ECZEMA & SKIN ALLERGIES

Have you ever noticed a rash on your skin but not what triggered it? Often, people notice rashes because of pain, itchiness, or excessive redness, but they are uncertain of what triggered the issue. A person might reach for a rash cream in a situation like this and think nothing more of the issue. If you notice the issue more than once, you should seek professional help.

Why Should You See an Allergist?

When a person notices a rash or skin issue, they often first turn to a dermatologist. In many cases, those doctors refer patients to an allergy and asthma care specialists because treating allergies often eliminates recurring rashes. We provide specialized testing for skin allergies that cannot be found in other offices.

Covering All Areas of Testing

  • PATCH TESTING
  • SKIN TESTING (prick and intradermal)

You do not have to suffer or settle with these symptoms because, with the help of an allergist, you can take control of your allergies and skin.

What are the Most Common Skin Allergies?

Hives – this rash creates red welts and bumps that can appear all over the body. The condition is often referred to as acute urticaria, and it can last for up to six weeks.

Eczema – this type of skin rash is also called atopic dermatitis, and it affects up to 20% of children and 3% of adults. Those that suffer from eczema often experience red, dry, and itchy skin. In a worst-case scenario, a person can experience fluid-filled bumps that ooze yellowish or clear liquid. A person with asthma often has a family history of allergies.

Contact Dermatitis - this allergic condition appears when skin encounters an allergen or an irritant. Most often, this condition manifests itself as blisters, rashes, burning, and itching. Some of the most common irritants people encounter are soaps, nickel, fabric softener, and topical medications.