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Can Disposable Diapers Cause An Allergic Reaction At A Babys Waist
Diapers: I have 2 kids and i found that they did better with pampers and huggies vs. The store brands, as far as diaper rash goes. It's better to spend a little extra money...Pampers and huggies are better for the baby's skin and they also hold more, so that you have to deal with fewer "blow outs." diaper wipes can also cause a diaper rash, so water and soft paper towels are a good alternative. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Yes!: Some diapers get that white color because they are treated with chemicals that may leave dioxins on the diaper and these may cause rashes. The other culprits are baby wipes also due to chemicals and diapers left on to long causing dermatitis on a baby´s skin. Consider trying cloth diapers or switching to a "greener" brand of disposables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a food intolerance cause itching? And related, can a food allergy not respond to small amounts of the allergen (fine at <5 g, sick at >30)?
Yes and yes: Food allergy is not a trivial matter. Food allergy can change from itching one time to fatal anaphylaxis the next. It is important to have allergy testing, have a consultation with an allergist, avoid all foods you are allergic to, have an epipen (epinephrine) and an emergency action plan handy, and carefully examine the contents of everything you eat for contamination with the allergy triggers you have. ...Read more
Unlikely but...: Skin reactions to cotton clothing is unlikely. Clothing that is constricting or leads to sweating can cause skin irritation in those with eczema or sensitive skin. Allergic reactions to cotton have been described to cottonseed but no recent articles published (none in over 20 years). ...Read more
Maybe an allergic reaction to baby wipes . . . Swollen area at rectum . . . Do allergies cause hemorrhoids?
Can you be allergic to something in clothing. I recently purchased a pair of work out shorts and a bathing suit. Had a strange reaction.
Yes: Fabrics are often coated with colors, stabilizers or sizing during production and these may leach out to the skin during a sweaty workout. The waist bands may also have products that yo u could react to like latex. Washing these products before initial use can remove some offending products. If the issue persists, ditch the outfit. ...Read more
Can a child overgrow an allergy to an insect venom? If fire ant causes rashes, and swollen ear does it mean a child has severe allergy?
How old is ur child?: The reaction you described differs if before or after 5 years of age, please avoid exposure, keep an epinephrine pen and antihistaminic handy, check with an allergist/immunologist, might need desensitization according to clinical judgement after history and examination. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
Does an allergic reaction to a body wash, soap or shower gel cause a yeast infection in your vagina?
Possible: I definitely know people who have very sensitive genitalia to different chemicals including ones you just mentioned. Make sure you don't get those inside when you are showering. Try to use plain water. If you already have discharge/discomfort/symptoms, seek help, as you may need to have them treated. ...Read more
Yes, it's a chemical: A person can be allergic to many chemical substances and a scent is from chemicals..Actually quite a few chemicals. If you read the label of such, there many chemicals in the febreeze and you can be allergic to that. Allergy is different than intolerance..Ie taking a med causes diarhea=intolerance, but causing hives, itching/trouble breathing/asthma attacks etc..=allergic raction. Good luck.. ...Read more
My husband is having an allergic reaction to ivy, is there an internal medicine that can be delivered to eliminate his reaction? While many people are allergic to the poison types of ivy, sumac, etc.; my husband seems to have a reaction to any type of ivy
Corticosteroids: You should consult your physician. If he is having severe allergic reaction to poison ivy corticosteroids injectable or orally will help to cure his symptoms. There are several poison ivy wash available over the counter which he can benefit from. He should wear long sleeves and pants to avoid further exposure to ivy. One his symptoms subsides consult an allergy specialist for allergy testing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does having a large localized reaction (gets worse each time) to insect stings mean I'm at risk for severe or anaphylactic reaction?
Controversial: Usually a large local reaction to insect stings is not considered significant enough to warrant venom immunotherapy. Although one cannot be certain as to whether an increasingly larger reaction to each subsequent sting would eventually lead to anaphylaxis, it is prudent to carry an epinephrine autoinjector just in case. ...Read more
Baby is allergic to cooked chayote, face and mouth rashes and itchiness. Is it common? What are causing allergens and things he may be a allergic to?
I'm a hairdresser. Can the odor from hair dye cause an allergic reaction or the throat to swell/close?
Yes, tho...: ..it techically isn't an allergy. Could be hypersensitivity to the odor of the aerosol which can actually trigger tightness in upper airways such as laryngospasm or paradoxical vocal cord movement. Sensation usually triggers coughs but highly distressing airway spasm may develop. Sipping water and exiting area help. Can't rule out asthma so I'd see an airway specialist: allergist/ent/or pulmonary. ...Read more
If a shampoo initially causes an allergic reaction, is there a chance that the skin could eventually adapt if you keep using it?
Shampoo Allergy: If you are allergic to shampoo you shoud see an allergist to determine what ingredient in shampoo you are allergic to and if confermed use a different shampoo which does not have same ingedient.It is not a good idea to keep using it as the allergic reaction can get worse with repeated use. ...Read more
If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup? and what is best for summer wearing a plastic or cloth back adult diaper? an yea it is me who wears the diapers 24 male I wear size medium.
Cloth diaper: Or pull ups are best suited for summer, and no problem wearing them for a yearly check, wish you wellness ...Read more
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