itching, burning, redness or blisters. Dermatitis, eczema and hives are different types of skin allergies. ...more »
Symptoms of Skin allergies
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Treatments for Skin allergies
- Soothing products such as moisturisers and calamine lotion
- Topical steroids
- Topical immunomodulators - Pimecrolimus and Tacrolimus - may be used as an alternative to topical steroids, but long term side effects have not been fully elucidated
- Oral steroids - short courses for moderate to severe skin manifestations of allergy
- Antihistamines - probably not of great benefit, but sedating antihistamines may aid sleep and decrease unintentional scratching overnight
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Causes of Skin allergies
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Misdiagnosis and Skin allergies
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to...read more »
Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer
from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed.
The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See misdiagnosis of...read more »
Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases
are difficult to diagnose.
Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early.
Some of the chronic...read more »
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