For hives and angioedema, doctors might prescribe antihistamines to stop reactions and may help the patient devise a strategy to stay away from the allergen that’s causing the adverse response. In the case of chronic angioedema or hives, it’s imperative to understand the triggers of the allergy and learn how to avoid them.
When the patient is dealing with allergic contact dermatitis, the best skin allergy treatment is limiting exposure to the allergen. Still, if this fails, the troublesome compound should be removed from the skin’s surface with water and soap. Cool compresses and lotion may relieve the pain, and healthcare experts may administer antihistamines or cortisone medicine to speed up the skin’s healing process.
Like in the case of most allergies, patient education is the best treatment. Here, at the Miami Allergy and Immunology Center, healthcare providers know this and aim to create a treatment/management plan that caters to the patient’s individual needs and lifestyle.