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Skin Allergy: Questions for Your Doctor

  1. What's causing my skin allergy? Am I allergic to something specifically?
  2. Do I need allergy testing? Should I see a specialist?
  3. What will make my rash feel better? When will it go away?
  4. Do I need over-the-counter medications or a prescription medication?
  5. If I need medication, what are the side effects?
  6. Are there skin products or other items that I should avoid?
  7. Can I take something to prevent an allergic reaction?
  8. Are there other treatments that could help?
  9. Should I be worried about an allergic emergency? What should I watch for?
  10. Should I be worried about getting other allergies?

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on November 12, 2012

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