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Most Common Skin Allergies

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 18, 2013
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Most common skin allergiesSkin allergies frequently cause swelling, rashes and inflammation in skin. Some of the common types of skin allergies are mentioned below:


Atopic Dermatitis


Popularly known as eczema, atopic dermatitis is inflammation of epidermis (outer skin layer). On an average 5.7 million .i.e. one in every nine people has been diagnosed with eczema.

 

[Read: Tips to Reduce Indoor Allergies]


Atopic dermatitis mostly occurs in young children and may continue into adult life. In eczema the rash it typically red in colour, has small blister, and may flake as well. With aggressive scratching the problem is excoriated. Rashes on this particular type of skin allergy occur when a person scratches the skin.


  • During infancy these rashes occur on cheeks, chest and scalp.
  • In older children and adults the rashes are typically present on skin folds of the elbows, neck, hands, feet, face, behind the knees and back.

 

Dermatitis


This type of skin allergy occurs when skin comes into contact with substance that can cause rash like reaction. People respond to different chemicals in a different manner. Chemicals such as cosmetics, hair dye, metals, topical medications and dental materials are some of the chemicals that can lead to this type of skin allergy.


Urticaria


Urticaria is a type of skin allergy wherein, there are notable pale red, itchy and raised bumps. Urticaria is commonly known as hives and can occur at any age. The rashes appear as red raised bumps of different shapes and sizes. The problem usually lasts from few minutes to few hours. Even in this small time frame it can be a nerve wracking experience for the person.
If you are having this particular skin allergy then make sure that you don’t scratch them, this can excoriate the problem.

 

[Read: Limiting Allergies at Workplace]


Angioedema


Angioedema is commonly referred to as swelling. Mostly this problem occurs along with hives. Lips, eyes, hands and feet are areas prone to swelling. Angioedema tends to create burning and tickling sensation in skin but is generally not red or itchy. In case of severe swelling, skins ability to breathe is hampered and can be even dangerous as well as life-threatening.


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  • vandana22 Sep 2012
    iam 30 yrs old iam having diabeteis since 4 yrs now iam getting some allergy from few days automatically it is redusind without any medicine,please give how do i get rid of this.
  • sandeep16 Aug 2012
    sir i m suffering from skin allergy.there is a rash on my skin.it comes for some time n th it goes afterwards.also when i go in sunlight it stared itching me.so plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me n tell the treatment
  • Weeshal14 Jun 2012
    go for allergy shots...........
  • Surender12 May 2012
    my nephew who is 3 years old is suffering from dermatitis and it is going on through whole body surface.Please recommend me how to protect it from spreading
  • Archana28 Mar 2012
    i am suffering from eczema from last 1-1/2 year in winter I have no problem but in summer itiching started & rashes come out, I take medicine there is relife for some time & again problem occure, Pls. suggest me some doctor or tips so,that I come out this terrible problem.
  • Archana28 Mar 2012
    i am suffering from eczema from last 1-1/2 year in winter I have no problem but in summer itiching started & rashes come out, I take medicine there is relife for some time & again problem occure, Pls. suggest me some doctor or tips so,that I come out this terrible problem.
  • Vibha13 Feb 2012
    Sir, Once I wore an artificial jwellery. i started suffering from itiching from that day. I was sufering from itiching in both the underarms, palms and it is spreading like anything. I am also suffering with little white discharge and due to that itiching around the vigina & inside anus is persisting a lot. Please help me. Female from INDIA
  • neha kalra23 Dec 2011
    i m suffering from psoriasis can it be cure /
  • NARESH KUMAR02 Dec 2011
    i have problem of Urticaria from last few year but still no proper medicine seted.if i take one tablet i will get relife upto 2-3 day i have this problem in night time