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Live Comfortably with Skin Allergies
Skin Allergy Doctor in New Orleans
Dr. Reena Mehta is a board-certified skin allergy doctor in Uptown New Orleans, LA. As a skin allergy specialist, she can help adults and children identify, treat, and live comfortably with skin allergies like eczema, hives, and allergic contact dermatitis.
“Dr. Mehta is a knowledgeable and caring doctor that diagnosed my daughter with different allergies when no other doctor could determine what was going on with her…She is a great doctor and I would highly recommend her if you have asthma and allergies or suspect you might be allergic to something because Doctor Mehta will not stop until she gets an answer to your concerns.“
– Gail R, 16-year old daughter Chanel
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Adolescents and young adults typically have the rash in the same locations as children, as well as on the hands and the feet. When infected, eczema rash leaks fluid that crusts over when scratched.
Some of the more common skin allergy triggers for hives are: exercise, sweat, hormones, stress, illness, scratching, cold, sunlight, pressure, or vibrations. Skin allergy triggers vary from person to person.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Skin Allergy Testing
Following a detailed medical history, your skin allergy doctor will typically order skin tests and blood tests to help determine what is causing your skin allergy reactions.
Skin allergies are often linked to asthma, nasal allergies, or food allergies, so additional testing for these conditions may be required to pinpoint your skin allergy triggers.
Skin Patch Allergy Test
A skin patch allergy test is used to identify causes of allergic contact dermatitis. Very small chambers containing different potential allergens are taped to a patient’s back for several days to see what skin reactions occur. Chambers may contain a variety of substances, including metals, rubbers, fragrances, preservatives, and sometimes medications. Localized patches of inflammation appear within 2 to 4 days, or even up to a week, if a skin allergy is present. Skin patch testing is primarily used to look for delayed skin reactions, and to determine if a person’s skin allergy symptoms are due to contact with something in their home or work environment.
Avoid Allergy Triggers
Moisturizers & Topical Ointments
Wet Wrap Therapy
Dupilumab is an injectable biologic therapy that is used to treat adults and children age 12 and older with moderate-to-severe eczema that is otherwise difficult to control. Dupilumab may also be an option if you cannot use topical therapies.
Omalizumab is an injectable biologic therapy that may be helpful in individuals with chronic hives that are resistant to antihistamine treatment.
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