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A 28-year-old female asked:

Got itchy red bumps only in the areas i applied johnsons baby oil. taking allegra 180mg in the day & benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg at night. when will rash go away?

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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Soon: It sounds like you've had a contact dermatitis/allergy reaction to the baby oil. Unfortunately, that specific baby oil contains an ingredient that metabolizes into formaldehyde, a toxic chemical that can trigger reactions like yours. The Allegra (fexofenadine) will help, but topical Hydrocortisone found over-the-counter will likely help even more. I'd apply it twice daily.
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Dr. Inaam Schneider
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Or maybe you have developed folliculitis , inflammation of the hair follicles . You may need to see your doctor and get topical or broad spectrum antibiotic for the skin like tetracycline . Please don't go out in the sun if you are on Tetracycline or anysilar during in the family
May 15, 2014
Last updated Apr 19, 2015


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