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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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My wife seems to be having a bad allergic reaction. She has rashes all over her body and is itching badly. What is the best way to alleviate this?

My wife seems to be having a bad allergic reaction. She has rashes all over her body and is itching badly. What is the best way to alleviate this?

Stop the offending: Cause if known. Also reasonable to take short acting antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or longer acting ones like Claritin or Zyrtec. If the rash is severe enough and/or the itching is not alleviated than over the counter steroid creams may be beneficial. Of course if symptoms do not improve or worsen a trip to the doctor may be in order for a definitive diagnosis and/or stronger prescriptions. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to a perfume product on my vagina when will it go away?

I had an allergic reaction to a perfume product on my vagina when will it go away?

Yes stop product: 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 perfume scent in the product or another ingredient in the product that causes the reaction. Antihistamines can help decrease the reaction of itching. ...Read more

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I smoked weed for the first time and I woke up in the morning with rashes on my chest and chest pain, is this normal? Is it an allergic reaction?

I smoked weed for the first time and I woke up in the morning with rashes on my chest and chest pain, is this normal? Is it an allergic reaction?

Probably: You have a great reason not to try that stuff again. Most of us are goofy enough without needing cannabis. If the stuff does become legal and you want to resume, remember that there may have been something else in that particular batch that "wasn't supposed to be there." experiment again only at your own risk. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Yes, it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else.
Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more

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Got an allergic reaction from unknown source on my entire body, tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine), not helping. What can I try using? Just itching all over, no rashes, hives.

Got an allergic reaction from unknown source on my entire body, tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine), not helping. What can I try using? Just itching all over, no rashes, hives.

Dry skin?: Dry skin by far is the most common cause for itching without a rash. Try applying moisturizer all over within 3 mins after bathing while avoiding scented or antibacterial soap. If problem continues, see allergist or dermatologist since there are many potential causes for itching. ...Read more

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My 9 month old was prescribed amoxicillian for an ear infection. After three days, little red rashes are on his body. Is it an allergic reaction?

My 9 month old was prescribed amoxicillian for an ear infection. After three days, little red rashes are on his body. Is it an allergic reaction?

Difficult to answer: Most commonly, the rash is associated with Amoxicillin is not a true allergy, but it is difficult to say without seeing the rash. I would recommend taking your infant to his pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more

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7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

Skin rash: The differential is very large. Could be sun exposure. Could be contact dermatitis. I would follow up with your family physician or dermatologist and give a more detailed rendering. When did it happen? Was the child taking any medication at the time? Any travel history?
Use of new detergents or change in clothes? Have a great day. ...Read more

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How long does an allergic reaction rash from echinacea last?

A few days: Rashes from something you ingest typically last for just a few days or less. The bigger question is what really caused the rash. People break out in rashes from time to time, and it's just human nature to blame the rash on something we ate in the last few hours. If the rash is continuing for more than a week, it probably has nothing to do with the echinacea; you should see your pcp to check it out. ...Read more

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My baby cheeks are red is. This a rash or a allergic reaction?

My baby cheeks are red is. This a rash or a allergic reaction?

Red cheeks: If the skin is rough, it could be dry skin which is very common this time of the year. Apply a moisturizer. I assume your baby does not have a fever? ...Read more

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How long does the rash from an allergic reaction on the face last?

How long does the rash from an allergic reaction on the face last?

Hours to a few days: If it's allergic reaction, stay away from the irritating object and try some anti-histamine. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would the rash look like if you had an allergic reaction to brometane?

Varies: If you think you having an allergic reaction to any drug contact the doctor who prescribed the drug if you can stop the drug. Discuss whether you can use another drug which will not give you possible reaction. If the drug is essential it can be reintroduced after the rash resolves only under direct medical supervision. It is preferable to avoid drugs which cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for a rash to go away that's an allergic reaction to penicillin?

A day to weeks: There are 2 types of "allergic" reactions, meaning an immune response, that we typically see with penicillin. However there are numerous non allergic or adverse reactions that can occur.
For your question, the 2 allergic reactions are Type I and Type III. Type I can be immediately following one dose of Pen or after days. TypeIII can occur a few weeks after stopping! Can only test for Type I. ...Read more

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I got a rash from allergic reaction to anitbiotic ointment has not gone away after 3 months, what to do?

I got a rash from allergic reaction to anitbiotic ointment has not gone away after 3 months, what to do?

Skin reaction: A dark discoloration from a skin allergy can last for months and may fade away with time. Your dermatologist can prescribe a bleaching cream if they feel it is safe to use ...Read more

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I think I have an allergic reaction to diamicron. I developed a rash that is getting worse day by day. Can this be?

Possible: You can take a Benadryl and stop taking diamicron and see how it goes if no difference then see your doc ...Read more

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Can you have an allergic reaction to trimicinoline cream? I was given it for a "drug" rash that cleared now broken out in different rash.

Can you have an allergic reaction to trimicinoline cream? I was given it for a "drug" rash that cleared now broken out in different rash.

Triamcinolone rash: Yes, triamcinolone can cause rashes. People can be allergic to topical steroids. Triamcinolone is a 'b' family steroid which can cross react with 'd' family steroids. Topicort (desoximetasone) is a 'c' family steroid that very few are allergic to. Also, in steroid creams there are many preservatives that people can become allergic to. Patch testing by a dermatologist can determine this. ...Read more

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Had an allergic reaction to Sulfa. With the shot and meds the dr gave me, the rash is looking better. How long will it take it to go away completely?

Had an allergic reaction to Sulfa. With the shot and meds the dr gave me, the rash is looking better. How long will it take it to go away completely?

Usually days: In rare instances, weeks, please avoid prolonged sun exposure till the rash disappears completely, tell every healthcare worker you deal with that you have allergy to sulpha till sorted out, it will be written on your medical record ...Read more

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Why does an allergic reaction turn into a rash?

Why does an allergic reaction turn into a rash?

Usually histamine: Histamine causes redness, itching, pain, swelling, the common skin manifestations of an "allergic reaction". ...Read more

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How do I tell what is causing my allergic reaction rash?

How do I tell what is causing my allergic reaction rash?

Timing: It depends on the timing. The contact with the allergens, either through skin or oral, usually happens days or weeks ago. Person's recall history is crucial. Tests are unreliable or not available. ...Read more

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How serious is a rash with a possible allergic reaction?

How serious is a rash with a possible allergic reaction?

Allergic Rashes: There are different types of rashes seen with allergic reactions. There are rashes from contact to an allergan. These can range from just a few small bumps in the area of contact, such as being allergic to nickel in a ring. Another contact allergy poison ivy can progressively spread. Food allergies may start with hives but can quickly progress to dangerous swelling of lips, throat for some. ...Read more

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How do you know you what type of allergic reaction rash you got?

How do you know you what type of allergic reaction rash you got?

Rash trigger: Dear CDean,

It would depend on what triggered the rash and what it looks like and your symptoms. Best to have a health care professional see the rash to determine the type. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take an allergic reaction rash to go away?

How long does it usually take an allergic reaction rash to go away?

Variable: Hives or urticaria may wax and wane then resolve within a day or 2 after ingestion or contact with a food allergen. However, poison ivy or nickel allergic contact dermatitis may take 4-6 weeks to eventually resolve. The time to resolution is also impacted by what medications are taken such as oral corticosteroids such as prednisone, which can decrease the time significantly. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a rash or an allergic reaction?

How can you tell the difference between a rash or an allergic reaction?

Rash vs allergy: Reactions to foods, medications, insect (bee) stings often are generalized (all over), and usually are hives. Viruses and bacteria can trigger rashes that are typical for the infection (for ex., scarlet fever), but also hives. Trouble comes when on medications for an infection, and a rash or hive breaks out. Seek an experienced provider, allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more