Identifying, diagnosing and managing skin allergies
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Identifying, diagnosing and managing skin allergies

Sandra Lawton Nurse consultant dermatology, and Queen’s Nurse, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

There are several skin conditions that can be triggered by allergy. These allergies can be extremely uncomfortable, cause a great deal of distress, anxiety and embarrassment, and have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life. This article describes the causes of skin allergies, highlights the importance of taking a thorough medical and allergy history, and outlines the principles of diagnosis and management.

Primary Health Care. 26, 4,34-40. doi: 10.7748/phc.26.4.34.s29

Correspondence

sandra.lawton@nuh.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and checked using antiplagiarism software.

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 10 July 2015

Accepted: 11 November 2015