An allergy refers to the sensitiveness of the body to a substance that normally doesn’t affect other persons. The skin disorders caused due to the excess use of cosmetics are called skin allergies. The skin reacts to contact with a substance known as allergen, becomes red and itchy.

Types of skin allergies
  • Contact dermatitis A substance coming into contact with the skin can cause allergy. It refers to the skin inflammation.
  • Urticaria It is a temporary swelling of the skin caused by collection of fluid in the skin. It is also known as hives.
  • Prickly heat It is caused by warm and dry weather and results in red rash and itching of the skin.
Causes of Skin Allergies
The various causes of skin allergies are:
  • Change in temperature
  • Food allergens
  • Various drugs
  • Pollens
  • Dust and smoke
  • Soap products like detergents
Home Remedies for Skin Allergies

Make a paste from sandalwood and limejuice, apply on the affected area it will provide relief from itching. This is a good home remedy for skin allergy.

Application of mashed almond leaves to the affected area is highly beneficial. This is one of the useful skin allergy cure.

Make a paste from five grams of garden mint in water. Sieve the water now add 12 grams of sugar, drink this syrup twice a day for immediate relief. This is a good home remedy for skin allergy.

Application of mashed papaya seeds on the area reduces itching.

Natural remedy for skin allergy - Application of lemon juice mixed with coconut oil is also beneficial.

Crush 1 tbls of poppy seeds with 1-teaspoon water and 1-teaspoon limejuice. Apply this to affected areas for quick relief from skin allergies. This is another good home remedy for skin allergies.

Intake of vitamin C reduces the chances of allergies. 1000mg of the vitamin is recommended daily. This is one of the simplest skin allergy remedy.

Drink a glass of water with two tablespoons of cider vinegar. This is a good natural remedy for skin allergy.

Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption should be avoided.

Grind 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds with 1-teaspoon water and add 1-teaspoon limejuice. Apply to affected area for relief from itching and redness. This is one of the effective home remedies for skin allergy.

Use of cosmetics should also be avoided.

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Use Apple Cider Vinegar, mix in equal amounts of water to the vinegar and apply to the skin with cotton wool pad, do this twice a day, also take a teaspoon on apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and sip throughout the day. Works wonders and also prevents stomach ailments, prevents upset and bloated stomach too. Good prevention of colds and flu too. I am a firm believer of Apple Cider. Also used as a gargle to aid sore throats, prevents gum disease, helps toothache. I am never without a bottle!
#1 - Tracey - 01/06/2009 - 05:13
i have got the skin irritation and it has become very red it was for last 2 weeks and my has also turn in red colour so please give some usefull home remedies which is easily available at home
#2 - karim - 04/29/2009 - 00:52
I agree apple cider vinegar is awesome!! You can really use it for almost everything. even for pets. My chow has a bad skin allergy, has to be on very expensive special food too. We we give her a little in her water dish, and apply to her skin in the a.m. in the p.m i use a little tea tree oil with aloe vera. when she gets to scratching and gives herself open wounds. they go away within a few days and she is so happy!!
#3 - ~p - 06/02/2009 - 02:23
A simple wet compress can relieve itchiness from hives. For young children, try popping them into a bath. Ensure it's not too hot as this will only make them itchier.
Some cleaning products can aggravate skin sensitivities. Whenever my carpets need to be cleaned I do them myself as my son is sensitive to the products. I always finish up with a vinegar rinse as this removes all traces of soap in the carpets. Don't worry about the smell, it goes away fairly quickly.
Beware of liquid paraffin (also known as liquidium paraffinium or MINERAL OIL). This product is found in moisturisers, hair products, and in massage/baby oil. Many people who have skin allergies react to this product as well.
#4 - Shels - 06/27/2009 - 07:40
i hv slkin allegies, can i use apple cider mix with water then use cotton aplly it to the itchy spot?
#5 - betty - 07/15/2009 - 19:47
baking soda works wonders for
rashes and open sores just make a paste out of baking soda and water
then apply to area leave on till completly dry this works really well
the baking soda dries the infection
right up takes the rash or sore away in a few days
#6 - juanita - 07/24/2009 - 18:34
i have got a skin allergy that has stayed on for about 9 months.It comes and goes if i go to the swimming pool or some allegic's just getting on my nerves.
It itches and a red patch appears just next to my nose.i apply a herbal cream and it goes ,then i go to swimming pool it just comes back again.can somebody give me a permanant solution for it.i have tried steroids tooo.

#7 - prithu - 08/05/2009 - 07:23
I've skin allergy , by what i don't know , i've taken treatment for atleast 3 years no effect i get rashes on my skin i used to take cetrizine for that allergy but how much i'll take in a week i used to get that twicw or thrice
#8 - Anuja - 08/10/2009 - 04:29
I'm suffering frm skin allergy frm last one month. It's unbearable. Plz suggest me any home remedy to cure. I'll be obliged
#9 - Istiyak - 10/13/2009 - 07:11
Ive had this skin allergy for about 2 weeks.. i guess its urticaria.. i smoke every now n then.. do u think thats causing it?
#10 - manowar - 11/27/2009 - 10:10
one nyt wen i was kindeh small i put collogne on tissue and kept it on the side of my face.. and the next day i woke up findin a huge brown spot on the left side of my face... the spot has mostly disappeared now but still i can see that it is a bit dark frm my face.. could u pls tell me a cure to get rid of the spot?? i hav been dying to get rid of it! :-(
#11 - star - 12/18/2009 - 07:24
i m a chicken farmer..i have this skin allergy due to feeding the chickens-m allergic to sea foods and the chicken feed contains dry fish--the fleshy part below my knees is the worst affected,,it spreads to all parts of my is sometimes very itchy and leaves scar marks due to scratching,,,can u please tell me a remedy
#12 - samuel - 12/23/2009 - 10:17
I have skin allergy which arises only when i expose to sun. I can feel the heat that moment and the itching starts a little later. The skin area has tiny boils and as I itch it becomes red and after a point starts bleeding as the itching is uncontrollable. Please suggest a home remedy for this.
#13 - Svt - 03/11/2010 - 06:52
Some might be allergic to food and it comes out as skin rashes. see your doctor for medication and what to avoid. There's is test that will show you what food you are allergic to like fish chicken crabs, shrimps. Eat fresh food and vegetables. Some rashes are due to stress, so relax and manage also your anger. Some rashes are called contact dermatitis - might be allergic so some chemicals like those in perfurme, soap, dust, pollen, chorlne in pools or salt, etc - avoid it!!! for itch use calamine lotion or use malungay oil or VCO.Drink lots of water! If you can avoid scratching, do so. Do not use hot water when bathing.
#14 - NITZO - 04/12/2010 - 02:56
i have at the red raised looking bumps that easily break around my forarm and around my shin area looks alittle different but breaks easily with scratching..and im getting brownish marks under my chest area on the side..these i can sorta pick at and they bleed easily, also mid chest area and NOW im seeing small reddish spots on my forehead and again they itch and leave marks and some don't pop...what I've used that works really well for the itching is vicks vapor rub and its definitely stops the itching and what not but i need to go see a dermitoligst damnit..i've always had nice skin and now this..
#15 - mike - 05/15/2010 - 10:52
this was my 1st time in swimming pool
after swam my whole body itchy.
what solution is the best for me?
#16 - girl - 05/16/2010 - 00:07
I too had the same kind of allergy problems like the one cited above about the sun harming the skin. I used to keep praying that it would go, one day I felt like God telling me to apply honey and yes, before you could think I am all making this up, just want to tell you that it worked.. just applying honey all over the affected parts made it go within 2 days.
#17 - Diana - 05/18/2010 - 04:53
My 8yr old step-daughter started to have what it seems some kind of allergy reaction in her face. I am not sure what it is or what might of caused it, but two days ago I applied kids sun screen on her and baby sun screen on the face (the ones that spray on) then they spent several hours on the sun playing in the pool and stuff. Immediately after they came inside my step daughter started to say her face was itching and her face was very red. She has been like that ever since, gave her benadryl but nothing, what can I do for her, she says it itches really bad and her face is really red, is all over her cheeks. Please help!
#18 - Yesenia - 06/18/2010 - 11:39
hi friends my ass is little rough means like whn i touch i feel something rough its like as if the little hairs on my ass are not soft i dont know wt to do my husband does not like it and i am just 25 . please friends give me some suggestions ,
#19 - nik - 07/18/2010 - 22:16
hi Diana.. I agree with you.. I dont think you made it up. GOD tells us what is right for us. Im so glad it worked for u.. i will try honey too.. got same prob..
#20 - smartlioncub - 07/29/2010 - 12:38
My wife has a skin allergy on her feet where her feet scales and become extremely dry and brittle. Doctors are no help. We are looking for some herbal remedies that might balance her hot and dry order.
#21 - sam - 08/28/2010 - 16:06
i have been getting red and itching and burning skin for the past three weeks, the steroids helped a little but it is not going away. Please someone give me a home remedy. It is not all day long, but at times my skin gets real hot and red..
#22 - Danielle - 09/21/2010 - 17:53
:-)I am itching continuously on my neck, face and hands, the portion of my body that is exposed to sun.
Skin has developed swelling, irresistible itching and discoloration. I saw the doctor, took steroids and Zyrtec; had temp relief. It is up again now and driving me nut. I am applying coconut oil but little help. Please help guys.
Thanks much
#23 - Sed - 09/24/2010 - 02:45

My baby is 2 months old back side of is body has got some white paches which was very small when its 1 month old now it has been spread little big what is the problem?what is the sympotms please suggest me
#24 - ramesh - 10/01/2010 - 05:26
my 1yr old baby boy has dry and echy skin only on the face.wht can i do abt it?pls help.
#25 - sumi - 10/06/2010 - 16:06
I am suffering from some sort of allergy which is causing itchiness in eyes plus puffyness. i am also suffering from hairfall and acne. whats the reason behind it. i am pretty much worried. can anyone give me a loyal advice. i will be very thankful.
#26 - NOOR - 10/21/2010 - 11:19
:-( i have allergy on my face 3months ago i dont know wat to do everynight i cant sleep because too much pain for me please i need your help..
please anyhelp.. please call me send to my email [email protected]
#27 - rishelle - 10/31/2010 - 19:56
Hi everyone, I have 27mths daughter and she has rash around both eyes and her body itches. she scratches all the time. We went to Dermatologist and he said she is allergic to dustmite. we already treat her according to his instructions. but she still suffers from the rashes and itches. I think she is allergic to something else such as persevative or MSG or color etc. Please help me, tell me if there is someone out there that has the same problem and already found the solution. i cry seeing her like that. Please....Thank you so much!!!
#28 - Zazhie - 11/14/2010 - 05:58
Hello I am experiencing skin irritation on my legs since 2007 until now. Its too itchy that I couldnt handle anymore. The affected area becomes larger from 1/4 inch to almost 8inches now. I have tried applying several skin ointments but non of them has worked. I feel too uncomfortable when I am in bed. I usually have unhealthy sleep beacuse of this. Please advise. Thanks!
#29 - Itchy - 12/04/2010 - 13:59
I Have an allergen to something in the brush of the fir tree I make wreaths and grow Xmas trees as a living so this has been hazardous to my income . I was tested a few years back and was not allergic to fir but here in NS the Lands and forest have released a virus into our woods to kill the tussock moth since then the allergy has occured and I have heard of others developing an allergy about the same time . The weird thing is it is only on my left eye, chin and left side of neck. I have found if I rub fresh cut apple it takes the itch completely away and the rash fades I hope this might work for someone else it can't hurt
#30 - TLC - 12/19/2010 - 21:58
I Have an allergy in my entired body since 15 days back it has stated from awearing of winter jacket having inside nylon net then it stated itchhing and appears some red patch on my body and neck.when I wearing any cotton shirt also its started itchhing Now what shall i do pl SUGGEST me
#31 - S C SAHOO - 01/11/2011 - 01:09
I use jojoba oil. It is very beneficial for the skin. Im a massage therapist and use it for massages too. Get it by the gallon at:

Good luck! I know how bad skin allergies/eczema can be.
#32 - Josh - 02/07/2011 - 00:20
i have an faceskin allergy for 2dayson my chicks what i can do.the face was itching not badly but now start.plz gave me the suggestion.
#33 - junee - 04/04/2011 - 16:23
i have bumpy swells under my armpit and on my private part which brings out puss , i have done many blood tests with no negative result but i know dat if i eat nuts , it brings it out more and i dont know what to do about it. pls help
#34 - iyabo - 05/29/2011 - 06:12
I read on the internet that applying rose water in the face reduces blackhead but when i applied it my whole face went red and now i have shin rashes which is really echy but i dont know what to do. Someone and anyone help me get out of this problem please .
#35 - Rose water - 06/27/2011 - 22:11
Pls. consult your dermatologist..thats the best answer. Never self medicate it. ok..
#36 - bunny - 07/19/2011 - 05:56
i have problem....i do have skin allergy in face..e3vrytime i do yhave show we have a long make over..thats why i always have skin allergy what is the cure about this problem
#37 - honeyjane - 09/05/2011 - 20:39
i used fair and lovely which was very old i applied on face for 2 time. after that my face is looking some what hard and dry always, if i apply body location its burning i need remedy at home only.what is the treatment for it shall i go to doctor shop or i get solution from home
#38 - vidya m kulkarni - 09/13/2011 - 23:50
Doctors do not bother abouts the side effects of their stroids.They just give and fail to speak about the metod of application and period of time,but the stroid works but skin rashes reappear.So herbal remedies is better and having thourough knowledge of it allergic is cures itself by time.our duty is to avoid infection by using some antibiotics changing the brand fornightly.
#39 - villva - 09/14/2011 - 02:48
Doctors do not bother abouts the side effects of their stroids.They just give and fail to speak about the metod of application and period of time, the stroid works but skin rashes reappear.So herbal remedies is better and having thourough knowledge of it is allergic Cures itself by time.our duty is to avoid infection by using some antibiotics changing the brand forTnightly.
#40 - villva - 09/14/2011 - 02:53
Am suffering from skin allergy,i consult doctor also,but they told it's simple allergy,and they give AVIL-50 mg tablet and AVIL-injection,2 days ok,after2 days again it raises,am taking the same tab,plz told some good medicine.
#41 - dileep - 09/15/2011 - 12:33
this is an age -old remedy in Sri Lanka. Let the body wallow in green coconut leaf fumes placed in a charcoal BB q
#42 - hiranya - 09/25/2011 - 05:38
i am suffering from skin allergy at various parts of my marks,itchig,skin is getting darken,white water discharges from the allergy.i am of 48.suggest me some home remedy
#43 - manju - 10/07/2011 - 10:08

I have allery to sweets, when ever i eat sweets, after an hour my whole body starts itching. Specially under and back of knees, thaigs, and bump areas. is there any permanent treatment for this.

Pls help me out.
#44 - Sarwar - 10/15/2011 - 02:03
If you have an allergy to dust mites or bed mites, buy eucalyptus oil and put several drops of it in a trigger sprayer with water. Spray all over mattress, pillows, bedding, carpets on a regular basis. Makes the room smell nice too. Don't forget to vacuum the mattress and hang all the bedding out in the sun as often as possible.
#45 - Ruth. - 12/11/2011 - 04:11
i have got pimples in my face near to the lips and i made it to broke now that area has become very dark looking like a wound,it spoils my beauty it was for last one month ,i have putted many ointments its all useless so give me some home remedies to cake it cure within one week.
#46 - shanthi - 12/16/2011 - 06:44
I put on some liquid make-up yesterday on the afternoon, and last night I felt a little itchy. I thought it was just dry skin or something, so i didn't do anything, but today I woke up with a red and itchy face. I've been holding a wet rag on my face all day, and slowly it's been subsiding. I actually put some baby powder on my face and it helped with the redness and itching. I tried the apple cider vinegar and water, and it already looks better. I am allergic to some nuts, so I'm use to having to be careful. If something similar has happened to you, you probably have allergies too.
#47 - cole - 02/05/2012 - 23:50
It has been long time i am suffering from allergy...A small red patches due to itching develops in my skin...My mom had it.. homeopathy treatment cured it...I tried this but its not worked...Now i am taking Levocetrizine tab...Alternate days...But side effects doesn't allow me to work in the day as i work in bank...Please suggest!!
#48 - DPK - 03/01/2012 - 12:15
I have been making up evry day. Yesterday i woke up and start noticing sign of itching on my face.i didnt call it anyting till now my face is cratching me spotless face is now looking somehow spoting.pls tell me what to apply immediately that will cure me.
#49 - Clara wilson - 03/09/2012 - 08:07
Danigi Soaps makes this salve that works on almost any minor skin wounds. ezcema, psoraisis, diaper rash, regular scrapes, scratches, cuts, burns, blisters, etc. If any of you live in the US, google Danigi Soaps. I use that salve on everything and I tell everyone about it too! When I was reading through all these comments, I just had to leave one as well because I know how well it works.
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#51 - TrishaJensen - 04/06/2012 - 18:28
I had a severe allergic reaction to pollination, hived up all over my body with eyes almost swollen shut. Now that the episode has cleared, the skin around and under my eyes are droopy and leathery. Similar to when a balloon is blown up and then the air is released, the tone of the balloon is saggy & stretched out. I just turned 20, so it's not an age related incident.
#52 - Meghan Kopf - 04/15/2012 - 18:54
i hve urticaria fm last 1 yr. i hve change many doctor but no result. now i m consulting a ayuvedic dr his advice is use haridra khand poder. it is nt working. pls advice
#53 - misba - 12/06/2013 - 08:46
My urticaria was so bad n no allopathy cured it, lastly i went for homeopathy n within 4 months i was completely cured along with a diet n medicines
#54 - Augusta - 02/24/2014 - 11:09
i used to take anti histamine every other day just to relieve my skin allergies . it usually appears whenever i feel discomfort in my tummy which i do have ulcer. with all my understanding and always relying on net information i think i got an ibs for a long time already. have gone to different doctors and i took a lot of test and procedures such as( whole abdomen ultrasound,endoscopy,colonoscopy and even urea breath test..and the test was all negative . so i am just worried if i will be okay of taking anti histamine and drinking laxative tea every now and then just to make me feel better?
#55 - agatha - 06/22/2015 - 04:22
I have skin allergy which arises only when i expose to sun. I can feel the heat that moment and the itching starts a little later. The skin area has tiny boils and as I itch it becomes red and after a point starts bleeding as the itching is uncontrollable. Please suggest a home remedy for this
#56 - kavita - 07/11/2015 - 14:30
I experince skin itchines for about two weeks untill now,i dont know wer did i get it coz since wen i was a kid i dont have experience any skin alergy. Pls help me find a solution.. My body now is full of red spot that itch,i didnt went to a doctor yet for consultation.
#57 - Cheng - 03/22/2016 - 00:38
My name is Siddiq Ahmad, from Charsadda, Pakistan.
I had gotted skin energy with sudden change of hot and cool temprapture in 1992. this was continue till 2012 & from 2012 I feel relief in this. but now after 3 years it started again, please give me some suggestions to have relief !
I shall be very thankfull & pray for you.

thank you
#58 - Siddiq Ahmad - 08/30/2016 - 02:27
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