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Are skin allergies hereditary?
Are skin allergies hereditary?

Homeopathy treatment for Skin Allergy

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Worldwide, skin allergies occur with a lifetime prevalence of 20%. (Source: World Health Organization) Skin allergies are not hereditary, but they may result from an inherited tendency to develop skin reactions. It is more likely that if one has a family history of allergies, they will have an increased risk of developing skin allergies than someone who does not have this history.

What are the other factors that can cause skin allergy?

There are several potential causes of skin allergies. The most common reasons are as follows:

  • Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is one of the most common causes of skin allergies. The rash can range from red and inflamed to weepy, oozy lesions, depending on what triggered your body’s defense system. It typically occurs after touching something like latex products. These cause an immune response when they come into direct contact with our bodies. It can be through:

  • Wearing gloves while working around hazardous materials
  • Beauty supplies containing any sort of irritant ingredients
  • Dyes found inside lacquered wood furniture.
  • Medications

If you're taking any medications, it's essential to know their side-effects and allergic reactions. Certain antibiotics can cause photosensitivity. This is similar to a sunburn in appearance. There are no symptoms at times as you may not see an instant reaction

Mild cases may only result in an increased sensitivity to light-induced burns or other minor problems such as pain. More severe cases lead to serious health issues like skin cancer!

  • Infections

Nowadays, it is not uncommon for people to develop rashes due to infections by bacteria or viruses. Rashes caused by these microorganisms can vary in appearance. This depends on the type of infection. For instance, candidiasis (a common fungal infection) produces an irritating skin disease that usually appears only where there are many folds around your fingers and toes! To avoid any future outbreaks, make sure you see a doctor. So, he/she can properly diagnose and treat accordingly.

Are skin allergies hereditary?

What are the symptoms of skin allergy?

Symptoms of skin allergies include:

-Rash

-Hives

-Itchy skin

-Swelling in your face or throat, which can affect breathing

-Red patches of itchy bumps on your skin

How do I know if I have a skin allergy?

If you've experienced any of the symptoms listed above, you might want to get checked out by your doctor. Your doctor will diagnose you based on a couple of things. First, they'll want to know if you've experienced an allergy before and how you treated it. Next, they might order a skin prick or scratch test to determine what is causing the reaction. If you’re allergic to specific allergens, then there are treatments you can try to clear up the issue.

Can I prevent an allergy?

If you're worried about developing an allergy in the future, there are things you can do that could lower your chances. Check with your doctor or allergist before trying any of these options:

-Take medication: If your doctor prescribes you allergy medicines, take them as directed and follow the instructions on how to use each one.

-Exercise regularly: Exercise has been found to strengthen the immune system and lower allergy symptoms.

-Eat right: Make sure that your diet provides all the essential nutrients.

-Drink plenty of water: Proper hydration is always good for your body.

-Keep your home clean: Make sure you keep pets out of the bedroom, vacuum frequently, and make sure to dry all laundry on high heat.

-Wear gloves or cover your hands when gardening or doing anything with dirt.

-Always carry emergency medication with you: If you find that a particular substance triggers allergy symptoms, keep antihistamines with you at all times.

And if these steps don't stop your symptoms, talk to a doctor because other options are available.

What are the treatments for skin allergy?

If treating the symptoms of an allergy is not enough, here are a few different treatment options you can try.

-Medications: There are several different types, but these work to block your immune system's response to what it perceives as danger.

-Desensitization therapy: You get increasing doses of a specific allergen so that your body is less sensitive to it.

-Allergy shots: Over time, these injections with tiny doses of an allergen can help you build up a tolerance.

-Topical medication: This type of medicine includes creams or ointments that you put directly on the skin to relieve allergy symptoms.

If you see no change in your condition even after trying all conventional treatment methods, you can try homeopathy.

How can homeopathic treatment help with skin allergy?

Homeopathic skin allergy treatment can help alleviate symptoms like itchiness, dryness, rashes, skin eruptions, etc. You can visit Dr Batra's® Healthcare for skin allergy treatment in homeopathy. Our homeopathic doctors provide the best homeopathy treatment for skin allergies, eczema, hives, and other skin allergies. One can get relief from itching, rashes, etc., with the help of natural remedies.  We provide customized treatment for hereditary skin allergies. You can take Dr Batra's® Allergone test and get your allergy score.

For more details, book an appointment now!

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