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Alcohol Skin Rash
Not sure what you: Are experiencing. Jaundice? Dermatitis from using hand sanitizer? Dry skin? Hives? If you can provide a little more detail about what the rash looks like and why you link it to alcohol, that would really be helpful information. In the absence of that information the best suggestion I can offer is to see your primary MD or consider an urgent care visit so someone can examine you. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have itchy skin on back of calves. They appear to look like rashes and turn to scabs don't go away. They get worse when I drink alcohol or shave.?
Sounds like eczema: Sounds like you may have some eczema, although this isn't the most common place for it. It would be best to let a doctor look at these rashes -- start with your primary care doctor, and if need be, see a dermatologist. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Is it possible to consume alcohol when you are prescribed a steroid, ic methylprednisolone for a skin rash? What are the side affects of consuming alcohol while you are on this steroid? What would happen if you do consume alcohol while on this steroid?
Nothing: I always wonder what someone means when they say 'consuming alcohol.' if we are talking one or two social drinks a few times a week, then the answer is nothing. If we are talking about getting drunk every day, every other day, then it is not good for you or your skin. There are no specific interactions between beverage alcohol and steroids used on the skin. ...Read more
I get Jock's itch, facial and neck rashes and itch and dry skin the next day I consume alcohol. What could be the problem? I am 46 years old, on obese side, drink alcohol, say weekly...sugar and cholestrol border line with poor eating, not on medication
Easy to explain: It makes you sweat more and move less while sleeping. I'm glad you're eager to make a change. You're still young and probably vigorous. Head down to the local gym or sports center, let others see that you're working hard on your body, and they'll accept you as a friend and support you in your body transformation. A lot more is at stake than just the skin in your groin and neck. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can impede healing: Best thing to do after the initial disinfection with soap or alcohol is to apply petroleum ointment (plain vaseline) at least twice daily until the skin has re-epithelized (about 5-7days). Hydrogen peroxide can be harmful to the healing skin, antibiotic ointments increase the risk of allergic contact dermatitis, alcohol can dry out the wound resulting in a scab which can also slow down healing. ...Read more
I have came out in a rash all over my face and neck and both eyes are swollen. I believe this to be an allergic reaction to alcohol. What should I do?
Unlikely: Although alcohol tends to worsend allergic symptoms, alcohol allergy is rare or non-existent. Since you have provided no detailed description on the rash, it is difficult to give you an educated guess on the problem. You may try antihistamine to see if it helps. However if the problem persists or worsens, need to see your doctor. ...Read more
My son has a very bad rash all over his body tried different crenes nothing seems to work tried hydrocortisone 1% alcohol for the body. Benadryl (diphenhydramine).?
Get eval to know: What you are dealing with. This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Does Lamisil (terbinafine) create rashes on body? I have been taking it after I came back from ecuador. I also take seroquel and sometimes alcohol
Rash: It would be rash to try and diagnose a cutaneous eruption without seeing it. Yours sounds like it may either be a contact dermatitis or an allergic reaction, but there are several diseases endemic to South America which can produce lesions of this nature. Would strongly suggest that you find an infectious diseases expert to see you. Bring along a full list of all sites of travel, contacts, animals ...Read more
Yes: As long as the ingredient in the cream that you reacted to wasn't alcohol. Remember that alcohol causes flushing of the skin, which could make your rash itch more temporarily. Never drink to excess, and don't mix alcohol with the antihistamines that are commonly used to treat allergic reactions. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms. Is it allergy?
Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more
Would zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) help me in my alcohol allergy? I get these red/purple rashes all over my body for weeks and it's hard to breath...
Agree w Dr. Krauser: I suggest you ask yourself why you keep poisoning yourself. ...Read more
My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?
Yes: And in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more
I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?
Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: flaking or scaling). The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do? The rashes are joint and turned into white patches. Will the skin ever forn vack? Its at hairline neck face
Maybe.: Rashes are caused by many things. Alcohol will be effective if the rash responds to drying, as alcohol primarily dries out the skin. Some rashes are caused by allergies, some by viruses, some by bacterial infections, and so on. The best way to clear a rash is to find the cause and treat that. ...Read more
Hard to tell: Without looking at the rash, and taking a full history of what you have taken or eaten or used on your skin recently, it is hard to tell what it could be. See a doctor for proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more
Itch without Rash:
May be do to a LARGE # medical conditions and you need to consult with a Medical Professional for some testing...the very first thing to do is ask yourself if you have been taking anything or eating anything "unusual" Have you used a new DETERGENT to wash your clothes.
Any PETS in the house....
In the meantime an OTC anti-histamine may be useful BENADRYL (Diphenhydramine) may help. ...Read more
I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?
Recovering from allergic reaction to clindamycin. Been off of it for 48 hours. Can I have a few beers? Or will alcohol make the rash worse?
Home remedies for small insects that are in body causing rash and itchiness. Tried alcohol and vapor rub to get rid of them and it did not work?
See your doc: If you feel you have insects in your body that cause a rash or itchiness, you need to figure where this is coming from before you treat it. It needs to be captured and identified. Sometimes drugs will do this. All the best. ...Read more
I have a rash on my thigh its about 2" x 2" circle and my leg is numb all around the area. Had it for 3month tried cremes, tried alcohol, peroxcide
See Derm: The numbness is worrisome. You should see a dermatologist and perhaps have a biopsy of the area. ...Read more
My son is 3 years old about a week ago his skin broke out he broke out with a rash all over his body from his head all the way to his feet I took him?
?: Viral vs allergy are my best guesses, you leave me no clues to narrow this down... ...Read more
Not likely: At best momentary relief by evaporation and cooling. ...Read more
It could: It could, especially if you drink too much. One or two standard size drinks is probably ok, but more could be a problem. Standard size is 12 oz beer, 4-6 oz wine or 1-1.5 oz liquor. ...Read more
Home remedy for rash: Aloe and oatmeal soaps and baths are helpful. Ultimately it depends on the cause of your pruritis (itching). Many causes are due to underlying allergies, disease or infection. Simple dishydrosis or dry skin can benefit from creams like lubriderm and corn huskers and glycerine soaps. The best starting point is to stay hydrated, avoid refined sugars and flours and corn syrup. ...Read more
I'm a black lady who was told tanning beds are good for skin conditions! Used 1 time for 5 min and have developed a rash all over face..
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Heat rash under bra. Can I dry it out with rubbing alcohol? Creams don't work. Bath with baking soda is awesome but I can't live in my tub.
It depends: Sometimes the rash can be caused by an infection whether bacterial or fungal. Keeping it dry is important. Hair dryers after bathing and powders are generally recommended. Weight loss and even breast reduction surgery can be considered in severe cases. Rather than rubbing alcohol I would first try aloe vera or another topical known to soothe and address mild topical infections. ...Read more
If I'm Mixing suboxone and Xanax together and have been getting a rash sometimes I also drink alcohol not all the time but sometimes but take the phar?
To what purpose?: Are either of these drugs prescribed, and do the prescribers know that you are doing this, particularly mixing alcohol with them? The combination of opioids and benzodiazepines can be potentially lethal, and rarely is helpful to the individual's underlying problems. You need to be under the care of an addiction treatment professional for your multiple problems, including psychological counseling. ...Read more