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Allergic Reaction Or Dry Skin
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
Can a severe allergic skin reaction including: dermatitis, hives, eodema, erythmaderma cause new sensitivities to other chemicals to begin?
Deffinate differenc: Dry hands ie not very oily happens in winter, or if you keep on washing hands, or naturally dry skin like in atopic people whole skin is naturally dry, now if u donot care for it it will crack ( chapped) and very inflamed, allergic reaction like wheal and little bumps ( like hives) have h/o something causing it. ...Read more
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
If severe: Blue lips and nail beds suggests cyanosis, which could be signs of a severe allergic reaction. If this were the case, one would be severely ill with difficulty breathing and require immediate medical attention. If these were the only symptoms, further evaluation would be necessary to assess for another explanation. ...Read more
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
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
Depends...: On cause of blister. If it's a cold sore (herpes) otc zilactin or some topical rx medication can be used. If it's truly allergic you can try a small amount of otc topical Hydrocortisone (don't swallow it), however the source of the allergy should be hunted. If you're having any shortness of breath, tongue swelling or difficulty swallowing you should go to the er now. ...Read more
My Boyfriend is experiencing skin rash and skin blisters. The following also describe him: Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling, and Allergic reaction. What should he do?
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, bumpy) and skin redness or irritation. The following also describes me: Allergic react...
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