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Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?

Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?

Won't prevent scar: But it will soften the area and help make it less noticeable. Normal insect bites shouldn't scar unless scratched open if this is a problem too try putting some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on and covering with band aid. If you are dark pigmented and have dark scars try fade cream but don't use it close to your eyes. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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Itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash - allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash - allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Sure: Consider taking an antihistamine and if this does not help see a doctor. You may need a prescription. Use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil on a washcloth with tepid water in your shower and put witch hazel on the itching area to slow it down. Use sarna lotion for the itch. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

Possibly: See a doctor if you do not know what it is. You also need to know what you are allergic to. Take an antihistamine in the mean time and callyour doctor. You may need a prescription or a shot. ...Read more

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Is aloe okay or helpful to put on a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction?

Is aloe okay or helpful to put on a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction?

Yes; try cortizone (hydrocortisone): Aloe is generally very soothing to most rashes. If your rash is due to an allergic reaction, try otc hydrocortizone cream a few times a day as needed to alleviate the rash and any itching. You can also soak in an aveeno oatmeal bath. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful if itching. If the rash is getting worse or seems painful, contact your doctor to take a look. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a skin rash from an allergic reaction to baby wipes?

What is the best way to treat a skin rash from an allergic reaction to baby wipes?

ALLERGY: Change the type you are using, try some hypo-allergenic ones. If no benefit, don't use baby wipes, rather clean with lukewarm water and soft cotton cloth. Use otc Hydrocortisone cream 1% on the rash, apply thin layer twice daily. If not better, check with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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I am having an allergic reaction to cutting mdf fiberboard. The skin rash is terrible. How much prednisone can I take and can I take benadryll .

I am having an allergic reaction to cutting mdf fiberboard.  The skin rash is terrible.  How much prednisone can I take and can I take benadryll .

See your doctor: I would recommend that you see your doctor to make sure this is a contact dermatitis. You would not want to take Prednisone and unless you know what you are taking it for. The dose can vary based on she, weight, & diagnosis. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is very short acting and may help itching only. ...Read more

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Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Have it evaluated: You may benefit with a topical antihistamine cream. Consult you doctor and get their advice. ...Read more

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I have dark spots, red patches , itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

I have dark spots, red patches , itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

Allergic rash: See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment of your rash. There are treatments that will work even if you don't know the cause of the rash. It will be important to be sure it is not a reaction to a medication. Allergic reactions can come from inside the body or from external contact agents. If your dermatologist suspects an external contact agent they can perform patch tests to look for. ...Read more

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I've had an allergic reaction (skin rash) to a dose increase of sertraline. The rash is on my face, neck, chest, back and arms. I took a full 25 mg dose 1x and woke up with a slight rash on my face. took a 2nd 25 mg dose and the rash is now everywhere

I've had an allergic reaction (skin rash) to a dose increase of sertraline.  The rash is on my face, neck, chest, back and arms.  I took a full 25 mg dose 1x and woke up with a slight rash on my face.  took a 2nd 25 mg dose and the rash is now everywhere

See MD: Contact your prescribing doctor without delay for advice. Rash from sertraline has been reported, but is not common. Doctor needs to see your rash and advise. If you can't reach your doctor, go to urgent care or ED for proper diagnosis and guidance. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids  by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Allergic rash: How long ago were the steroid pills given? They will take a day or two to work. It is important for you to be followed by an individual doctor so they can judge the course of your condition. Preferably a dermatologist but that may not be practical. There is also topical cream you can use. Also the dose of the steroid pills might need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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When I get insect bites, I get a rash reaction that spreads. Been on Prednisone, but it upsets my stomach and gives me lots of stomach pain whatelse?

When I get insect bites, I get a rash reaction that spreads. Been on Prednisone, but it upsets my stomach and gives me lots of stomach pain whatelse?

Proton pump inhibito: Acid suppressing drugs may reduce the side effects from prednisone. However it is unusual to get a spreading rash hours after an insect bite (other than spider & perhaps Lyme Disease) unless you have become allergic to the venom. Consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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My daughter is allergic to insect bites...Age swells up and gets a rash that looks like ring worm....I dint know what to get to keep the bugs?

My daughter is allergic to insect bites...Age swells up and gets a rash that looks like ring worm....I dint know what to get to keep the bugs?

Insect Repellant: Considered safe for children of all ages and for pregnant women, biteblocker organic xtreme uses only plant-based ingredients, like soybean and geranium oils (formulas that use oil of lemon eucalyptus are also botanically derived, but aren't safe for kids younger than age 3). As with most natural insect repellents, protection time varies greatly among individuals -- anywhere from 90 minutes up. ...Read more

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What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)? Is it hives-like?

What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)?  Is it hives-like?

See below: The most common reaction would be hives. I have seen patients get a lot of swelling around the eyes. And, there is always the possibility of a more severe reaction, with trouble breathing, etc. ...Read more

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I have a weird rash that started on my arms and now it's spreading to my legs does this sound like a skin disease of some kind or an allergic reaction?

I have a weird rash that started on my arms and now it's spreading to my legs does this sound like a skin disease of some kind or an allergic reaction?

Rash: It is hard to tell without looking at the rash or even describing it. It can be a multitude of things. You should have your primary care doctor look at it first and see if they can help you. ...Read more

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Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Trauma: Need to know what is the normal color of your skin. The greyish coloration is likely from the residual of the allergic inflammation or from scratching and should subside within weeks if the allergic reaction was the cause. I assume that this is a case of contact allergy. ...Read more

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What is the name of the condition of an allergic reaction causing itchy skin without rash that worsens with increased temperature? and Treatment?

What is the name of the condition of an allergic reaction causing itchy skin without rash that worsens with increased temperature? and Treatment?

Urticaria?: Urticaria (aka Hives) is an itchy rash that worsens with heat and other factors like stress, alcohol, exercise, etc, however it almost always has a visible rash (red, raised whelps on skin) . Cholinergic urticaria specifically gets worse with heat and stress, but is smaller bumps on skin (again, a rash). not sure what you mean by itchy skin with no rash ...Read more

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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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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