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A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does an allergic reaction on the face last?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Depends: Depends on the type of reaction. Swelling (angioedema) usually lasts 24-72 hours when it reaches maximum. Allergies can last for very long times if not treated. If unsure, the safest bet is to see your friendly allergist for advice and treatment.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does the rash from an allergic reaction on the face last?

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Dr. Bin Sung
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
Hours to a few days: If it's allergic reaction, stay away from the irritating object and try some anti-histamine. Good luck.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can I do to solve an allergic reaction on?The ?Face?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
See an allergist: The universal symptom of allergic skin reactions is itching. So for relief of itching try a long-acting non-sedating antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. To solve the problem see a board-certified allergist. You can find one in your area by using the locate allergists function at either www.Aaaai.Org or www.Acaai.Org. These are the websites of the two national allergist organizations.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

How to help a allergic reaction on face?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Rash: Avoid the offending agent, apply a moisturizer thoroughly, use non-fragrantroducts, apply topical Hydrocortisone on the affected skin, cold compreses over swollen skin. See a dermatologist of things progress.

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