An allergic reaction rash is a response of the immune system when dealing with exposure to an irritant. Remember that the reactions are common and can range in severity from a rash to a severe reaction.
An allergic reaction rash most often occur once the skin is exposed to a substance that the individual is allergic to. The reactions tend to worsen after repeated exposure and prevalent among those who have a family history of allergies. Managing an allergic reaction rash is achievable, but it is also vital to avoid the source of the allergen in the future if possible.
Identification of the source
You should identify the source of the allergen if possible. In case the allergen responsible for the allergic reaction rash is a bee sting, you should carefully remove the stinger using tweezers.
If the source of the rash is exposure to soap or detergent, using a different soap or changing clothes can help. The common allergens for the rash include the following:
- Bee stings
- Animal dander
- Certain foods
Application of a cool compress
You can apply a cool compress on areas that are affected by the allergic reaction rash. Skin rashes might also be accompanied by other common indications of allergy such as watery eyes, runny nose and breathing difficulty in severe cases. Nevertheless, most cases tend to settle on their own once exposure has ceased.
Apply a hydrocortisone cream on the affected areas and allow to dry. It is important to note that hydrocortisone is a mild steroidal cream that works by reducing the inflammation and discomfort caused by the allergic reaction rash.