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I used to never be allergic to grass but since 2 yrs ago, I get skin allergies. Why now? I get red spots, sometimes with swelling that last days.

I used to never be allergic to grass but since 2 yrs ago, I get skin allergies. Why now? I get red spots, sometimes with swelling that last days.

They can develop: You can develop allergies over time. Start by trying to avoid the situations that cause symptoms. When you do have the symptoms take Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra. If that doesn't work, see an allergy specialist. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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Has slightly elevated red spots on her skin that throw off heat but it don't apear to be a bug bite but she also has allergies (only happens at home)?

Has slightly elevated red spots on her skin that throw off heat but it don't apear to be a bug bite but she also has allergies (only happens at home)?

Evaluation: Take pictures of the rash and bring them into your primary care doctors office or see an Allergist for more details. The type of rash depends on various factors so getting someone to see it in person is important in order to get a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Wife has got bad skin allergy since yesterday. Large red spots (as huge mosquito bites). Avil inj helped last night. Why so? Possible causes?

Wife has got bad skin allergy since yesterday. Large red spots (as huge mosquito bites). Avil inj helped last night. Why so? Possible causes?

Hives: Cause food allergy- seafood, chocolate, peanuts, strawberries. Other causes medications either prescription or o/c. Could also be reqction to infection. Suppress with antihistamines and look for cause. If extensive and persistent see dermatologist or allergist for workup. ...Read more

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The skin on my forehead is flaking and now I am getting itchy red spots appearing. These spots crust over? Could it be a food allergy?

The skin on my forehead is flaking and now I am getting itchy red spots appearing. These spots crust over? Could it be a food allergy?

Unlikely due to food: Typically food allergies present with skin or GI symptoms. The skin symptoms are usually hives and itching especially near the mouth or lips. Forehead area would be less likely. Crusting over lesions should make one consider possibilities other than food allergies. ...Read more

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Is it common for a gluten allergy to create skin rashes?

Is it common for a gluten allergy to create skin rashes?

Dermatitis w/celiac: Dermatitis herpetiformis is the classic skin rash described with celiac disease. It is an intensely itchy raised vesicular eruption symmetrically distributed on the arms, legs, trunk, neck, scalp, and buttocks. Less than 10% of celiac disease patients will have the skin reaction, but 80% of those with dermatitis herpetiformis have celiac disease. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause red spots on tongue?

Can allergies cause red spots on tongue?

Possible allergies: Typical allergic reactions that affect the mouth and tongue lead to itching and swelling. Red spots without itching may be a different issue. An examination by a physician can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Very small red spots in my 5 months baby's chest and back. Is this a food allergy?

Very small red spots in my 5 months baby's chest and back. Is this a food allergy?

Maybe: If you recently added a new food to his or her diet then I would be suspicious of a food allergy. It may be necessary to remove a suspicious food, wait for the rash to clear and consider re-adding the food depending on what your doctor says. Your doctor can make a better diagnosis of he or she sees the rash while it is present. ...Read more

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Brother has been complaining about being itchy and has red spots/bumps all over. He was told it was allergies. Now a month later I'm starting to get it?

Brother has been complaining about being itchy and has red spots/bumps all over. He was told it was allergies. Now a month later I'm starting to get it?

Not all hives..: .. are allergies. A common cause of acute hives is a subclinical (otherwise asymptomatic) viral infection. Another possible explanation for sudden hive onset in 2 individuals is irritant exposure (eg new laundry detergent). A third is an insect exposure such as fleas or bed bugs. Hives for over a month should be discussed with an Allergist to help identify triggers and an effective treatment ...Read more

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2 days ago got tested for allergies (scratch test) only spots w/reaction were histamine+mold. Now there are red spots (not the pricks) itchy, causes?

2 days ago got tested for allergies (scratch test) only spots w/reaction were histamine+mold. Now there are red spots (not the pricks) itchy, causes?

ST reaction: The skin test response to allergen may start within minutes followed by a delayed response from 2-8 hrs later. The delayed reaction may linger for a few days. However the reaction consists usually of a raised wheal and not just redness. Are your red spots raised or flat? ...Read more

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I always get a rash in the summer and it appears to be from the sun. Fluid filled red spots. Gets much worse if I burn and itches so bad. Sun allergy

I always get a rash in the summer and it appears to be from the sun. Fluid filled red spots. Gets much worse if I burn and itches so bad. Sun allergy

Photosensitivity: If this occurs at the exposed skin areas, then it is from photosensitivity. Are you taking any photosensitizing medications which triggers a rash only upon strong sun exposure. Lime juice can induce a photosensitive reaction at the site of contact but it is? That drinking it would do the same. Sunscreen with titanium, long-sleeve. See derm if problem persist. ...Read more

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Allergy: IgE is found 395 iu/ml & other reports are ok. Itching with red spots all over. Pls prescribe me a solution except steroid & thus help me...?

Allergy: IgE is found 395 iu/ml & other reports are ok. Itching with red spots all over. Pls prescribe me a solution except steroid & thus help me...?

No steroids for you: Until a physician has taken a complete history & performed a physical examination including looking at those spots. My colleagues & I at healthtap can't do that yet. You may have eczema, hives, contact dermatitis or the rash may be unrelated to the elevated ige. Corticosteroid creams have an extraordinary track record of effectiveness & safety. Don't refuse them out of lack of knowledge. Good luck. ...Read more

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13 month babys face an leg has red spots, doctors said allergy but they don't get well? On leg seems watery spots? Swallen point poin? What shoul I do?

13 month babys face an leg has red spots, doctors said allergy but they don't get well? On leg seems watery spots? Swallen point poin? What shoul I do?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I am allergic to hay, each allergy attack causes red spots and hives. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gets rid of the hives but not the red dots. How can I get rid of them?

I am allergic to hay, each allergy attack causes red spots and hives. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gets rid of the hives but not the red dots. How can I get rid of them?

Avoid hay: Unless you have no other option, which is difficult to imagine; this is your best bet. You can also try taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or perhaps a nonsedating antihistamine such Zyrtec prior to exposure to hay. It is probably easier to prevent the allergic reaction then to try to get rid of the red dots after it occurs. Hydrocortisone cream in combination with a good moisturizer might be helpful. ...Read more

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I have red spots all over my body but they don't itch or hurt or do anything. They just stay red. It's been almost a week now. Could this be allergy?

I have red spots all over my body but they don't itch or hurt or do anything. They just stay red. It's been almost a week now. Could this be allergy?

Not allergy: Allergic rash almost always itch and thus your rash is likely from something else. If you have taken a new drug or supplement within a couple of weeks prior to its onset, a drug reaction may be the cause. If this problem persists, consult your doctor ...Read more

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Everytime I shower or take a bath I get itchy red spots on my body mostly on my upper body and face sometimes. Is it an allergy to be concerned of?

Everytime I shower or take a bath I get itchy red spots on my body mostly on my upper body and face sometimes. Is it an allergy to be concerned of?

Heat Urticaria: Some people get hives from exposure to really hot water. The rapid change in skin temperature from cold to hot and then hot to cold causes release of histamine which is what causes the rash. You can take a shower that is not quite as hot and see if this helps or you can take a long acting antihistamine like Zyrtec (cetirizine) and see if this helps. If not see an allergist. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms. Is it allergy?

I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms. Is it allergy?

Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more

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I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

Multiple possibility: Multiple conditions like folliculitis, pseudomonal folliculitis, acne, miliaria, among others can create lesions like these. ...Read more

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Hi doctors I have rash red spots on feet lower back side of hips its quite itchy I am wheat and gluten and dairy have illuminated chicken?

Hi doctors I have rash red spots on feet lower back side of hips its quite itchy I am wheat and gluten and dairy have illuminated chicken?

See a dermatologist: This is not related to any food. Eat a normal diet. You need an exam, diagnosis, and probably a prescription cream. ...Read more

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My 14month old son developed red spots around his mouth after eating some fish. It disappeared after a day. Should I test for allergy?

My 14month old son developed red spots around his mouth after eating some fish. It disappeared after a day. Should I test for allergy?

Mgt: Allergic reactions involve a wide variety of presentations. Sometimes contact rashes can cause a local reaction. Did he vomit, have a rash or any breathing difficulty? I would suggest seeing your PCP or having a virtual consultation online. Testing can be ordered by either physician. ...Read more

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Mild sore throat, with red spots. Sinus CT scan clear, have been on allergy medications from 7 months. Throat pains when I speak more. Please help?

See ENT: If you have throat pain for months and have not responded to allergy medications, you need to see an ENT to check out your throat. ...Read more

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What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

A: A rash with raised red bumps is called a maculopapular rash and can be caused by many, many things such as:
-food or drug allergy
-viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few
-insect bites such as fleas or scabies
-bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep)
-medication reaction

or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-measles
-toxic shock syndrome
-kawasaki disease
-meningitis
-stevens-johnson syndrome
-rocky mountain spotted fever disease

the list goes on and on.

The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a high fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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Gluten Insensitivity (Definition)

Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being ...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