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Allergic reaction? Mostly around the lip line. Bumps, itchy, swelling and red. I think its my girlfriends chapstick.

Allergic reaction? Mostly around the lip line. Bumps, itchy, swelling and red. I think its my girlfriends chapstick.

Possibly: Symptoms you describe may be consistant with an allergic reaction. I recommend discontinuing use of the chapstick. If it is an allergy, symptoms should resolve in a few days at the latest. If it persists, i recommend having the rash evaluated by your doctor. Remember, not all reactions are allergic reactions. Have it checked out to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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I have tiny bumps on lip line. How do I tell if this is herpes or an allergic reaction?

I have tiny bumps on lip line. How do I tell if this is herpes or an allergic reaction?

Do they hurt?: Herpes usually are painful vesicular lesions. Also, unless you are putting something just on your lip line (liner?) then not likely allergic rxn. Also, if allergy, should resolve rapidly (w/in a day) if stop putting anything on lips & observe. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Apply non-medicated moisturizing cream to rash areas
5 Min, 2x day, forever
Keep daily showers brief and without the water being too hot
5 Min, Once, forever
Avoid soaps, which can be drying. Lotion-cleansers are better.
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How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner

How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner

Red swollen bump: Could be folliculitis or bartholin's cyst. Would be wise not to self treat it. I suggest you see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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I have very tiny, seemingly pus filled bumps on my lips. They're in various spots & not painful but bit tingly and itchy. Allergic reaction? Herpes?

I have very tiny, seemingly pus filled bumps on my lips. They're in various spots & not painful but bit tingly and itchy.  Allergic reaction? Herpes?

See doctor: They do not appear to be just herpes which usually involves part of the skin surface as well although it may be from another type of viral infection. If the problem fails to resolve within a week or getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Hydrate well with purified water
Once
Avoid sugars, dairy, soy, GMO products
Once
Avoid fried and grilled foods
Once
Avoid using harsh detergents in shampoos, moisturizers, sunscreen
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I had an allergic reaction to bactrim on 1/11/14 (swollen lips and rashes on abdomen & back arm). I was given doxycycline hyclate. Rash became bumps?

I had an allergic reaction to bactrim on 1/11/14 (swollen lips and rashes on abdomen & back arm). I was given doxycycline hyclate. Rash became bumps?

Bactrim: If you meant that the rash was progressing without interruption despite switching to doxycycline, i would venture that the rash is just from the progression of the sulfa rash since the process will likely last for a week or two. Beware of sunlight exposure from doxycyline which may give a nasty sunburn for some people. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use topical Benadryl
once
Avoid offending agent
once
Nickel is often cause of skin allergies
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
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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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