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could small red itchy welts on my body be an allergy to dryer sheets?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Possibly: Dryer sheets are known to irritate skin, but before you blame the allergy on the sheets, try to investigate if food, wool, perfume, or insect bites including bed bugs could be the culprits.

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Can you still be lactose intolerant even though the IgE allergy test claims no allergy?

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Yes: Lactose intolerance is due to the lack of lactase in the GI tract. This is te enzyme tht digests lactose. Without it a person gets gas, cramping and diarrhea despite not having any allergy. Bacteria in the colon cause the gas and the sugar(lactose) acts as a laxative.
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Could a topical steroid applied to the face decrease inflamation in other areas of the body?

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Steroids absorbed : Depending on which topical steroid, how much is applied to how much skin area, and for how long there could be enough systematic absorption for effects to other areas. Realize that would also imply greater likelyhood of systemic side effects.
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What might cause itching in bewtween my legs and buttocks?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dermatitis: You probably have seborrheic dermatitis. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
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What increases my risk of getting an antibiotic allergy?

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Exposure = Risk: Inappropriate/excessive use of antibiotics has multiple potentially negative effects one of which is the increased risk of sensitization, allergy to the medication.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Can someone get an allergic reaction to an antibiotic after finishing the course?

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Yes: Yes, you can get the allergic reaction afterwards. Some physicians refer to this as delayed allergic reaction.

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