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How can I tell if i had an allergic reaction to aveeno (oatmeal) face wash?

How can I tell if i had an allergic reaction to aveeno (oatmeal) face wash?

Face wash: It is most likely that aveeno (oatmeal) face wash is an irritant and causes skin rashes in your face. In order to tease this out, you need to come see an allergist. ...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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How do i know if i have an allergic reaction or a chemical burn? I used a new face wash and my face is itching, burning and I have small zits showing

How do i know if i have an allergic reaction or a chemical burn? I used a new face wash and my face is itching, burning and I have small zits showing

Can be difficult : Telling the difference between a chemical burn and local allergic reaction can sometimes be tricky, but in general an allergic reaction would rapidly lessen with Benedryl and cool compresses while a burn would be more long lasting and eventually turn into peeling or flaking. Either way, avoiding the wash that caused it would be wise. ...Read more

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Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Yes: I have seen this in patients..Sometimes people can tolerate one or the other item but not the two when used together. Best to stop using them..Take an antihistamine(allegra (fexofenadine) zyrtec, check the labels) and try something else. If the eaction gets worse see your dr. ...Read more

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Small allergic reaction on my face-how to help it?

Cream: A steroid cream and an oral antihistamine may help a bit but it is likely to persist for a couple of days.. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for allergic reaction on the face?

Is there a good cure for allergic reaction on the face?

Allergic reactions: The primary goal is to identify the trigger of the allergic reaction on the face. There are many possibilities for reactions on the face and a thorough history is needed to assess for contacts. Testing by allergist or dermatologist may help. Once, identified, avoidance is best. Medications may decrease symptoms temporarily, but not a cure. ...Read more

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Can numbness of the face be due to an allergic reaction?

Can numbness of the face be due to an allergic reaction?

No: Allergic reactions usually cause itching, rash and some swelling but not numbness. ...Read more

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Does my skin not like face paint or am i having an allergic reaction?

Does my skin not like face paint or am i having an allergic reaction?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing at an allergist office. ...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


Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more