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Allergic skin diseases

Allergic skin diseases

Allergic skin diseases are a condition characterized by an acquired allergy to a specific allergen. Patients often do not believe that they are allergic to a substance they have been exposed to for a long time. Meanwhile, it is after years of contact that we develop certain mechanisms responsible for sensitization phenomena.

Apart from the concept of allergy, there is a narrower term – “atopy”. Atopy is a family tendency to have a certain type of allergic reaction

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Allergic skin diseases: understanding, diagnosis and treatment

Allergic skin diseases are a group of diseases that result from an abnormal reaction of the immune system to various allergens. They can cause significant discomfort and affect patients’ quality of life. At Mediss Medical Clinic, we offer comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of these diseases, helping patients understand their ailments and effectively control them.

What are allergic skin diseases?

Allergic skin diseases are caused by reactions of the immune system to substances that normally do not cause a reaction in healthy people. Allergens such as pollen, house dust mites, animal dander, and certain foods can cause skin symptoms such as redness, itching, rashes, and swelling. The most common allergic skin diseases are atopic dermatitis (AD), urticaria, contact eczema and angioedema.

Indications for the diagnosis of allergic skin diseases

If you experience the following symptoms, it is worth consulting a doctor for a diagnosis:

  • Chronic itching: Persistent itching of the skin that does not go away despite the use of basic care products.
  • Rashes and redness: Frequent occurrence of rashes, redness, or spots on the skin.
  • Edema: Sudden swelling of the skin, especially of the face, lips, eyelids or limbs.
  • Blisters and scabs: The formation of blisters that can burst and form scabs.

Advantages of early diagnosis and treatment

Early diagnosis and treatment of allergic skin diseases bring many benefits:

  • Symptom Control: Effectively manage disease symptoms, which significantly improves patients’ quality of life.
  • Preventing complications: Avoiding more serious health complications such as skin infections.
  • Individual approach: Tailoring the therapy to the individual needs of the patient, which increases the effectiveness of treatment.

Diagnostic process at Mediss Medical Clinic

Diagnosis of allergic skin diseases at Mediss Medical Clinic includes several stages that aim to accurately identify the causes of the patient’s ailments:

  • Medical history: A detailed history of your medical history, lifestyle, diet, and exposure to potential allergens.
  • Physical examination: A thorough examination of the skin to assess skin lesions, their distribution and severity.
  • Allergy tests: Performing skin tests (e.g. prick tests, patch tests) and blood tests (e.g. IgE levels) to identify allergens.
  • Differential diagnosis: Rule out other possible causes of skin ailments, such as infections or autoimmune diseases.

Treatment of allergic skin diseases

Treatment of allergic skin diseases is usually multi-stage and tailored to the individual needs of the patient. At Mediss Medical Clinic, we use a variety of therapy methods to provide our patients with the best possible results:

  • Avoiding allergens: A key part of treatment is identifying and avoiding contact with allergens that cause symptoms.
  • Pharmacotherapy: The use of antihistamines, corticosteroids, immunomodulators, and emollients to relieve symptoms.
  • Topical Therapies: Application of ointments, creams, and lotions to the skin to reduce inflammation and itching.
  • Phototherapy: In some cases, we use UV irradiation, which can provide relief from severe skin lesions.
  • Patient Education: Educate patients about their condition, proper skin care, and how to avoid allergens.

Recovery and disease management

Recovery after treatment of allergic skin diseases depends on many factors, including the severity of the disease and the effectiveness of the treatment implemented. At Mediss Medical Clinic, we focus on long-term disease management, which includes:

  • Regular follow-up visits: Monitoring the patient’s health and adjusting the therapy if necessary.
  • Proper skin care: Daily care with the right cosmetics that moisturize and protect the skin.
  • Healthy lifestyle: Promoting a healthy lifestyle, including a proper diet and avoiding factors that may aggravate allergy symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can allergic skin diseases be completely cured?

Allergic skin diseases are usually chronic, but with the right therapy, you can effectively control the symptoms and prevent their recurrence.

  • Are allergy tests painful?

Allergy tests, such as skin tests, may cause minor discomfort, but they are usually not painful. Taking blood for testing is also a standard procedure.

  • Can diet affect the symptoms of skin allergies?

Yes, diet can affect the severity of skin allergy symptoms. It is worth avoiding foods that can cause allergic reactions.

  • Can natural treatments be used?

Some natural methods, such as aloe vera, coconut oil, or oats, can provide relief from symptoms, but it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor before using them.

Summary

Allergic skin diseases are serious conditions that can significantly affect patients’ quality of life. At Mediss Medical Clinic, we offer comprehensive diagnostics and treatment that allows you to effectively manage these ailments. Thanks to an individual approach, modern therapy methods and the commitment of our team, we help patients regain comfort and skin health. If you are experiencing symptoms of skin allergies, we invite you to contact us and use our services at Mediss Medical Clinic.

 

 

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doc. Aleksandra Okuniewska

doc. Aleksandra Okuniewska

Dermatology

A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. From 2007 to […]

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