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does an allergic skin reaction have to be itchy

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Basically YES: Almost always an allergic dermatitis or hives is itchy.

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Revisit your doctor: meanwhile, OTC antihistamines, read the labels carefully, if difficulty in breathing is really bothersome, go to urgent care or ER, best wishes
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Hydration: This is caused by damage done to your skin by the ultraviolet light. Sometimes hydration will soothe the skin surface and make it feel better.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Hydrocortisone : Hydrocortisone 1% cream for 1 week can help treat this issue. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate the rash and for prescription treatment if needed.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: I suspect this is a form of eczema as a skin reaction to those foods and sugary drinks. A dermatologist could confirm the diagnosis and outline treatm ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually hives: Allergy to penicillin usually leads to skin rash, such as hives/urticaria. All rashes are not necessarily due to true "allergy". There are skin testin ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Menchell
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergic rash: Given the limited information (where is the rash, what triggers it, is it itchy, does it go away within a short period of time, etc.), i would suggest ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience Dermatology
Irritation: This is most likely an irritation from blowing your nose and wiping it rather than an allergic reaction.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: That can happen with any allergic reaction. Antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Claritin, Benadryl, etc... are oral medications that block one of the chemi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: A skin reaction has to be from contact to something you applied on it or from something you ingested or took, such as food or medication. It cannot oc ... Read More

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