- Q What are skin allergies?
The skin is the body's largest organ, and normally it helps keep "good stuff" like nutrients and water in, and keeps "bad stuff" like bacteria out. Sometimes, however, certain substances may cause an abnormal immune response in the skin, either through... Full Answer
- Q What is multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)?
Dr. Larry Chiaramonte, Allergy & ImmunologyMCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) is a term used to describe a variety of symptoms that stem from alterations in a person's indoor environment, primarily at work, but sometimes at home. So-called "sick building syndrome" may be caused by... Full Answer
- Q What is anaphylactic shock?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineNot all allergies are just annoyances that make you itchy, runny or otherwise miserable for a period of time. Some can be serious or even fatal. While the worst a rash or red eye will do is crimp your enjoyment of the '80s flashback party, allergies that... Full Answer
- Q How can I avoid allergic reactions to skincare products?
Dr. Doris Day, DermatologyThe majority of allergic reactions to beauty products are due to preservatives, with fragrance being a close second. Almost any beauty product you use has the potential to irritate the skin on your face. This means that you should read the labels... Full Answer