Treatments for skin allergies in Medellín

Find the best skin allergy treatments in Medellin with MDE Care.

At MDE Care, our specialists are committed to treating skin allergies through a thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis. Our focus is on performing an early assessment to offer various therapies to address different skin conditions. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive skin care to ensure effective and long-lasting results, thus improving our patients’ quality of life.

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Types of skin allergies

Skin allergies are adverse reactions of the immune system to substances that come into contact with the skin, either through direct contact or inhalation of allergens. Some common types of skin allergies include:

  • Contact dermatitis: An allergic reaction to substances such as metals, cosmetics or chemicals that come in direct contact with the skin.
  • Urticaria (hives): A skin rash that appears as red, itchy welts, usually in response to foods, medications or insect bites.
  • Atopic dermatitis: A chronic condition that causes dryness, itching and redness of the skin, and can be triggered by genetic and environmental factors.
  • Eczema: Manifests as itchy, inflamed patches of skin and can be triggered by allergens, irritants, stress or changes in climate.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis: A chronic skin condition that causes redness, flaking and itching, especially in oily areas such as the scalp, face and chest.
  • Allergic contact dermatitis: A specific form of contact dermatitis caused by allergens such as latex, nickel or fragrances.
  • Photodermatitis: An allergic reaction to sunlight or ultraviolet radiation that causes redness, swelling and itching of exposed skin.
  • Angioedema: A deeper swelling of the skin, often around the eyes and lips, which can be caused by food allergies, medications or insect bites.

Treatments for skin allergies

Skin allergies can cause significant discomfort and affect the quality of life. At MDE Care we have the technology and the professionals to carry out the most convenient process for our patients.

Topical Treatments

Soothing creams and ointments: Topical products containing ingredients such as corticosteroids, antihistamines or emollients to reduce inflammation, itching and irritation.
Emollients and moisturizers: Help keep skin hydrated and protected, reducing dryness and flaking associated with certain skin allergies.

Systemic Treatments

Antihistamines: Help relieve itching, swelling and other allergic reactions by blocking the release of histamine in the body. Oral corticosteroids: May be prescribed in cases of severe allergies to reduce inflammation and control symptoms. Immunomodulators: Medications that modify the immune system response and may be useful in the treatment of atopic dermatitis or other chronic allergic conditions.

Specific Therapies

Immunotherapy: Also known as allergy therapy, involves the gradual administration of increasing amounts of allergens to help the body develop tolerance. Phototherapy: The controlled use of ultraviolet light to treat conditions such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and chronic urticaria. Biologic therapy: Biologic medications that specifically target the immune pathways responsible for skin allergies, such as interleukin inhibitors or IgE antagonists.

How are skin allergies diagnosed?

The diagnostic process may vary depending on the severity of symptoms, the patient’s medical history and the availability of specific tests in the clinical setting. 

Medical history

The physician will begin by gathering detailed information about symptoms, personal and family medical history, exposure to possible triggers, and any medications or products that have been used recently.

Physical examination

A complete physical examination of the skin will be performed to assess the type, location, and severity of rashes, redness, swelling, or other abnormalities.

Skin tests

Such as patch tests or prick tests are used to identify specific allergens that may be causing the skin reaction. During these tests, small amounts of allergens are applied to the skin and any response is observed.

Prick Test

It consists of applying small amounts of allergens to the skin, usually on the forearm, and observing whether a localized allergic reaction occurs, indicating the presence of sensitivity to those specific allergens.

Blood tests

In some cases, a blood test may be performed to detect the presence of specific allergy-related antibodies, such as immunoglobulin E (IgE), which are usually elevated in people with skin allergies.

Elimination testing

In situations where the cause of the allergy cannot be easily identified, the doctor may recommend a period of elimination of certain foods, products, or medications to see if symptoms improve.

Skin biopsy

In rare or complex cases, a skin biopsy may be performed to obtain a tissue sample for microscopic analysis. This can help rule out other skin conditions and confirm the diagnosis of allergy.

How do you know if you need treatment for skin allergies?

It is important to see a doctor for treatment of skin allergies if symptoms persist or worsen despite home care, if the rash spreads or causes severe pain, if blisters or ulcers appear, if there are signs of infection such as pus or widespread redness, or if systemic symptoms such as fever or chills develop. In addition, if the rash affects sensitive areas such as the face, genitals or hands, or if it occurs in a young child, it is important to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.

What are the benefits of skin allergy treatment?

Treatment for skin allergies can provide a number of significant benefits for allergy sufferers, including reduced itching, redness and inflammation, which improves comfort and quality of life. In addition, proper treatment can prevent the recurrence of allergic flare-ups, helping to control symptoms in the long term.

Why choose MDE Care?

By choosing MDE Care you are opting for a comprehensive, patient-centered approach. With personalized service, professionalism and empathy, we strive to deliver an exceptional skin care experience, prioritizing your well-being and satisfaction at all times.

MDE Care’s specialists have the training and understanding to carry out the assessment and treatment of different skin allergies in a patient-friendly manner, thanks to patient-friendly methodologies to build trust and facilitate the diagnosis and treatment process. 

We are happy to announce that MDE Care is currently working to obtain certification as Medical Facilitators with Global Healthcare Accreditation.

We are also working with local authorities to create a professional service adapted to the needs of medical tourism in the region.  That is why we are part of the Business Tourism Cluster, an initiative of the Medellin Chamber of Commerce for Antioquia. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Skin Allergy Treatment

The time it takes to see improvement with skin allergy treatment can vary depending on the severity of the condition, the type of treatment used and the individual patient's response. In some cases, improvements may be seen in a matter of days or weeks, while in others it may take several weeks or even months.

Complete cure of skin allergies can vary depending on the cause and severity of the condition. In some cases, especially when the allergy is caused by specific irritants or allergens, it is possible to achieve complete remission with proper treatment and elimination of the trigger. However, in other cases, such as chronic or genetic allergies, long-term management may be necessary to control symptoms. 

While some home remedies may provide temporary relief for skin allergies, their safety and effectiveness may vary. At MDE Care we have qualified specialists who make accurate diagnoses to make a specific treatment assessment.

MDE Care's allergy specialists, as well as our dermatologists, are trained to treat skin allergies. If the cause of the allergy is known or suspected to be a specific allergenic substance, an allergy specialist may be more appropriate. However, if the skin condition requires specialized dermatological diagnosis and treatment, a dermatologist would be more appropriate.

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