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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Most effective treatment for INF/vesicular tinea pedis? Also have a dermatophytid reaction. Tried store cream, coconut/teatree oil, Betadine over 5mos

Most effective treatment for INF/vesicular tinea pedis? Also have a dermatophytid reaction. Tried store cream, coconut/teatree oil, Betadine over 5mos

Go see a doctor: You need to have this cultured to rule out fungus/bacteria. Try soaking in black tea for 10 minutes. Make a strong batch of tea and let cool, then soak. The tannic acid can help. Go get this checked out because 5 months - too long for tinea. Make sure you wear DRY shoes and socks. ...Read more

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What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

Wash-off first, then: Like most other cause of contact-allergies, avoidance is best treatment. If +contact, best is to wash-off as well as you can with warm water and soap. Then depending how severe, topicals such as calamide/cortisone can be used if skin is intact/or only minor abrasion. Oral benadryl/zyrtec help with itching. If more severe, you may need eval and prescriptions from your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

Avoid and meds: First it was important to identify betadine as the trigger of the rash, such that it can be avoided in the future. After a thorough skin cleaning to remove the betadine, typically oral antihistamines can reduce itching and topical cortisone medications may also help. The healing will be gradual. ...Read more

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Do allergic rashes caused by betadine require a particular treatment?

Do allergic rashes caused by betadine require a particular treatment?

No: Any topical allergic rash, including from beta-dine, needs to be treated with anti-inflammatory medication. Often topical steroids, such as cortisone, are used. Sometimes oral steroids, such as prednisone, are needed if the rash is severe. ...Read more

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If you have an allergy to Chloroprep would you also be allergic to Betadine? After every surgery I break out in poison ivy type rash around site.

If you have an allergy to Chloroprep would you also be allergic to Betadine? After every surgery I break out in poison ivy type rash around site.

Not the same: Betadine is based on Iodine and Chloroprep is Chlorhexidine, a different chemical. It is also possible that you are allergic to tape or latex which is used in bandaging the surgical site. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more