How allergies manifest on the skin

Dermatologist Karyn Grossman, MD, shares tips for parents on how to help their kids avoid allergies from manifesting on their skin, and how to know if a rash is serious enough to see a doctor about
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How allergies manifest on the skin

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Allergic reaction to things like food or medications, are typically seen as red rashes in the skin. There are two major types of rashes you might see; one is hives which are red, itchy welt-like lesions that may move around; the other type is more like a fine red spattering of spots that typically either starts on the hands and feet and moves in towards the middle, or starts on the stomach and back and moves out towards the edges. Any of these things that you see, you do want to see your dermatologist or your pediatrician now, because any time a child has a significant rash, you want to make sure it is just an allergy and not something more serious.

Dermatologist Karyn Grossman, MD, shares tips for parents on how to help their kids avoid allergies from manifesting on their skin, and how to know if a rash is serious enough to see a doctor about

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Karyn Grossman, MD

Dermatologist

Karyn Grossman, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic dermatology in Santa Monica, CA and New York City. Her offices are "home" to thousands of elite patients with the highest of standards. Dr. Grossman attended a highly competitive, accelerated six-year premedical and medical program at Boston University and completed her residency and fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Grossman has been featured in many broadcast and print media outlets to provide consumers expert information on cosmetic procedures, skin care and sun protection. Some television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, the Martha Stewart Show, and The Doctors. She has been listed as one of the top cosmetic surgeons by Town & Country, Vogue, C Magazine, More Magazine, The New York Times, and L.A. Confidential. 

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