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Skin rash from alcohol, how can I help lessen reaction?

Skin rash from alcohol, how can I help lessen reaction?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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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.?

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

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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?

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

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Does isopropyl rubbing alcohol stop the growth of new skin on a road rash?

Does isopropyl rubbing alcohol stop the growth of new skin on a road rash?

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

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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?

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

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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). ?

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).  ?

This is serious: Junior is seriously sick until proved otherwise. A disseminated rash can mark a serious infection. Stop all meds and get him seen now by someone who knows what they're doing. ...Read more

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Can alcohol withdrawl cause rashes?

No: Alcohol withdrawal causes nervous system irritability and more dangerously seizures, never rashes. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it safe to drink alcohol when I have rashes that was caused by allergic to certain cream?

Is it safe to drink alcohol when I have rashes that was caused by allergic to certain cream?

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

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I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

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

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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?

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?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

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

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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?

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

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash.  Can hay fever give rashes?

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

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Alcohol poisoning, can I have a rash?

Rash: Since alcohol posioning can affect the liver one can symptoms of facial flush, pruritis, as well as generamlized skin irritation. ...Read more

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Is it helpful to put alcohol on a face rash?

Is it helpful to put alcohol on a face rash?

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more