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Allergic Reaction To Ivory Soap
Thanks for asking!: Stop using the soap and get a topical steroid from your drug store to see if this helps. If not, go see your dermatologist or primary care physician for other options including a stronger steroid or an injection. Most important quit using the soap, the offending agent. ...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
Document, Follow up: Make sure you take a picture of the rash while it is present with your smart phone so that a physician can have a better sense of the type of rash you have developed while using this soap. Stop using the soap. Make an appointment to see your primary doctor or an Allergist and bring product in so that testing can be performed if indicated. ...Read more
I'm worried because my workout I goto the steam room and hot tub. Is it an allergic reaction to the soap at the gym, what do you suggest?
Can your clarify?: I'm not certain that I understand. Soap allergy is a common problem. It needs to be distinguished from miliaria -- heat / sweat rash. Many people bring their own bar of soap in their gym bag. A bar of a good basis soap can be your best friend. ...Read more
Yes: Yes try a hypoalergenic soap or dove. ...Read more
Soap there?: Why are you using soap in your vagina in the first place? It may disturb the acidic environment of the vagina and cause you trouble. Water should do a good cleansing job. There should be a course in vagina maintenance 101 in the community colleges. ...Read more
Yes for minor rash: If you truly have contact allergy caused by soap, the first step is to avoid the product. Overuse of soap can cause irritant dermatitis due to over-drying the skin. Fragrances and preservatives in soap can cause allergic contact dermatitis. If product avoidance and over the counter Hydrocortisone do not improve your rash, see you dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes: You can have bumps anywhere in yiur body. ...Read more
My nails are so short that you can see the second layer of skin underneath. Can this cause infection or increased allergic reaction to soap?
NO: NO- this is your normal nail (keratin) production. ...Read more
I had an allergic reaction to a high perfume soap. After using antibacterial soap, the spots are becoming black. How do I get rid of black spots?
Time: After an allergic reaction on the skin, there can be either hyperpigmentation (darker) or hypopigmentation (lighter) areas on the affected skin. These pigment changes will gradually improve over time and usually do not require treatment. If the very dark areas are painful or blistering, see your dermatologist. ...Read more
I think I had an allergic reaction to a soap on my vagina I've had it for a few days now. Itchy, swollen. Could it be something else when will it stop?
5-7d, not aggravated: If you stop using the product that aggravated you, it should get better. It is best to see an allergist to see if it is the soap that caused the reaction. Antihistamines can help decrease the reaction of itching. Sometimes continued itching the area will cause it to swell as well. Fungal infections can also cause intense itching in that area. Stop using soap on the vaginal area. Use wet washcloth. ...Read more
I saw my dr. He said I had an allergic reaction on my lips & vagina. Could I of gotten it from sex in both areas from soap on a mans body?
Possible allergy: People can develop allergies to just about anything, including even allergy medicine! Your idea is possible but other possibilities exist. If the symptoms resolve don't worry; if not, follow up ...Read more
How long will an allergic reaction in the vagina last? I cleaned my sex toy with dish soap that got inside my vagina causing swelling and pain.
How can I tell if I'm having an allergic reaction on my vagina from lube, meds, or laundry soap? It burns on outside and part of butt and inner thigh
See a doctor: Either a dermatologist or gynecologist should be able to determine what kind of reaction you are having. It does sound like it could be an allergic reaction or contact dermatitis. You can start by changing your laundry detergent and body soap. Take a look at what you are taking- drugs like advil (ibuprofen) can cause rashes. ...Read more
I used shampoo as soap now have a red bump on my penis and it hurts when touched and is sensitive. Did I get allergic reaction?
It's unlikely: Typically, an allergic reaction involves a larger area than just one bump. The bump could be a folliculiltis (inflammation of the hair follicle), a viral process (like a wart or molluscum) or some other process like an angioma (blood vessel growth). If it doesn't go away, you may need a medical evaluation or biopsy- see a urologist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Got a rash after using the intuition razor (the one with the soap already on there) could this be an allergic reaction or razor bumps. What can I do to get rid of them?
Keep area clean: The reaction is most likely an irritant reaction from the razor. Depending on the area of the bumps, I would just try keeping the area clean with soap and water first. If it was bad and would not go away, you could try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. I would not use this treatment on the face or private areas. ...Read more
Does an allergic reaction to a body wash, soap or shower gel cause a yeast infection in your vagina?
Possible: I definitely know people who have very sensitive genitalia to different chemicals including ones you just mentioned. Make sure you don't get those inside when you are showering. Try to use plain water. If you already have discharge/discomfort/symptoms, seek help, as you may need to have them treated. ...Read more
Burning on outside if vagina. Getting over yeast infection. Could I also be having an allergic reaction to laundry soap?
What do I do for an allergic reaction to Neosporin on my ears, it has blistered and cracked in just one day. Do I wash with antibacterial soap? Benadr
Try cortisone cream: Your best bet is hydrocortisone cream OTC. If it does not fast or well enough, you will need to see your doctor to get a more potent Rx cortisone preparation. Unfortunately the damage has already been done and thus simply wash it out with soap and water would be fine (if in the ear canals and not outer ears, but sure to dry the canal out gently with a Qtip since alcohol will cause to much pain. ...Read more
I have an allergic reaction from soap on my vulva. My labia menora feels swollen and burns. After having sex it's worse. What should I do?
Allergy: Need more information. Is your partner using a latex condom (possible allergy)? If, however, it is the soap, then I would recommend your using a baby shampoo or baby soap as a method to clean the area. Avoid chemicals and scents in the soap (s) if possible. Avoid intercourse until the irritation is resolved, and avoid products that contain alcohol. ...Read more
I have 3 small pimples around my inner labia around my vagina area. What is it? There's no pus or blisters. I had an allergic reaction to soap.
My husband seems to be having an allergic reaction to something but we haven t changed soap laundry detergent etc he has small red bumps all over his face the inside crook of one elbow his genitals and a patch on each thigh he is taking Benadryl but doesn
Dermatitis: Sounds like dermatitis to me as well, and thinking of laundry or personal care products is smart. May have become allergic to things that he was not prior, or maybe something you are not thinking about. Be suspicious of any new medications as well. Consider using hypoallergenic soaps and a topical Hydrocortisone cream and if persists seek some help from a derm. ...Read more
I use fragrance free products. I've been patch tested for allergies. Still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to.?
Contact dermatitis: I recommend patients try Vanicream line of soaps, shampoos, etc if they have issues with contact dermatitis with various personal care products. It is devoid of most additives/fragrances and is usually tolerated even in patients with very sensitive skin. Try it out if you haven' t already, good luck! ...Read more
Soap: You need a fragrance free soap, dove is good. Anything with perfume can sensitize your skin. ...Read more
Depends: Soaps are useful in some forms or skin allergy, harmful in others & play no role in still others. With contact dermatitis due to poison oak or ivy washing exposed skin with soap & water immediately after exposure may limit absorption of plant allergens. Soap removes oils from the skin worsening eczema. Soap has no effect on hives. Hope that explanation helps. ...Read more
Entire family is itchy! No bites or rash. No new soaps, etc. Can allergies cause this? Started in cold weather and is still going on.
4yr old with swelling on face and a rash. Swelling has gone away but rash spread. No known allergies. No new foods or soaps. What is it? No itching.
Needs MD: Rashes need observation. Hard to say with just words. See the pediatrician or a dermatologist. ...Read more
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