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What can I use to treat an allergic reaction to Neosporin on my hands?

What can I use to treat an allergic reaction to Neosporin on my hands?

Neosporin Allergy: Depending on how severe a reaction, a mild rash you could use hydrocortisone cream. Anything more severe I would seek care from your physician. ...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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The difference between dry or chapped hands and an allergic reaction?

The difference between dry or chapped hands and an allergic reaction?

Deffinate differenc: Dry hands ie not very oily happens in winter, or if you keep on washing hands, or naturally dry skin like in atopic people whole skin is naturally dry, now if u donot care for it it will crack (chapped) and very inflamed, allergic reaction like wheal and little bumps (like hives) have h/o something causing it. ...Read more

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Why do your face and hands break out first when you're having an allergic reaction?

Why do your face and hands break out first when you're having an allergic reaction?

Areas of contact: It is pretty common for a person to touch the allergen with their hands and then subsequently touch their face, leading to signs of an allergic reaction in those areas. The face, lips, tongue are especially common areas to develop swelling. The palms and fingers typically have thicker skin and are less likely to exhibit allergic reaction but the backs of the hands is thinner skin. ...Read more

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Hands and feet swell and itch. This is not an allergic reaction so what can I do to cure it?

Hands and feet swell and itch. This is not an allergic reaction so what can I do to cure it?

Need more info: When does it occur? Is it related to some activity or contact? How do you know it is not "allergic"? ...Read more

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About a week ago I was hospitalized for 3 days due to having an allergic reaction to ibroprophin. I have noticed that my right hand us shaking. ?

About a week ago I was hospitalized for 3 days due to having an allergic reaction to ibroprophin. I have noticed that my right hand us shaking. ?

Medication reaction?: Shaking may be due to using medications to control the allergic reaction and as such is not a serious problem. Shaking (tremors) should resolve within 48 hours after stopping these medications. If you are off all medications for your allergic reaction and are still having tremors then something else is going on. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hands are swollen...After putting down weed killer on the lawn. Could this be an allergic reaction? Should I be concerned? And what can I do for the swelling?

Hands are swollen...After putting down weed killer on the lawn. Could this be an allergic reaction? Should I be concerned? And what can I do for the swelling?

See a doctor: There are specific infections which may occur in people who garden a good deal, particularly actinomycosis, which can cause the changes you are describing. This can cause vein thrombosis and blood clots, which can cause harm, and the infection can also spread. Check the product you were using for any advice, but somebody should examine this to give you the best advice. ...Read more

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Could this itchy red rash on my hands be an allergic reaction?

Could this itchy red rash on my hands be an allergic reaction?

Anything possible: Need more information. Have you been around any materials to which you could have a reaction (poison ivy, caustic materials, etc.)? It could be an allergic reaction, but to what? ...Read more

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What to do about an allergic reaction without an epipen (epinephrine) at hand?

What to do about an allergic reaction without an epipen (epinephrine) at hand?

Don't delay!: If the allergic reaction is significant, anaphylactic, call 911. You need to get to emergency care immediately. This should be done even if you have and use an Epinephrine autoinjector. This is potentially an acute life threatening reaction. Antihistamines are of minimal help. The Epinephrine is to hopefully temporize symptoms till you get to an emergent care location. Don't delay! ...Read more

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My 11 month old has tiny red flat dots on the top of one hand (not the palm). Could this be hfm? Allergic reaction?

My 11 month old has tiny red flat dots on the top of one hand (not the palm). Could this be hfm? Allergic reaction?

Doubt HFM: Hfm lesions are generally blisters & often have a grayish tint and oval shape. Tiny red flat dots could be an allergic reaction to something that came in contact in that local. An exam would be helpful but is probably not worth the time off work if localized & not bothering the kid. ...Read more

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I ate nuts. I feel like crystals forming multifocally under my skin which hurts, thigh, neck and hands etc. How can you test this allergic reaction?

I ate nuts. I feel like crystals forming multifocally under my skin which hurts, thigh, neck and hands etc. How can you test this allergic reaction?

Allergic..: Reactions to nuts can cause skin swelling, redness, itching, and soreness. See an allergist to be tested for this. Avoid nuts until you are tested. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've got an allergic reaction which seems to be related to sun or sunscreen. It shows up as a rash on the back of my hands. What can you recommend to prevent it?

I've got an allergic reaction which seems to be related to sun or sunscreen. It shows up as a rash on the back of my hands. What can you recommend to prevent it?

Do not use it!: Obviously but look at the ingredients and try another cream and if the same reaction occurs match the offending ingredient. ...Read more

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My skin is peeling off of my fingers and hands, Could it be an allergic reaction?

My skin is peeling off of my fingers and hands, Could it be an allergic reaction?

No: This type of reaction is likely from too much exposure to water, soap, or irritant solvent. Suggest that you avoid scented or antibacterial soaps and use hand lotion after washing whenever possible. ...Read more

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What are conditions that causes swelling in feet hands face not associated with allergic reaction?

What are conditions that causes swelling in feet hands face not associated with allergic reaction?

Peripheral edema: Swelling of the extremities could be caused by many things. If you feel it is not an allergic reaction, an md consult is warranted. Perhaps your kidneys are not functioning properly, a common source of peripheral (and other) edema: swelling. Any changes in medications? The internet is really unsuited to diagnosis of such symptoms, don't fool around; see an md. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had a allergic reaction (hives). I'm breakin out on my hands and vagina. (spread there last time) can it be an allergic reaction?

I have had a allergic reaction (hives). I'm breakin out on my hands and vagina. (spread there last time) can it be an allergic reaction?

Visit allergist: A physician should perform a physical exam and review your symptoms history and any medications you might be taking. They can recommend an aggressive antihistamine regimen including h1 and h2 antihistamines and might include a lt rc blocker such as singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to epoxy resin for crafts, how long before a cortisone shot clears up a severe rash on my hands and wrists?

I had an allergic reaction to epoxy resin for crafts, how long before a cortisone shot clears up a severe rash on my hands and wrists?

Contact dermatitis: It really depends on several factors. Did you get all of the material off your skin? How long was it in contact with your skin? Is this the first or 2nd time you have had this reaction? How much "cortisone" was in the injection? Most reactions clear in a week. Sometimes a 2nd injection may be necessary. In that case, figure two weeks. But is should get better each day. ...Read more

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I have a foot swelling and it looks like I'm having an allergic reaction. It looks like it might be spreading to my hands. Can anyone help me?

I have a foot swelling and it looks like I'm having an allergic reaction. It looks like it might be spreading to my hands. Can anyone help me?

Need to be seen: Your swelling could be an allergic rxn. Please make an appointment to be evaluated and treated for reaction or possible infection. Only being seen can a physician make a good clinical decision on your care. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction? After using TBS hand cream, tiny pin-prick blisters have come up. All over hand but not noticeable. Only hurts when pressed. Help!

If it is only on the: Surface of your hands or hand that you put the cream on, then it is possible you have an allergic reaction. If you put cream on both hands and only have these lesions on 1 hand, it is then unlikely you would have reaction only on 1 hand. Consider other substances or plant poisons (poison ivy etc.) or parasites that could potentially cause these lesions. I would recommend you see a physician. ...Read more

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I have been using some hand cream for awhile and my hands are really red and itchy there also burning is this signs of allergic reaction?

I have been using some hand cream for awhile and my hands are really red and itchy there also burning is this signs of allergic reaction?

Yes: Contact dermatitis can cause red and itchy skin. Contact dermatitis can be due to a hand cream, soap, cosmetic, etc. Treatment includes removing the offending agent, steroid creams and antihistamine pills to reduce the itch. ...Read more

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I had to take a steroid shot yesterday do to allergies and I woke with both my hands feeling like there asleep. Is that a allergic reaction to shot?

I had to take a steroid shot yesterday do to allergies and I woke with both my hands feeling like there asleep. Is that a allergic reaction to shot?

No: Allergic reaction usually present as a rash or swelling or gastroentestinal symptoms. Numness of the hands in the morning can be due to your position when you are sleeping. ...Read more

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After finishing the course of cipro, (ciprofloxacin) my hands are quite dry. Is this an allergic reaction? If yes, since I'm done with cipro, (ciprofloxacin) should I see the doctor?

After finishing the course of cipro, (ciprofloxacin) my hands are quite dry. Is this an allergic reaction? If yes, since I'm done with cipro, (ciprofloxacin) should I see the doctor?

Not expected: If it is just dryness, I'd doubt that this is from taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin). If the problem persists and not helped by using hand moisturizer, then you may consider seeing a doctor. Be sure to avoid scented soap and hand sanitizer. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my hand and knuckles its dry and burns. I think it's a allergic reaction. How long should I wait to see if it goes away.?

I have a red rash on my hand and knuckles its dry and burns. I think it's a allergic reaction. How long should I wait to see if it goes away.?

7-10 days?: But it is hard to say since it depends much on how severe the reaction has been. Most hand dermatitis are from irritant (soap, detergent, machine oil, frequent washing, frequent hand sanitizer usage etc) Try some topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days and use only unscented soap. Apply hand lotion often especially after washing hands. See dermatologist if not helpful. ...Read more

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I had a allergic reaction to amoxicillin about two weeks ago, I still have some peeling and small blisters on my hands is that normal? What do I do?

I had a allergic reaction to amoxicillin about two weeks ago, I still have some peeling and small blisters on my hands is that normal? What do I do?

Not unusual: With severe and generalized skin involvement due to an allergic reaction, it is not unusual for complete resolution of the rash to take two weeks or more. As long as there are no new rashes appearing you need to do nothing except take an antihistamine as needed for itch relief. Make sure you inform any future health care providers of your allergy to amoxicillin. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my both handas nd wrist and now it is spreading my other hand. They are not itchy, different sizes. Don't think allergic reaction?

I have red bumps on my both handas nd wrist and now it is spreading my other hand. They are not itchy, different sizes. Don't think allergic reaction?

Hand rash: Diagnosing a rash without a picture is very difficult, and what you're describing can be many things. We think in broad categories - like an allergic reaction to something you might have come in contact with (sometimes hard to remember exact thing), a mild eczematous reaction (even if it doesn't itch), a fungal infection, bug bites. Let your doc know if it's getting worse! ...Read more

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Allergic reaction after overusing coconut oil. As a hand mask. Forearms are swollen. What should I do? My allergist may not be available right now.

Allergic reaction after overusing coconut oil. As a hand mask. Forearms are swollen. What should I do? My allergist may not be available right now.

Sounds serious: Better to be safe than sorry and go to the ER. The swelling could spread and the last thing you want is for it to reach your face, throat and airway. In the ER they may give you IV benadryl (diphenhydramine). Take care. ...Read more

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Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?

Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: It sounds like it. YOu may need some medicine for this asap. See a doctor or perform a virtual consult. A picture would help as well ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

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