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Are allergic rashes different looking from other rashes?

Are allergic rashes different looking from other rashes?

No: Many rashes have characteristic patterns of distribution on the body and many have distinguishing features on the skin; such as the silvery scale of psoriasis. Many rashes look the same and may have early or late features which make them indistinguishable from allergic reactions. A skin biopsy may be useful for identifying the true cause of a rash. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Can you have an allergic reaction to trimicinoline cream? I was given it for a "drug" rash that cleared now broken out in different rash.

Can you have an allergic reaction to trimicinoline cream?  I was given it for a "drug" rash that cleared now broken out in different rash.

Triamcinolone rash: Yes, triamcinolone can cause rashes. People can be allergic to topical steroids. Triamcinolone is a 'b' family steroid which can cross react with 'd' family steroids. Topicort (desoximetasone) is a 'c' family steroid that very few are allergic to. Also, in steroid creams there are many preservatives that people can become allergic to. Patch testing by a dermatologist can determine this. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has broke out in a rash trying 3 different kinds of antibiotics. We see an allergist in a month. What are his options if he's allergic?

My 4 year old has broke out in a rash trying 3 different kinds of antibiotics. We see an allergist in a month. What are his options if he's allergic?

Discuss w/allergist: It's pretty unusual for a 4-year-old to be allergic to three different classes of antibiotics (i assume that his physician switched to a different class after each rash). It's much more likely that the rash was a manifestation of the infection, and not a reaction to the antibiotic. Your allergist will sort this out. ...Read more

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Recurrent rash on my stomach it looks like an allergic reaction. It's ichy and bumps are appearing on different spots of my stomach. I used calamine?

Recurrent rash on my stomach it looks like an allergic reaction. It's ichy and bumps are appearing on different spots of my stomach. I used calamine?

Allergic reaction?: Itchy rashes are usually allergic reactions, but sometimes are from skin infections. Many people find that hydrocortisone cream helps, plus taking an antihistamine pill (allergy medicine). People who have a history of eczema can have itchy rashes appear off and on. Sometimes there are skin infections like folliculitis, pimples, impetigo, etc... A doctor can evaluate to see what it all might be. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to lisinopril (facial rash) can I take a different ACE inhibitor?

If I am allergic to lisinopril (facial rash) can I take a different ACE inhibitor?

Allergy to Lisinopri: I would speak to your physician (p) about that. If you were my patient, i would start you on an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb). Arb's are very effective agents to reduce BP and reduce proteinuria. ...Read more

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How can you naturally cure allergic rashes?

How can you naturally cure allergic rashes?

Avoid allergems: The only way to cure allergic reactions if possible is to avoid the products or conditions that cause the allergy. Unfortunately that may be difficult because of the chemicals in products and the environment. You may be able to to decrease symptoms amd use less medications. ...Read more

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How can you cure allergic rashes naturally?

How can you cure allergic rashes naturally?

Cure a rash: Find the trigger for the rash and avoid continued and future exposures. Think of newlly developed topical allergy to a soap, detergent, fabric softeners, perfume, cosmetics or lotions first. If avoidance measures fails, see your pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the different types of rashes that manifest in ring shapes?

What are the different types of rashes that manifest in ring shapes?

Ring: Ringworm or tinea, pityriasis rotunda, erythema annulare centrifugum, nummular eczema are just a few diseases which have ring appearance. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more