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Having skin allergy. What cure should be done?

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Posted Sat, 18 Aug 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Harish Naik 1 hour later
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It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
It will be nice if you elaborate the symptoms like the site and rash how does it look etc.
In case of allergies cause should be traced and treated. Symptomatic treatment will not be much of help.
It will be great if you can recall something that you have come across that might be responsible for this.
your symptoms might be due to contact dermatitis, a itchy rash caused by things your skin touches, such as: cosmetics, soaps, and detergents, dyes and other chemicals in clothing, rubber gloves, shampoos, antibiotics such as neomycin rubbed on the surface of the skin or any plants. In your case i think it might be seat in the hall or the cloths or the jacket. or due to sensitivity to sun.
Treatment for both includes washing with lots of water to remove any traces of the irritant that may remain on the skin. You should avoid further exposure to known irritants or allergens. In some cases, the best treatment is to do nothing to the area. I advice you not to scratch it as result in secondary infection.
Emollients or moisturizers help keep the skin moist, and also help skin repair itself. They protect the skin from becoming inflamed again. They are a key part of preventing and treating contact dermatitis.
Corticosteroid skin creams or ointments may reduce inflammation. Overuse, even of low-strength over-the-counter products, may cause a skin condition should be used with caution.
Oral antihistamines will be of good aid in reducing the itching. Use sunscreen frequently and liberally when you are going out. Select a broad spectrum product, one that provides protection against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation and with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15.
I advice you to follow this for a week, observe for any improvement. If doesn't help i advice you to see Immunologists and Allergy Specialists identify the subject responsible for causing it.
Hope I have provided the information you needed.
Wish you good health. Take care.
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