What are Skin Allergies?

What are Skin Allergies?

Skin allergies accompanied by red, bumpy and itchy skin can be quite irritating and painful. Although it is not a fatal condition, skin rashes can cause excessive emotional stress leading many people into social isolation and even depression. 

Several factors can cause skin allergies. These include infections, allergic reactions to certain medications and immune system disorders. Besides, diseases such as chicken pox cause rashes across the body. 

If you live in Powai and your skin condition is caused by an allergy, seek immediate help from the best skin specialists/doctors in Powai, Mumbai. It is important to get treatment as fast as possible to prevent it from getting worse. 

Dr. Pallavi Sule is one of the leading and trusted dermatologists in Powai and Mumbai. Contact us for more details. 

Before discussing skin allergy treatment, it is important to know about skin allergy causes and symptoms. 

Skin Allergy Causes

 Common skin rashes include the following:


Eczema affects adults and children alike. Common symptoms of Eczema are red, dry, itchy and irritated skin. Sometimes, patients may have fluid-filled small bumps on the skin as a result of infection. Patients with Eczema condition generally will have a family history of skin allergies. 


Hives also referred to as urticaria, pop up on the skin in the form of red bumps. There are two types of hives, acute and chronic urticaria. This acute type of skin condition is caused due to infection or allergens; however, the cause of the chronic type is still unknown. 

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis, as the name indicates, occurs when the skin comes in contact with an irritant or allergen. The condition can be caused by different things like soaps, shampoos, metals, perfumes, jewellery, nail polish, latex gloves etc. Rashes, itching, blisters and burning sensation are some of the symptoms of contact dermatitis. 

Pityriasis Rosea

 Pityriasis Rosea is a mild type of skin rash which starts with a scaly patch of skin on the back or chest of the patient. Sometimes the pink patch of skin increases and will become inflamed and red. The exact cause of this condition is not known. Body parts such as the back, neck, chest, abdomen, legs and arms are usually affected by the condition. 

Granuloma annulare and lichen planus are other conditions that cause rashes across the body. 

Skin Allergy Symptoms

The most common allergy symptoms are listed below.

  • Rash
  • Itching 
  • Redness 
  • Swelling 
  • Elevated bumps 
  • Flaky skin
  • Cracked skin

Patients with skin allergies may experience all these symptoms or a combination of symptoms. Also, symptoms may differ when patients are exposed to the trigger a second time. Dermatologists often look at symptoms to determine different types of skin allergies. 

How to Treat Skin Allergies?

One of the first things the dermatologist will advise is to avoid scratching the skin as it makes the rashes more severe. 

Secondly, the doctor will recommend following treatments depending on the type of skin condition and the symptoms :

  1. Anti allergy medications like histamines , steroids and or antibiotics. Depends on the intensity of the rash .
  2. Topical application of calamine based lotions or steroidal creams at times immunomodulators also help
  1. It is important to keep skin moisturised at all times 
  2. Contact allergan has to be eliminated Incase of food allergies, specific foods to be avoided Food allergy test can be performed.

Injectable biological therapy plus antibiotics for skin allergy are also advised as part of the treatment. 

It is highly recommended to consult experienced and trusted dermatologists for skin allergy treatment. Do not follow treatment methods on your own as it can worsen the skin condition.

Best Skin Clinic in Powai, Mumbai

Dr. Pallavi Sule is one of the leading cosmetologists with vast experience in the diagnosis and effective treatment of different skin problems. To know more about skin procedures, treatment options and fees, contact us at any time or visit Dr. Pallavi Sule Clinic in Powai.

Book an appointment today with Dr. Pallavi Sule for the best skin allergy treatment in Powai, Mumbai

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