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Allergic To Your Own Skin
Unlikely: Typically a person develops an allergic response to an airborne allergen that contacts the moist surface of the eyes. While the tears contain multiple proteins that are cytokines, mediators, and inhibitors, a person does not become allergic to these substances. It's the pollen, dander, mold, etc that is the allergic trigger. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Hair loss can also be due to many other things. In fact, hair loss can occur months after the cause came and went. If you are severely stressed in a car accident or even during the delivery of a baby then some hair may fall out even three months later. Medicines can also cause hair to fall out without rashes or itching occurring on the scap. ...Read more
Can allergic contact dermatitis cause you to form tiny blisters on your lips and cause your skin to be itchy?
Yes : Contact dermatitis is a very common medical issue. Normally there is some sort of trigger that causes your body's immune system to over react. Depending on which part of the body received the trigger is where the manifestation of the skin inflammation normally occurs. In fact, sometimes there are things that do not trigger a reaction the first time but after several exposures it can intensify. ...Read more
Cholinergic urticari: Cholinergic urticaria is a condition in which hives occur in response to an increased body core temperature either from exercise, fever, hot showers or sometimes sun exposure. There is also a condition called solar-urticaria caused by sun exposure only, and another condition called exercise-induced urticaria that is also different from cholinergic urticaria. See an allergist for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
No, but...: It is possible to develop a sensitivity to chemicals or ingredients in hair dye/coloring or the ingredients used in hair "perms." these allergic reactions are not ige, so a blood or traditional skin test is unlikely to be of help. A patch test performed by a dermatologist or allergist could be helpful. ...Read more
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
Pimples: For any skin rashes, we need to look at it to know what it is. Based on your description, you have facial rashes. If it is due to your blanket or not is another question and needed to be evaluated. Any local dermatologist or allergist can help you figure out your question. ...Read more
No.: It doesn't spread that way. You can, however, easily have it in both places. ...Read more
Patch test: You can check just about any product for skin sensitivity/reaction/allergy by doing a patch test. If you place a dab of the material on the fabric part of a bandaid & place it in a location where it won't be disturbed. (back of a baby or underarm of older kid) leave it on overnight, if no reaction within that time frame the product is likely safe to use over long periods. ...Read more
Clotrimazole caused skin to peel on penis, what is safe to put on the peeling skin to sooth and help heal?
Don't do it: If you feel an urge to cut or self-mutilate, please make an appointment with your physician, or if you cannot resist it, go to the emergency room. This won't help acne and i believe you realize this. If you feel self-loathing because of you acne, you are not alone. Any competent primary care physician can manage it. Pick up the phone and make a call on your own. ...Read more
Not your best option: I know lots of online "experts" (none of them physicians) say baby oil will repel ticks. It makes a bit of sense, in that the ticks might not be able to recognize your skin if it's coated in oil, and if you have nothing else on hand it's probably better than nothing. Permethrin lotion, however, is far more effective. Deet is not very effective against ticks, but great for mosquitos and such. ...Read more
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