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Does an allergic skin reaction have to be itchy?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Basically yes

Without treatment, which can sometimes eliminate the itch without changing the appearance of the skin, eczema, contact allergies, hives are all very itchy.

In brief: Basically yes

Without treatment, which can sometimes eliminate the itch without changing the appearance of the skin, eczema, contact allergies, hives are all very itchy.
Dr. Martin Ostro
Dr. Martin Ostro
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Basically YES

Almost always an allergic dermatitis or hives is itchy.

In brief: Basically YES

Almost always an allergic dermatitis or hives is itchy.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

Itching is a manifestation of allergy and is the most "classic" reaction.
However, some will also experience redness and swelling as their main symptom. Burning to the skin can also occur.

In brief: No

Itching is a manifestation of allergy and is the most "classic" reaction.
However, some will also experience redness and swelling as their main symptom. Burning to the skin can also occur.
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
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