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.s29Correspondence
This article has been subject to double-blind review and checked using antiplagiarism software.Conflict of interest
Received: 10 July 2015
Accepted: 11 November 2015