This is a condition in which the skin develops red bumps or welts that itch due to an allergic response.
An allergic rash occurs when skin develops red bumps or welts that itch due to an allergic response to something a person has had contact with or eaten. An allergic rash can affect one small section of the body, many areas of the body, or even the entire body.
Some common causes of an allergic rash include:
A rash due to an allergic response may not happen the first time you are exposed to a substance. It can take several exposures before your body responds with an allergic rash and/or hives.
Contact your healthcare provider if you have a rash that is not responding to home treatment or is getting worse. Make a list of items you have come in contact with in the days prior to noticing the rash. This may help identify potential causes.
Here are some questions to ask your healthcare provider.
Make sure you understand your treatment plan, any possible alternatives, and what medications are recommended (including possible side effects).
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