There are a number of different skin conditions that can be set off by allergies such hives (urticaria), eczema (atopic dermatitis), and contact dermatitis (chemical reactivity on the skin). All of these conditions are irritating and they can cause unwelcome changes in the skin’s overall appearance.
Skin Allergy Testing
There are specific tests that we do for these different conditions including the environmental allergy skin tests, the chemical patch tests, also in some cases a blood test can identify a systemic condition that may be causing the skin problem.
The William Storms Allergy Clinic has multiple types of tests that can be done to identify the cause of your rash:
- Inhalant skin tests (animal dander’s, dust mite, pollens, molds, etc.)
- Food allergy skin tests
- Chemical patch testing (for clothing, hair products, skin products/lotions, etc.)
- Metal patch testing (for jewelry, metal implants, etc.)
Skin Allergy Treatment
With these various tests, we can frequently find some causative factor and by avoiding that factor, your skin problems will improve.
For chronic urticaria, there is an injectable product called Xolair, which has been very helpful. For chronic moderate to severe eczema, there is another injectable called Dupixent.
Let us diagnose and treat your skin allergies, request an appointment online or call if you have any questions, (719) 955-6000.