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How can I tell if i had an allergic reaction to aveeno (oatmeal) face wash?

How can I tell if i had an allergic reaction to aveeno (oatmeal) face wash?

Face wash: It is most likely that aveeno (oatmeal) face wash is an irritant and causes skin rashes in your face. In order to tease this out, you need to come see an allergist. ...Read more

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 do i know if i have an allergic reaction or a chemical burn? I used a new face wash and my face is itching, burning and I have small zits showing

How do i know if i have an allergic reaction or a chemical burn? I used a new face wash and my face is itching, burning and I have small zits showing

Can be difficult : Telling the difference between a chemical burn and local allergic reaction can sometimes be tricky, but in general an allergic reaction would rapidly lessen with Benedryl and cool compresses while a burn would be more long lasting and eventually turn into peeling or flaking. Either way, avoiding the wash that caused it would be wise. ...Read more

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Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Yes: I have seen this in patients..Sometimes people can tolerate one or the other item but not the two when used together. Best to stop using them..Take an antihistamine(allegra (fexofenadine) zyrtec, check the labels) and try something else. If the eaction gets worse see your dr. ...Read more

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How can I treat a swollen face due to a drug allergic reaction?

How can I treat a swollen face due to a drug allergic reaction?

Self resolving: Facial swelling can be quite distressing The best way is to allow it time to resolve on it's own though I realize this can make you self conscious and be a source of embarrassment. A glucocorticosteroid such as Prednisone is often prescribed but the benefits need to be weighed against the risk of potentially severe side effects. ...Read more

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What is a good drug store medicine for an allergic reaction? I have redness on my eyelids and a lot of red bumps all over my face.

What is a good drug store medicine for an allergic reaction? I have redness on my eyelids and a lot of red bumps all over my face.

Benedryl: Benadryl or the generic called "diphenhydramine" is often the drug store's own brand of allergy medicine. It can possibly cause some drowsiness so use caution but it can be your first line choice for an allergic reaction. If it does not help or the reaction gets worse or you start to have any trouble swallowing, go to the er asap for help. ...Read more

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Overnight break out on face allergic reaction?

Overnight break out on face allergic reaction?

Rash: The diagnosis of a rash typically requires a physical exam, see a medical provider for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to solve an allergic reaction on?The ?Face?

What can I do to solve an allergic reaction on?The ?Face?

See an allergist: The universal symptom of allergic skin reactions is itching. So for relief of itching try a long-acting non-sedating antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. To solve the problem see a board-certified allergist. You can find one in your area by using the locate allergists function at either www.Aaaai.Org or www.Acaai.Org. These are the websites of the two national allergist organizations. ...Read more

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Small allergic reaction on my face-how to help it?

Cream: A steroid cream and an oral antihistamine may help a bit but it is likely to persist for a couple of days.. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for allergic reaction on the face?

Is there a good cure for allergic reaction on the face?

Allergic reactions: The primary goal is to identify the trigger of the allergic reaction on the face. There are many possibilities for reactions on the face and a thorough history is needed to assess for contacts. Testing by allergist or dermatologist may help. Once, identified, avoidance is best. Medications may decrease symptoms temporarily, but not a cure. ...Read more

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Can numbness of the face be due to an allergic reaction?

Can numbness of the face be due to an allergic reaction?

No: Allergic reactions usually cause itching, rash and some swelling but not numbness. ...Read more

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Does my skin not like face paint or am i having an allergic reaction?

Does my skin not like face paint or am i having an allergic reaction?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing at an allergist office. ...Read more

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I've got a really bad allergic reaction on my face. How do I cure it?

I've got a really bad allergic reaction on my face. How do I cure it?

Requires evaluation: I hear you plea and frustration! Since there are various types of allergic reactions there is no simple answer. For example atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, urticaria , angioedema or a drug eruption would all be managed differently. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Help! I have an allergic reaction on my face and don't know what to do?

Help! I have an allergic reaction on my face and don't know what to do?

It depends: You don't mention what kind of a reaction you had. Was it swelling? Redness? Welts? You don't provide enough information for a good answer. If applying a cold pack and taking an otc antihistamine are not enough to treat the problem within a couple of days, see a physician. ...Read more

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I have an allergic reaction on my face. How long will it take to go away?

I have an allergic reaction on my face. How long will it take to go away?

Facial rashes: I suppose what you mean by allergic reaction on the face by saying you see new skin rashes on the face and you suspect it might be due to allergic reactions. Many things can cause facial rashes. Their natural histories are different. A face rashes can be due to hives, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection, impetigo, cellulitis... You should see a doctor to get a correct diagnosis and prognosis. ...Read more

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I have dark face from allergic reaction. Should i apply hydrocotisone cream?

I have dark face from allergic reaction. Should i apply hydrocotisone cream?

Not really: If you have an allergic reaction which has lasted for a period of time, and you have changes in your skin as a result, you should see a physician to evaluate the cause and to pursue treatment. It may not be an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What can do you do quickly to get swelling down in face after an allergic reaction..

What can do you do quickly to get swelling down in face after an allergic reaction..

Reducing swelling: If allergic reaction is ongoing, you need to see your doctor asap. Some allergic reactions, like hives, can be treated with antihistamines. If severe enough, may need oral steroids. As for swelling itself, applying ice for 5 min every 2 hours cover the ice pack so you don't damage your skin) & sleeping on 2 pillows to keep head elevated helps. Any tongue/throat swelling-go to er immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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


Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more