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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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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Too little info: Most skin rashes need to be examined in order to offer meaningful insight. In the case of a reaction, a discussion about potential exposures is also necessary. ...Read more

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I have a strange rash that appeared on my wrist. It's very itchy and I don't think I've had a recent allergic reaction to anything.

I have a strange rash that appeared on my wrist. It's very itchy and I don't think I've had a recent allergic reaction to anything.

Probably contact rxn: Hi
Most itchy rashes localized to one spot are due to contact with a substance....and it can be to a substance that you have used or touched for many months...like a watch or detergent on the sleeve of your shirt....etc. Try looking up contact allergy on wedmd or truetest. Com Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get really itchy hands and feet? No rashes just burning itchiness.

Why do I get really itchy hands and feet? No rashes just burning itchiness.

Neuropathy: Burning sensation without any obvious lesion on the hand and feet is suspicious for neuropathy. Need more detailed history/exam and may some diagnostic studies ...Read more

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My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection. ...Read more

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My hands have a rash on them and it's very itchy and feels like they're burning too. What it is and how do I get a cure for it?

My hands have a rash on them and it's very itchy and feels like they're burning too. What it is and how do I get a cure for it?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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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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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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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Very Itchy and tingly hands and feet, no rash or redness. Have no history of allergies. Started 3 days ago. Usually starts after eating. Why is this?

Need more info: Chances are that you have an allergy to something you are eating. It could be anything and sometimes hard to just guess the answer. The best thing to do is ask your family physician to recommend a referral to an allergist who will do testing to find the answer ...Read more

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Real bad itchy rash on arm by wrist. That's spreading n I itched them so bad they r open n pus comes out. N they be burning. Itch bad. Help swell a lil?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & see a doc: If the rash is bad, and especially if there is pus coming out, you should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime, otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (25-50mg every 4-6hrs for an adult) can relieve itching and swelling, but may make you feel sleepy, so be careful driving, etc. ...Read more

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For past few months recurring rash on ring finger. Starts itchy / burning & red w bumps that when popped have clear liquid. Keeps coming back. Help?

For past few months recurring rash on ring finger. Starts itchy / burning & red w bumps that when popped have clear liquid. Keeps coming back. Help?

Allergy/irritant: Two possibilities come to mind: (a) soap or detergent got trapped in the ring causing the irritation (b) you have become allergic to the metal in the ring. Stop wearing your ring for a week to see if this helps. The next step would be finding out whether it's the detergent (take ring off when washing) or the ring metal. See allergist/derm to detect which metal you are allergic to for the latter. ...Read more

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I've had a poison ivy rash/blisters for 10 days now (on my outer wrist). It is still swollen, itchy, burning and sore. Is this normal? When will it fa

I've had a poison ivy rash/blisters for 10 days now (on my outer wrist). It is still swollen, itchy, burning and sore. Is this normal? When will it fa

Cortisone cream: You likely have continuing contact with poison ivy through contaminated articles of clothing, the interior of you car (steering wheel, armrest?), or even furniture. You will need to apply a cortisone cream (may need a Rx strength) to the rash and using dish or laundry detergent to clean out (wear gloves) items (especially the shoes) you might have touched on the day of the exposure ...Read more

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Almost every week or every other week, I get eczema or like a tiny rash on my pinky finger. It gets really itchy and I can't sleep. Is it allergies?

Almost every week or every other week, I get eczema or like a tiny rash on my pinky finger. It gets really itchy and I can't sleep. Is it allergies?

See a dermatologist: Need much more information to answer this. A dermatologist can evaluate and treat you, probably with prescription cortisone.? Dyshidrotic eczema? Is there anything coming in contact with this finger but only this finger? ...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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I have small red like blisters bumps that are itchy on my hand and mow I have it on my elbows and on my knee im not sure if this an allergic reaction?

I have small red like blisters bumps that are itchy on my hand and mow I have it on my elbows and on my knee im not sure if this an allergic reaction?

Difficult to say: As you can imagine, rashes of any type are difficult to diagnosis definitively without an examination. Recurring rashes can be due to allergies, eczema, infections or other causes. Best to see your family doctor, internist, or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction itchy arms and hands, one eye swollen now better, then my skin became very dry what's the causes I went on vacation & was swimin tan?

Allergic reaction itchy arms and hands, one eye swollen now better, then my skin became very dry what's the causes I went on vacation & was swimin tan?

Itchy rash: I am more worried about your swollen eye than anything else, you need to seek immediate medical help as this reaction may progress. You may have reacted to a topical lotion you applied or it could be unrelated. ...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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After eating cashews, my tongue became very itchy, I had little red spots on my tongue an I felt a burning feeling. Could this be an allergic reaction?

After eating cashews, my tongue became very itchy, I had little red spots on my tongue an I felt a burning feeling. Could this be an allergic reaction?

Cashew: The cashew family is called anacardiaceae. Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac are all members of this family. Cells within the two layers of the cashew nut's hull secrete an allergenic resin. Cashew nut shell oil has 12 allergens and cross react with poison ivy, and mango skin and ginko biloba. So the answer is yes. ...Read more

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7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

Skin rash: The differential is very large. Could be sun exposure. Could be contact dermatitis. I would follow up with your family physician or dermatologist and give a more detailed rendering. When did it happen? Was the child taking any medication at the time? Any travel history?
Use of new detergents or change in clothes? Have a great day. ...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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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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Itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash - allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Sure: Consider taking an antihistamine and if this does not help see a doctor. You may need a prescription. Use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil on a washcloth with tepid water in your shower and put witch hazel on the itching area to slow it down. Use sarna lotion for the itch. ...Read more

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After sex my partner gets a red itchy rash that's similar to an allergic reaction?

After sex my partner gets a red itchy rash that's similar to an allergic reaction?

Spermicide or yeast?: What you are describing could be a reaction to a spermicide, condom, or even a yeast infection. Have him see a provider and get checked out. You two may have a problem. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

Possibly: See a doctor if you do not know what it is. You also need to know what you are allergic to. Take an antihistamine in the mean time and callyour doctor. You may need a prescription or a shot. ...Read more

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I have something on my chest that's bumpy and itchy and it's been spreading. I thought it was a heat rash but it could be an allergic reaction.?

I have something on my chest that's bumpy and itchy and it's been spreading. I thought it was a heat rash but it could be an allergic reaction.?

Hard to say: Symptoms can be concerning for hives, contact allergy, fungal infection or heat rash. Hard to say with out looking at the rash and getting more history. Follow up with a physician if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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What is the name of the condition of an allergic reaction causing itchy skin without rash that worsens with increased temperature? And Treatment?

What is the name of the condition of an allergic reaction causing itchy skin without rash that worsens with increased temperature? And Treatment?

Urticaria?: Urticaria (aka Hives) is an itchy rash that worsens with heat and other factors like stress, alcohol, exercise, etc, however it almost always has a visible rash (red, raised whelps on skin). Cholinergic urticaria specifically gets worse with heat and stress, but is smaller bumps on skin (again, a rash). not sure what you mean by itchy skin with no rash ...Read more

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28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

Get checked by Docto: Itching is common among normal healthy people. Most often it is due to dry skin which is very common in colder winter months (home heat make sit much worse). It is not a common symptom or lymphoma. So you can get that out of your mind. Use some oily lotions daily and it should settle down. If it gets worse/persists despite well oiled skin, then get a medical check up from your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter products I could take to help with an allergic reaction (rash of red itchy red bumps all over my body?

Are there any over-the-counter products I could take to help with an allergic reaction (rash of red itchy red bumps all over my body?

Antihistamines: Depending on what the rash is from, you could try antihistamines like Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If you are having any respiratory symptoms like shortness of breath or throat swelling, you should be evaluated in the er. ...Read more

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How long does a minor allergic reaction last like a minor itchy rash?? Without any medication??

How long does a minor allergic reaction last like a minor itchy rash?? Without any medication??

Depends: On the stimulus (allergen), the route, and the exposure duration, if ingested might take some time till eliminated, at any rate if it is minor as you described it should be only hours at the most ...Read more

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Ever since I started minocycline, have developed small itchy bumps all over index finger. Allergic reaction or a common side effect of minocycline?

Ever since I started minocycline, have developed small itchy bumps all over index finger. Allergic reaction or a common side effect of minocycline?

Could be: And could be not, it isn't a common side effect, and if an allergic reaction why would be localized to your index finger, the only way to know is to hold taking the medicine for few days, and tell your prescribing doctor about it ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

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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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