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Allergic Reaction To Bleach
Allergic reaction from bleach on my arms. It hasn't gone away for 9 hours and hurts intensely. What should I do and what could it be?
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
I got a rash from allergic reaction to anitbiotic ointment has not gone away after 3 months, what to do?
Skin reaction: A dark discoloration from a skin allergy can last for months and may fade away with time. Your dermatologist can prescribe a bleaching cream if they feel it is safe to use ...Read more
Allergic reaction on my face and now I have a dark patches on my face. My doctor gave me Fucidin h and epaderm cream is this the best thing to use?
talk to your doctor: You are receiving a topical medication that contains Hydrocortisone and antibiotic.Is it possible that this is not an allergic reaction. Sometimes after an allergic skin reaction you can develop increased skin pigmentation or dark patches which will improve over time. You need to discuss the diagnosis and treatment with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am having an allergic reaction to laser.I have a very sensitive skin, almost any way to remove hair is hard.Now my skin is full of rash bumps what i do?
Not allergic: Unless you are allergic to the gel or topical anesthetic used , the bumps are more likely inflammatory response to the laser injury. In hair removal, the intent is to destroy the hair follicles without harming the skin but this is difficult in dark skin people. Try some topical cortisone cream. Sometimes using a bleaching cream on the target prior to treatment may reduce the skin injury. ...Read more
Anaphylaxis: The most severe reaction that can occur after repeated exposure to something you are allergic to is called anaphylaxis. This rare but sudden condition causes itchy welts (hives), followed by wheezing, shortness of breath, and occasionally, swelling of the tongue or throat. Without treatment, swelling of the tongue or throat can sometimes worsen and block the airway. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An altered reaction: The roots of "allergy" are from greek "allos" (different) and "ergos" (action). So, an allergic reaction is a "different" (from normal) reaction. The reaction occurs to an allergen. An allergen can be a pollen (ragweed), food (peanut), animal (dust mite or bee venom), or other foreign substances. Symptoms occur due to histamine and other chemicals and cause sneezing, runny nose, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get another opinion: Allergy to foods manifests as hives. The reaction will be about the same each time. If your reaction is something other than hives there is probably some other cause. If you have not yet seen a dermatologist you should do so. Most people who claim to be allergic to a food will have no reaction when given this food under medical observation. If you have hives you need to learn how to use antihistsa ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uncertain: Nobody knows why for sure but even though one may be taken the same medication, one's genes do change constantly and thus the genetic evolution may alter your immune response to the drug. Another possibility is that during an infection, particularly viral, one's immune response is heightened making one more likely to become allergic to a drug. These are just some of my thoughts yet to be proven. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an allergist: An allergist is specialty trained and uniquely qualified to assess and treat severe allergic reactions. Even if the cause is not currently known, an allergist can assist in finding the cause and preventing another reaction. ...Read more
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