George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New London,
Dermatology / Allergy1) Dermatologic Emergencies
Atopic Dermatitis. One of two types is clearly allergic and is very
responsive to allergy diagnosis and treatment. A new biologic agent,
Dupixent, is also useful, in my experience.
3) Urticaria (hives),
acute, recurrent or chronic, is mostly an allergic condition - but may
have many other causes. It often requires a detailed allergy and
medical evaluation for identification and resolution - when we are
4) Contact Dermatitis. A "delayed-type"
hypersensitivity reaction. "Poison Ivy" is the prototype, as is nickel
/ metal sensitivity, but the list is almost endless. It may require
patch testing by a Dermatologist.
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