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How can I heal skin after cosmetic allergic reaction?

How can I heal skin after cosmetic allergic reaction?

See your doctor: If the allergic reaction is gone and your skin is still red or peeling,apply a thin layer of hydrocortisone for two days once daily. If it is not that irritated a non oil based moisturizer will resolve the redness. If you need treatment for the allergic dermatitis your medspa doctor can prescribe a steroid, if the zyrtec, allegra, bendaryl, or claritin (loratadine) did not resolve the rash. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Cosmetics (Definition)

Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body ...Read more


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Can a reaction to lens placed in cataract surgery develop in people with sensitive eyes and allergies to cosmetics, etc?

Can a reaction to lens placed in cataract surgery develop in people with sensitive eyes and allergies to cosmetics, etc?

Unlikely: The lens materia is essentially inert and not reacted upon by our bodies when placed in the eye. Lens implants have been used in millions of people since 1949 and there have only been a small number of reports of reactions. It turns out that the reactions were to chemicals used to clean the lenses, which are no longer used. There's no increased risk in patients with allergic eyes. ...Read more

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Which is the best kind of makeup for cosmetic allergies?

Which is the best kind of makeup for cosmetic allergies?

Make up allergy: First you need to determine what in make up you are allergic to, and this is done by patch testing, a dermatologist or allergist can help you with that. Then you need to avoid products that contain the ingredient(s) you are allergic to. ...Read more

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How can I remedy eye discharge from cosmetic allergies?

How can I remedy eye discharge from cosmetic allergies?

Cosmetic allergy: The best way is to stop using these products. You may be able to find a product line that you can tolerate, but this will take trial and error experimentation. ...Read more

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What to do if allergic reaction!?

What to do if allergic reaction!?

Allergic Reaction?: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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What is causing my allergic reaction?

What is causing my allergic reaction?

Why allergists exist: Finding & treating the cause of allergic reactions is the main function of an allergist. A solid understanding of the immune system is required, so that immunology goes hand in hand. Timing, prevalence of various causes, location, description, examination, associated factors, family history and finally testing enables allergists to identify the culprit, if one is present; treatment is pt-centered. ...Read more

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What can an allergic reaction feel like?

What can an allergic reaction feel like?

Depends where: In the skin itchy. In the nose itchy, sneezy, runny & stuffy. In the eye itchy and teary. In the lungs coughing, wheezing, weight on chest. In the digestive tract nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea. ...Read more

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What's an allergic reaction? Is mcs real?

What's an allergic reaction? Is mcs real?

Inflammatory rxn: An allergic reaction is the body's defense against an agent it considers harmful or toxic to the body. Most allergic reactions start with food allergies that are undiagnosed and "rev up" the immune system leading to multiple other reactions to environmental items as in mcs. First firgure out what's wrong with the gut and fix it and the immune system will settle down and others will lessen/go away. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an allergic reaction?

Typical: Allergic reactions often causes itching but the symptoms are greatly organ-dependent. *Nose- congestion, runny nose, sneezing *Eyes- itching, redness, tearing *chest-wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Other conditions include hives from food, itchy mouth and throat from certain fruits, and rarely anaphylaxis. Contact skin allergy is yet another but the mechanism is different. ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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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