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Alcohol And Localized Hives
Severe sulfa allergic reaction. Taking benedryl and prednisone. Not getting any better. Broke out in blisters all over body, red skin with pain stings?
Go to the er: There can be a very severe reaction that is a skin emergency. The most significant variant is called toxic epidermal necrolysis (ten). Another slightly less severe condition but on the same continuum is stevens-johnson syndrome. It is important with your current symptoms you get evaluated asap. The most common cause of both of these is drug reactions. ...Read more
Possibly: More information is needed to be sure. Should seek the evaluation of an ENT of allergist. ...Read more
More information: Would need more information regarding the specifics of your reaction to determine your issues and what you might be having a reaction to. Many people have sensitivities to different types of alcohol. Sometimes it is the alcohol itself, other times its the specific components that make up the drink. Allergic reaction symptoms include hives, swelling, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting, itching. ...Read more
No, it's not allergy: alcohol can cause flushing with red facies in many people, particularly those of Asian extraction. Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde, which is very toxic and causes blood vessels to dilate, causing red skin, headache, dizziness and even fainting. It is usually only present for less than a second, but in some people it accumulates and causes red or blotchy skin. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Signs and symptoms of life-threatening reaction to an insect sting include intense itching and firm bump?
What causes the skin to turn red and hot like a sunburn, elevated heart rate, dizziness, skin itching no hives, abdominal pain? Allergic reaction?
Red rashes on body.hx of gout present.steriod,antibiotic and antiallergic used but no recovery.?
cause and Rx??
Rash: This is not something that can be diagnosed over the internet. You need to be seen, provide a full history and be examined by a professional. Make a list of all the medications you are taking, all your symptoms and the sequence in which they developed, and go see your family doctor. ...Read more
Could a manicure cause itching in throat and all over body- no rash. Allergic reaction? No rash or redness at the nails or hands or feet though.
Real or not real?: I wonder if you have inhaled the dust from the filing of the nails. This dust can be dangerous. Consider changing salon to one with good ventilation and extraction system. ...Read more
I get acute severe edema of the hands, feet and face along with a tingling, burning pain within moments of eating certain foods and drinking alcohol?
See an allergist: These symptoms need to be investigated, consult an allergist for testing and proper diagnosis. They may or may not be related to food intake. ...Read more
Day 1 severely swollen face and lips given benedryl and sterroids. Day 3 hives on scalp body pain and itching?
Hives: Mostly due to an allergic reaction to a medication, newly used chemical such as shampoo, hair color, ...., or a new food, like chocolate...... If you can recognize the "agent" avoid it and with the antihistamine and steroid your symptoms should go away otherwise need to get evaluated. ...Read more
No rash. No hives. Itch so deep in hands and feet. Only at night. Extreme heat and extreme cold relieves it. no psoriasis eczema or allergy. Help me?
See doctor: Itching is a more complex issue than just something caused by histamine release. Nonetheless it does not hurt to try an antihistamine up to 4 x daily (higher than usual) to see if it helps. If not,you will need to consult a dermatologist or allergist . There are many approaches to find out and treat an itchy disorder which something we allergists see regularly. ...Read more
Bitten by unknown insect. Redness and swelling to forarm. Marked with pen and doubled in size over 36hrs. Taking non drowsy antihistamines and icing?
Ice: Benadryl (or your choice of a non-sedating antihistamine such as Zyrtec, Claritin, or Allegra), ice, and ibuprofen is a good initial treatment for insect bites. Infection is a possible delayed complication. If you develop a boil, a discolored blister, fever, increasing pain, or other concerning signs, see a physician for an exam. ...Read more
Allergy: Yes you may have an allergy to the drug I would see the physician and change the medication ...Read more
Swelling (bumps) on gums, roof mouth and tongue. Itch and burn. Occurs during allergy season. Can these be symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome?
Yes: moderate to severe oral allergy syndrome can result in some oral swelling. severe cases can even cause anaphylaxis. it is always important to understand the combination of environmental and food sensitivities contributing to the symptoms and to find out if carrying epinephrine is advisable. ...Read more