How do skin allergies affect a person's quality of life?

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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 avoid those triggers. In those cases, people may have to make more substantial lifestyle adjustments, like wearing protective clothing, altering diet, or taking medications. Overall, treatment and small lifestyle adjustments can usually allow people with skin allergies to live full, normal lives.

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Allergies

Allergies

About one out of five Americans suffers from allergies. An allergy is an exaggerated response from the immune system to a substance such as dust, pollen, pet dander or mold. Other common triggers include foods such as peanuts and ...

milk; insect bites; and certain ingredients in cosmetics and jewelry. Allergies can cause anything from rashes and hives to itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, and wheezing.
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