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Skin allergy treatment methods

 Skin allergy is an irritation of the skin caused by exposure to a specific substance that is often harmless in nature, such as some types of food, pollen, latex and many others, and this occurs as a result of the immune system's abnormal response to the allergen, and an unusual reaction occurs When a person is exposed to or touches it, that is, the immune system reacts to it as if it were a foreign body, and this reaction is represented by the appearance of some symptoms such as rash, itching, burning, and redness of the skin, in addition to the possibility of the appearance of bumps and swelling, and the time of the symptoms onset ranges between two hours to ten Days after touching the allergen to the body, and it should be noted that the emergence of skin sensitivity may require exposure and contact with the cause more than once in most cases, and there are several types of skin allergies, which are eczema, contact dermatitis, rashes, angioedema, and urticaria.

Allergy skin treatment:

As the treatment plan for skin allergies has two main axes: They are avoiding contact or exposure to the allergen if identified, in addition to trying to alleviate the symptoms associated with the allergy using the available treatment options. Such as medications and creams, and it can be said that the treatment plan followed in cases of skin sensitivity depends on the nature of the problem itself and the cause of the allergic reaction, and the following is an illustrative statement of the treatment options used for various types of skin sensitivity.


Eczema is a non-infectious type of skin allergy represented by swelling of the skin, and eczema is often accompanied by dry skin and itching, in addition to the appearance of rashes, so that these symptoms appear in different areas of the body; Such as the face, hands, feet, and an area inside the elbows and the knee from behind, and areas affected by eczema may increase in swelling and redness when itching or scratching the skin, and in fact, the exact cause of eczema is not known, and it is believed that this condition may be attributed to genetic and environmental factors, It is noteworthy that eczema is classified as a long-term disease, and its symptoms may improve or worsen over time, and it must be emphasized that it is not possible to achieve a complete recovery from eczema disease, and the treatments used aim to restore and treat the parts of the skin affected by eczema, in addition to preventing irritation The symptoms worsen, and in general the suggested treatment plan for eczema depends on the age, health condition, and symptoms he suffers from.

Tips and advice for treating eczema:

There are some home treatment tips that a specialist may recommend to reduce the need for the sufferer to take prescription drugs to dispense:

  1.  Avoid scratching or scratching the skin. Especially the parts of the skin where the rash appears.
  2. Keep your nails trimmed frequently. Wear gloves before bed if the person suffers from scratching or itching at night.
  3.  Avoid everything that worsens the symptoms.
  4. Moisturizing the skin on an average of two to three times a day, using emollients such as Vaseline, and here it is worth noting that the moisturizers used must be free of alcohol, perfumes, dyes, and any chemicals that may cause skin irritation.

Use of home humidifiers.

Bathing with body lotion and gentle cleansers instead of regular soap, and it is preferable to shower with lukewarm water for a suitable period of time, and it is also recommended to apply moisturizing creams directly to the skin immediately after the completion of the shower, in order to keep the skin as moist as possible. Avoid peeling or over drying the skin.

Contact dermatitis:

Contact dermatitis is a non-infectious type of skin infection represented by the appearance of a rash as a result of an allergic reaction resulting from direct contact with a specific substance, and contact dermatitis causes a feeling of anxiety and discomfort, and the appearance of a red rash accompanied by itching, and by talking about the treatment of contact dermatitis, the treatment The optimum is to identify the cause of the inflammation and avoid it, in order to enable the patient to recover, and the rash usually disappears within two weeks to one month.

Tips and advice:

 Here is a summary of some other home remedies and tips that help reduce infection symptoms:

  1.  Avoid irritants or allergens, as is the case with all allergies.
  2. Wash and dry hands well and gently, and use moisturizers regularly. Trimming the nails frequently, to avoid getting any nicks or cuts.
  3.  Wearing gloves or covering the affected area with a bandage to reduce its exposure to damage. Showers with warm water, and repeat the application of cold and wet compresses for a quarter to half an hour daily.
  4. Apply an anti-itch cream or lotion to the affected area of ​​contact dermatitis, and there are over-the-counter varieties available that contain 1% or more of hydrocortisone, and it should be mentioned that this helps relieve the itching temporarily.


Where angioedema is the formation of swellings in the inner layers of the skin, and in many cases it develops in the soft tissues; Such as the mouth, genital areas, and eyelids, and the appearance of angioedema is usually associated with urticaria, and angioedema can be classified according to the duration of its persistence into two types. Acute and chronic angioedema lasts for minutes to hours and is usually attributed to eating foods or using certain drugs, as for chronic angioedema, which extends for a long period of time and often there is no specific cause for this condition, and the treatment plan for angioedema depends on the cause, and often Angioedema is treated at home, but severe cases are treated in the hospital.


It is the appearance of bumps or plaques of varying sizes and is swollen and tends to be bright red, and their appearance is accompanied by a burning itching of the person, and it is worth noting that the symptoms of urticaria may affect any location of the body, including the lips, ears, tongue, and throat, And about the causes, urticaria may be due to the allergen, or it may occur for other unknown reasons.

 Tips and advice:

Where most cases of hives recover within two weeks without undergoing specific treatment, but there are some measures that may help alleviate the condition, and they are summarized as follows:

  1. Avoiding exposure to factors that may worsen the condition. Such as drinking alcohol, eating spicy foods, and being exposed to high temperatures.
  2.  Avoid using medicines from the well-known group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin, as they have a negative effect in worsening the symptoms of urticaria.