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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash.  Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What can I treat an allergic skin rash with? It must be allergic because I don't have a cold or fever?

What can I treat an allergic skin rash with?  It must be allergic because I don't have a cold or fever?

Depends: Treatment depends on the severity of the rash-size, number, areas for medication.You need to see a doctor to get evaluation.There is otc topial steroids, ut may be too mild-may help if area is small and mild rash. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a skin rash easily, and naturally?

How do I get rid of a skin rash easily, and naturally?

Too many poss causes: There are so many different causes of skin rashes that it is difficult to answer this question. A ringworm-type rash needs completely different treatment than eczema. Some rashes are related to or caused by bacterial infections and treatment for them would be different too. A rash from scabies infection, a rash from poison ivy, a rash from the sun; all of these would have specific treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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Should I use aqueous cream on an allergic skin rash? Why do they call it aqueous cream?

Should I use aqueous cream on an allergic skin rash?  Why do they call it aqueous cream?

Yes if it's eczema: Use creams & ointments on eczema. Lotions & gels contain more alcohol. They soothe & cool the skin by evaporation but evaporation causes dryness. That's the last thing you want in eczema. Creams & ointments trap moisture in the skin - better for eczema. This is less important for contact dermatitis and not at all for hives. Aqueous means ingredients are dissolved in water. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have an allergic skin rash in my own swimming pool but not in others?

What could be causing me to have an allergic skin rash in my own swimming pool but not in others?

Can be infection: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common cause of folliculitis, which might be what you are having. It is commonly called "hot tub folliculitis" but can be spread in swimming pools, or even sometimes by shared diving suits. It is very important to keep tubs, pools, and shared water equipment clean on a regular basis. *sometimes is eczema, which is dry, sensitive skin, depends on type of rash. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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