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Best Antihistimine For Skin Rashes
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.
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
I have skin rash. My doc...suggested hydrocortisone and taking antihistimines...it is slowly and progressively getting worse. Do I need an allergist?
Yes: An allergist or dermatologist. When the condition is getting worse and the treatment does not work, these call for expert intervention. ...Read more
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
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
Can a certain antihistamine stop working when taking to help with insomnia or skin rash and you need to switch to another? Tolerance?
Antihistamines: Possible, with continued regular use.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
I have red raised rashes all over my body since my c-section and it has been over 6 months. I took several antihistamines, but it is still there.?
Time to be seen: Need to see a dermatologist or allergist. I doubt this is due to your c-section. ...Read more
Itchy skin: Sounds like allergies. You should have some allergy testing done. ...Read more
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
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 have an itchy, fast spreading, chicken like skin on my chest. I have taken antihistamines but it does not cure anything..
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Itching/welts/rash everyday if I don't take antihistamines, has been happening for over 2 years, what could b wrong? Itching occurs everywhere
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
After taking bath, my body starts to turn red. Even in a cold room I feel ichy and my skin turn red. Why? And does antihistamines 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!
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Puffy eyes and dark circles that are not relieved by antihistamines, head elevation, or other lifestyle changes. What could be causing them?
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
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
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
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
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