One of the most common food allergens is dairy. It can have a direct effect on the skin, such as itchy skin, eczema and hives. People with a dairy allergy are hypersensitive to the proteins in cow’s milk. This hypersensitivity can lead to inflammation and skin irritation that provoke already existing conditions like eczema. If you get skin problems after consuming dairy products meet with a physician to know what causes it.
The body produces histamine when it is experiencing an allergic reaction to dairy. Histamine is a chemical responsible for common allergy symptoms and its levels in your skin can lead to irritation and inflammation which can make the skin unstable and cause break outs with a specific or general rash.
The nasal passages become inflamed, making breathing difficult and drains excess mucus, and leads to sinus headaches and postnasal drip. This leads to asthma symptoms, including shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing. Digestive issues may entail nausea, vomiting and gas.
Hives are patches of skin that become inflamed and form raised shapes on the skin which can grow or migrate in minutes. They are very itchy and appear with defined borders. Do not scratch the affected areas if you develop hives in order to avoid any more complications. If the skin is cracked, it leaves the body open to infection, therefore make sure all open wounds are covered with a wet compress.
If the body creates excess histamine, eczema can flare-up. Though eczema affects young children, it can persist into adult hood. Eczema appears as tiny red blisters that are sometimes filled with liquid. It appears on the face, arms and legs commonly. It is important not to scratch it because it will worsen the condition, increasing discomfort.
The best attempt at treating skin issues from dairy products is by eliminating dairy products from your diet. You can treat eczema and hives with topical hydrocortisone creams and antihistamines. But if the allergic reaction is severe, it might require an epinephrine injection.