Skin allergies are awful, especially if they on exposed parts of your skin, for instance, on your face or your hands. not only is the area red, blotchy and itchy, but you are sure that everyone is staring at it and wondering about you too. You are sure that people are asking themselves whether it is a consequence of bad hygiene and whether it is catching.
The most difficult part though is stopping scratching. The itching can become intolerable and it can become difficult to get through the day in a normal fashion because the itching takes over. It is really difficult having a skin allergy.
So, what can you do to alleviate the consequences of skin allergies? Well, there are creams, like hydrocortizone that will ameliorate it and there are herbs like aloe vera and dock leaf that will be of use too, if you prefer the natural methods, but if you really want to deal with the problem properly, you will have to diagnose the allergy.
The first move is to visit a dermatologist that has experience diagnosing skin allergies. The allergist will utilize a technique called multiple-testing. this technique involves pricking the skin with a minuscule quantity of half-a-dozen of the most common allergens. Then you wait for a reaction, if nothing happens, they will try another six and so on until they find particles that upset your skin.
When they have discovered a substance, they will make further tests to see how allergic you are and whether you are allergic to contact with it or whether you can eat it or not. Some allergies just make you itchy while others are life-threatening.
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is one of the most widespread allergic reactions in children and it usually manifests itself as a red rash and or blistering. It is well-nigh unfeasible not to scratch it and this often results in scarring.
Hives are another sign of an allergic reaction, but they affect people of all ages. Luckily they are not as itchy as eczema.
Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to something that has made contact with your skin. The reaction is normally localized to the point of contact. this form of allergy will generally go away of its own accord after a short time, but you can rub on a soothing cream too if you want. Poison ivy falls into this category.
The way to deal with an allergic reaction is to pay no attention to it as much as possible. That is not simple, but it has to be done. If you scratch the breakout, you could rupture the skin which will allow bacteria to get in and cause all sorts of other problems. If you find this hard, you could try covering the region with a bandage, if it is on your arms or legs.
If it does not go away quickly, you can get topical lotions from a pharmacy which will help reduce the itching and soreness. If that has not got rid of the trouble within a few days, you should go to visit a dermatologist, probably one that was referred by your doctor.