Skin allergies are one of the most complained-about allergic reactions. They are caused when the skin comes in contact with an allergen, which can be anything from food to plant proteins, insect bites, animal hair, or any other substance a person may be allergic to. The allergy often manifests itself in the area where contact was made, most commonly on hands, legs, feet, and the face.
Symptoms of skin allergies include:
Edema (fluid buildup)
Skin allergies can also cause throat irritation, trouble breathing, runny nose, and other manifestations depending on the type and severity of an allergy if the allergen is inhaled. Your doctor will be able to conduct blood and skin tests to determine your specific type of skin allergy, and the younger that allergies are detected the easier they are to manage.