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The scabies cause allergic reaction?

The scabies cause allergic reaction?

Yes: In fact the intense itching is mostly from an allergic reaction to the mite droppings. ...Read more

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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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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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Could this itchy red rash be an allergic reaction to sulfa?

Could this itchy red rash be an allergic reaction to sulfa?

Sulfa allergy: Drug allergic reactions can take on many forms including: hives, swelling, blistering, dry itchy patches, non itchy red flat or slightly raised areas. To determine if a rash is related to a medication typically requires reviewing when a medication was started, when the rash started, other medications taken, infection being treated etc. There is no allergy test for sulfa. ...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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Allergic reaction to insect bite means hives or what else?

Allergic reaction to insect bite means hives or what else?

Allergy to insect bi: Most of the allergies to insect bites caue local reaction and itching.But some people have severe reaction to insect bites and stings especially bee stings.This is a life threatening allergic reaction and is called anaphylaxis, this can cause breathing difficulty and is an emergency.Need to be treated with Epipen (epinephrine) injection and emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?

Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more

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Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Have it evaluated: You may benefit with a topical antihistamine cream. Consult you doctor and get their advice. ...Read more

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Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

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Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

No: Rosacea is an inherited condition characterized by extra sensitive skin, flushing, dilated blood vessels, inflammatory bumps that mimic acne, and enlarging bumpy nose. Common triggers are chronic sun exposure, caffeine, alcohol, and increase in core temperature, etc...The inflammatory reaction of rosacea is not histamine driven as it is in an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Is dengue rashes itchy?

Is dengue rashes itchy?

Itchiness is: Inconsistent with dengue fever. In some cases it may itch. ...Read more

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What bug bites cause itching welts?

What bug bites cause itching welts?

Lots of bugs: Most insect bites cause local inflammatory reactions like itching and welts that are mild and resolve within a few hours without complications. Of course bee stings and cause more severe local and systemic reactions if you are allergic but any biting bug could cause a localized response. Mosquito bites are common culprits. Ticks, flies, and fleas are also implicated. ...Read more

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Could my itchy red rash all over be an allergic reaction to sulfa?

Could my itchy red rash all over be an allergic reaction to sulfa?

Sulfa allergy: Allergic reactions to sulfa are fairly common. If a person develops a rash while taking a sulfa based medication, then it is likely the sulfa is to blame. Unfortunately, there is no blood test or allergy skin test to confirm sulfa allergy. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to corned beef?

Allergic reaction to corned beef?

Beef allergy: Are you allergic to beef or is it simply something in the aging process of the corned beef that you reacted to? Your allergist can test you. ...Read more

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Can poison ivy rash look like mosquito bites?

Can poison ivy rash look like mosquito bites?

Not usually: Poison ivy tends to involved a much large area of the skin than a mosquito bite. The blisters may not appear until 1 to 3 days later after contact. Mosquito bites look more like a wheal or hive, poison ivy more likely bumps and blisters. ...Read more

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Is meningitis rash itchy?

Is meningitis rash itchy?

Usually not: This rash does not tend to be of the itchy variety although any virus, bacteria and/or fungus can cause meningitis and all have different degrees of presentation. ...Read more

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Can juvederm reaction cause an allergic reaction?

Can juvederm reaction cause an allergic reaction?

Yes: It would be an extremely rare instance since the main component is hyaluronic acid which is present as a protein in your cells. However there is a rare instance that you are allergic. There is no allergy testing required for HA drugs ...Read more

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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Could this itchy red rash on my hands be an allergic reaction?

Could this itchy red rash on my hands be an allergic reaction?

Anything possible: Need more information. Have you been around any materials to which you could have a reaction (poison ivy, caustic materials, etc.)? It could be an allergic reaction, but to what? ...Read more

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How can you treat allergic reaction red itchy bumps?

See below: Clean with a warm soapy compress and then apply a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Can u use ceftriazine for allergic rash?

Can u use ceftriazine for allergic rash?

=Zyrtec? Yes.: Slight typo, but as generic antihistamine, it may help with an allergic rash. If symptoms should worsen / progress and involve any breathing symptoms, call 911 for assistance. ...Read more

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How should one take care of an allergic rash?

How should one take care of an allergic rash?

Stepwise approach: The best approach to an allergic rash is to first identify the trigger. There are many potential triggers. The next step is relief which can include non-drowsy antihistamines and based on the severity, location and extent of the rash a variety of topical corticosteroid creams or ointments. A dermatologist or allergist can assist in this process. ...Read more

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Allergic rash isn't going away! what should I do?

Allergic rash isn't going away! what should I do?

See specialist: Either a dermatologist or an allergy would be a very good resource to assist a person in determining the cause of an allergic skin rash and proper treatment to give you some relief. You don't need to suffer. A referral for a specialist is not necessary and we are here to help. ...Read more

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What can cause an allergic rash to some sort of medication?

What can cause an allergic rash to some sort of medication?

Many meds can causeā€¦: A rash: antibiotics (sulfa, fluoroquinolones, metronidazole, tetracyclines, penacillins, etc), sulfonylurea diabetic meds. http://www.chw.org/display/ppf/docid/22989/router.asp see fp/pcp with list of all meds you take, including otc, herbs, & supplements. Include topical items like soap, perfume/cologne, hair spray, moisturizers, makeup, etc. ...Read more

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How can you stop an itchy allergic rash?

How can you stop an itchy allergic rash?

Itchy rash: Depending on the cause, several treatments are available, you need to be properly diagnosed first, see a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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How long can an allergic rash last? What can I do to speed up the recovery?

How long can an allergic rash last? What can I do to speed up the recovery?

Depends: It depends what you reacted to, usually topical steroid creams can help resolve it, it can lastfor days, sometimes more. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had an allergic rash for a month and it went away for no reason?

Has anyone ever had an allergic rash for a month and it went away for no reason?

Hives come and go...: Hives, medically called urticaria, often a result of allergy but actually cause is difficult to find. Some people have hives for few hours, others come/go for days/weeks/months or even years then disappear just as mysteriously as they come. As mentioned, the search for cause is often illusive. Zyrtec/claritin/allegra/benadryl often help. Consult your doc if you are concerned. Good luc. ...Read more

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Could loratadine affect mood positively or help with add--i have felt more upbeat & clearheaded since taking several days at 5-10 mg for allergic rash

Could loratadine affect mood positively or help with add--i have felt more upbeat & clearheaded since taking several days at 5-10 mg for allergic rash

Claritin (loratadine): It does not affect your mood, but ifyou have nasal allergies they can cloud your brain, so get checked for nasal allergies, see a board certfied allergist. ...Read more

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I've allergic rash on chin3ds ago.Im taking antihistaminc and rash started to relieve but today after putting topical Ab the redness of the rash incr.

I've allergic rash on chin3ds ago.Im taking antihistaminc and rash started to relieve but today after putting topical Ab the redness of the rash incr.

Need to see physicia: This could be a lot of differences: allergic, infection, or other etiology. Your physician will have to clarify ...Read more

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How to get rid of a allergic rash fast?

How to get rid of a allergic rash fast?

Define it: Most rashes that people think are allergic, aren't. Contact dermatitis is treated by avoiding the allergen and using steroid creams; hives are treated with antihistamines. But the first thing to do is figure out what it is. See your primary care doctor; if you think it's allergic, you can see an allergist, or a dermatologist will be able to help. ...Read more

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Could I get an allergic rash from my new shampoo?

Certainly: Only you can answer this. If you use a new shampoo and you begin to have a rash, it becomes rather obvious. If in doubt, see a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

Avoid and meds: First it was important to identify betadine as the trigger of the rash, such that it can be avoided in the future. After a thorough skin cleaning to remove the betadine, typically oral antihistamines can reduce itching and topical cortisone medications may also help. The healing will be gradual. ...Read more

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What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

Wash-off first, then: Like most other cause of contact-allergies, avoidance is best treatment. If +contact, best is to wash-off as well as you can with warm water and soap. Then depending how severe, topicals such as calamide/cortisone can be used if skin is intact/or only minor abrasion. Oral benadryl/zyrtec help with itching. If more severe, you may need eval and prescriptions from your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a an allergic rash I think caused by wearing wool or something scratchy?

I have a an allergic rash I think caused by wearing wool or something scratchy?

Do your own testing: This you can test it yourself. Wear a shirt or something you believe is causing you allergy to see how you feel. Then don't wear that for couple of weeks--make sure u don't wear similar material either. Keep a long of how you feel. Then reuse that shirt to see if same symptoms occur again. If so, you have your answer. Best treatment is obviously avoid such material/clothing. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do if I develop an allergic rash to my carpet? What creams to use?

What should I do if I develop an allergic rash to my carpet?  What creams to use?

Wash-off first, then: Like most other cause of contact-allergies, avoidance is best treatment. If +contact, best is to wash-off as well as you can with warm water and soap. Then depending how severe, topicals such as calamide/cortisone can be used if skin is intact/or only minor abrasion. Oral benadryl/zyrtec help with itching. If more severe, you may need eval and prescriptions from your doc. Remove the rug. Good luck. ...Read more

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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