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is it possible to have a skin irritation or skin allergy to down feathers

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Feather allergy: Like many allergies, common symptoms of feather allergies include a runny nose, sneezing, congested sinuses, sore throat, and itchy, watery eyes. With ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin diseases: Skin lesions are needed to be looked at or at least we need to hear more description about the rash. Several things can cause a skin rash including in ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin care: Skin irritation due to dry skin in winter is common, not necessarily being allergic or atopic. Bathe with cream soap, pat your skin dry, moisturize ri ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Irritant?: The absence of itching suggests that this is not from a contact allergy but more likely from contact with irritant ( organic solvent used especially ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
There : There are 2 "bad reactions" that can happen from food - one is a food allergy, the other is food sensitivity or intolerance. A food allergy involves ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
No and yes: The loose stools are not a typical response to seasonal allergies. If the 2 year old is producing lots of mucous because of allergies and swallowing i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Cool compresses: simply just put wet tower, soaked with cool water, over the irritated area(s). It would calm down. Sometimes, Cortisone -10 might help.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Boil: Does it matter what you call it? By definition, boils are infected while cysts are not (although they can become so). You can apply warm compresses bu ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Treat symptoms: Any skin irritation can be caused by irritants, bugs or allergies. Try washing the area with water and removing any creams, lotions, makeup, soap resi ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Notify your provider: It is best when a treatement that was given is not helping or worsening, that the treating medical provider know about this so they can make any neces ... Read More

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