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Betadine Allergy Rash
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.
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
I'm 14wks pregnant & hv used betadine sol'n 4 more than a week 2x a day on a rash. Is that ok for my baby?
Safe but...: Betadine is safe for topical use but it is not likely to treat or help with a rash. It is important to determine the cause of the rash so that proper medication can be used to fix it. ...Read more
Cortisone: First wash off the betadeine, . You also can use cold compresses with milk to decrease the discomfort and use Hydrocortisone to decrease the inflammation. It this is not strong enough you will need a prescription for a fluorinated or stronger steroid cream from your dermatologist. ...Read more
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
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
A good ointment for a diabetic who has cut/bruised his toe. My father is using neospirin & betadine but he saw rash today. No itch no pus. Help?
I had surgery on my left wrist on the 11th. The orange stuff they used caused a very itchy rash and I told them I was allergic to betadine. Any ideas?
? iodide allergy: It sounds like a possible allergy to iodides (iodine-containing substances). If there is a rash in areas which were coated by the "orange stuff", that represents a "contact dermatitis". Contact the surgeon to confirm it was an iodinated substance, and note for the future your iodine allergy. ...Read more
After a scrape 7 days ago, & putting a plaster and betadine/iodine paint, I developed a red, blistering rash. Doc gave betamethasone but its not working?
Possible allergy: Betadine and other iodine-containing topical treatments can be very irritating to the skin, and in some cases can cause tissue damage. An allergic reaction to iodine is also possible. All can take time to calm down, even with a decent topical steroid. I often recommend a simple route by using plain vaseline on a superficial wound to protect while your body does what it does best to heal. ...Read more
Are 2 best options for betadine reaction hydrocortizone & prednisone? Am 5 days post op for knee arthroscope and have ankle to mid thigh itchy rash
No: No reason to believe that it would help with food allergy. The reason it is labeled as a food product is that no studies have been done to prove any health benefit of the product. However, there may be some health benefits of individual components of the product, though not necessarily in the amount provided. ...Read more
Avoid the food: The best current treatment for food allergies is avoiding that particular food. After avoidance, antihistamines can decrease itching associated with food allergies. The use of steroid creams or ointments may help, but should be monitored by a physician. An allergist can assist in identifying the specific food trigger. ...Read more
Varies: All over (urticaria / hives / itchy blotches), or in the creases of the elbows and knees (atopic dermatitis). Dh from gluten senstivity symmetic, upper body. Some of the more mysterious skin diseases may also be caused by food hypersensitivity sometimes. Food allergy is best diagnosed by what happens to a person if they eat the stuff; it can be dangerous and needs respect. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic.
Irritant dermatitis is the most common type. It's caused by contact with cosmetics, and others. Treatment is with prescription strength topical cortisone such as Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. ...Read more
I develop random skin rashes and am not sure why-- could this be linked to a food allergy and how can I find out?
Not easily: If you really wish to find out, consult an allergist who can decide on what tests you may be needed after getting a detailed history from you. ...Read more
Sometimes I have uncontrollable itching in my body. With red rashes. Is this a disease or allergy? What should I do?
Whenever I get a cut/wound, there seems to be some kind of allergy at/around that place. There are rashes. No problem in blood, shown by tests.
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Hi this is a question with regards to my 6 month old son. He has recently been allergy tested after having constant recurring rashes an almost burns to?
Site use: To get the most out of this site, you need to provide background information and ask a clear related question. You gave some background, but the question is not clear. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are not linked, so each must contain all info. ...Read more
Probably: If the rash itches, then it would more likely be from allergy. Why use Zicam? It has really not been proven to be effective for anything ...Read more
My friend has rashes on her back & its itchy that makes her mad but she has no allergy of anything what this could be?
Sounds like eczema.: Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this doesn't help enough, she should see her doctor. ...Read more
I've been itchy nearly constantly for several months with no visible rashes or bites and no known allergies. What can I do?
Good question. Yes: Most patients with atopic dermatitis or eczema, have regular nasal allergies, and many have asthma as well. Allergists prescribe immunotherapy for those conditions, and often the atopic dermatitis improves. There have been less studies on immunotherapy for atopic dermatitis than for the other two conditions, so the proof that it works isn't quite as strong. It doesn't usually hurt to try, carefully. ...Read more