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Skin allergies

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

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
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Skin allergies?

Skin allergies: Related Patient Stories

Types of Skin allergies

Causes of Skin allergies

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Skin allergies: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Skin allergies

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Skin allergies: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Skin allergies

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Skin allergies: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Skin allergies

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Skin allergies: Broader Related Topics

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