Summertime skin allergies
At the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center, we work routinely with patients who have specific concerns regarding summertime skin allergies. During the spring and summer months, many patients may experience skin rash flare-ups that impact their appearance, health, and overall comfort. Typical rashes and problems that tend to develop during these months include eczema and hives. Patients who flare-up will want to speak to a professional about ways to manage their summertime skin allergies.
Below are a few tips to consider to reduce or eliminate rash flare-ups during the warmer spring and summer months:
- Reduce sun exposure. Many skin conditions, including hives, are triggered by sun, heat, or sweat. Stay hydrated, avoiding becoming overheated, and wear high SPF sunscreen to protect the skin.
- Avoid certain plants. While walks in the woods may sound like a good time, it can become problematic if patients have contact with plans that lead to common skin concerns, including poison ivy.
- Use insect repellant if you have insect bite allergies. Many bites, including bees and wasps, can cause an allergic reaction in patients and should be avoided with the use of insect repellants.
- Have products on hand. If you tend to experience eczema flare-ups during the spring and summer months, make sure you have the skincare products you need to control them.
- Use medications for allergies brought on my high pollen and mold counts. Not all allergies result in skin problems, but can be bothersome during the early summer months. Take antihistamines to reduce nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and scratchy throats.
- Consult with a doctor if your rash is not caused by an allergy. There are many medical conditions that can lead to the development of rashes on the skin. If a rash develops with no obvious cause, it might be time to schedule an appointment at our practice for an evaluation and proper diagnosis.
Do you require care for the skin due to summertime skin allergies?
The team at Dermatology Treatment and Research Center in Dallas, TX is pleased to offer patients solutions for skin problems that often flare-up in the spring and summertime. The office is conveniently located at 5310 Harvest Hill Road, Ste. 160 and can be reached to book an appointment at (972) 661-2729.