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Spring Skin Allergies: The Most Common Causes and How to Treat Them

Seasonal allergies manifest when the immune system reacts excessively to an allergen. Pollen, originating from trees, grasses, and weeds, is the primary trigger for spring skin allergies. These yellowish particles fertilize plants and are carried by the wind, insects, and birds. Spring allergies may lead to a range of skin issues, such as acne, rashes, itching, redness, inflammation, and swelling. Here's what you need to know about the potential triggers, as well as how to treat them.

Common Causes of Spring Skin Allergies

Spring and summer are seasons when various substances in the environment can trigger allergic skin reactions. Some of these substances include the following:

  • Pollen - Pollen is a common allergy trigger that typically starts in March and peaks in April when trees release their pollen
  • Mold - An increase in mold might occur after a rainy spring season since the environment provides the ideal conditions for its growth.
  • Heat or sweat - Certain skin allergies may arise due to biological factors triggered by warmer weather, like heat or sweat, leading to flare-ups of acne, hives, or eczema.

How To Treat Spring Skin Allergies

Consider Taking Allergy Medication

If you are experiencing itchiness from hives or hay fever, consider using over-the-counter medications containing diphenhydramine (like Benadryl®).

Avoid Your Allergy Triggers

To minimize pollen exposure, consider keeping your windows closed and wearing a hat and sunglasses when outdoors.

Consider Using a More Potent Hydrocortisone Cream

For stubborn rashes, consider using a more potent hydrocortisone or another steroid cream with a prescription from your doctor.

Visit a Dermatologist

If you have experimented with different medications annually and continue to experience seasonal allergies along with skin issues, it might be beneficial to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist.

Take a Skin Allergy Test and Get Treatment in South Miami, FL

Our board-certified dermatologists at Skin Center of South Miami can conduct skin tests to identify the specific allergens causing your symptoms. We can also help you select the right skincare products that are gentle on your skin.

Skin Center of South Miami provides a variety of personalized skin allergy treatment options, including hydrocortisone creams, corticosteroid creams, ointments, antihistamines, and allergy shots.

Schedule an appointment with us today by calling 305-740-6181.


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