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Can symptoms of skin allergies cause permanent skin damage?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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 skin conditions or recurring severe allergic reactions, the skin that's affected may be permanently hardened or thickened. Scratching or rubbing the skin can also cause permanent damage, either by thickening the skin or by scarring the skin after cutting it open.

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