Conditions that irritate, clog, or inflame your skin can cause symptoms such as
redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune
system problems can cause dermatitis, hives, and other skin conditions.
Contact Dermatitis - Contact
dermatitis is the term used for a rash or irritation of the skin that occurs when allergens touch your
Eczema - The term eczema is
broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. Symptoms include dryness and recurring skin rashes that
are characterized symptoms such as redness, swelling, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, and
Pruritus – Pruritus, the
medical term for “itchy skin”, can be caused by any number of medical conditions from allergic reaction to systemic
disease. Pruritus is not a disorder, but an indication of another problem.
Urticaria - Urticaria is the
medical term for “hives”, “welts”, or “wheals”. Characterized by a red, raised, itchy skin rash, it is sometimes
triggered by an allergic reaction. When symptoms last less than six weeks, it is called acute urticaria. If
symptoms of urticaria continue for more than six weeks it is called chronic urticaria.
Angioedema – Angioedema is
similar to urticaria, but occurs deeper inside the skin. The swelling causes a burning sensation and typically
occurs on the face and neck, fingers, toes, and in the genitals of males and females.