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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Itching: Try Amlactin lotion and aveeno oatmeal bath in case dry skinbut follow up with doctor/urgent care this weekend.May be allergy to latex or other enviro ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dry skin?: It may just be from dry skin. Try applying moisturizer to skin
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Although allergic: reactions to thyroid hormone replacement therapy is rare , it does happen! Best plan is to request a replacement medication. Hope this is helpful! Dr ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: An allergist or dermatologist. When the condition is getting worse and the treatment does not work, these call for expert intervention.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: This appears to be a contact allergy or irritant reaction and as such an antihistamine would not likely do anything. Avoidance of the contact agent an ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Antihistamines: Possible, with continued regular use.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Dermatitis : Apply topical steroid cream twice daily and avoid harsh soaps and detergents. Please see your PCP. The improvement with an antihistamine suggests tha ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? contact allergy: Antihistamines and calamine won't help, rather moisturizing your skin, steroid creams OTC and good hydration, if that doesn't work, see your doctor
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NOT....: Do you mean that they are not raised/itchy/painful/spreading? May just be dry skin and the redness from your rubbing. Try some moisturizer on the ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Higher dose: For hives, one may need up to 4 x the average dose of antihistamine per day. If the problem is still not controlled or extends beyond 6 weeks, it is ... Read More

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