Allergies are body's reaction to a substance it views as a harmful “invader.” For example, coming into contact with what is normally a harmless substance, such as pollen, might cause the immune system (the body's defense system) to react. Substances that cause these reactions are called allergens. People can be allergic to a wide variety of substances, the most common are pollen and dust mites. Other airborne allergens include molds and animal dander. Skin conditions are one of the most common forms of allergy treated and managed by an allergist / immunologist, a physician with specialized training and expertise to accurately diagnose the condition and provide relief for the symptoms. Skin allergy treatment includes Hydrocortisone cream, ointments like calamine lotion, antihistamines, cold compresses and oatmeal baths. The most common causes of allergy treatment are when they become life threatening for instance, anaphylaxis, which spreads rapidly throughout the body and makes it difficult to breathe. Immunotherapy is a treatment option for some allergy patients. There are two common types of immunotherapy. They are allergy shots and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). An allergic reaction treatment is done with epinephrine (adrenaline). Anyone who has had allergic reactions from bee stings should be seen by a board-certified allergy/immunology doctor to confirm by skin and/or blood testing to bee venom that they have an allergy. Skin rashes often clear out within few weeks and some may leave marks, which clear out eventually.