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Allergy To Body Wash
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
Immune regulation: Complex question. When genes and environment interact , some people become allergic. Much of this is determined by immune regulation. The body would try to counter the allergic reaction but usually the counter-offense is insufficient leading to allergic diseases. Exposure to bacteria from animals (preferably multiple) in the first few months of life appears to reduce the development of allergies. ...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
Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis with exposure to mold can be treated with topical steroid creams. If you are trying to clean mold from surfaces in your home like bathroom use an cleaner like CLR mold and mildew cleaner but always wear gloves. Larger mold issues such as mold in dry wall should be cleaned by a mold mediation specialist. ...Read more
Possible: This is possible but it is more likely from making the water too hot. ...Read more
Control baseline : Besides pouring varathane on the hair of those who use these things and letting it dry, or increasing airway ventilation, getting better baseline control of your airway allergies is the best thing you can do. If you can decrease airway inflammation by (much)better controlling allergies, this, over time, may make airways less sensitive/inflamed. Decreasing the non-specific sensitivity can help. ...Read more
Probably not true: The concept being asked to called "tachyphylaxis" where by repeated use of a medicine results in the med being less and less useful. This has never been clearly demonstrated for allergy meds. Probably what is happening when an allergy med is "not working" is that it is the wrong med for the symptoms or patient is develop more symptoms that require different treatment. ...Read more
I am allergic to tatto ink. Will laser removal cause the allergens to spread through my body and cause allergic reactions in other areas?
Possibly: There have been case reports of systemic allergic reactions to vaporized tattoo ink during laser removal including anaphyllactic reactions. Certain lasers are more prone to cause this reaction. If you have a history of a severe reaction to ink and must remove the tattoo, surgical methods of removal may be safer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What I Recommend: Neutrogena body clear body wash twice daily. After wash, alternate neutrogena body clear body spray with a 10% Alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer (acne.Org has a good one). Good hygiene is also important, so make sure you shower and change clothes right away after a work-out. The degree of body acne can vary, if its irritated or severe you may need to see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dust mite covers: There are covers that one can buy that specifically seal dust mites in bedding. For cleaning, wet dust don't dry dust, use a hepa filter in the vacuum cleaner. ...Read more
You know how we wash our hands with soap to remove bacteria should you wash your insides of your nose with soap as well to clean out bacteria?
Nose: You don't need to clean the inside of the nose with soap and water. Mucus helps to flush out debris. ...Read more
Yes: Fair try. Get your hormones checked...thyroid, Estrgen. ...Read more
Why does our immune system sometime overact to harmless allergens? Instead of using suppressants, can we tell our body to ignore specific allergens?
Ah, super question: Within this question lies the mysteries of the immune system, allergy, and immunology. (karthik, are you an allergist-:). Why does body make antibodies to its' own tissue? What are evolutionary 'advantages' for survival 'allowing' this to happen? Was it always this way? Is it largely our fault-shield our kids too much, everything becomes 'foreign'? How is brain involved? Need a textbook 4 here? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In atopic eczema, does skin overproduces sebum to compensate the loss and to prevent moisture n water evaporating after touching an irritant?
Eczema: My personal favorite body wash is made my olay and is very moisturizing. You should follow that with cetaphil or cerave cream as your daily moisturizer. This combination works very well to keep the skin moisturized but may not be enough to clear up an eczema flare. For that, you may need some steroid cream, either otc or prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does an allergic reaction to a body wash, soap or shower gel cause a yeast infection in your vagina?
Possible: I definitely know people who have very sensitive genitalia to different chemicals including ones you just mentioned. Make sure you don't get those inside when you are showering. Try to use plain water. If you already have discharge/discomfort/symptoms, seek help, as you may need to have them treated. ...Read more