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Tiny skin-colored bumps on palms. Not itchy or painful. No rough wartlike texture -they're pretty smooth. Possible allergic reaction? I do have eczema

Tiny skin-colored bumps on palms. Not itchy or painful. No rough wartlike texture -they're pretty smooth. Possible allergic reaction? I do have eczema

Palm bumps: These lesions aren't consistent with eczema because of lack of itching, discoloration and some peeling or weeping. These may be fibrous papules which are usually not symptomatic and don't change. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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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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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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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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My both palms are itchy for the last few days. I never had allergies nor I used or ate any thing other than usual. Please help!?

My both palms are itchy for the last few days. I never had allergies nor I used or ate any thing other than usual. Please help!?

Medication?: An allergic reaction to a medication will often be the cause of itching of the palms and/or soles. If there are no new medications, then I would try to control the symptom by using a non-sedating anti-histamine such as claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or zyrtec. If the symptom continues it might be time to see an allergist. ...Read more

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I'm 22 years old I do have allergies. I got them last summer when they started. I have little itchy pumps on my hand what could that possibly be?

I'm 22 years old I do have allergies. I got them last summer when they started. I have little itchy pumps on my hand what could that possibly be?

See below: Rashes are hard to diagnose without observation. There are a number of possibilities but I would get the rash seen by your doctor to pin down the cause. ...Read more

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What do I use for itchy vaginal latex allergic reaction?

What do I use for itchy vaginal latex allergic reaction?

First, avoid latex: A short course of a topical steroid can help reduce the allergic reaction. Taking a close look at how you may be coming into contact with latex, and modifying your activities to avoid it will help you to prevent further events. See a dermatologist certainly if this problem continues. ...Read more

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I hv an allergic reaction then I got red dots all over my body and face but they r not itchy. What is it?

I hv an allergic reaction then I got red dots all over my body and face but they r not itchy. What is it?

? Drug reaction: See a dermatologist to see if you have a drug reaction to any of the medications you are on. It is also possible you have something else and might need to have a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I'm allergic to butternut squash? I'm still a little bit itchy but not as bad. Is this an allergic reaction?

Is it possible that I'm allergic to butternut squash? I'm still a little bit itchy but not as bad. Is this an allergic reaction?

Yes, it's possible: Theoretically, any food can trigger an allergic reaction. The most common foods are milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanut, fish/seafood and nuts. Squash allergy is possible but not typically life threatening. An allergist can perform testing to determine if this was a true allergic reaction. Itching is a very consistent symptom of an allergy and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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How can you treat allergic reaction red itchy bumps?

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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Need help for relief for itchy lips; allergic reaction?

Need help for relief for itchy lips; allergic reaction?

Need more info: It is difficult to know what it is with limited information you provide. A more history as how it occurs, how long you have it together with associated skin lesions are needed. You should see a doctor for a more appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What will take down swelling and reduce itchiness from allergic reaction on lips?

What will take down swelling and reduce itchiness from allergic reaction on lips?

Time: Time is the best healer of an allergic reaction. Supportive treatment with anti-histamine medications such as diphenhydramine (benadryl) also helps. Also, drink plenty of fluids. ...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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Experiencing bad break out on face almost cycstic and kinda itchy, could it be an allergic reaction to omega3 or something else? What will help?

Experiencing bad break out on face almost cycstic and kinda itchy, could it be an allergic reaction to omega3 or something else? What will help?

Dermatology: You must submit photos or be seen bu a dermatologist to diagnose your facial rash which may be allergic, cystic, acneiform or illness related. Please make a face to face appointment with a physican. ...Read more

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Red blotches on face that are a little itchy and are starting to spread. Covering them up today no matter what. Looks like allergic reaction maybe.

How long?: How long has this been going on? There are many answers to this question- a viral infection or an allergic reaction to something you put on your face being some of them. Need to see your doctor if this continues to spread and does not go away within a few days. Just noted you are only 13 and am quite impressed that you take the initiative to ask questions. ...Read more

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I've seem to been having an allergic reaction I think cuz im starting to get itchy everywhere and there's red dots all around my chest an down my body?

I've seem to been having an allergic reaction I think cuz im starting to get itchy everywhere and there's red dots all around my chest an down my body?

Hard to tell: There are many causes for an itchy rash including viral infection, drug reaction etc. If you have chest pain from it, be sure to see your doctor ASAP. If from a viral cause then one would expect this to subside in another week or two. ...Read more

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I recently got a tattoo that has the color pink in it. No obvious sign of allergic reaction near it. But body has been feeling itchy. Allergic reacti?

Possibly: How long has it been since you tattoo? All signs of irritation should subside by six weeks. Is there any associated rash? If so just check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy throat and mouth. Is this an allergic reaction?

I have itchy throat and mouth. Is this an allergic reaction?

Likely Yes: Itchy throat and mouth are very common symptoms when you are allergic to something. Most commonly- a food item such as fresh fruits or vegetables. Is it occurring all the time? Or just when you eat certain things? Also, do you have seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies sometimes present that way as well- along with nasal congestion etc. ...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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Plastic) and have ended up being really hot, sore and itchy, is this a allergic reaction?

Plastic) and have ended up being really hot, sore and itchy, is this a allergic reaction?

Question not clear: It seems like part of your question is missing. If you mean that your skin gets hot, sore and itchy under plastic clothes, that suggests that it is a "non-breathing" material. If it is a "breathing" material, an allergic reaction is possible. ...Read more

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Where ever it gets itchy in random spots and I scrath and it turns into a big yellow bump, do you think its an allergic reaction?!

Where ever it gets itchy in random spots and I scrath and it turns into a big yellow bump, do you think its an allergic reaction?!

? eczema: Or an itch that rashes, you probably have dry skin too, or you may have dermatographism, a kind of physical urticaria, we need to know more information and you need to be examined, kindly see your doctor who might refer you to a dermatologist/allergist, meanwhile keep yourself well hydrated, use cream soap while bathing and moisturize your skin well right after, ...Read more

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I have hicky-like bruises! Could this be an allergic reaction to my new pills or simply itchiness due to the change in temperature?

I have hicky-like bruises! Could this be an allergic reaction to my new pills or simply itchiness due to the change in temperature?

Stop the pill: This may be an idiosyncratic reaction or an autoimmune reaction affecting your clotting system. Stop the medication now and consult your doctor about this. ...Read more

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For the past 3 days I have noticed under my eyes it was swollen and itchy. At times it would even get flaky. Is it an allergic reaction?

For the past 3 days I have noticed under my eyes it was swollen and itchy. At times it would even get flaky. Is it an allergic reaction?

Possibly yes: It could be eczema. It is hard to diagnose it without looking at it but eczema is a skin rash that is dry, red, flakey and itchy. It responds to steroid creams but use steroids on the face cautiously as it may cause side effects like thinning the skin and color change. ...Read more

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I often get random patches full of itchy bumps on my body mostly on my forearms they're not bug bites or an allergic reaction. What causes this?

Many things!: What you are describing is a very common condition and not specific for any one diagnosis. You could have a contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction to something coming into contact with your skin), hives, eczema or any number of things. If your primary care physician is stumped, please consider seeing an allergist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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