Skin Allergy



Something touches your skin, and your immune system thinks it's under attack. It overreacts and sends antibodies to help fight the invader, called an allergen. The result is a red, itchy rash where the substance landed.

People who have allergies react to things that wouldn't bother most others.Anything from plants like poison ivy to dyes and fragrances found in everyday products might be allergens.
The most common causes of skin allergies include:

  • Nickel, a metal used in jewelry and snaps on jeans, makeup, lotions, soaps, and shampoos
  • Sunscreens and bug sprays
  • Medications you put on your skin, like antibiotics or anti-itch creams
  • Fragrances
  • Cleaning products
  • Plants, including poison ivy
  • Latex, which is used in stretchy things like plastic gloves, elastic in clothing, condoms, and balloons
  • Chemicals

If scratched, dry patches of skin and open sores with crusts may develop and may get infected. Patches of chronically itchy, dry, thickened skin, usually on the hands, neck, face, and legs (but it can occur anywhere). In children, the inner creases of the knees and elbows are often involved.




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