There are three common types of Skin Allergies, or skin conditions caused or triggered by allergic reactions:
- Eczema is most common in children, but can occur in adults. It is characterized by dry, sensitive skin and itching.
- Contact dermatitis refers to a rash, blisters, swelling, or other skin reaction to a contacted substance. Some of the most common triggers include poison ivy, household cleaners, perfumes, dyes, and latex. Even sunlight (UV exposure) can trigger a reaction in certain individuals.
- Hives, also known as urticaria, are bumps that may resemble large insect bites with intense itching. They may be localized, or cover a large portion of the body.