Skin Allergies Overview

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What’s the Deal With Parabens?

Parabens are a type of preservative often found in pharmaceuticals, food, and a wide range of cosmetics. Should you be avoiding them (and how)? Parahydroxybenzoates, or parabens, are man-made chemicals that prevent mold and bacteria growth. They are...

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An Overview of Laundry Detergent Allergies

If you've ever developed an itchy rash after wearing freshly cleaned clothes, you might have a laundry detergent allergy. Learn more about it here. If you develop an itchy, red rash after wearing newly cleaned clothes, you might be allergic to...

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Allergy to Oatmeal Skin Moisturizers

While colloidal oatmeal moisturizers are popular with consumers, they can cause adverse skin reactions such as eczema in people with oat allergies. A number of popular, over-the-counter moisturizers – including those from Aveeno, Nature's Gate,...

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Skin Allergies

A skin allergy can leave you with a red, itchy rash or swelling. Learn about the different kinds, including hives and eczema, and how you can find relief.

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Understanding Pruritus

See the most common causes of both localized and generalized itching. Learn why is it important to determine the cause, especially without a rash. Pruritus refers to an unpleasant sensation that causes the need to scratch, commonly called itching by...

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What Is Brachioradial Pruritus?

If you're experiencing itching on your upper arm, you may have brachioradial pruritus. Here's what to know about symptoms, causes, and treatment. Another name for itching is pruritus. When itching occurs specifically on the skin between your...

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An Overview of Chlorine Rash

Learn how to identify, treat, and prevent itchy rashes after swimming, also known as a chlorine rash. Chlorine rash is a red, itchy rash that appears within a few hours after swimming in chlorinated pools or hot tubs. The rash can be raised and...

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Common Causes and Treatments for Itching

Learn about the most common causes of itching, and the best ways to treat itching, including topical steroid creams and antihistamines. Itching refers to an unpleasant sensation that causes the need to scratch — the medical term for itching is...

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Can You Be Allergic to Essential Oils?

Learn the types of allergic reactions that can occur as a result of using essential oils and what to do when they occur. While essential oils are often used to improve health, they can cause allergic reactions. You may be more likely to have an...

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Allergic Reactions While at the Beach

Learn about five different types of allergic reactions that can take the fun out of a day at the beach from rashes to insect sting sensitivities. While time spent at the shore is a joy for most people, others may experience allergic reactions while...

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