Allergic reactions happen when the immune system has an unusual response to harmless substances like dust, plants, spices. The immune system can also react to drug use. You cannot avoid contact with allergens since anything from the air to the sun can become one. Shereen Timani, M.D., at Johns Creek Dermatology helps patients determine which allergens are causing their allergic reaction and prescribe the best treatment plan.
Allergic reactions of the skin cause all kinds of irritations from redness to inflammation. How the skin reacts to the allergens can be a cause of embarrassment especially when the irritated skin encompasses a large area. The skin often becomes itchy or patchy and reddens easily when touched.
The professionals at Johns Creek Dermatology employ prick or puncture to determine a patient’s susceptibility to allergens. These tests are used to determine the sensitivity of your skin and the steps you must take to avoid dangerous reactions.
Serious skin conditions such as rashes and hives are easily noticeable but not normal to most people. If you have hives, you want to know what causes them so you can eliminate that trigger and free yourself from the itching. The cause of most cases of hives are not easily determined. When hives appear, schedule an appointment with Dr. Timani. She will use her training and experience to determine any specific hive trigger. If you suspect a medication is causing your hives, contact your primary healthcare provider immediately.
There are plenty of over-the-counter treatments designed for mild skin reactions. However, a prescription is required for long-term or chronic reactions. In these cases seek the advice of a professional at the Johns Creek Dermatology office.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results will vary.
Schedule an appointment today to identify the source of your allergic reaction. Our highly-skilled staff at Johns Creek Dermatology in Johns Creek, GA, takes exceptional pride in their professionalism and personalized care accumulated in their over 15 years of experience. Our office serves patients in the Atlanta Metro area as well as Roswell, Cumming, Alpharetta, Suwanee, Milton, and Duluth.