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how to relieve a niacin itch

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Eczema: This may be eczema or psoriasis or a dermatitis related to vitamin deficiency or an indication of a lurking disease such as lupus.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Itching: Niaspan (niacin) can cause flushing and itching. Many other drugs can be used to reduce fat in our blood.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Take aspirin: You may want to take Aspirin 1 hr before, that might help.If not see your md!
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Niacin: Take an Aspirin and wait. It will go away soon. We all need Niacin everyday in small doses as an essential vitamin. Bound in food it does not do this. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Stop the allopurinol: If you get a rash with Allopurinol ( a not uncommon side-effect), stop it immediately and talk with your primary doctor about placing you on an altern ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Find out cause: Medications like benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Please be careful: Mike, "histamine intolerance" might be real ("red-wine headaches", etc.) & reactions are said to be rapid. It's eluded ha ... Read More
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
NO! Very toxic!: See your doctor to evaluate the extent of your situation, and let her/him prescribe something for you that will help you out to take while your body h ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Usually relief begins in a few days with clobetasol or augmented beta methasone. Many are cured by 1 or 2 months of this. Some need chronic care. A fe ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not your best choice: Your physician has a few better options, from surgery to lasers to some simple chemicals to immunomodulators that will get your body excited enough to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience Dermatology
Steroid for dandruff: Dandruff is flaking scalp skin cells, and is caused by either seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. It is not dry scalp. Both conditions may occur on t ... Read More
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A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Topical and oral: Try thick cream or cocoa butter to moisturize. Oral treatment with Cetirizine 1 tsp in the morning may help as well.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Mild relief: Cortaid (hydrocortisone)/hydrocorisone is a fairly weak topical steroid, and can help with milder itching and rashes caused by allergies, eczema and s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
See below: Try an over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream, together with an over-the-counter non-sedating anti-histamine such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Day or so: Cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream like all corticosteroids to become effective needs to be transported into the cytoplasm of the cell where it binds th ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Stephens
17 years experience Dermatology
A week or two: With consistent use, it should help within a week or two. Recurrence is not uncommon.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
Deodorant burn: YOU HAVE A FIRE ON YOUR SKIN! WARMN WATER COMPRESSES, FOR 4 OR 5 MINUTES EVERY THREE OR FOUR HOURS WILL HELP. DO NOT USE ANY CREAMS OR LOTIONS OR OIN ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Topical meds.: Hydocortisone cream topical or aloe with lidocaine.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Depends: I am not sure if you're looking for a medication that would cause either of these. I wouldn't recommend anything like that. But simply heat or cold ca ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Not much else: If an itching, watery eye is caused by an allergic reaction, the most beneficial way of treating it is to remove the allergen, decreased the eye's res ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin rashes: You can try otc Hydrocortisone 1% cream apply a thin layer to the rashes once or twice a day. If the rashes get worse or does not go away, you need to ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Go for it: The aloe is good.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Works: For q first degree burn it is effective. It soothes theatre. Depending on severity expect a out 2-7 days.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
A few options: Your doctor may recommend prescription corticosteroid creams or ointments to ease scaling and relieve itching. For more severe cases, your doctor may ... Read More
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