Skin Allergy

What Is a Skin Allergy ?

An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system (the defense system) of the body encounters foreign substances such as pollens and allergens. An allergic reaction that affects the skin causes rashes and inflammation. 

What Triggers Skin Allergy?

  • Family history of allergies
  • Stress
  • Skin irritants such as soaps, skin care products or some fabrics
  • Allergens
  • Certain medications
  • Latex or certain substances that an individual could be sensitive to
  • Contaminated environment

How Would You Know If You Have Skin Allergy ?

  • You may experience itching, redness and swelling
  • Dry, scaly or crusted skin that might become thick and leathery
  • Formation of small fluid filled blisters
  • Sneezing
  • In case condition worsens, you may get fever as well

What Should You Do In Case Your Symptoms Worsen?

  • In case of a simple skin rash or allergy, you can take over the counter drugs to decrease the intensity of the allergic reaction
  • In case your symptoms get worse, without further delay visit a doctor.
  • In case of complications, you may have to face a medical condition such as fever, bodyache and increased irritation.
  • For immediate help, your doctor shall inject you with epinephrine injection to improve the symptoms

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • Your doctor will ask you detailed questions about the signs and symptoms. He may examine you physically
  • Your doctor may recommend you a skin test and a blood test (to check the quantity of IgE antibodies)
  • Depending on the type of allergy, your doctor may suggest you over the counter or prescribed medications that shall help to ease the symptoms

Are There Any Natural Remedies To Fight Skin Allergy ?

You can try these effective natural remedies to reduce symptoms of skin allergy:

1. Olive Oil

Ingredients: Olive Oil, Honey

Ways to Use:

Massage the affected area with extra virgin olive oil. Repeat this for about three times a day.

You can also add honey to olive oil. Apply this two times a day

2. Baking Soda

Ingredients: Baking soda, Water

Ways to Use:

To a part of baking soda add three parts of water. Apply the paste on the affected area and leave it on for a few minutes and wash it off. Repeat this twice daily

3. Oatmeal

Ingredients: Oatmeal (grind form)

Ways to Use:

Grind oatmeal and mix this cup with some water. Take a warm bath water. Soak in it for atleast 15-20 minutes.

4. Aloe vera

Ingredients: Aloe vera

Ways to Use:

Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf. Apply it on the affected area and leave it on for 20 minutes.

Rinse your face with clean and normal water

So, do not scratch too much, instead try these natural ways to get rid of the skin allergies right away.

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