The most common skin allergies

Skin allergies can be incredibly troublesome for those who deal with them. Red, itchy skin and rashes are common with skin allergies, and can impact one’s quality of life every day when they become a chronic problem. At the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center of Dallas, TX, patients with skin allergies can find a solution (and the cause!) of bothersome side effects of allergic reactions. 

What are the most common skin allergens? 

Dermatology practices often seen patients in the area who are dealing with flare-ups of allergic dermatitis. Below are some of the more common allergens that occur: 

  •         Chemicals
  •         Plant extracts
  •         Ingredients in cosmetic products
  •         Laundry detergents
  •         Soaps
  •         Bug bites
  •         Adhesives
  •         Latex
  •         Fragrances

When patients are in contact with an allergen and develop itchy red bumps and a rash, they are often diagnosed with contact dermatitis. 

How do I control the symptoms of contact dermatitis? 

Contact dermatitis is a condition that can become incredibly uncomfortable for many patients. The best way to control the symptoms is to avoid contact with the allergen. Allergens can be specifically determined with patch testing, which will help patients pinpoint the item they are allergic to to provide a solution. If patients end up in contact with these elements, they then need to work with a dermatologist to discuss ways to reduce itching and redness and control the symptoms common with contact dermatitis. Some of the ways to stop the itching and rash from contact dermatitis include the use of: 

  •         Creams and topicals to stop itching and redness
  •         Moisturizing ointments to help with dryness
  •         Antihistamines, either topical or oral
  •         Lukewarm baths with moisturizing products immediately after
  •         Avoidance

With the help of our team, patients can find relief and get back to their healthy state! 

Are you struggling with skin allergies? 

Working with a quality team of dermatological professionals is the first step in controlling allergic reactions on the skin. If you are located in the Dallas, TX area and want to speak with the team of the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center, call (972) 661-2729. Our facility is located at 5310 Harvest Hill Road, Ste. #160 and is open to new patients.