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What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?

What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?

Eczema Triggers: Eczema Triggers include Chemicals, Hot water, Overbathing, detergents, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, scented body care products, stress, pet dander, molds, dust mites, cockroaches, to name a few. Yes, a severe reaction to poison ivy could definitely trigger an eczema flare! Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Body lotion causes irritation in nose but not allergic?

Body lotion causes irritation in nose but not allergic?

Body lotion: Yes some lotions contain irritants espeically if you have an inflamed nose already. ...Read more

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Can pollen allergies cause allergic contact chelitis?

Can pollen allergies cause allergic contact chelitis?

Doubtful : Certainly not by inhalation, but maybe if the lips came in contact with a lot of pollen. If your lips are swelling and you haven't been chewing on weed leaves, you should see your doctor ...Read more

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What are some common triggers for irritant contact dermatitis in detergents, cosmetics and soaps?

What are some common triggers for irritant contact dermatitis in detergents, cosmetics and soaps?

Skin Irritants: A list of the top culprits that trigger skin reactions, or contact dermatitis. Some cause symptoms like redness, itchy skin, or inflammation.Some are triggered by an individual's allergy (contact allergic dermatitis) while other chemicals affect everyone (contact irritant dermatitis). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/dirty-dozen#1 ...Read more

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Do allergies cause some dermatitis?

Do allergies cause some dermatitis?

Yes: You will probably need to see your dermatologist and a allergist to have this treated. ...Read more

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Can household dust and carpets cause eczema?

Can household dust and carpets cause eczema?

Yes: The dust mite body and droppings are major sensitizers . People with eczema has an impaired skin barrier allowing the dust mite products (as well as other allergens) to pass through the skin leading to allergic sensitization and worsening of the eczema. Perhaps a better term would be "triggered" instead of "caused" since the basic problem is the defective skin surface. ...Read more

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Which allergies cause urticaria?

Which allergies cause urticaria?

Any allergy can.: Urticaria (hives) is due to true allergy only 10% of the time. Any type of allergy can cause the skin rash. Foods & drugs are the most common. Other causes can be physical (direct pressure on the skin; cold; change in skin temperature) or underlying diseases like thyroid or auto-immune disorders, infections, cancer, etc. Urticaria that lasts up tp 4 weeks is considered acute. Longer is chronic. ...Read more

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Which trees are blooming now that cause allergies?

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Which trees are blooming now that cause allergies?

Depends . . .: Where you live affects what allergens are prevalent during any given season. At the risk of schilling for big pharma (which i'm not), check out this link to a MAP of states that gives you some idea of what allergens tend to dominate where (http://www.Clarinex.Net/application/allergyinfo.Action?Link=geography). I tried to look for non-commercial maps but couldn't find any. Sorry! ...Read more

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Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Potassium sorbate: Sorbic acid can cross-react with potassium sorbate. It is a rare cause of contact dermatitis (a rash) or contact urticarial (hives). ...Read more

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Eczema, seasonal allergies and geographic tongue. Could this all be allergy related?

Eczema, seasonal allergies and geographic tongue. Could this all be allergy related?

Maybe: They be related but until you get an evaluation and diagnosis, then you may not totally know. Geographic tongue is a normal in many patients and i've known patients with other symptoms such as eczema and those without eczema. You may need to get an evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause an allergic reaction on the lips? Can pollen seasonal allergies cause this?

What would cause an allergic reaction on the lips? Can pollen seasonal allergies cause this?

Allergy: Allergic reactions in the lips can be caused by pollen, but it can also be caused by foods, lip balm or other exposures you may be allergic to. If you are having frequent symptoms, then allergy testing should be considered. ...Read more

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Does dust allergies cause sinusitis? Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Does dust allergies cause sinusitis?         Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Yes: Sinuses have tiny openings into the nasal cavity allowing air exchange. When the nasal cavities are "congested" either from allergies (any cause), or a prolonged cold, these openings are blocked. The oxygen in the sinuses then slowly disappear and thus allows excessive growth of bacteria and consequently may cause sinus infections. ...Read more

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What are the most common substances that cause allergic contact dermatitis?

What are the most common substances that cause allergic contact dermatitis?

Poison ivy, nickel.: Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac other plants nickel or other metals medications antibiotics, especially those applied to the surface of the skin (topical) topical anesthetics other medications rubber or latex cosmetics fabrics and clothing detergents solvents adhesives fragrances, perfumes other chemicals and substance. ...Read more

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Can asthma or allergies trigger skin abnormalities?

Can asthma or allergies trigger skin abnormalities?

Very much so: One of the manifestations of allergies can be cutaneous(skin manifestations) like with eczema(atopic dermatitis) or hives(urticaria). ...Read more

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Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma( hence the term "Atopic March") Is this correct?

Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma( hence the term "Atopic March")

Is this correct?

Yes that's correct: atopic march explains natural history of allergy progression in atopic individuals, while dyshidrotic eczema is different usually has no known cause, and treatment is different, but an individual can have the condition and have asthma too as two separate conditions not necessarily linked ...Read more

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If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

Dandruff: You are asking two questions. Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, but it can be caused by other conditions like psoriasis. And yes, allergies can cause dry skin. ...Read more

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Can allergy to salicylic acid cause eczema?

Can allergy to salicylic acid cause eczema?

No: Eczema is an allergic entity by itself. The salicylic acid can cause either allergic contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis as a reaction. Treatment is often similar but they are different diseases. ...Read more

Allergen (Definition)

A substance that can cause an allergic reaction. Common allergens include ragweed pollen, ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more