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Since 10 days, I am itching all over without any rashes. But when I scratch my skin gets damaged and red. Antihistamines only short term help no cure.

Since 10 days, I am itching all over without any rashes. But when I scratch my skin gets damaged and red. Antihistamines only short term help no cure.

Itching: Try Amlactin lotion and aveeno oatmeal bath in case dry skinbut follow up with doctor/urgent care this weekend. May be allergy to latex or other environmental/food issue. May need allergy referral ...Read more

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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


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I have had a skin crawling sensation for a month. Dr prescribed two antihistamines. Neither worked. Blood work is fine. No rash, bumps or bites.?

I have had a skin crawling sensation for a month. Dr prescribed two antihistamines. Neither worked. Blood work is fine. No rash, bumps or bites.?

Which bloodwork fine: There are several different tests that should be considered part of every workup for creepy crawly skin. In my opinion only a very few people with similar complaints get all the recommended tests the first time around. Then, patients will always say, "but all the blood is fine..." But that's assuming that all the relevant bloodwork was done. So, name the tests and we'll see. What's next? ...Read more

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35 yr-old with round-shaped skin lesions that come and go for 14 years, unresponsive to antifungals, and negative for "fungal, viral, or yeast".....?

35 yr-old with round-shaped skin lesions that come and go for 14 years, unresponsive to antifungals, and negative for "fungal, viral, or yeast".....?

Urticaria (hives): Typical description of chronic urticaria refractory to antihistamines. An Allergist will get some bloodwork to rule out some potential underlying causes and then prescribe treatment. There are several options and relief can be obtained in no time. ...Read more

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I have a heat rash on my right hand and was wondering if antihistamines would help or if not what is the best way to treat it?

I have a heat rash on my right hand and was wondering if antihistamines would help or if not what is the best way to treat it?

Unknown rash on hand: Not sure what you mean by a heat rash. Other than hives and urticaria I don't know of a rash that will benefit much from antihistamines. You may need to get someone to take a look and make a diagnosis to choose an effective therapy. Make an appointment with a physician if it is chronic or recurrent. If it is mild consider a topical Hydrocortisone cream otc. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to clothing 3 wks ago, skin has red itchy rash. Taking antihistamine and using calamine to calm but its still there and v dry too?

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Allergic reaction to clothing 3 wks ago, skin has red itchy rash. Taking antihistamine and using calamine to calm but its still there and v dry too?

? contact allergy: Antihistamines and calamine won't help, rather moisturizing your skin, steroid creams OTC and good hydration, if that doesn't work, see your doctor ...Read more

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Rash:red, blotchy, not raised/itchy/painful/spreading, cortizone/antihistamine didn't help. Not in skin crevice-front/side of knee, one area for 2 months

Rash:red, blotchy, not raised/itchy/painful/spreading, cortizone/antihistamine didn't help. Not in skin crevice-front/side of knee, one area for 2 months

NOT....: Do you mean that they are not raised/itchy/painful/spreading? May just be dry skin and the redness from your rubbing. Try some moisturizer on the area after bathing for a week or so to see if it helps. But it does not and this does bother you, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can antihistamines dry out your skin?

Can antihistamines dry out your skin?

Not likely: Antihistamines can dry up a runny nose and older antihistamines can lead to unwanted side effects of dry eyes and dry mouth. Topical antihistamines should not be used. Oral antihistamines should not dry out the skin. ...Read more

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Why does my skin itch every day unless I take antihistamines?

Itchy skin: Sounds like allergies. You should have some allergy testing done. ...Read more

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Do antihistamines work for skin reactions?

Do antihistamines work for skin reactions?

Possible: Antihistamines work by blocking histamines. Histamine is a chemical that can cause itchiness and hives. So it is possible that antihistamines can help for skin reactions. ...Read more

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How long does it take for antihistamines to work on your itchy rash?

How long does it take for antihistamines to work on your itchy rash?

IF they work. Fast.: Oral and especially topical antihistamines may have a slight- if any- effect on itching and will be noticeable quite soon after use. ...Read more

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I've had chronic itch with no rash all over my body for quite some time. It responds very well to antihistamines. What could be the cause?

I've had chronic itch with no rash all over my body for quite some time. It responds very well to antihistamines. What could be the cause?

Itching: Chronic itching can have serval causes. From internal diseases to medications to allergies. Sometimes a condition called dermographism (which is excess histamine) will cause intense itching but will respond to antihistamines. ...Read more

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Itching/welts/rash everyday if I don't take antihistamines, has been happening for over 2 years, what could b wrong? Itching occurs everywhere

Itching/welts/rash everyday if I don't take antihistamines, has been happening for over 2 years, what could b wrong? Itching occurs everywhere

Chronic urticaria: You likely have CU about 30-40% of which are thought to be from an autoimmune cause. IN the absence of throat swelling and given your response to antihistamine, this is more a quality of life than a health issue. An allergy consult may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Can a 6week old baby take antihistamines for a facial rash that appeared after putting some cream on?

Can a 6week old baby take antihistamines for a facial rash that appeared after putting some cream on?

No: Antihistamines are generally not recommended for infants. Please see your GP for an examination and treatment. In the meantime please keep moisturising the skin with simple fatty cream ...Read more

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After a head cold for a week I'm left with a dry, unproductive cough. I've tried decongestants, antihistamines, expectorant, and nothing helps. Help!

After a head cold for a week I'm left with a dry, unproductive cough. I've tried decongestants, antihistamines, expectorant, and nothing helps. Help!

? bronchitis,: Reactive airways disease, or sinusitis due to the cold that you had, causing the dry cough, you need to see your doctor for assessment, possibly Rx medications are needed as bronchodilators and may be antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more

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Non itchy rash flare up 3 times in 24 hours despite antihistamines. Is there a chance that I m allergic to my cat? (9 months old). No prior symptoms.

Rash not cat allergy: If it doesn't itch it's not an allergic rash. The other possibility is that the antihistamines are strong enough to suppress itching but not the rash. Try stopping the antihistamine. If the rash continues to appear and becomes itchy, then yes, it could be the cat. You will want to see a health care professional at that point. ...Read more

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35 year old female (history of Crohn's disease) with new facial flushing. Never happened before. No new meds, foods or skin products. Antihistamines and cold compresses not helping.

35 year old female (history of Crohn's disease) with new facial flushing. Never happened before. No new meds, foods or skin products. Antihistamines and cold compresses not helping.

Unusual: Based on the info you provided, it's hard to say exactly what it is. If you are having any belly pain, I would be concerned that your flushing could be related to an evolving crohn's infection or fistula. Other ideas include an allergy, or even more rarely would be a type of a tumor called a neuroendocrine cancer. Make an appointment to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been taking antihistamines for my hives (entire body), and they are working. But now I developed a small area of skin that's itchy and dry, and it has gotten bigger every day because I scratch it in sleep. Can this be caused by antihistamines?

I have been taking antihistamines for my hives (entire body), and they are working. But now I developed a small area of skin that's itchy and dry, and it has gotten bigger every day because I scratch it in sleep. Can this be caused by antihistamines?

No: As you have suspected, it is likely from the scratching. Consider taking your antihistamine up to 4 x daily to control the itching. You can also switch to a different antihistamine if you suspect that your current antihistamine is causing the problem. In the meanwhile, leave a bottle of anti-itch agent at your bedside to control the itching during the night. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to laundry detergent. I have a terrible rash and can't sleep. I get severe akathisia from antihistamines. What else can I take?

Allergic reaction to laundry detergent. I have a terrible rash and can't sleep. I get severe akathisia from antihistamines. What else can I take?

Detergent reaction: You can try OTC topical hydrocortisone 1% cream. Akathesia, although very rare, may occur with first generation antihistamines as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), hopefully not the case with the newer less sedating as loratadine or desloratadine, as for your akathesia vs RLS, I believe you need to see an experienced neurologist for assessment, best wishes ...Read more

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How fast would a rash subside when using: antibiotics, cortisone, antihistamines and topical creams at the same time? Any chance it would do nothing?

How fast would a rash subside when using: antibiotics, cortisone, antihistamines and topical creams at the same time? Any chance it would do nothing?

Rash: It all depends on the cause of the rash. If it is an allergic rash for something topical like soap for instance then topical cortisone cream would be a good option for itching and redness. Antihistamines would help redness and swelling for an allergy rash. Antibiotic ointment help for topical bacterial infections. If you are having shingles (herpes zoster) none of these will help. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red rash covering most of my torso and neck. My GP gave me antihistamines, how soon should I see a reduction in the rash?

I have an itchy red rash covering most of my torso and neck. My GP gave me antihistamines, how soon should I see a reduction in the rash?

Depends: If it is an allergic reaction, you took the right dose, it would fade in few hours, but might recur, if it something else other than allergy, it needs to be treated accordingly ...Read more

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Puffy eyes and dark circles that are not relieved by antihistamines, head elevation, or other lifestyle changes. What could be causing them?

Puffy eyes and dark circles that are not relieved by antihistamines, head elevation, or other lifestyle changes. What could be causing them?

Puffy Eyes: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors.

Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake.

http://www. Eyehealthweb. Com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read more

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What is causing my all over itching without a rash? No known allergies. Antihistamines and lotions do not help. Mild soaps, detergents, etc do but hel

Dry skin: In the winter months, the first thing I consider would be dry skin. Try using unscented soap and apply a skin moisturizer all over within 3 minutes after bathing to see it this helps. It may take a few days for the skin to calm down. If problem persists, then need to consult a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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What couses burning, ichy red skin, with hives. This has been on going off and on for 4 days now, I have tried a variety of antihistamines, but nothing keeps them away for good I an a 30 year old mail

What couses burning, ichy red skin, with hives. This has been on going off and on for 4 days now, I have tried a variety of antihistamines, but nothing keeps them away for good I an a 30 year old mail

This: This is difficult to answer without a detailed clinical history. There are many causes of hives (including the most common causes) listed on the link below. Treatment options are also discussed. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Hives urticaria x 3 weeks. Antihistamines and prednisone are moderately effective only with consistent use. Would a skin biopsy help determine cause?

Hives urticaria x 3 weeks. Antihistamines and prednisone are moderately effective only with consistent use. Would a skin biopsy help determine cause?

No: A skin biopsy can help prove that these are hives, but usually cannot help to identify a trigger (unless you have underlying blood vessel disease called vasculitis). Prednisone should be avoided if possible because the hives can come back stronger when it is stopped. There are many potential triggers to discuss with a physician and many effective treatment options. Recommend Health Tap consult. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more