Skin Allergies

Dr Ira Shah
Consultant Pediatrician, B.J.Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India
First Created: 02/25/2001  Last Updated: 08/01/2015

Patient Education

What are the various skin allergies?

The various skin allergies are urticaria, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and angioedema.

What is urticaria and angioedema?

Hives are weals over the skin are medically known as urticaria. There are many types and causes of urticaria but most often urticaria occurs due to an unknown cause. It is an allergic phenomenon. Angioedema is similar to Urticaria but it affects a deeper skin layer

What is atopic dermatitis?

It is an itchy eruption of the skin that occurs in association with a hereditary predisposition to allergies. It usually starts in children less than 2 years of age and commonly affects skin creases such as elbows, back of knees, buttocks, and cheeks. In addition, children have dry skin.

What is contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis means irritation of the skin caused by contact with some substances. In the hands, it could be due to detergents, soaps, metals, ointments, ghee, vegetables. In the face, it could be due to cosmetics. Metals, deodorants, chemicals, leather can especially lead to contact dermatitis.

What is the treatment of allergies of skin?

Avoiding the allergen is the best prevention technique. For eczema, your doctor will prescribe antihistamines. In severe cases, steroid creams will be prescribed.

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