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Allergic Reaction To Insect Repellent
Allergy to various c: There are individual sensitivity which can be any of common chemicals. Test small spot to see if ot is tolerated. In severe cases see allergist for controlled allergy testing. ...Read more
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
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
Let me help you?: Insect bites and stings can cause an immediate skin reaction. The bite from fire ants and the sting from bees, wasps, and hornets are usually painful. Bites caused by mosquitoes, fleas, and mites are more likely to cause itching than pain. ...Read more
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
Depends: Depending upon what insect is responsible. If this is from a bee sting reaction, then there are potential treatments available. Speak with a physician to understand what the reaction was and the best treatment options. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the allergic reaction. If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the severity of the reaction on the skin-redness, swwollen, pain. As well as what kind of insect bite. The reaction are varies on different individuals, some are very allergic, some have minor eaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is recomended first. But you have pain with swelling then you need to see a doctor for steroids and/or antibiotics ...Read more
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
I am experiencing an allergic reaction daily. I cannot narrow it down to any specific food or insect. Starts with an itch. Using allergex daily. Help?
Allergy testing.: You’d benefit from allergy testing. Let an Allergist identify your potential triggers and test for a number of them specifically. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes it would be able to be distinguished by visual inspection. Let your doctor see it and tell you what it is. ...Read more
Possible: If you feel you are allergic limit exposure and test to other unrelated product. ...Read more
Bug / insect bites with allergic reaction. Can I take hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to cure?
Allergic reactions: Minor allergic reactions are generally improved with oral antihistamines with out without topical steroids. Severe allergic reactions characterized by facial swelling, respiratory distress, severe vomiting and swallowing problems should be treated immediately in the emergency room or with injected epinephrine. ...Read more
Check lesions.: Agree w earlier answers. Get these checked out. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. ...Read more
I got an allergic reaction to bug bites and now they are turning dark purple. Is it going to go away or am I stuck with the dark purple marks. Or is t?
Skin color change: The change to dark purple likely corresponds to the beginning of resolution of the rash. It may be a slow process for it to return to normal in cases of chronic allergen/irritant exposure. The process only starts once the trigger is removed. ...Read more
Tell us more: You will need to tell us more about what kind of problem you are encountering. I cannot even guess what the problem may be with such scanty information. ...Read more
My daughter got bit by a bug, and it is swollen, red and puss is coming out of it, is she having an allergic reaction?
Probably infected: You're describing an infection. Wash well with soap and water and apply an antibiotic cream, 3 times a day for 7 days. If swelling gets worse, more lesions appear, develops fever, red streaks that spread from the sore or increased production of pus, take her immediately to see a doctor. ...Read more
Had a severe sunburn, then cellulitis from bug bites, now allergic reaction after foods I've had b4, all w/i month. New allergies possible at 25? Cause?
My 2 yr old just developed a rash allover his back and bottom he has a few bug bites could this be an allergic reaction or something else?
Rash in Children: It is a reaction to the bug bits, I would bet. But, a rash that is spreading should never be ignored. I would get him to his pediatrician today. ...Read more
I often get random patches full of itchy bumps on my body mostly on my forearms they're not bug bites or an allergic reaction. What causes this?
Many things!: What you are describing is a very common condition and not specific for any one diagnosis. You could have a contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction to something coming into contact with your skin), hives, eczema or any number of things. If your primary care physician is stumped, please consider seeing an allergist or a dermatologist. ...Read more
I had chest pain then face stared swelling up and started to have hard time breathing. Told it was a allergic reaction. Could it be from a bug bite.
Allergic reaction: A stinging insect or fire ant can cause anaphylactic reactions and usually are accompanied by a rash of some sort. Did you get bitten? If not, other causes needed to be investigated. See an allergist. ...Read more
Have these bumps around my new tattoo. Not sure if bug bites or allergic reaction. Some have white in them like pimples. Each day there's more (5 days)?
Itchy?: If they are itchy, you may be allergic to one of the dyes or metals used in the tattoo ink. If they are not, I would suspect an infection. ...Read more
Can bed bug bites give an allergic reaction? My arm is covered with red welts and went to ER. Was told it was allergic reaction but friend had bed bug
Bed bugs -itchy bite: I think 'yes' these are from bed bugs. These are insects and so their bites can certainly cause an allergic type reaction, just like a mosquito bite. New York City has a real problem with bed bugs as you might be aware. Hopefully you can avoid contact in the future because you will react the same way (or worse!) as allergy gets worse w/ time. Good to check with a MD for questions, esp. If worsens. ...Read more
A bug bit me 2 weeks ago and last week I had a sore throat and. Headache and I felt achy. Could it be an allergic reaction? Or was it late 4 that?
Bug but not allergy: Unlikely from the bite assuming not a dear tick. Probably a viral uri. ...Read more
My daughter has red itchy bumps on her arms and feet. What could be the cause? She was diagnosed with a staph infection but the bumps persist. Bed bugs were mentioned but she is the only person being bitten. Could this be an allergic reaction to something
This: This is tough to answer without a picture. There are several possibilities including bites (fleas or other), eczema or allergic contact dermatitis, lichen planus, folliculitis (staph infection), and others. I doubt bed bugs given the location. I would recommend you try a moisturizer such as cerave cream twice daily and if not better after a few days consider a trip to the dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. Bites are common in kids so that is certainly a possibility. If they are bites, avoidance plus a steroid gel might be beneficial. I hope that helps. ...Read more
An altered reaction: The roots of "allergy" are from greek "allos" (different) and "ergos" (action). So, an allergic reaction is a "different" (from normal) reaction. The reaction occurs to an allergen. An allergen can be a pollen (ragweed), food (peanut), animal (dust mite or bee venom), or other foreign substances. Symptoms occur due to histamine and other chemicals and cause sneezing, runny nose, etc. ...Read more
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