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Doctor insights on: Allergies That Cause Facial Breakouts

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How do I know wether my face is having allergy reaction or just normal breakouts?

How do I know wether my face is having allergy reaction or just normal breakouts?

Several differences: Normal breakouts usually are pimples, small bumps with pus in them. Allergic reactions often involve a lot of itching and a fine sandpaper like rash. Allergic reactions also often involve some swelling of the tissues of the face. If you experience any shortness of breath this could also be an allergic reaction and you should go to hospital if this occurs. ...Read more

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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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Can an acne breakout on back cause itching, if not what else can cause these itchy pimple like things on my back no contact with allergies?

Can an acne breakout on back cause itching, if not what else can cause these itchy pimple like things on my back no contact with allergies?

Many causes: Acne is not usually associated with itching. Since there are many potential causes, a dermatology consult would be your best bet. ...Read more

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Do acne breakouts normally happen after receiving an allergy immunization?

Do acne breakouts normally happen after receiving an allergy immunization?

Acne after injection: No, there is no known reaction after the actual allergy injections. Check to observe if more topicals are applied in relation to the injection. That would be the more likely explanation. ...Read more

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2 months off dairy skin has improved significantly. I suspect dairy allergy. Few breakouts. What can I use to even out skin tone and reduce blemishes?

2 months off dairy skin has improved significantly. I suspect dairy allergy. Few breakouts. What can I use to even out skin tone and reduce blemishes?

Skin care: Consider the use if a retinoic, salicylic or glycolic facial wash, microdermabrasion or hydrafacial, blue light, and possibly antibiotics. Consult a specialist with access to multiple modalities. Asc-psd. Com ...Read more

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I have birth control induced sun sensitivity/allergy...What can I do to prevent a breakout short of stopping the pill?

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I have birth control induced sun sensitivity/allergy...What can I do to prevent a breakout short of stopping the pill?

Stop the pill: You can see about using a pill with a different formulation vs. Using something that doesn't have systemic effects, such as an iud. ...Read more

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Rash breakouts on legs from food allergy. What OTC can I take besies benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Rash breakouts on legs from food allergy. What OTC can I take besies benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No much OTC meds: If you have real food allergy and you break out in hives when you eat that particular food, beside benadryl, (diphenhydramine) there are not much otc meds you can take. Go to the nearest er if you have nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing since those are signs of anaphylaxis and can be dangerous. If the rashes are eczema but not hives, you can use otc cortisone cream, moisturizer and see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have problems with hives. I have huge breakouts sometimes but most often I get. I random hive under my eye on on my lip. I've been allergy tested...

I have problems with hives. I have huge breakouts sometimes but most often I get. I random hive under my eye on on my lip. I've been allergy tested...

Hives: See a dermatologist who can evaluate this and determine if this is part of a systemic or local process and provide appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can chocolate cause face breakouts?

Can chocolate cause face breakouts?

Chocolate: There is no evidence that eating chocolate causes facial outbreaks or acne. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy cause white patches on babys face later on flaking?

What kind of allergy cause white patches on babys face later on flaking?

Reply: Baby's skin is very sensitive. Especially face is exposed to many topical irritants like saliva, rubbing their faces on clothes while being held, face wipes. It's very common to have dry flaky skin on face in babies. Try to keep the face moisturized all the time, used damp washcloth to tap dry the face after feeds, use shoulder towel while carrying, see his dr. As needed. ...Read more

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Zinc supplementing has caused breakouts all over my face, should I stop taking this?

Zinc supplementing has caused breakouts all over my face, should I stop taking this?

Yes: Taking zinc supplements isn't a good idea in any case. It's rough on the stomach, blocks copper absorption, and can make you sick. ...Read more

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Can allergies be the cause of facial numbness?

Can allergies be the cause of facial numbness?

Define numbness.: If by "numbness" you mean a tingling sensation on your face, yes, an allergic reaction can produce that sensation. If you mean actual numbness -- that you can't feel any sensation when you touch your face -- that's not allergies, and it's probably something significant, so you should see your doctor without delay. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause severe breakouts on the face?

Can lupus cause severe breakouts on the face?

Lupus is often: Associate with facial rash. The classical situation is a "butterfly" rash over the mid face -- usually red and dry. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause tingling in your face?

Can seasonal allergies cause tingling in your face?

May be: Allergies in general when bad can cause overall itching of the skin, so they can also cause tingling in your face, it is the most exposed part of your body afterall. ...Read more

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Can diuretics help reduce swelling on face caused due to some allergy??

Can diuretics help reduce swelling on face caused due to some allergy??

Wrong treatment.: I would not advise using diuretics for facial swelling as (1) probably would not work, (2) you'd likely become dehydrated trying to make them work and (3) fluid accumulation would not be the cause of this facial swelling. Allergy causes facial swelling via inflammation, not fluid accumulation like you'd see in heart failure or kidney disease. ...Read more

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My face is red and burning up. Could allergies be the cause of these symptoms?

My face is red and burning up. Could allergies be the cause of these symptoms?

Possibly: Skin irritation on the face only, especially in women is most often a contact irritant reaction. This could represent a true allergy to chemicals found in facial cleansers, make-up products, lotions or sunscreens. Step one is to stop all topicals and try a cleanser such as cetaphil restoraderm or aquaphor unscented baby wash. If irritation persists, see your doctor. A physicial exam is needed. ...Read more

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What would cause extreme itching on body and face when its not allergies?! can't take it anymore and benydryl don't work

What would cause extreme itching on body and face when its not allergies?! can't take it anymore and benydryl don't work

See allergist/derm.: You should see an allergist or a dermatologist re this. I presume that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) taken 4 times daily has not helped thus far. ...Read more

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Does food allergies cause numbing of the face?

Does food allergies cause numbing of the face?

Unlikely: The common symptoms of food allergies are itching, hives and swelling (mouth, tongue, lips, throat), vomiting, diarrhea and in some cases asthma or anaphylaxis (severe reaction). Numbness suggests involvement of the nerves which is less likely with allergic reactions. ...Read more