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Doctor insights on: Allergy Cream Medication

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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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Is sudo cream for ichy skin or allergy?

Is sudo cream for ichy skin or allergy?

diaper rash: Sudocreme contains zinc oxide which is the same white cream lifeguards used to put on their noses to prevent sunburn. It is a water repellent to protect sensitive skin. It is not used for treatment of allergies or itchy skin, but can be helpful for the sensitive buttock skin in newborns with diaper rash. ...Read more

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Why is it that you shouldn't use allergy pills while also using medicated itch-cream?

Why is it that you shouldn't use allergy pills while also using medicated itch-cream?

What???!!!??: Who told you that? If you have a rash or bad itchiness, then a combination of a topical anti-itch and an oral antihistamine is fine. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my allergy hives when no OTC medicine or cream seems to help?

What can I do to help my allergy hives when no OTC medicine or cream seems to help?

See an allergist: The best treatment for hives is to avoid whatever is causing them; an allergist can help with the identification. In the majority of cases in which no cause can be identified, prescription medications can be vastly more effective than what is available over the counter. ...Read more

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What happens if I take a medicine/cream that contains sodium cetostearyl sulphate if I have an allergy to sufla?

What happens if I take a medicine/cream that contains sodium cetostearyl sulphate if I have an allergy to sufla?

Yes: Sulfate and sulfa are as different as cat and lobster. I know of no one who is allergic to sulfate. ...Read more

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My elbows are dry, white, rough & painful, even to put cream on, why & what can I do, no other body part is like this &I have no allergies?

My elbows are dry, white, rough & painful, even to put cream on, why & what can I do, no other body part is like this &I have no allergies?

Often xerosis: Dry sky (xerosis) is common on extensor surfaces (the "outside" of knees, elbows, arms, forearms, shins, etc) particularly during dry winters or frequent bathing/washing. It may or may not represent a mild form of atopic dermatitis/eczema which involves intrinsic problems of the skin. Try humidifier (esp to bedroom), emollients, less bathing and consider Lachydrin (lactic acid) to soften hardened plaques. ...Read more

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I constantly look tired I've tried dark circle cream, I have allergies I take medicine for it what else could I try so I don't look so tired?

I constantly look tired I've tried dark circle cream, I have allergies I take medicine for it what else could I try so I don't look so tired?

Nasal congestion: Studies have correlated the degree of the dark circles to the severity of nasal congestion. Oral antihistamine does not provide decongestant effect and thus you should try OTC nasal steroid. If the problem fails to improve after a month, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Skin allergy after using facial cream?

Skin allergy after using facial cream?

Topical hydrocortiso: This is called allergic contact dermatitis which can usually be controlled with topical steroid cream. Avoidance of other lotions/cream containing the allergen is the key. ...Read more

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How do you know if your lactose intolerant weird gross things happen when I have dairy products like cream or milk allergenist says not an allergy?

Not an allergy: rather, intolerance, allergy testing would be negative, intolerance would be to the sugar in the dairy, allergy to dairy is a reaction to the milk proteins ...Read more

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What is the best steroid cream for allergies and eczema?

What is the best steroid cream for allergies and eczema?

As little as possibl: The weakest one that works. Topical steroids decrease inflammation but do not cure, therefore they need to usually be reused. Local and possible systemic side effects are related to strength and amount. Additionally, certain part of integument (skin) are moore sensitive, such as the face and vulvar areas. So use the lowest potency, the least amount for shortest duration possible. ...Read more

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I have sore places. Come up on my chest they sting have tried creams of assorted and allergy no go what is this?

I have sore places. Come up on my chest they sting have tried creams of assorted and allergy no go what is this?

Many things : You must be aware that your skin lesion can be caused by many entities . You need to describe the lesions or possible send a photo, is it burning, painful etc? Any exacerbating or alleviating factors? We need more info here . ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neosporin cream allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Neosporin cream allergy?

Neosporin allergy: Neosporin cream (neomycin/polymyxin/pramoxine) is an antibioticanesthetic combination for superficial wounds. For potential adverse reactions see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/neosporin-pain-relief-cream-side-effects.html ...Read more

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What is the best sun cream for a baby with eczema tat has an allergy to psrfgin?

What is the best sun cream for a baby with eczema tat has an allergy to psrfgin?

Clothing?: Babies should not be in the sun much, but if a must protect with clothing or a physical (chemical free) sunscreen containing zinc or titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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After my periods I got allergy because of sanitary pads in my vaginal area tell me any cream to sooth it.?

After my periods I got allergy because of sanitary pads in my vaginal area tell me any cream to sooth it.?

Cortisone cream : Try Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3x/day for up to 10 days if no better, seek medical attention keep external (not inside vagina). ...Read more

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How to treat patches of darkened skin left after treatment of skin allergy? Is there cream to even things out?

How to treat patches of darkened skin left after treatment of skin allergy?  Is there cream to even things out?

Pigment control?: Patience and the use of a pigment lightening topical cream will likely be your best option. The daily use of sunscreen on any exposed areas that have darkened will protect and prevent the areas from getting darker. ...Read more

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I can eat cheese,milk and im fine but when i have cream cheese i have a bad allergy break out and get hives, why?

I can eat cheese,milk and im fine but when i have cream cheese i have a bad allergy break out and get hives, why?

Ingredients...: Ingredients in the cream cheese. Check the label. You could be allergic to one of them. Difficult to pinpoint which one. You may benefit from visiting an allergist to determine what other foods to which you may be allergic. ...Read more

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I got a food allergy and I was wondering what I can do to get rid of them like. Home remedies or other treatments like creams?

I got a food allergy and I was wondering what I can do to get rid of them like. Home remedies or other treatments like creams?

Food allergies: Food allergy is a sticky subject, with different doctors having different tests, giving you different opinions. There is no perfect test. But no, there are no creams or home remedies that I am aware of. The treatment is avoidance of the offending food, with injectable Epinephrine if you have a history of anaphylaxis after eating a particular food. ...Read more

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Every time I eat strawberry banana ice cream, I have diarrhea. Am I allergic to dairy?to the strawberry only?is it allergy reaction? How bad?

Every time I eat strawberry banana ice cream, I have diarrhea. Am I allergic to dairy?to the strawberry only?is it allergy reaction? How bad?

Impossible to say: If you can eat other flavors of ice cream it is not a problem with diary. Have the issue evaluated or just select a different flavor. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of allergies in babies? My 22 month old baby has severe eczema. Advantage cream and aspelone provide temporary relief

What are the common causes of allergies in babies? My 22 month old baby has severe eczema. Advantage cream and aspelone provide temporary relief

Unfortunately.......: Very few cases of eczema are improved by eliminating foods from the diet. Also, skin tests usually used to determine allergies (for hay fever, for example), are not reliable in patients with skin problems like eczema, so the only way to tell is by trial and error which is difficult. See a dermatologist for a good skin regimen before getting too caught up in eliminating foods from her diet. ...Read more

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Is there a difference to respiratory allergy to corn vs consumption? Creamed corn, canned corn and popcorn seem to be triggers. Eating makes me ill.

Is there a difference to respiratory allergy to corn vs consumption?  Creamed corn, canned corn and popcorn seem to be triggers. Eating makes me ill.

Corn allergy: The corn grain is the biggest pollen particle in the plant kingdom, so it cannot be inhaled, rather ingested and some people do have allergy to corn when ingested in any form. See an allergist for evaluation/confirmation, avoid corn for now, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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Is it safe to use dermaid cream on my fingers whal I'm pregnant I have allergies to the metal in rings?

Cream: As long as you are using a cream on a confined area for a few days, it should not harm your fetus, as the systemic obsorption is minimal. ...Read more

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Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Not sure what you are treating. The cream works best to relieve itchy insect bites. The pill is for more systemic allergies. You can use them together but I don't see what for. ...Read more

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Is Metranidazole a safe cream to use on face and chest? I've heard & researched many bad effects of this medicine. My doc prescribed it for my allergy

Is Metranidazole a safe cream to use on face and chest? I've heard & researched many bad effects of this medicine. My doc prescribed it for my allergy

No harm, but...: Metronidazole is usually harmless on the skin; follow your doctor's advice. However, there may be some miscommunication: metronidazole is an antibiotic that can help treat acne, rosacea, and skin infections, but is not a treatment for allergy. Check back with your doctor if anything remains unclear. ...Read more

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Could this be a walnut allergy if able to eat black walnut ice cream?

Could this be a walnut allergy if able to eat black walnut ice cream?

Probably not: But allergies are strange things; sometimes cooking a food can remove its allergenic by breaking down proteins. If you're not sure, it's best to be tested, because allergies can be very dangerous sometimes. ...Read more

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If you have a gluten allergy, can topical creams and shampoos with gluten affect you negatively?

If you have a gluten allergy, can topical creams and shampoos with gluten affect you negatively?

No: Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) is an immune-mediated inflammation of the small intestine caused by sensitivity to dietary gluten and related proteins in people who have a genetic predisposition. These proteins have to be eaten or ingested to cause symptoms therefore topical preparations should not be an issue. ...Read more