Every year, The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declare May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” This time of year is recognized as its highest point in pollen count during the transitioning season. Instead of spreading the pollen, AAFA wants to spread the word about allergy awareness.
These allergies can be as minor as the typical spring allergens, but can range to the more severe side of the spectrum such as a chronic allergic outbreak. It’s important to be educated on the differences in allergies and to understand your own body’s reactions to them. Here we will help advise you on the certain types of foods that you should avoid and that can also lead to outbreaks on the skin.
Studies have shown foods that are high in saturated fat and sugar are a disservice to producing healthy skin. Other items like alcohol, red and cured meats can also worsen allergy symptoms which in turn, can lead to irritated skin.
Allergic Skin Conditions/Reactions
Ranging from a mild reaction to a severe allergic outbreak, certain internal and external parts of the body can be affected such as skin, eyes, and respiratory system.
Allergic Skin Conditions are defined as allergens being responsible for triggering an immune system response. The affects of the immune system responding to these allergens can result in the skin becoming red, itchy or having a rash.
Red, itchy, and raised bumps produced on the skin and can appear anywhere on the body. Some people suffer from chronic hives ranging from months to years at a time. Doctors may prescribe antihistamines to relieve this, but hives may also be caused by physical factors such as exercise, temperature, and the sun.
This produces an inflammation of the skin and results in red, scaly rashes.
Also known as Atopical Dermatitis, this can be triggered by certain allergies such as foods, dust, and clothing fabric. Eczema can also be triggered by sweat or stress. The goal to stopping eczema is to prevent the itch from coming on. Cool showers and compresses are recommended.