Skin allergy test in Crystal Lake IL reveals different types of skin allergies

Skin allergy test in Crystal Lake IL reveals different types of skin allergies

Skin allergies can be frustrating and are often itchy. The most common types of skin allergies are explained below.

  • Hives

Hives are not long lasting. They cause rashes, welts, or bumps on the skin. They can be painful, itchy, and even have pus in acute cases. Hives can be brought on by allergens such as insect bites, foods like peanuts, and even certain medications. Sometimes, hives are a result of contact dermatitis.

  • Contact Dermatitis

This is the most common form of skin allergies. It can be brought on by just about anything; from your soap, pollen and even the sun.

Airborne contact dermatitis is caused by pollen in the air or other particles. There is another form called photo-allergic contact dermatitis which is caused by extreme reactions to sun.

  • Eczema

Almost 11 percent of Americans suffer from eczema in one form of another. It usually manifests during the early years in childhood. This skin allergy is still a mystery to the experts. There is no definite cause or treatment for eczema, also referred to as atopic dermatitis. However, scientists claim that certain substances like household cleaning agents, dust, pollen, or animal dander can trigger it.

Indications that you have a skin allergy

It is very easy to tell if you have a skin allergy or not. You might show symptoms like bumps, dryness, itchiness, flaky or scaly skin, blisters, and burning, among other issues. Symptoms can be as mild as a slight redness to your skin.

Skin Allergy triggers

There are a lot of allergens in the everyday items we use. A few examples are:

  • Beauty and Personal products

Fragrances used in perfumes, lotions, sunscreen, soaps, etc. can make your skin burst out in rashes.

  • Metals

Nickel found in belts, bra hooks, and zippers is one of the most common causes of contact dermatitis.

  • Household Items

Cleaning agents and items with latex such as baby bottles and balloons can give you a skin allergy reaction

  • Plants

Urushiol oil commonly found in poison ivy, sumac, and oak can give you a rash.

Almost any one of the everyday items we use can bring about a reaction on the skin. In case of symptoms, consider having a skin allergy test in Crystal Lake, IL from a skin care medical professional.

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Amy Schack, a distinguished board-certified Physician Associate, brings a wealth of expertise to patient care. Specializing in allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, and rashes, Amy is renowned for her commitment to excellence and compassionate approach. With a background in immediate care and orthopedics, she holds a Master's in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. A member of esteemed professional associations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Amy Schack instills confidence, ensuring you can trust her unwavering dedication to your health and well-being.

Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, Ascension Health, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.