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Skin Allergies

Skin allergies encompass a wide range of conditions where the skin reacts adversely to certain substances, leading to irritation, inflammation, or more severe allergic reactions. Various factors can trigger these allergies, including contact with certain materials, plants, cosmetics, medications, or even specific foods. Skin allergies can manifest in different forms:

  1. Contact Dermatitis: This occurs when the skin comes into direct contact with an allergen or irritant, leading to redness, itching, and sometimes blistering or oozing of the skin.

  2. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema): A chronic condition characterized by dry, itchy, inflamed skin that often appears in patches, commonly found in individuals with a family history of allergies.

  3. Hives (Urticaria): Raised, red, itchy welts on the skin that can appear suddenly and disappear within hours, often caused by allergic reactions to food, medications, or other allergens.


Seeking treatment from a board-certified allergist at the Maryland Allergy and Asthma Center can be highly beneficial for individuals experiencing skin allergies:

  1. Accurate Diagnosis: Our allergist specializes in identifying specific triggers causing skin allergies through detailed evaluations, including patch testing or skin prick tests.

  2. Customized Treatment Plans: Tailored treatment plans address the individual's allergic reactions, which may involve medication, topical treatments, lifestyle adjustments, or allergen avoidance strategies.

  3. Long-Term Management: Our team provides comprehensive guidance on managing and controlling skin allergies, aiming for long-term relief and improved quality of life.

  4. Prevention Strategies: Understanding triggers and learning preventive measures can significantly reduce the frequency and severity of skin allergy outbreaks.


Don't let skin allergies disrupt your daily life or affect your skin health. Contact us to discover effective ways to manage and find relief from skin allergies.

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