Allergic Rashes, Reactions and Anaphylaxis
What is Allergic Rashes ?
Allergic rashes affect almost everyone at some time. Rashes can develop from a certain food, medicine, soap, cream, cosmetic, detergent, or even dye from clothing.
Symptom of Allergic Rashes, Reactions and Anaphylaxis
After you have treated the rash, you can play detective to find out the culprit that caused it. Often, rashes come and go, we never know their causes and, thankfully, they often do not return. If, on the other hand, the rash keeps coming back, follow up with your doctor for further evaluation.
Rarely, food allergy can lead to anaphylactic shock: hypotension (low blood pressure) and loss of consciousness. This is a medical emergency. An allergen associated with this type of reaction is peanut, although latex products can induce similar reactions. Initial treatment is with epinephrine (adrenalin), often carried by known patients in the form of an Epi-pen
Food allergy is thought to develop more easily in patients with the atopic syndrome, a very common combination of diseases: allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, eczema and asthma. The syndrome has a strong inherited component; a family history of these diseases can be indicative of the atopic syndrome.