Allergy Types

Skin Allergy

An allergic skin condition can include any of the following red, bumpy, scaly, itchy, swollen skin.

An allergic reaction shown on the skin can be difficult to pin down, however the most common culprits are: animals, plants, medicines, foods, jewellery or even clothes.

There are a range of different types of skin allergies, and over the next few pages, information is provided on the two most common problems; Eczema and Urticaria (Hives).

Zirtek is not licenced for the treatment of Eczema. Please contact your healthcare provider

References
  1. https://irishskin.ie/eczema/ see section What causes atopic eczema?
  2. http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/A/Atopic-eczema/ Treating atopic eczema
  1. https://www.allergyuk.org/information-and-advice/conditions-and-symptoms/416-urticaria-hives-and-other-skin-allergy – downloadable factsheet Urticaria and Angioedema
  2. BMA; Title: Understanding allergies; Publication year:2006;Publisher: family doctor Publication; author: Dr Joanne Clough; Page 43-44