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

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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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 you treat a breakout from an allergic reaction to makeup?

How do you treat a breakout from an allergic reaction to makeup?

Stop the makeup: And depending in the severity and location, either topical or oral steroids may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you have an allergic reaction to fabric softener sheets rubbed on the face?

Can you have an allergic reaction to fabric softener sheets rubbed on the face?

Yes: Absolutely. It is a chemical reaction. Obviously avoid rubbing them on your face...If you feel like being a detective cut the ingredients part off the box and compare to any other fabric softeners you may wish to use...This may hemp you find exactly what chemical you reacted to. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?

Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...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)?

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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What medication should I use to treat red swollen and irritated face due to itching during allergic reaction? (to fluocinonide ointment)

What medication should I use to treat red swollen and irritated face due to itching during allergic reaction? (to fluocinonide ointment)

Allergic Reaction: You will have to use prescription topical medication like Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. Oral Prednisone can also be helpful to help the swelling. See your local dermatologist for help with your skin condition. ...Read more

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Can vaseline use as face moisturizer ? Has anyone reported allergic reaction to vaseline?

Can vaseline use as face moisturizer ? Has anyone reported allergic reaction to vaseline?

Stay away: Vaseline does not moisturize. The petroleum jelly can an allergic reaction. People get fooled because vaseline can help to keep a moisurizing cream on, but it does not moisturize itself. ...Read more

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How can I avoid another allergic reaction to an antibiotic medicine if allergic to penicillin?

How can I avoid another allergic reaction to an antibiotic medicine if allergic to penicillin?

Avoidance: If one is allergic to penicillin then avoidance of penicillin like medications is a requirement. Other classes of antibiotics should be fine but because an individual has one drug allergy they may be at risk for reactions to other classes of drugs. One should also be very clear that moving forward that antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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A severe allergic reaction to insect bite has to include breathing problems?

A severe allergic reaction to insect bite has to include breathing problems?

Depends: This can occur and if it does, it is a severe reaction - anaphylaxis and will need immediate care. If you had an Epipen (epinephrine) from previously diagnosed severe allergy, use it then call 911. ...Read more

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How can reduce redness from an allergic reaction to eyeliner?

How can reduce redness from an allergic reaction to eyeliner?

Stop using it: First stop using it. Wash it off completely. Topical hyrocortisone used very sparingly once or twice a day for a few days may help. If your symptoms persist please see your allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if face allergic reaction!?

Unsure: A physician will need to know more about the trigger, nature and severity of the reaction to begin to offer advice. Some severe reactions require immediate epinephrine injection via epipen whereas others can be managed through avoidance strategies or less potent suppressive or as needed medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can sweating cause an allergic reaction to adhesive bandages?

Can sweating cause an allergic reaction to adhesive bandages?

Can promote: Sweat won't cause an allergic reaction, but the chemicals in the adhesive may be better contacted or absorbed into the skin if sweat is present. ...Read more

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Bug / insect bites with allergic reaction. Can i take hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to cure?

Bug / insect bites with allergic reaction. Can i take hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to cure?

INSECT BITE ALLERGY: It depends on the allergic reaction. If it is only itchy bumps, hc cream or other steroids plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) intake will suffice. If the reaction is severe like anaphylactic shock or angioedema, you need Epipen shots or call 911. ...Read more

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What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

Avoid and meds: First it was important to identify betadine as the trigger of the rash, such that it can be avoided in the future. After a thorough skin cleaning to remove the betadine, typically oral antihistamines can reduce itching and topical cortisone medications may also help. The healing will be gradual. ...Read more

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Treatment of allergic skin reaction to rubbing alchol?

Treatment of allergic skin reaction to rubbing alchol?

Hydrocortisone: You could wash everything off with water then apply some Hydrocortisone 1% topical. ...Read more

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How to help a allergic reaction on face?

How to help a allergic reaction on face?

Rash: Avoid the offending agent, apply a moisturizer thoroughly, use non-fragrantroducts, apply topical Hydrocortisone on the affected skin, cold compreses over swolen skin. See a dermatologist of things progress. ...Read more

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Allergic to BP, face so sensitive it cannot tolerate any topicals even gentle moisturizer. Wash face 2x day. What else can you suggest 4 my acne?Time?

Allergic to BP, face so sensitive it cannot tolerate any topicals even gentle moisturizer. Wash face 2x day. What else can you suggest 4 my acne?Time?

See a dermatologist: Maybe you will improve with doxycycline 20, 50, or 100mg a day. Or minocycline 50 0r 100mg. Expect 2 or 3 months to see result.. Usually these oral treatments are well tolerated. ...Read more

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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