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Can redness of face and neck come from a allergic reaction to steroid pack, taken for bronchitis?

Can redness of face and neck come from a allergic reaction to steroid pack, taken for bronchitis?

It's not an allergy: Redness and facial flushing are known side effects of the steroid medications. It is not an allergy. In fact, steroids are often used to treat allergic reactions. ...Read more

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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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What is a good drug store medicine for an allergic reaction? I have redness on my eyelids and a lot of red bumps all over my face.

What is a good drug store medicine for an allergic reaction? I have redness on my eyelids and a lot of red bumps all over my face.

Benedryl: Benadryl or the generic called "diphenhydramine" is often the drug store's own brand of allergy medicine. It can possibly cause some drowsiness so use caution but it can be your first line choice for an allergic reaction. If it does not help or the reaction gets worse or you start to have any trouble swallowing, go to the er asap for help. ...Read more

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Toothpaste made my face red and burnt! could this be an allergic reaction?

Toothpaste made my face red and burnt! could this be an allergic reaction?

Keep in mouth: Was it just around your lips or did you spread it on your face? If you spread it on your face, it's more of an irritation. Toothpaste should only be used in your mouth and not on your face. ...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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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 got an allergic reaction on my face and have red dots all over my face. How can I get rid of it?

I got an allergic reaction on my face and have red dots all over my face. How can I get rid of it?

First you need to: stop the item you are allergic to ( which you may or may not have figured out what that is), then use OTC hydrocortisone and an antihistamine. If you are not better or getting worse in the next 24 -48 hours, get in to see a doctor ...Read more

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I have a rash on my face that is red, bumpy, and itch. Isn't an allergic reaction. Been there for 4 weeks! help!

I have a rash on my face that is red, bumpy, and itch. Isn't an allergic reaction. Been there for 4 weeks! help!

Possibly: It sounds like allergic reaction. Try to think of any new hair or skin products. And stop using them and you can buy 1% Hydrocortisone ointment at pharmacy. It does not require prescription. ...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