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I have been using some hand cream for awhile and my hands are really red and itchy there also burning is this signs of allergic reaction?

I have been using some hand cream for awhile and my hands are really red and itchy there also burning  is this signs of allergic reaction?

Yes: Contact dermatitis can cause red and itchy skin. Contact dermatitis can be due to a hand cream, soap, cosmetic, etc. Treatment includes removing the offending agent, steroid creams and antihistamine pills to reduce the itch. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?

Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: It sounds like it. YOu may need some medicine for this asap. See a doctor or perform a virtual consult. A picture would help as well ...Read more

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I washed my hands mor than i should today and after i always put on sanitizer i woke up from a nap and have a bad itchy kinda burning rash.What is it?

I washed my hands mor than i should today and after i always put on sanitizer i woke up from a nap and have a bad itchy kinda burning rash.What is it?

Over washing: can lead to dry skin. Sanitizer with high alcohol concentration can exacerbate that. Have you considered applying lotion to moisten skin tissue. Take care. ...Read more

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Itchy slightly burning rash on my arms, hands, fingers, legs and scrotum. Its not raised, but is slightly red. No distinct shape. No meds or allergy?

Itchy slightly burning rash on my arms, hands, fingers, legs and scrotum.  Its not raised, but is slightly red. No distinct shape. No meds or allergy?

Here are some ...: Since not urgent, so, still make effort to watch & identify potential offending factors in living environment and lifestyles besides tracing down if any family members have similar conditions as yours or if it's related with seasonal or hot muddy weather. Hopefully, you may find the causes for your itchy rashes in time after exhausting personal & professional efforts so to live on more comfortably ...Read more

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Hi I'm maria and I suffer itchy and burning hands and feet to the point it swells up ...idk if its a sign of a change of my allergies.. But I want to know how I can handle it especially during the summer..

Hi I'm maria and I suffer itchy and burning hands and feet to the point it swells up ...idk if its a sign of a change of my allergies.. But I want to know how I can handle it especially during the summer..

Hard to know: Is there a rash? Does it usually worsen during the summer? Can you describe the allergies? In general, seasonal or food allergies do not cause isolated cutaneous symptoms on the hands and feet. A metabolic, toxic or nutritional neuropathy can cause hands/feet burning without rash. Insect exposure at night (if only the hands/ feet, head are exposed) might present this way. Just thoughts. ...Read more

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Got itchy burning itchy/sensation in skin especially ears, dr said could b allergic reaction 2 penicillin which i took in april, im still experiencin ?

Got itchy burning itchy/sensation in skin especially ears, dr said could b allergic reaction 2 penicillin which i took in april, im still experiencin ?

Not penicillin: Allergic reactions to a drug do not last for this long. Try using moisturizer on your skin immediately after bathing on a regular basis and put a couple of drops of vegetable oil into the ear canals to see if these measures help. If not, you should see another doctor preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Yes , it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else. Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my both handas nd wrist and now it is spreading my other hand. They are not itchy, different sizes. Don't think allergic reaction?

I have red bumps on my both handas nd wrist and now it is spreading my other hand. They are not itchy, different  sizes. Don't think allergic reaction?

Hand rash: Diagnosing a rash without a picture is very difficult, and what you're describing can be many things. We think in broad categories - like an allergic reaction to something you might have come in contact with (sometimes hard to remember exact thing), a mild eczematous reaction (even if it doesn't itch), a fungal infection, bug bites. Let your doc know if it's getting worse! ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


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