- Q How do skin allergies affect a person's quality of life?
For most people, skin allergies don't have a huge affect on daily life. As long as your particular allergy triggers are avoided, you should be able to live symptom-free. For people with severe reactions to common substances, it might be more difficult to... Full Answer
- Q How do skin allergies affect the body?
Skin allergies obviously affect the skin, but they also cause reactions in other parts of the body, especially the blood. When the body is exposed to an allergen either through contact or through ingestion, white blood cells start to produce antibodies.... Full Answer
- Q How are allergies related to other immune disorders?
Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Allergy & ImmunologyAllergy is just one of several immunity dramas being played out currently as nature fights back against "progress," along with the emergence of HIV and antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. All show that there are mechanisms, whether actually... Full Answer
- Q What is the relationship between asthma and allergies?
Dr. Larry Chiaramonte, Allergy & ImmunologyAccording to one study, the strongest correlation between asthma and any other risk factor is with allergic rhinitis. People with asthma also have allergic rhinitis 80 percent of the time. I have a feeling that it may be even higher than that. In... Full Answer
- Q Can symptoms of skin allergies cause permanent skin damage?
Usually, symptoms of skin allergies-like hives, rashes, redness, and itchiness-last only a few days. If blisters form, they may last for a little longer, but even those usually disappear after a few weeks. In certain cases, especially with particular... Full Answer