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Allergic Reaction To Makeup Treatment
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
Makeup allergy: Exposure to certain 'chemicals' over a repeated period of time can lead to a 'contact' allergy (delayed hypersensitivity) in some people. The best way to prevent the reaction from occurring in the future is to see an allergist who can perform 'PATCH testing' which can tell you which chemical in the makeup you are allergic to so you can avoid in future. ...Read more
I had an allergic reaction to makeup. My eyes are red swollen and itchy. I have both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin, which would be better to take?
Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you are suffering from allergic contact dermatitis from makeup product. OTC antihistamines can help with itch but the best treatment for contact dermatitis is topical corticosteroid creams. Talk with your doctor and consider scheduling patch testing with an allergist to determine your sensitivities so you can avoid this reaction in the future. ...Read more
Bad idea: Once skin has been damaged by an allergic reaction the top barrier of dead skin, which normally normally acts as a protectant, is gone making the development of new sensitivities more likely to occur. Gentle cleansing is suggested until healing occurs. Cetaphil wash or vancream soap is suggested. ...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
Several: Treatment for a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) is Epinephrine injection, oxygen (if low pulse ox), intravenous fluids (for treating low blood pressure), antihistamines (h1 and h2) by injection or orally, albuterol by nebulizer (if asthma like symptoms), steroids (prednisone by mouth or solumedrol (methylprednisolone) iv), blood pressure support medications and rarely Methylene Blue (for refractory symptoms). ...Read more
Allergic reactions: Allergic reactions come about when a particle or substance gets your immune system to react. This causes your body to produce hitamine from blood cells and often there is a reaction between your immunoglobins and the offending agent that will result in variou swelling and redness. Treatment for most acute allergic reaction includes and antihitamine and often a steroid. ...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
Depends on reaction:
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if you have allergic reaction like rash, itching, hives and unexpected swelling of face, lips, tongue. Headaches
take 50 mgm of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and it can be repeated every 4 hours and see your doctor asap. Severe reaction may need short corse of corticosteroids
diarrhea and abdominal pain are not due to allergy. ...Read more
Allergic reaction: I think you need to go back to your treating physician for advice on the next steps and how to treat your symptoms ...Read more
I have these tiny bumps on my cheeks on my face. I don't know if it is welps or an allergic reaction from makeup I am using. What can heal it?
Cool compresses: First, remove the offending product, then start with some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally and then use cool compresses 15-30 minutes 4 times daily to soothe the area. You can also safely apply some 1% Hydrocortisone cream from the pharmacy carefully to the skin around the eye. ...Read more
Good morning, For patients who had severe allergic reaction to oral fluconazole for treatment of candidiasis, which treatment would you suggest? Thanks
It depends...: Potential options are caspofungin and related drugs, nystatin, and amphoteracin B. But this depends a lot on the particular kind of candidiasis: different for superficial or body orifice infections (vaginal, anal, mouth) than for advanced (e.g. bloodstream) infections. If you mean "systemic candidiasis", that's an urban myth, not a real illness and doesn't need treatment. ...Read more
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
I had an allergic reaction to eye makeup and my eyes have been bloodshot red for 2 days. They don't hurt as much now but when will the redness go away?
Red eyes: The make up should cause a reaction on the eyelid, not usually inside the eye. If your eye redness continues, you need to see your doctor or an eye doctor if the problem is limited to the eyes. ...Read more
Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause nosebleeds? Both nostrils have been bloody since I started the treatment. Is it an allergic reaction? Thanks.
Stop the pill.: In rare instances when there is a skin rash, mucous membrane ulceration, and other systemic involvement (steven johnson's syndrome), one may end up with some bleeding. However, even though this is an unlikely event, I would stop the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) just to be safe since there are many alternatives. ...Read more
Antihistamine: An antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) can help with symptoms. Hives can come and go for several days. I usually recommend using a once daily antihistamine such as claritin, zyrtec, or allegra, and using the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when the hives break through. I will sometimes add h2 blocker such as zantac or pepcid, which also act as antihistamines. ...Read more
How likely is a severe allergic reaction to vitamin d, calcium, and Fosamax for my osteoporosis? I'm scared to start my therapy cuz of this
Rare: Vitamin D and Calcium should not cause an allergic reaction. That being said even vitamins contain additional binders and other substances which at times can cause a reaction, but it is extremely rare. Fosamax is a class of medications where there is a risk of adverse reaction or side effects, but true allergic reactions rarely occur. ...Read more
Could be allergic to my puppy. I have to find a way to fight these allergies and figured a natural treatment might work. Any recs?
You could be: Allergic to your puppy. Avoidance is the most reliable treatment. I know of no natural treatments to prevent reactions to dog dander. Consider seeing an allergist. Take care. ...Read more
Is it possible to be allergic to the ink in permanent makeup? I have a lot of skin allergies but I would really like to get my eyebrows done using permanent makeup. Is it possible to be allergic to the ink? .
This is a good question as you are asking if you can become allergic to you own tattoo. Hypersensitive reactions do occur and can be related to contact or photoallergic dermatitis. Substances like iron oxide, mercury sulfide, ferric hydrate, aluminum, and manganese may be included in the ink, depending on the color and have know reactions. The red pigment called cinnabar, which contains mercury sulfide, a the most common color that allergies are observed with. Other metal-containing pigments include: nickel, iron, chromium, cobalt, lead, manganese, aluminum, zinc, cadmium, titanium, and carbon. Allergies to nickel in particular are very common.
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james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more
A 28 year-old man wishes to know if a tendon transfer is the only option for a wrist drop after a humerus fracture.....?
It depends: Sounds like you might have a radial nerve injury after a humerus fracture which unfortunately can be relatively common. Is it a post op nerve palsy? or was no surgery done to fix the humerus. How long has it been? If its been >6 weeks, an EMG can be helpful to see if there is any re-inervation. Make sure you are doing at least passive range of motion to avoid stiffness. We can set up a consult. ...Read more
Is there a treatment available that can make the large pores on my nose less noticeable? I'm very self-conscious about the large pores on and below my nose, and makeup only makes them stand out more. What kind of treatment should I consider to refine the
Facials and Derm: You can begin with gentle cleansing and visiting with a licensed facial cosmetologist at a reputable salon/spa. If simple interventions are not effective, work with a dermatologist who can help you figure out your bet skin care regimen. Makeup with only draw more attention to the area, especially if not well done. ...Read more
I have got SCAR LASER TREATMENT 20 day ago for acne pores...Is there any problem if I use my makeup products now?
Skin healed: If the facial skin has healed, cosmetics can be used. ...Read more
Is there a treatment available that will completely remove chickenpox scars? The chickenpox scars on my face and neck really bother me, and I'm tired of trying to hide them with makeup. I'd like to have them removed, but I'm afraid that i'll choose the wr
There: There are a few ways of treating chickenpox scars and the best method depends a lot on what the scars actually look like. Broad shallow scars can be treated with a resurfacing procedure to remove outer layers of skin cells and then have a new layer grow in to reline the area. More narrow, deep scars may need to be directly excised first, followed by resurfacing. Resurfacing can be done via dermabrasion (mechanical sanding process) or laser resurfacing. ...Read more
Having a 30% glycolic acid peel tomorrow. I'm a fitness instructor - cant skip sweating. How soon can I exercise and wear makeup post treatment?
Peel: These important questions should be answered by the dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon performing the chemical peel. Your facial area will be raw and very irritated for days and, as such, will be susceptible to infection. You must get specific instructions and guidance for post treatment care and not apply any compounds to your face that aren't approved. ...Read more