Rashes happen from time to time; however, rashes that don’t go away could be skin allergies.
What are the Most Common Allergic Reaction Rash?
Skin allergies are the most common allergies in Babies children. The second most common is food. Respiratory allergies that are more common among older children, is the third most common.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that the cases of skin and food allergies have increased in the past 10 years. Allergies are one of the most common medical conditions; however, at an early age, allergies can interfere with a child’s physical and emotional health.
About 1 in 10 kids develops eczema. Eczema, which is also called atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition that characterized by red rashes that itch. It often appears in children whose ages 1 to 5. Food allergies or environmental pollutants will cause eczema; however, in some cases no cause is found.
How to Treat Eczema?
Standard treatment is basically depends on avoiding allergens and applying ointments and moisturizers. In extreme cases, your baby may require prescription medication. See your doctor if you suspect allergies. An allergist will help identify which allergens to avoid or which foods to eliminate.
Allergic contact dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is a rash appears immediately after touching an irritating substance. If your baby or child develops an allergy to a substance, then he or she may have allergic contact dermatitis. The skin will look scaly, blister, or appear leathery from frequent exposure. See your doctor if you suspect that your baby’s skin is allergic. He can help identify the cause so it can be avoided.
How to Treat Allergic Contact Dermatitis?
- Applying prescription steroid cream
- Avoiding the irritant
- Healing skin with medications
- Taking antihistamines to relieve itching
Hives are a severe allergic reaction appear as red bumps or welts after coming in contact with the allergen. Unlike other skin allergies, hives don’t have dryness and can appear anywhere on the body. Some other symptoms can show as breathing difficulties or a swollen mouth and face. You need to Seek medical attention immediately if these symptoms happen with hives.
How to Treat Hives?
In most cases, hives go away on their own, as long as you avoid the allergen. Your doctor can suggest taking an antihistamine to treat or prevent hives.
What’s Causing Skin Allergies?
Allergies develop when the body negatively reacts to certain substances. These include, but aren’t limited to:
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
In some cases, skin allergy signs show up when the skin comes into direct contact with an external substance. In other cases, the allergen can be ingested or inhaled. Symptoms may also appear in conjunction with other types of allergy symptoms, such as headaches, congestion, sneezing, and runny nose.
How to find out what your baby is allergic to?
Sometimes all the doctor needs to do is take a good history to help decide what your baby should avoid. A good history is where your doctor listens to your concerns, ideas, and expectations. Your baby’s history can be enough for the doctor to help suggest what to eliminate first.
If there is a need for a test for allergies is needed, the doctor will usually do a patch test, or a skin prick test. The process will involve the introduction of small amounts of allergens into the skin. If a reaction occurs, then your baby may have an allergy to the substance. Your doctor will use various substances based on environment and family history. Sometimes a blood test is used for diagnosis; however, these may be less accurate, particularly in very young children.
Not all skin reactions are allergic reactions. The doctor will help determine the cause of your baby’s skin reaction.