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Allergic Reaction To Hair Dye Symptoms
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
Can a severe allergic skin reaction including: dermatitis, hives, eodema, erythmaderma cause new sensitivities to other chemicals to begin?
Possibly: In addition to a scalp rash it is possible to experience hair loss with contact dermatitis to hair dye. However dying or bleaching hair can also damage hair and cause hair loss. See a doctor preferably one experienced in contact dermatitis for evaluation such as a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more
That's curious....: Allergic reactions are when the body's immune system detect something that it recognizes as a foreign substance (ingested, contact through skin, food or medicine, or in the case of auto-immure diseases, it's own cells). One reax is to mobilize cells that secrete anti-histamines to fight the allergic reax. So, allergic relax to antihistamine would be very unusual. Let detective doc sort this out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neosporin: Neosporin is a very common allergen, as is Bacitracin (both are very commonly used). Interestingly, neither is better than vaseline at preventing infection, but both are usually better at treating one. So, if you have a scratch, simple use of vaseline (or equivalent) is best to prevent an infection, and save the antibiotics for a proven infection. Stop using neosporin if it causes a rash for u. ...Read more
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Allergy testing: Only physicians trained in the specialty of allergy, asthma ; immunology are trained in a monitored situation during residency to perform skin testing for ige-mediated allergy. Some ENT programs are adding this to their training. If you were skin tested by a non-specialist, consult a specialist, if you were skin tested by an allergist, it is likely that you are unusally allergic. ...Read more
I'm a hairdresser. Can the odor from hair dye cause an allergic reaction or the throat to swell/close?
Yes, tho...: ..it techically isn't an allergy. Could be hypersensitivity to the odor of the aerosol which can actually trigger tightness in upper airways such as laryngospasm or paradoxical vocal cord movement. Sensation usually triggers coughs but highly distressing airway spasm may develop. Sipping water and exiting area help. Can't rule out asthma so I'd see an airway specialist: allergist/ent/or pulmonary. ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: Gently wash the face with room temperature water multiple times. Then slather yourself up with an equal part mixture (make it yourself) of calamine + Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream + topical 1% Hydrocortisone cream and apply to the affected area three times per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If the reaction was merely swelling localized to a single area, no treatment is needed. However if you have an anaphylactic reaction (fainting, breathing problem, choking etc) , then you need to consult an allergist asap. Since an anaphylactic reaction is potentially fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy to insect bi: Most of the allergies to insect bites caue local reaction and itching.But some people have severe reaction to insect bites and stings especially bee stings.This is a life threatening allergic reaction and is called anaphylaxis, this can cause breathing difficulty and is an emergency.Need to be treated with Epipen (epinephrine) injection and emergency treatment. ...Read more
What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?
Eczema Triggers: Eczema Triggers include Chemicals, Hot water, Overbathing, detergents, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, scented body care products, stress, pet dander, molds, dust mites, cockroaches, to name a few. Yes, a severe reaction to poison ivy could definitely trigger an eczema flare! Hope this helps! ...Read more
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