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Can you be allergic to suntan lotion?

Can you be allergic to suntan lotion?

Yes: Certain ingredients in the suntan lotion may cause an allergy. You may want to try a different brand. ...Read more

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Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Not usually: Solar urticaria is not usually associated with anaphylaxis but cold urticaria may. Perhaps extensive exposure can cause problem but most people would have had a sunburn before further complication develops. ...Read more

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Could I have an allergic reaction to hawaiian tropic sunscreen lip balm?

Could I have an allergic reaction to hawaiian tropic sunscreen lip balm?

Anything possible : In general, you can develop allergic reactions to anything that are normally unharmful at any time in your life. To determine if this is the case, a detailed history to gage temporal association and risk, plus examinations and supporting tests are needed. Your local allergist could help you with this. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to all cephalosporins possible?

Allergic reaction to all cephalosporins possible?

Yes: Allergy to the entire class of antibiotics called cephalosporins is indeed possible. That allergy would be the common part of the molecule shared by all cephalosporins and penicillins, the beta-lactam ring. ...Read more

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Could exposure to sun and pollution and dust lead to acne?

Could exposure to sun and pollution and dust lead to acne?

Don't look for cause: Acne is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle and only marginally to diet. Don't try to figure out the cause, but manage your illness until it self-cures with age. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Could someone be allergic to the sun?

Could someone be allergic to the sun?

Yes (rare): Solar urticaria is hives triggered by the sun. This is very rare. More likely are photo-toxic or photo-allergic reactions due to medications that when the person is exposed to the sun trigger a rash. These are quite common and if confusing can be diagnosed by allergists or dermatologists. ...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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Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Have it evaluated: You may benefit with a topical antihistamine cream. Consult you doctor and get their advice. ...Read more

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Allergic to acetone, what to avoid?

Allergic to acetone, what to avoid?

Polish remover: What you are describing is a possible contact dermatitis. Acetone is most often found in nail polish remover. It is best to avoid all products that contain acetone. ...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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Could blue lips and nail beds be an allergic reaction to peanuts?

Could blue lips and nail beds be an allergic reaction to peanuts?

If severe: Blue lips and nail beds suggests cyanosis, which could be signs of a severe allergic reaction. If this were the case, one would be severely ill with difficulty breathing and require immediate medical attention. If these were the only symptoms, further evaluation would be necessary to assess for another explanation. ...Read more

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Suffer from allergic rhinitis.I'm having allergic reaction when smoke & drink gin.Is it possible to be allergic to gin?

Suffer from allergic rhinitis.I'm having allergic reaction when smoke & drink gin.Is it possible to be allergic to gin?

LIsten to Yourself: How about you put on your doctor and thinking cap and read your question out loud to yourself. Can you body get any louder in trying to tell you that you are harming it? It is screaming at you. Stop smoking. Stop drinking. Pay attention when you body is trying to talk to you. ...Read more

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Treatment of allergic skin reaction to rubbing alchol?

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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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What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)? Is it hives-like?

What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)?  Is it hives-like?

See below: The most common reaction would be hives. I have seen patients get a lot of swelling around the eyes. And, there is always the possibility of a more severe reaction, with trouble breathing, etc. ...Read more

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How to treat allergic reaction to cat?

How to treat allergic reaction to cat?

Taking antihistamine: Can help. If you need to be in frequent contact with cats - please see an allergist. ...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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Son has dull white patches on the cheeks what to do he is allergic to sun?

Son has  dull white patches on the cheeks what to do he is allergic to sun?

Vitiligo: This sounds like a condition called vitiligo where the melanin in the skin which gives it its color is lost. This is frequently due to an autoimmune disorder. By itself it's harmless, but skin cancer may be more frequent in these areas. ...Read more

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"hi I have a question on my hands I started getting a itch a tiny pimples when rash it it's itchy am I allergic to sun or type of soap? " 

"hi I have a question on my hands I started getting a itch a tiny pimples when rash it it's itchy am I allergic to sun or type of soap? " 

See a derrmatologist: Allergies which are turned on by sun exposure are a large field. But your problem is most often a skin disease and not allergy. Caustic soaps are often irritating. A skin DR will help you. ...Read more

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Could someone be allergic to the sun?

Yes (rare): Solar urticaria is hives triggered by the sun. This is very rare. More likely are photo-toxic or photo-allergic reactions due to medications that when the person is exposed to the sun trigger a rash. These are quite common and if confusing can be diagnosed by allergists or dermatologists. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am allergic to the sun?

Is it possible that I am allergic to the sun?

Sun allergy: Some people develop hives or a blistering rash from sun exposure, these can also be a reflection or more serious underlying autoimmune problems, talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do about being allergic to the sun?

What can I do about being allergic to the sun?

What kind of rash?: 3 kinds of skin rxns to sun - hives, sun "poisoning", photosensitivity (ps). Ps occurs when medications in skin are altered by light rays inducing skin injury. You & your primary care md can usually figure this out. Solar hives occur early in the season when sunlight strikes untanned skin & last minutes to a few hours. Sun poisoning , an itchy bumpy rash, occurs on untanned skin last days to weeks. ...Read more

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How to deal with living in a desert like country if I am allergic to the sun?

How to deal with living in a desert like country if I am allergic to the sun?

Allergy: What type of reaction do you have to the sun? Use tons of high SPF creams ...Read more

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Could i be allergic to the sun and is there any advice for getting through summer with this?

Could i be allergic to the sun and is there any advice for getting through summer with this?

Reactions from sun: There are different types of reactions that can develop. Some people can develop hives from heat. Other reactions include phototoxic or photoallergic reactions. This results in a rash hours or days after sun exposure, respectively. This can be caused by medications, or by chemical sunscreens. If sunscreen is suspected, then zinc or titanium dioxide containing sunscreen is recommended. ...Read more

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What is it called if you are allergic to the sun?

What is it called if you are allergic to the sun?

Photosensitivty: This type of reactionis very much related to drugs. Mnay drugs can cause severe skin reactions if the patient has photsensitivty. Make sur eof this diagnosis and discuss any drug therapy related to photosensitivity. ...Read more

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Am I allergic to the sun if my face swells up?

Am I allergic to the sun if my face swells up?

Maybe: There are rare cases os allergic reaction to sun exsposure. A complete history as well as in office challenge may answer your question. ...Read more

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Is it true that blue eyed people are allergic to the sun?

Is it true that blue eyed people are allergic to the sun?

No: Blue-eyed people are not prone to develop solar urticaria or sun-induced hives. ...Read more

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Can I tan in a tanning salon if I am allergic to the sun?

Can I tan in a tanning salon if I am allergic to the sun?

You should NOT: Uncontrolled ultraviolet light from tanning salons can increase your risk of getting a skin cancer, including melanoma, lead to premature aging of the skin, and exacerbate/precipitate some skin conditions. The increased risk of skin cancer has lead the state of california to ban tanning beds for use by anyone younger than 18 years of age. ...Read more

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Could i be allergic to the sun if i get cold sores afterwards?

Could i be allergic to the sun if i get cold sores afterwards?

Sun exposure: Sun exposure may trigger cold sores . The reason is unknown but it is known that sunlight does affect one's immune system (as in lupus and multiple sclerosis). ...Read more

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Has anyone ever been told by a doctor that they are allergic to the sun. Not sunstroke?

Has anyone ever been told by a doctor that they are allergic to the sun. Not sunstroke?

Photosensitivity?: Photosensitivity is sometimes referred to as a sun allergy and can be caused by hereditary conditions, some drugs such as some antibiotics.. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever been told by a doctor that they are allergic to the sun. Not sunstroke, but actually allergic?

Has anyone ever been told by a doctor that they are allergic to the sun. Not sunstroke, but actually allergic?

Yes: It is somewhat of a misnomer. We usually use this term to describe solar urticaria, for example. No one really knows why, but sunlight can trigger hives (wheals) in some patients within minutes of exposure. Antihistamines usually work to prevent these events (again supporting the term "sun allergy"). ...Read more

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My skin develops hard white bumps after sun exposure that are not sweat bubbles. Am i allergic to the sun? Also don't tan well

Sun Reaction: Sometimes, when the skin is exposed to the sun, one gets a sun allergy (photosensitivity), which is a reaction of the immune system to the sunlight. Given below are the most common types of sun allergies: solar urticaria, photo allergic eruption, polymorphous light eruption, and actinic prurigo. ...Read more

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