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Signs of skin allergies

Skin allergies are a common type of allergy that can occur and create a visible reaction. At the Skin Center of South Miami, our doctors see patients of all ages who present with allergic reactions that impact their appearance.

Patients experiencing a skin allergy may notice changes such as:

  • Eczema
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Hives

What causes skin allergies?

An allergy occurs when the body reacts negatively to a certain substance in the environment or that touches the skin. Some of the more common types of skin allergies might arise due to exposure to:

  • Dust mites
  • Certain dyes
  • Foods
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
  • Latex
  • Certain fragrances

In most situations, the symptoms of the skin allergy arises when there is direct contact with the substance with the skin, or the allergen has been inhaled or ingested. Along with skin changes, a patient with an allergy might also exhibit other symptoms including sneezing, congestion, runny nose, and headaches.

How do I know if I have a skin allergy?

If you develop hives, a rash, or any changes in the skin, it is important to get a proper diagnosis from a dermatologist. Our doctors at the Skin Center of South Miami can evaluate the skin and determine if the reaction is due to an allergy or other condition. Dermatologists have the training and experience to distinguish one condition from another, which many general practitioners are unable to do. This is why working with a dermatologist who specializes in these conditions will ensure the right diagnosis and allow patients to choose a treatment option that will work in treating the skin.

Do you suspect skin allergies?

In order to get a proper diagnosis and find an effective treatment, patients need to connect with a dermatologist. The doctors of the Skin Center of South Miami are available to assist individuals in determining the cause of their skin allergies and find a solution that works at controlling hives, rashes, and itching. Call the office at (305) 740-6181 to request an appointment at our facility in Suite 110 at 7800 SW 57th Avenue. We are committed to helping both new and current patients with their skincare needs.

 

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