When your body encounters something different that it thinks is dangerous, your immune system automatically thinks it is being attacked. And in defense, it quickly releases antibodies to fight off these foreign invaders by releasing histamines. These histamines are the main cause of skin allergy symptoms like rashes or swelling of the skin.
Skin allergies have a tendency of affecting a person’s quality of life. For e.g., when it comes to chronic urticaria or hives, the wheals don’t go away for weeks and sometimes months, or even years. Because these hives can be scratchy and swollen, you can’t concentrate on much else because you are always preoccupied. This leads to annoyance and irritability. This can not only affect your confidence, but also your sleep schedule, your work and almost every other aspect of your life. Although they are not dangerous, contagious or hereditary, they have a tendency of affecting a person’s mental and emotional well-being.