Skin Health
Allergies: Are Food Allergies Related to Skin Allergies?
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Is it safe to assume that an allergy to a food could mean an allergic reaction in the skin, too? Frequently, yes. If you’re allergic to dyes, eating foods with artificial coloring can cause flare-ups. People allergic to mangoes can get rashes around the mouth after eating them. Those with severe peanut allergies are usually advised to avoid nuts touching the skin. It’s not always so straightforward, but to be safe, assume internal applies to external.

To be sure, ask your dermatologist for a patch test—to find a doctor in your area that does patch tests, click here—and your allergist.

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