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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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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

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

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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

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

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Zest blue soap allergic reaction, what should I do?

Zest blue soap allergic reaction, what should I do?

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

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Can you tell me about antibacterial soap allergic reaction?

Can you tell me about antibacterial soap allergic reaction?

Irritant: Antibacterial soap is more likely to serve as an irritant than an allergen. It is not recommended to be used routinely since it may potentially foster the growth of more resistant bacteria while killing off the beneficial ones. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to soap and now I have small white bumps. What are they?

I had an allergic reaction to soap and now I have small white bumps. What are they?

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

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Which OTC antihistamine will help me with my allergic reaction to soap?

Contact dermatitis: Antihistamines may help the itch that occurs with allergic rushes, but allergic contact dermatitis often responds best to topical steroid creams. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are 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