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Tips to Avoid Skin Allergies

Portland Skin Allergy Testing

Skin allergies are annoying, distracting, and irritating itchy blotches on the skin that can happen to you simply because your skin is sensitive or you are prone to skin allergies. At Norris Dermatology and Laser Northwest, Dr. Norris will diagnose and treat allergic skin reactions that may be caused by exposure to chemicals at home, in the office, or while engaging in your hobbies. Visiting an allergy clinic in Portland is important if you want to treat these allergic skin reactions. Also, you will know if it is really a skin allergy or it is a skin disorder such as rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.

These tips can help you avoid skin allergies.

  • Identify the chemicals and substances to which you are allergic. As soon as you know what is causing the reactions, be sure that you avoid them.
  • Avoid triggering the reactions. Air pollution, tobacco smoke, chemicals, and air pollution can trigger nasal decongestion and worsen your skin reactions.
  • Try over-the-counter products when symptoms appear. Symptoms such as itchy and inflamed skin can be diminished temporarily by using OTC products. Creams with cortisone can relieve the symptoms.

If you cannot avoid skin allergies or if you cannot manage the symptoms, be sure to head to an allergy clinic right away. Dr. Norris has spent years evaluating and treating patients who have skin allergies. She is also an expert in diagnosing contact dermatitis, which is a kind of skin rash.

Give us a call at 503-227-7117 to schedule your skin allergy consultation today.

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