Our experts specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of a variety of skin disorders including hives (urticaria), eczema (atopic dermatitis) and contact dermatitis. While not always the case, these skin conditions can have allergic triggers.
The symptoms for skin conditions may vary, but most commonly include:
- Red, itchy bumps (often raised) or rash
- Dry, inflamed skin
- Rough, chafed or blistered skin
You may notice patches of affected skin on your body, which usually indicates the area where the reaction originated. This area may move to other areas of the body or remain in a more centralized area. Much of this will depend on the cause of reaction.
The most frequent cause of skin disorders are:
- Insect bites
- Toiletries including makeup, detergent, perfumes and soap
- Exposure to cold or heat
Our experts will work with you to determine the cause and best treatment plan for your skin disorder. Treatment will often involve topical ointment or medication. Our allergy and immunology team may also suggest home remedies to help reduce discomfort and itchiness including over-the-counter moisturizers, warms baths and other techniques.