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skin Allergies

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Skin Allergies
Allergies of the skin is one of the most common problems seen by the allergist, and it is one of the most debilitating problems experienced by patients. From hives to swelling, and eczema to drug and medication rashes, skin allergies are explained in well in these easy to understand articles.

There are many types of itchy skin allergies and rashes. However, not all rashes that itch are related to skin allergies. The following are the most common types of allergic skin rashes.

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Atopic dermatitis frequently occurs in young children, although they may start in young adults, and can continue into adult life.


The rash of atopic dermatitis, often called eczema, occurs where a person scratches. In infancy, the rash occurs on the chest, cheeks and scalp, where the child is able to scratch. Older children and adult typically have the rash in the skin folds of the elbows and behind the knees, although it may also occur on the face, neck, hands, feet and back.

The rash is red, often flakes or oozes, and has small blisters or bumps. There are often excoriations, or areas of broken skin, from aggressive scratching.

Posted on : Monday, May 11, 2009 6:58 PM
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It was fantastic article.
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