Hilo and Keaʻau Urgent Care Can Provide Treatment for Your Skin Rash and Allergic Reactions

Rashes and allergic reactions on your skin including bumps, itching, and redness are very common occurrences and can be caused by a variety of things. However, people may not necessarily have identical reactions to the same element. Common causes of rashes include poison ivy, allergic reactions to food or medication, or an illness. Some of the more common skin rashes are eczema and hives.

Eczema

Common symptoms of eczema include dry, red, irritated, and itchy skin. When the skin gets infected, a tiny bump filled with fluid in it may appear. Those who have eczema may have a history of having allergies. Eczema, however, is very common among infants and does show up in children quite often. As children get older, some may outgrow this skin condition.

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Hives

Hives is another condition in which red bumps appear on the body. If the hives persist on the skin for not more than six weeks, it is called acute urticaria. If it lasts longer than six weeks, it is called chronic urticaria. The most common causes of acute urticaria include a reaction to foods, medications, insect bites or stings, and pollen, among other things. Common symptoms are the red bumps. If you begin to experience difficulty in breathing, seek medical care right away.

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Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is characterized as a reaction that occurs when the skin comes into contact with a substance that is an irritant or allergen. Symptoms of contact dermatitis can include rashes, blistering, itching, and burning. Irritants can be anything from shampoos or jewelry to adhesives and even nail polish. Allergens sometimes won't cause a skin reaction unless it has been exposed to sunlight, such as shaving cream or sunscreen.

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