Abilene Allergy Asthma & Immunology
Most people look forward to the green shoots of spring. Most people welcome great spring weather after a cold dry winter. They can’t wait to see their backyards, neighborhood parks, and nearby outdoor areas become green again after suffering through months of dead trees and brown grass.
As awesome as spring may be for many people, spring also brings with it tons of pollen and insects. These, of course, bring with them skin allergies. Far from enjoying all those green shoots on the trees and new blades of grass, people suffering from skin allergies develop hay fever, itchy skin, hives, and other allergies.
If you suffer skin allergies, the good news is that you don’t have to be in fear of spring every year. There are proactive ways of treating skin allergies that can help you weather the spring allergy season without your skin swelling up, itching, or getting red. Who wants all that hassle and inconvenience, right? Keep the following in mind if you’d like a proactive way to identify skin allergies. These tips also make treating skin allergies easier.
Be Prepared by Having a Specialist Identify Skin Allergies You May Have
The first step to dealing with skin allergies comes springtime is to identify skin allergies. You can do this by visiting your doctor and getting a referral to an allergist – we specialize in identifying your skin allergies.
An allergy specialist will give you a skin test that contains many known triggers of skin allergy. The test involves placing an bit of a potential allergen on a small patch of your skin. If your skin develops rashes or itches, your specialist will know which element you’re allergic to. This is the most effective way to identify skin allergies. There is absolutely no guesswork involved. Once you are aware of what triggers your rashes or redness and swelling, do your best to stay away from these triggers. Sadly, this is not always easy.
Be Aware of Options in the Treatment of Skin Allergies
Once you have a clear idea as to what you’re allergic to, you can then work with your specialist to go through a list of the most common options in the treatment of skin allergies you have. Make sure to have your doctor explain the pros and cons of each option carefully. Some options have serious long-term effects. Keep an ordered list of these options at hand. Obviously, you want to try the option that packs the best results with the least negative side effects first. Make sure you have all the options available whether you are at home, at work, or out traveling.