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Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions come with pain and irritation. Skin reactions are particularly embarrassing because the irritated skin covers a large area. Almost anything can become an allergen to the skin from the air to the sun. Time is important if you want to treat this problem. Johns Creek Dermatology professionals are available to help you deal with hypersensitive skin problems.

An allergic reaction occurs when the body interacts with substances like dust, plants, spices or drug use. It is easy to notice the signs of a serious skin condition when it erupts into bouts of rashes or hives. The skin can also become itchy or patchy and redden easily when it is touched. These allergic reactions are not normal to most people. There are options available for the prevention and treatment of these allergies.

There are plenty of over-the-counter treatments that are designed for mild skin reactions. A prescription is required for long-term reactions that occur frequently. An antihistamine is designed to treat skin inflammation caused by substances like pollen and dander. Cortisone cream is used to treat itchy or inflamed skin. This product is sold over the counter or with a prescription. The concentration varies from 0.05% to 2.0% depending on the severity of the condition. However, using more than required is not guaranteed to improve the effects. Increase the results by not allowing the skin to contact water and sunlight. Most importantly, avoid the substances that cause the problems in the first place. When that is not possible, benefit from the strength of skin treatments that are prescribed by a dermatologist.

There are tests that you can take to determine your susceptibility to allergies. A doctor can carry out a prick or puncture test that involves injecting small amounts of substances into the pricked areas. Use this prick test to determine the sensitivity of your skin and the steps you must take to avoid dangerous reactions.

Skin allergies cause all kinds of irritations from redness to inflammation. These skin conditions are annoying and intolerable to most sufferers. Unfortunately, you cannot avoid getting into contact with allergens. Find a treatment that is strong enough to handle your skin problem. In a severe case, seek the advice of a professional at the Johns Creek Dermatology office.