Allergies

Native Arizonians might not realize this, but the desert weather can make you itchy. Spectrum Dermatology regularly sees winter birds and transplants complaining about excessively dry skin, rashes, and all kinds of complaints unique to this kind of environment. Rashes are widespread in the area...

According to the University of Arizona, the state is no longer an “allergy haven,” and researchers are warning residents that some parts of Arizona are actually allergy hubs. Spectrum Dermatology has also noticed this change. For example, in Tucson, there are twice as many incidents...

It is unfortunately common to have red, itchy, watery eyes and an increase in the sniffles or sneezing during the spring months. It’s allergy season, and Spectrum Dermatology offers patch allergy testing to diagnose allergies. The first step in treating allergies and relieving symptoms is...

A dermatologist is a critical part of your health care dream team, and it's just as important to see this specialist regularly as it is your general physician. That's why at Spectrum Dermatology, our priority is patient health and wellness. Many people only see a dermatologist...

If you're feeling wheezy, sneezy, and your eyes are scratchy and watery, you're probably not still suffering from a winter cold. February marks the beginning of allergy season in Arizona, and Spectrum Dermatology is at the ready with patch tests to identify what's bugging you-so...

You probably didn’t think much of the mosquito bites you got while hanging out at the lake last week, but you should be somewhat concerned. Some bug bites can carry serious diseases such as Lyme disease, malaria and Zika virus. While the mosquitos and other...

Allergies that result in rashes, bumps, itching, redness and other skin conditions are very common, and their cause can sometimes be very hard to identify. Rashes can be caused by many things, including plants (such as poison ivy), allergic reactions to a medication or food, or...

The medical term for hives is urticaria. Hives are different than allergies or allergic reactions and are red, itchy, raised welts on the skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. Each is thought that each one characteristically lasts no longer than 6 to 12 hours....