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A 37-year-old female asked:

how can i treat skin allergies?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
You need to see your: doctor for treatment if you are pregnant, as many drugs can't be taken while pregnant. If not pregnant, you have more choices. Many skin allergies occur due to contact, environmental or dietary reasons. So the cause has to be found first, and then eliminated or put on hold until your skin clears up first. Work with your doctor on this. Once that's done, it's easy!
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
A type of skin rash often develops in pregnancy and can be very awful looking yet quite responsive to a short course of prednisone. See your doctor,
Oct 4, 2014

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A 26-year-old member asked:

I have a strange fluid-filled bumps on my skin. Is this allergies or something else?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Yes: Maybe. If the fluid is thick, white, cheesy & quite small you might have molloscum contagiosum, a mild viral skin infection common in children who have eczema. If the bumps are large blisters filled with yellow fluid that itch intensely you might have contact dermatitis. A common cause of contact dermatitis is poison oak. Have an experienced physician take a look. A picture is worth a 1000 words.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to develop skin allergies?

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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Skin allergies: Yes. Many persons develop allergic contact dermatitis to chemicals that they come in contact with such as nail polish, hair dye or the metal in jewelry or watches. The list is endless.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Any skin allergies life-threatening?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: There are no skin allergies that are life threatening. Certainly, food allergies, which may also have hives, can be life threatening.
Philippines
A 18-year-old female asked:

What to do with skin allergies? Are they possible be treated with soaps?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Depends: Soaps are useful in some forms or skin allergy, harmful in others & play no role in still others. With contact dermatitis due to poison oak or ivy washing exposed skin with soap & water immediately after exposure may limit absorption of plant allergens. Soap removes oils from the skin worsening eczema. Soap has no effect on hives. Hope that explanation helps.
Fremont, CA
A 37-year-old male asked:

Please provide a tip on how to ask your doctor about skin allergies.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Ignore: Itching interfering with your daily activities, ur sleep at night, rash sometimes socially embarrassi.

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