What is Skin Allergy?

A skin allergy is a reaction to an allergen or irritant. Symptoms can include scaly, itchy skin, bumps, redness, blisters, welts, and rashes. It can cover the entire body or a few areas of the body.

Treatment includes taking medications, soothing and calming the skin, and treating the underlying condition causing the skin allergy. Common drug classes used to treat a skin allergy are antihistamines, corticosteroids, corticosteroid / keratolytic combinations, and skin barrier emollients.

Savings Tips for Skin Allergy

  • 10 Tips to Help You Save on Your Skin Meds

    January 13, 2016

    Do you use a prescription for rashes, acne or rosacea, or other skin conditions? Then you know that those creams and ointments can cost you. If there’s ever a time you should be angry at the cost of a medication, here it is.

    How can you keep your costs down? Can you just use an over the counter mild steroid instead? Does it matter if you use a cream or ointment? Well, here is what do you need to know, and some tips to help you save money on your topical steroids. See More

  • Ten Things You Must Know About Topical Corticosteroids

    April 11, 2013

    If ever you should be angry at the cost of a medication, here it is. Many itchy rashes and chronic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis are treated with a topical corticosteroid. These are a huge money making business and they will put a dent in your pocketbook.

    Here is what do you need to know, and how can you save money on your topical steroid.

    1. It’s about the skin: Skin disorders are the number one reason folks in the U. See More

  • The Travelers Medicine Cabinet: What Meds Should You Bring on Your Trip?

    August 06, 2012

    Whether you are travelling to Peru, Tanzania, Indonesia or Puerto Vallarta, among other exotic locations you will likely visit your doctor or travel clinic to see what you need before your trip.

    In addition to the necessary vaccines (which you can find on the CDC Travelers’ Health website http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm) here are some things you should think about having with you before you leave. See More

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Popular Skin Allergy Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Corticosteroids 5 See Prices
Corticosteroids 5 See Prices
Corticosteroids 13 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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