Rash

A rash is a temporary skin condition in which the skin may look red, swollen and may feel itchy. Rashes are a common symptom of an allergy that may occur when you come in contact with an allergen. There are several types of allergic rashes:

  • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Hives

A wide range of allergens can cause a rash. Some of the common allergens are:

  • Foods such as peanuts, shellfish, and dairy
  • Nickel, gold, and other metals used in jewelry and zippers
  • Medicines or products that you put on your skin
  • Plants like poison ivy
  • Pet dander
  • Cleaning products and other chemicals
  • Latex 

The first step in treating an allergic rash is to identify what is causing your rash. This can be done using a variety of allergy tests offered at Columbia Allergy including skin prick, intradermal and patch testing. The specialists at Columbia Allergy can create an individualized treatment plan for your rash. This treatment plan may include topical and/or oral medications, subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots), sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), or oral immunotherapy (OIT). You may also be a candidate for our ultrasound-guided intralymphatic immunotherapy (ILIT) treatment in Fremont, California that can provide faster results! If you are suffering from a rash, call your nearest location or schedule an appointment online today!

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