ALLERGIC RASHES AND ECZEMA
Diagnostics and management of common allergic rashes including eczema, hives and allergic contact dermatitis
Inhalant skin testing and pediatric patch testing available.
HIVES AND ANGIOEDEMA
Urticaria (hives) are red, itchy, raised areas of the skin that are different sizes and appear anywhere on your body. Most go away in a few days (acute hives), but in some cases they last months to even years (chronic hives).
Angioedema is a swelling of the deeper layers of the skin that sometimes occurs with hives. Angioedema may not be red or itchy. The areas often involved are the eyelids, lips, tongue, hands and feet.
ECZEMA (ATOPIC DERMATITIS)
This is a chronic or recurrent skin disease. In some cases, it can indicate that a child may later develop other allergic conditions.
Food allergy may be seen in approximately 30% of patients with eczema. However, food allergy is hardly ever the cause of this rash. Food skin testing is not advised.
This is a skin reaction that occurs when you touch or come in close contact with substances to which you are allergic. The substances that cause this reaction are referred to as allergens and can be an ingredient in your shampoo, soap, makeup, aftershave, jewelry, medication or your clothing. Patch testing is helpful in this evaluation.