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Skin allergy

Skin allergy: Introduction

Skin allergy: A skin allergy is an adverse response by the body's immune system to an allergen. The response may occur when the allergen comes into contact with the skin or when it is inhaled or ingested. A skin allergy manifests in skin symptoms such as hives and itchy skin. The severity of the response is variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Skin allergy is available below.

Symptoms of Skin allergy

Treatments for Skin allergy

  • Treatment may vary depending on the cause, duration and severity of the symptoms: avoid the allergen causing the reaction, topical steroids, oral steroids, steroid injection, antihistamine. Oral antibiotics may also be needed to treat secondary infections
  • Treatment may vary depending on the cause, duration and severity of the symptoms:
  • Treatments include:
    • Soothing products such as moisturisers and calamine lotion
    • Topical steroids
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Skin allergy: Complications

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Causes of Skin allergy

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Skin allergy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Hospitals & Clinics: Skin allergy

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Skin allergy: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Skin allergy

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