Skin Allergy Specialist

Allergy and Asthma Specialist Doctors, Inc.

Allergy Specialists located in West Covina, CA & Pasadena, CA

Any red, itchy, or painful rash on the skin may develop from a skin allergy. Finding the underlying cause is the best way to get long-term relief. Claire Smigiel, MD, Erica Chen, MD, and the team at Allergy and Asthma Specialist Doctors, Inc., in Pasadena and West Covina, California, offer comprehensive allergy testing to find the cause of your skin allergy. To schedule a consultation with a team of qualified allergy specialists, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Skin Allergy Q & A

What is a skin allergy?

Many conditions affect the look of your skin and cause various types of red, bumpy, itchy, or painful rashes, including allergies to a chemical, plant, food, or medication.

When it comes to treating a skin allergy, it’s important to find the underlying trigger for your symptoms. Allergy and Asthma Specialist Doctors, Inc., offers comprehensive allergy testing and helps you get the answers you need.  

What are skin allergy conditions?

Certain skin conditions develop from allergies.

Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition causing dry, red, irritated, and itchy patches of skin. People with eczema often suffer from food allergies, asthma, or nasal allergies. 

Hives

Hives cause inflammation of the skin from an immune system reaction that triggers the release of histamine. Hives may be acute or chronic. Allergies are a common cause of acute hives.

Allergic contact dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis causes a reaction when your skin touches an allergen. Common reasons for this type of skin allergy include jewelry, poison ivy, and detergents. 

Angioedema

Angioedema causes swelling in the deep layers of your skin, often affecting the eyelids and lips, but may occur anywhere. Angioedema usually occurs with hives.

Because of the swelling, angioedema is a serious health condition and requires emergency medical care. 

What happens during skin allergy testing?

The providers at Allergy and Asthma Specialist Doctors, Inc., want nothing more than for you to get relief from your skin allergy symptoms. They conduct comprehensive allergy testing to find the root cause of your symptoms to help you get long-term relief.

Allergy and Asthma Specialist Doctors, Inc., offers comprehensive allergy testing for chemicals, foods, materials, dyes, and other environmental allergens that may cause skin allergies. 

How is a skin allergy treated?

Allergy and Asthma Specialist Doctors, Inc., creates personalized treatment plans based on the severity of your skin allergy symptoms and the underlying causes.

Your provider may recommend topical or oral medication to reduce itching and swelling. They also talk to you about your allergy and how to avoid the allergen to reduce flare-ups.

For moderate-to-severe symptoms, your provider may talk to you about new biologic medication that may reduce symptoms and the frequency of your flare-ups. 

For expert care of your skin allergy, call Allergy and Asthma Specialist Doctors, Inc., or book an appointment online today.