Skin irritations are caused by many factors and these factors may include heat, medications, infections and immune system disorders. When an allergen is accountable for triggering an immune system response, the irritation is an allergic skin condition. Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when skin comes in direct contact with an allergen. For example, if you are allergic to nickel and your skin comes in contact with it even with jewellery made with a small amount of nickel; your skin may develop scaly, itchy, swollen, and bumpy at the point of contact. There are many types of skin allergies and rashes that are itchy. However, not all rashes that itch are related to skin allergies. Rohit Batra’s skin clinic in Delhi provides treatment for various types of skin allergies. Skin laser treatment in Delhi is offered by advanced techniques and methods with the help of best skin specialists.
The following are the most common types of allergic skin rashes:-
- Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)Atopic dermatitis occurs mostly in young children, although it can happen in young adults, and can continue into adult life. The rash of atopic dermatitis, known as eczema, occurs when a person scratches. The rash is often red, often flakes or oozes, and has small blisters or bumps. In infancy, the rash can appear on the chest, cheeks and scalp, where the child is able to scratch. Adults can have the rash in the skin folds of the elbows and behind the knees and can also occur on the neck, hands, feet and back.
- Urticaria (Hives) and Angioedema (Swelling)Urticaria also known as hives, is an itchy rash that can occur at any age. This rash appears as red bumps of various shapes and sizes, and may last for only minutes to hours. It can be very itchy and can make a person scratch so much that it starts bleeding. The swelling that sometimes goes along with hives is called angioedema, and often involves the lips, the eyes, and the hands and feet. Angioedema is tends to burn, sting or cause a tingling sensation. Sometimes severe swelling can block the ability to breathe and can be dangerous and even-life threatening.
- Contact DermatitisContact dermatitis is caused from skin contact by a substance that causes a rash-like reaction. People may react to variety of chemicals, hair dyes, metals, topical medications and dental materials. A rash of contact dermatitis may look like atopic dermatitis, but is typically located in the area of contact with the offending chemical. It happens mostly on the eyelids, neck, hands and feet.
- Itching Without a RashIt’s a common problem that an itching may happen without any rash being present. When itching is limited to a certain area of the body, the most likely reason is a disease process limited to the skin. The area of the body that itches often gives a big clue as to the cause of the itching. Moreover, many medications can cause itching, particularly pain medications like codeine and morphine.