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Skin Conditions

Our immunology 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 are typically caused by some sort of allergic reaction.

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
  • Allergies
  • Toiletries including makeup, detergent, perfumes and soap
  • Stress
  • Plants
  • Climate change (exposure to cold or heat)

Our team 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 immunology team may also suggest home remedies to help reduce discomfort and itchiness including over-the-counter moisturizers, warms baths and other techniques.