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Is there a home remedy for a rash from an allergic reaction to soap

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
Yes for minor rash: If you truly have contact allergy caused by soap, the first step is to avoid the product. Overuse of soap can cause irritant dermatitis due to over-dr ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Norvell
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Keep area clean: The reaction is most likely an irritant reaction from the razor. Depending on the area of the bumps, i would just try keeping the area clean with soa ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Urticaria?: Urticaria (aka Hives) is an itchy rash that worsens with heat and other factors like stress, alcohol, exercise, etc, however it almost always has a vi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Iodine supplements: If your hair is thin, nails dry and chipping, metabolism low, energy low, outer third of eyebrow hair thinning then perhaps you have iodine deficiency ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you are talking about a contact dermatitis rash. Avoidance of the cause is key. Usually steroids (topical and/or systemic) are needed. It ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some options: To treat bug bites consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when appl ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
Papain: Mix vinegar, baking soda, and meat tenderizer into a paste. Meat tenderizer contains an enzyme called papain that can break down toxins in bee venom.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mosquito bite: For insect bites, you would expect to get a local reaction or swelling at the bite site. Local topical cortisone otc would help at the swelling site. ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergic reactions: The primary goal is to identify the trigger of the allergic reaction on the face. There are many possibilities for reactions on the face and a thorou ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
ALLERGY: Change the type you are using, try some hypo-allergenic ones. If no benefit, don't use baby wipes, rather clean with lukewarm water and soft cotton cl ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
What true: Its related to aspirin. If hive. Itching. Trouble breathing then its allergy , if acidity like symtoms then its not.
A male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Any OTC: Antihistamines are good. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) taken every 6 hours may cause drowsiness, so do not drive. You can use loratadine, zyrtec or All ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
25 years experience Urgent Care
Allergic Rashes: There are different types of rashes seen with allergic reactions. There are rashes from contact to an allergan. These can range from just a few small ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Hydrocortisone: Cream or ointment. Can also use a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Ice packs are a natural way to help with itch.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Time: Depending on the severity and the type of reaction, the time may vary from a day to a few weeks. For most patients developing a rash or hives from pe ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Possible.: Some believe that some foods trigger acne, but the mechanism is not known. There are those who believe that fats in the diet and even milk can flare ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Wash-off first, then: Like most other cause of contact-allergies, avoidance is best treatment. If +contact, best is to wash-off as well as you can with warm water and soap. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Venom anaphylaxis : If you had an immediate reaction other than at the site of the sting such as hives, breathing, consciousness, blood pressure, gastrointestinal, or hea ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it is possible: and frequent
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Sunblock for babies: There are sunblocks that do not have any chemical sunscreens but only have physical ones, like very tiny particles of zinc or titanium. Sunscreens wi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on reaction: Amoxicillin is a type of penicilin if you have allergic reaction like rash , itching, hives and unexpected swelling of face, lips, tongue.Headaches ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
35 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
See an Allergist: If you have a suspicion of milk allergy you should see an allergist and be tested. Till the it may be best to avoid milk products.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Latex allergy may either be allergy antibody mediated or a contact dermamtitis. There are test that supplement the doc history and physical to arrive ... Read More

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