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Doctor insights on: Allergic Reaction To Insect Bites On The Head And Neck

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I have various symptoms to do with my head and neck.

I have various symptoms to do with my head and neck.

More details: Please more specific details like what these symptoms are, severity, duration, anything that you think will help the docs help you. Feel free to repost. ...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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How can you get rid of an allergic reaction rash that's on my face and neck? Help?

How can you get rid of an allergic reaction rash that's on my face and neck?  Help?

Allergic reaction: If it is true allergic reaction, then avoidance of the allergen will curb the reaction hopefully. Using an anti-allergy preparation such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night might help. Hydrocortisone cream once to twice daily on the affected areas excluding eyes may be tried for no longer than 2 weeks at a time. If those fail, definitely see a doc. ...Read more

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My one year old developed a bright red rash on the back of his neck and around his ear. Is this an allergic reaction or something else?

My one year old developed a bright red rash on the back of his neck and around his ear. Is this an allergic reaction or something else?

Wrong doctor: So you ssk a doctor on the internet who does not know the child's medical history and is unable to visualize the rash instead of asking the child's own doctor. Does this sound logical to you? ...Read more

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I have came out in a rash all over my face and neck and both eyes are swollen. I believe this to be an allergic reaction to alcohol.What should I do?

I have came out in a rash all over my face and neck and both eyes are swollen. I believe this to be an allergic reaction to alcohol.What should I do?

Unlikely: Although alcohol tends to worsend allergic symptoms, alcohol allergy is rare or non-existent. Since you have provided no detailed description on the rash, it is difficult to give you an educated guess on the problem. You may try antihistamine to see if it helps.However if the problem persists or worsens, need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I started using benzoyl peroxide on my forehead & developed a rash on my neck & chin 24h later? Could it be an allergic reaction or something else?

I started using benzoyl peroxide on my forehead & developed a rash on my neck & chin 24h later? Could it be an allergic reaction or something else?

Maybe: Benzoyl peroxide can be harsh on the skin. Some people are sensitive and need to use other products b/c it turns their skin red and makes it dry. In your case it sounds like irritant contact dermatitis, a form of allergic reaction to the medication. Stop using it. See your dermatologist for alternative medications. ...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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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

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What could cause rash, blistering/swelling, and scabbing on ear.. With no history of burns, scrapes, insect bites, or contact with allergens?

What could cause rash, blistering/swelling, and scabbing on ear.. With no history of burns, scrapes, insect bites, or contact with allergens?

? Impetigo: What you describe sounds suspicious for impetigo, a strep infection of your skin. You can have a tiny break in your skin that you were not even aware of, and the normal skin bacteria could then enter in and cause a local strep infection. The "scabbing" is what makes me especially suspicious. Try washing with antibacterial wash, put on antibiotic ointment, and if not better in a few days, see doc. ...Read more

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Really 2 lima bean lumps on my head and one on my neck and rash on neck and shoulder?

Really 2 lima bean lumps on my head and one on my neck and rash on neck and shoulder?

Lymph nodes?: The lumps you describe sound like swollen lymph nodes (or glands). They could be a response to the rash. Sometimes a rash can indicate an infection, one of the common reasons for swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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20 year old male rash on neck stuffy nose pressure in head and ears coughing ?

20 year old male rash on neck stuffy nose pressure in head and ears coughing ?

Sinus problem +?: The stuffy nose, pressure in head and ears, and coughing sound like a sinus and/or middle ear infection. The other possibility is environmental allergies to something unr sensitive to. The rash on the neck? Not usually part of above possibilities. May be a separate problem, possibly even a skin allergy to a contactant. If throat is sore or fever, worrisome. See you pcp. ...Read more

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My 1mo has a rash on her cheeks, ears, head, and neck. Is that normal? What can I do in order to go away or calm down?

My 1mo has a rash on her cheeks, ears, head, and neck. Is that normal? What can I do in order to go away or calm down?

Baby rashes: The most common reason for those bumps is the use of the so called "baby products" like Baby Magic and Johnson and Johnson. While they smell nice, the give a large percentage of babies a rash. Wash the baby with dove sensitive skin soap (liquid or bar) and in between just wash with warm water. Nothing else is required. This also can be baby acne which is an effect of your hormones/no treatment. ...Read more

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If I develop allergic reaction to insect bites, how will it be treated?

If I develop allergic reaction to insect bites, how will it be treated?

Allergy: Lots of different meds can be used. Antihistamines are very common but stopping the medicine (or other thing) that causes the reaction is the first thing to do, if known. Topical and systemic steroids are also commonly used (orally or injected). ...Read more

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I need a straight answer. What is allergic reaction to insect bites?

What it says.: If you get stung or bitten by an insect, and you are allergic to the insect's venom or saliva, you develop an allergic reaction to the sting or bite. Usually it's just itching, redness, and swelling around the bite, but in rare cases it can evolve into anaphylactic shock which is life-threatening. Antihistamines may help mild cases, but if you have trouble breathing or other symptoms see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Are there treatment guidelines for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Insect bites: Treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. It is important to note that no specific antivenom is available to counteract the poison injected by the insect. The majority of problems requiring medical treatment result from the allergic reaction to the sting. Many of the complications from an allergic reaction respond well to various medications-when given in time. ...Read more

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What are the tests for allergic reaction to insect bites?

What are the tests for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Skin test or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms from the bite..And the type of insect involved, if known...Depending on the insect, a series of simple scratch tests can be done, or sometimes a blood testis done first. It depends on your reaction history. ...Read more

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Neck pain pimple like rash on neck and face achy and tired?

When you are ill: It sure sounds like you are ill. You have a series of symptoms that do not fit one pattern. Based upon the variety of your symptoms i believe you need to be seen by your family physician soon. However, if the neck stiffness worsens or if you have a fever you need to be seen urgently. ...Read more

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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Scab on my arm that I picked.Now its red and hot to the touch, rash on neck,left eye swollen and puffy?

Scab on my arm that I picked.Now its red and hot  to the touch, rash on neck,left eye swollen and puffy?

Infection!: It sounds like you have an infection now. If your eye is also swollen and puffy you need to get seen right away as the infection may be spreading rapidly. Don't wait! ...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