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How to tell difference between sunburn on legs or allergic reaction?

How to tell difference between sunburn on legs or allergic reaction?

Hives: An allergic reaction is usually red bumpy, itchy, and splotchy. Sun burm is warm uncomfortable flat pink red and peeling. Use sun block when getting dressed each day and reapply. ...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


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Is swelling of the foot or leg a symptom of an allergic reaction?

Is swelling of the foot or leg a symptom of an allergic reaction?

It can be: It can be if there was something administered, like an injection, medication or even an insect bite. Typical allergic reactions have a known trigger. Get it checked. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergic reaction to alcohol in legs and feet?

What are symptoms of allergic reaction to alcohol in legs and feet?

More information: Would need more information regarding the specifics of your reaction to determine your issues and what you might be having a reaction to. Many people have sensitivities to different types of alcohol. Sometimes it is the alcohol itself, other times its the specific components that make up the drink. Allergic reaction symptoms include hives, swelling, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting, itching. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a bad rash on his whole body except for his legs and I need to know if it's just an allergic reaction or sOMETHING SERIOUS?

My 1 year old has a bad rash on his whole body except for his legs and I need to know if it's just an allergic reaction or sOMETHING SERIOUS?

Rashes: A doc needs to see the rash to know what exactly the rash means, however, most rashes in children are benign and will resolve without treatment. Seek immediate attention if the rash has bruises or any signs of bleeding, use 1% cortisone cream if it itches, if you had a fever and it resolved when the rash appeared, then the rash is harmless. ...Read more

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I have these weird red bumps on my legs , at first I thought it was an allergic reaction but then it started spreading and they kind of hurt . Any ide?

I have these weird red bumps on my legs , at first I thought it was an allergic reaction but then it started spreading and they kind of hurt . Any ide?

See dermatologist: Allergy reaction does not cause pain but an infection or vasculitis can. If this occurs only on one side of the body , one needs to rule out shingles which can be brought on by stress in a person of your age. Do consult your doctor since early treatment with an antiviral drug may reduce the complication from shingles. Whether shingles or not, they need be looked at ASAP. ...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