Leviticus 13:1,2 – (Regulations about skin diseases) The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, When anyone has a swelling or a rash or a shiny spot on their skin that may be a defiling skin disease, they must be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons who is a priest.
For those who are allergic to some medications that’s not the only reaction we can get. There are also skin allergic reactions. I was recently given a heart monitor to wear. Unfortunately, I had a skin reaction to the patches of a monitor. I was then told to use an old-fashioned type of patch which was supposed to give you a better chance of not having a reaction. I had a reaction anyway, so they sent me hypoallergenic patches to use. I had a reaction anyway. Now what?
It’s difficult to have a body that has many allergic reactions. Many of them are for medications. These can involve migraines, rashes and hives. These reactions aren’t in the category of life-threatening anaphylactic shock. Yet, they are still reactions.
For someone who already has sensitive skin, developing bright pink skin with blisters is common. A sensitive person can also react to pollen or food allergies.
According to medicalnewstoday.com, in their article, “How to Treat an Allergic Reaction.” Antihistamines are the first line of attack which can help treat most minor allergic reactions regardless of the cause. These drugs reduce the body’s production of histamine, which reduces symptoms. Next follows nasal decongestants which can reduce stuffy, swollen sinuses and related symptoms, such as a sore throat or coughing. Anti-inflammatory medications may also be used to help temporarily reduce pain, swelling and cramping. Learn more about treatments for an allergic reaction in the article.
Sometimes allergic reactions are bothersome, and others can be serious and need medical treatments. If your throat becomes constricted and your having difficulty breathing dial 911 or get to your nearest hospital.
In Bible times having a rash or skin reaction of any kind was to be shown to the priests to decide whether they could still stay in their camps or if they were to be sent away. Today, we show a doctor an allergic reaction and he decides on treatment. People aren’t sent away even if it’s a serious reaction but are treated.
It is a good thing that we aren’t living in the days of the Bible. Yet, it is still important to get an allergic reaction checked out. It may be treated with a simple antihistamine or need to receive further treatment.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.