HELP!
MY ALLERGIES ARE STARTING TO AFFECT MY SKIN

It’s worth re-stating: Skin is the #1 site of allergy manifestations. The main types of itchy allergic skin rashes that you will discover in this section are contact dermatitis, hives and atopic eczema.

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What does an allergic reaction look like on the skin?

This depends on the type of reaction. Hives look like raised red bumps on the skin. Contact dermatitis is a red, scaling rash, sometimes with blisters and oozing. Eczema consists of patches of red, dry skin often with visible scratch marks. More subtle allergic-like reactions may consist of a blotchy red patches on the skin.


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What can I do about an allergic reaction rash?

Cool and soothe skin with Thermal Spring Water. Then reinforce your skin’s barrier with a hypoallergenic moisturizer. This will help protect from contact allergens such as pollen or laundry detergents. If allergic reaction rashes are a recurring problem for you, consider making an appointment with an allergist for skin prick testing or patch testing to pinpoint your allergies.


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What does it mean if I have itchy skin with no rash?

You may have sensitive skin. Unlike skin allergy, which causes a visible allergic reaction rash, sensitive skin often shows no visible signs. People with sensitive skin experience itching, pulling, prickling, burning, and stinging sensations all the time or in response to internal and external trigger factors, such as UV, temperature changes, harsh cosmetics, hormonal fluctuations, etc.


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How long does an allergic skin reaction last?

This depends on the type of reaction. Urticaria (hives) should last no more than 24 hours. Contact dermatitis can take weeks to fade. Eczema is a chronic condition that needs to be managed over the course of years. More subtle allergic-like reactions (itching, burning sensations) can be rapidly soothed with a thermal water spray and hypoallergenic barrier cream.


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TRUE
OR FALSE

ALCOHOL CAN MAKE
YOUR ALLERGIES WORSE.

TRUE

Alcohol is a potential cause of skin allergy. In fact, scientists have shown that alcohol can make any allergic reaction worse, whether it’s asthma, allergic rhinitis, or different kinds of skin rash. It is partly due to the histamine and sulphites molecules contained in these alcoholic beverages.
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DIY RECIPEES ARE
BANNED FOR SENSITIVE SKINS.

TRUE

Fun though it may be, raiding your kitchen cupboards and concocting your very own skin treatments is a recipe for reactions if you have allergic-type skin. Indeed, many natural ingredients can be highly irritant.
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YOUR MAKE-UP BRUSH
CAN GIVE YOU ALLERGIES.

TRUE

Make-up brushes and applicators can be real dust and allergy traps, so need to be washed regularly. Clean your brushes with hypoallergenic soap, or make-up brush cleanser to get a clean bill of health.
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FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
ARE NEVER ALLERGENIC.

FALSE

Certain fruits and vegetables contain high levels of compounds called salicylates(related to aspirin). In salicylate-sensitive individuals, foods rich in these compounds can actually make allergic symptoms such as hay fever, asthma, eczema and skin reactions worse.
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HELP! 

MY ALLERGIES ARE STARTING TO AFFECT MY SKIN

You will also learn about the most important allergic conditions affecting other parts of the body, such as allergic conjunctivitis, rhinitis, asthma and food allergies. It is worth noting that 80% of all allergies have on-skin manifestations (ie. in the form of itchy rashes)*. For example, a food allergy or seasonal pollen allergy can bring you out in intensely itchy hives.

These articles are full of tips about how to avoid allergic reactions as everyday factors like the way we clean our homes, the amount of alcohol we drink and our stress levels can all affect allergic reactions. 

We’ll also share our expert recommendations to instantly soothe reactions with over-the-counter pharmacy solutions, and explain when it’s time to seek medical help. 
*Allergic or intolerant skin profiling. France and Germany. A+A. February 2009

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The information displayed here is intended for general educational purposes only and should not in any case be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any medical question.