Sometimes bumps can appear on your face, or on other parts, as a result of an allergy to something that you ate, worn, or applied onto your cheeks, forehead, and forehead.
Hives are also known as urticaria and appear in the form of raised, itchy, sometimes red welts. Dr. Schlessinger says they can appear instantly after an allergic reaction, but then fade away within a couple of hours.18 Another common allergic reaction is allergic contact dermatitis, which is your immune system’s response to an allergen. You may also experience more severe reactions, including intense itching, burning and excessive drying, hours or days after the exposure.
How to treat it This is probably a no-brainer, but you should stop using (or eating) whatever’s causing your facial freak-out. A prick or a patch test can be performed by an allergist in order to determine the cause. Dr. Boakye suggests that you can also think about recent product changes, like a new face wash or detergent.
Dr. Schlessinger suggests that if your allergy reaction is mild, and you are not in pain, a cool shower and an antihistamine cream or oral antihistamine can help relieve the itching and inflammation. If your symptoms are more intense or you’re also noticing swelling, having trouble breathing, or feeling lightheaded, call your primary care doctor or an emergency room, ASAP. These could be symptoms of anaphylaxis (a life-threatening reaction to allergies).