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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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


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Symptoms of betadine skin allergy?

Symptoms of betadine skin allergy?

Multiple: The skin reacts to contact allergy in many ways. It usually turns red, swells and it may develop blisters. It is usually itchy, but may also feel like a burning sensation. This would occur in the area of the contact only (where the betadine touched your skin). ...Read more

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Can we use betadine scrub on rashes of scalp?

Can we use betadine scrub on rashes of scalp?

Yes: Yes you can but you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can a person treat a rash from betadine?

How can a person treat a rash from betadine?

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

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What is good to use on a rash from betadine?

What is good to use on a rash from betadine?

Don't.: Betadine just like alcohol is used for "cleaning" the skin, prevent it from infection. If put on "rash", it might cause irritation/itching and make the "rash" worse. ...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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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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Betadine or chlorhexidine for skin rash?

Betadine or chlorhexidine for skin rash?

Neither: They are meant to be antiseptics and not for controlling skin rash. Occasionally they are used for pustular skin rash. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Bacitracin: Avoid Neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) attends across a lot of localized allergic reactions just use bacitracin ointment ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Does natural d-hist work for rashes from food allergies?

Does natural d-hist work for rashes from food allergies?

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

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Skin rashes on face from a food allergy. What do I take for this?

Skin rashes on face from a food allergy. What do I take for this?

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

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Where on the body do rashes caused by food allergies usually occur?

Where on the body do rashes caused by food allergies usually occur?

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

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What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?

What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?

Contact 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

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I develop random skin rashes and am not sure why-- could this be linked to a food allergy and how can I find out?

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

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Sometimes I have uncontrollable itching in my body. With red rashes. Is this a disease or allergy? What should I do?

Sometimes I have uncontrollable itching in my body. With red rashes. Is this a disease or allergy? What should I do?

See a derm: I would recommend you see a board certified dermatologist in your area. There are many potential causes for your symptoms and rash. It may be eczema / atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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How long do food allergy rashes last?

How long do food allergy rashes last?

Could last a life: Time. It depends on the type of food allergy and treatment given. Some allergies may be controlled with medication and tolerance may be induced to others.
See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001820/. ...Read more

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How can I overcome rashes from allergy?

See a dermatologist: How do you know it is allergy? Most rashes are not allergies. You need to start with a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Food allergy rashes how long to go away?

Food allergy rashes how long to go away?

Varies: Rashes from food allergies can clear in minutes to hours to days and occasionally longer. See an allergist for diagnosis and appropriate management. ...Read more

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I keep getting rashes on my body from zicam, does this mean I have an allergy?

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

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Suspected dygeusia. Does it cause skin rashes/allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 months

Suspected dygeusia. Does it cause skin rashes/allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 months

No: Although severe nasal congestion or sinusitis can cause dysgeusia, a skin rash is not expected. If you have had recurrent sinusitis, you need to consult an ENT. ...Read more

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My friend has rashes on her back & its itchy that makes her mad but she has no allergy of anything what this could be?

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

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I've been itchy nearly constantly for several months with no visible rashes or bites and no known allergies. What can I do?

I've been itchy nearly constantly for several months with no visible rashes or bites and no known allergies. What can I do?

Dry skin?: Dry skin is the likely cause. Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap or gel, apply a good moisturizer immediately after bathing. See doctor if this is ineffective since there are many other potential causes (iron deficiency anemia is one among menstruating women). ...Read more

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Have you ever taken allergy shots for eczema rashes?

Have you ever taken allergy shots for eczema rashes?

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

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Can a food allergy result in skin rashes but not digestive discomfort?

Can a food allergy result in skin rashes but not digestive discomfort?

Possible: Celiac disease, intolerance to gluten in wheat, is also associated with dermatitis herpetiformis and skin rash may be present in a person with mild form of intestinal disease. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Rash (Definition)

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