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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Fluconazole allergic reaction?

Fluconazole allergic reaction?

Skin usually: Adverse reactions to Fluconazole are uncommon but can manifest in various ways, but usually involve skin reactions including mucus membranes like oral ulcers. Other organ systems that can be affected include nervous, heart, muscle, eye and kidney. I just saw a young lady with second episode of severe mouth and vaginal symptoms after Diflucan (fluconazole) dose. It happens. ...Read more

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Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes: The condition is caused by a normal yeast organism and will usually respond to lotrimin (clotrimazole). Another useful prescription medicine is ketoconazole. ...Read more

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What to do about an allergy from Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

What to do about an allergy from Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

Avoid it: The best treatment for any allergy is to avoid what you are allergic to.. This is particularly true for drugs. If there was a compelling reason to use a particular drug, an allergist could help. In the case of Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo, there are substitutes. ...Read more

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Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Any shampoo: Any shampoo will do. Pick the one you like. If you need a name, Head and Shoulders is as good as any. ...Read more

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Clobetasol lotion for hives?

Clobetasol lotion for hives?

Not very helpful: Topical steroids are not very effective for hives due to the mechanism involved. Hives move around, so you will just end up chasing them with the cream. If steroid meds are needed, an oral one will go best. Mainstay for hives is antihistamines like benedryl or zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Whats suggested shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Whats suggested shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used in the treatment of dandruff, which can be a chronic and embarrassing condition that likely will not completely go away but can be successfully treated. Dandruff usually can be treated with over-the-counter medications.... ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with yeast infect under breasts. Prescribed ketoconazole, how long before skin looks normal again?

Was diagnosed with yeast infect under breasts. Prescribed ketoconazole, how long before skin looks normal again?

If: You keep clean, bath and allow them to stay dry, a few weeks. Moisture, sweating and bacteria are the enemy. ...Read more

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Hiv - seborrheic dermatitis / allergic rhinitis, what to do?

Hiv - seborrheic dermatitis / allergic rhinitis, what to do?

Treat the HIV: First you always treat the HIV. In the early days of treatment, as the immune system begins to recover, skin issues may actually worsen. But with time the skin often heals on it's own as the viral load diminishes and the immune system recovers. Treat the HIV. Always. ...Read more

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Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

possibly: The distribution pattern for eczema is fairly predictable, while "ring worm" which is a superficial fungus infection can occur anywhere on the body including scalp, beard, trunk, groin, foot. Both rashes can be itchy, but eczema is really itchy. Eczema responds well to cortisone creams/ointments, while cortisone can potentially worsen ringworm. Doc can scrape the lesion and culture for fungus. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective cream for seborrheic dermatitis facial region ( ketocanzole 2% , ciclopirox 1%, or pimecrolimus 1%)?

Which is the most effective cream for seborrheic dermatitis facial region ( ketocanzole 2% , ciclopirox 1%, or pimecrolimus 1%)?

Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole is my preference. Apply 2x/day for 1-2 weeks, and then you can use a couple of times/week as maintenance/prevention. Short term use of 1% hydrocortisone cream 1-2/x day can be used for a few days also to minimize redness and irritation. Don't use hydrocortisone frequently due to side effects, including the thinning of the skin in this area. ...Read more

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I read that ketoconazole might cause gynecomastia... Is this regarding the pills or will shampoo cause this too?

I read that ketoconazole might cause gynecomastia... Is this regarding the pills or will shampoo cause this too?

Unlikely: Toxnet reports that gynecomastia may occur with oral ketaconazole but will go away in some patients after they stop the medicine. Adverse effects reported in patients receiving topical ketoconazole 1 or 2% as a shampoo to the scalp include increased hair loss, irritation, abnormal hair texture, scalp pustules, dry skin, pruritus, and oiliness or dryness of the hair and scalp. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis Clindamycin- anaphylaxis Bactrim- rash Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis 
Clindamycin- anaphylaxis
Bactrim- rash
Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Ketoconazole (Definition)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral ...Read more