Allergies

Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions can appear as bumpy, red, itchy skin, and painful. The common causes of allergic reactions can be related to exposure to certain foods, medication, or plants. If you are not sure what is causing your allergic reactions please visit your dermatologist to diagnose and treat your condition.

Hives

Hives (also known as Urticaria) is an outbreak that appears as welts or pale red bumps on the skin. There are several types of hives such as:

Acute Urticaria: The common causes are medications, infections and foods. Symptoms may include muscle soreness, diarrhea, shortness of breath, and vomiting.

Chronic Urticaria: The common causes are hepatitis, infection, thyroid ,or cancer. Chronic Urticaria may also affect organs like the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and muscles. Symptoms may include muscle soreness, diarrhea, shortness of breath, and vomiting.

Dermatographism: This type of hive-like reaction forms after a skin has been exposed to pressure or scratching of the skin.