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Frequent skin allergy
Hello, I am a 25 year old male and have been getting frequent skin allergy which usually starts from the scalp of the head , face an spreads throughout the body. There would be small bumps, like mosquito bites, that become hard and itches badly. It started 3 years ago , with frequency being once in 3-4 months, and it now has increased to one a week. Its very unpredictable that i am not able to find a pattern in the occurrence. Sometimes it occurs when I sweat a lot and sometimes when I stand in a windy area. I finally consulted a doctor and was asked for a IGE test. The reports came out with a shocking 2187.00 IU/ml (ref range 1.31-165.3). What does this mean ? Is it something I should be worried about ? What are the next steps to be taken? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Dr. Anchal Shah
Dermatologist 8 yrs exp Ahmedabad
Hello As per your clinical history, it seems you are suffering from Urticaria. Common causes behind this problem are: 1. Food: dairy products like curd ;food with additives, artificial colours, fragrances; fermented food items like bread, dosa, dhokla; nuts; gram flour preparations, Vegetables like brinjal, tomatoes; citrus products like lemon. You might be having allergy with one of above listed products only. Better is to correlate with you allergy onset. 2. Temperature change like sudden shift from hot to cold weather can induce allergy. Bathing with hot water is common cause behind allergy 3. Family history of atopy like dry skin, history of asthma, history of recurrent cough , cold can be common cause behind you allergy. 4. any active infection in body like sore throat, dental caries, worm infestation can be a cause. It would be advisable to go through proper investigation, so that treatment can be started.
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Dr. Shivashankar B. Sajjanshetty
Dermatologist 13 yrs exp Bangalore
Hi.. you have chronic Urticaria. The cause the allergy is always difficult to find out.. start maintaining a food dairy to check when you get rashes.. Treatment is usually long term anti histamines and your IgE level is too high.. and needs treatment for that Consult with a dermatologist for further management
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