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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...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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Should I use aqueous cream on an allergic skin rash? Why do they call it aqueous cream?

Should I use aqueous cream on an allergic skin rash? Why do they call it aqueous cream?

Yes if it's eczema: Use creams & ointments on eczema. Lotions & gels contain more alcohol. They soothe & cool the skin by evaporation but evaporation causes dryness. That's the last thing you want in eczema. Creams & ointments trap moisture in the skin - better for eczema. This is less important for contact dermatitis and not at all for hives. Aqueous means ingredients are dissolved in water. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have an allergic skin rash in my own swimming pool but not in others?

What could be causing me to have an allergic skin rash in my own swimming pool but not in others?

Can be infection: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common cause of folliculitis, which might be what you are having. It is commonly called "hot tub folliculitis" but can be spread in swimming pools, or even sometimes by shared diving suits. It is very important to keep tubs, pools, and shared water equipment clean on a regular basis.
*sometimes is eczema, which is dry, sensitive skin, depends on type of rash. ...Read more

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What can I treat an allergic skin rash with? It must be allergic because I don't have a cold or fever?

What can I treat an allergic skin rash with? It must be allergic because I don't have a cold or fever?

Depends: Treatment depends on the severity of the rash-size, number, areas for medication. You need to see a doctor to get evaluation. There is otc topial steroids, ut may be too mild-may help if area is small and mild rash. ...Read more

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Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Won't help, and: Won't harm, treating an allergic reaction depends on the severity and symptoms, ranging from applying topical steroid /antihistaminic creams, to giving antihistamines orally or by injection, up to hospitalization if need be. Dry skin needs skin care and seeing a dermatologist for better management, best wishes ...Read more

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Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Stop the cream: Try OTC hydrocortisone and if not clear in a week or two see derm for higher strength prescription to clear rash. Add antihistamine for any itching ...Read more

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I am having rhinitis since long time but recently developed skin allergy, itching, rashes. Gets better with anti histamines. What can be alternative cure?

I am having rhinitis since long time but recently developed skin allergy, itching, rashes. Gets better with anti histamines. What can be alternative cure?

See allergist: It appears that you may be having atopic dermatitis as well although most people usually develop skin problem first before rhinitis and even asthma (called the atopic march). However the rash from AD is not usually relieved with antihistamine and thus I wonder if you meant hives (swelling) instead of a rash. An allergy consult will likely be beneficial for you. ...Read more

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Is allergy an inborn condition? I never had an unpleasant skin allergy (very itchy skin rashes) before until I turned 21.

Is allergy an inborn condition? I never had an unpleasant skin allergy (very itchy skin rashes) before until I turned 21.

Yes and no: While you may be born with a propensity toward developing allergies genetically, you actually have to be exposed to an allergen before you become allergic to it. It could happen the first time you are exposed or the hundredth. I, like you, did not start having hayfever symptoms until I was in my 20's. Yet every fall when ragweed is out, symptoms start unless I take my meds during that time of year ...Read more

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My 3 months old girl has skin allergy. Have red rashes on somr partfs of body. Dr. Said its Atopic Dermatitis. What's the cure for this? Pls advise

My 3 months old girl has skin allergy. Have red rashes on somr partfs of body. Dr. Said its Atopic Dermatitis. What's the cure for this? Pls advise

Can be controlled: If the diagnosis is truly atopic dermatitis, "asthma of the skin", it can be controlled, by moisturising the skin, avoiding triggers, and at times need for some prescription medications, keep following up with your doctor/allergist, and your baby girl will eventually outgrow it, goodluck ...Read more

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Is aloe okay or helpful to put on a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction?

Is aloe okay or helpful to put on a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction?

Yes; try cortizone (hydrocortisone): Aloe is generally very soothing to most rashes. If your rash is due to an allergic reaction, try otc hydrocortizone cream a few times a day as needed to alleviate the rash and any itching. You can also soak in an aveeno oatmeal bath. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful if itching. If the rash is getting worse or seems painful, contact your doctor to take a look. ...Read more

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I have dark spots, red patches, itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

I have dark spots, red patches, itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

Allergic rash: See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment of your rash. There are treatments that will work even if you don't know the cause of the rash. It will be important to be sure it is not a reaction to a medication. Allergic reactions can come from inside the body or from external contact agents. If your dermatologist suspects an external contact agent they can perform patch tests to look for. ...Read more

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Would an allergic dermatitis rash on my face for 6+ mnths cause permanent skin damage? My skin has lost elasticity and is sagging. I am 25

Would an allergic dermatitis rash on my face for 6+ mnths cause permanent skin damage? My skin has lost elasticity and is sagging. I am 25

See a dermatologist: "Allergic dermatitis" is an incomplete diagnosis. You must see a skin specialist for exact diagnosis and specific treatment. Do not fool around with naive practitioners. You need a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: And in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can penicillin cause skin rashes from biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Can penicillin cause skin rashes from biaxin (clarithromycin)?

No: Not sure I understand the question, but pcn and biaxin (clarithromycin) are not related. Biaxin (clarithromycin) is relatedto Erythromycin and zithromax. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have skin rash and itches from allergic reachtion to phenylephrine?

Is it normal to have skin rash and itches from allergic reachtion to phenylephrine?

Can Happen: It can surely happen. Skin is the largest organ and oftentimes itchy/rashy skin is how allergies can manifest. ...Read more

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Can Coumadin (warfarin) cause a skin rash?

Can Coumadin (warfarin) cause a skin rash?

Occasionally: Virtually all medications can be associated with rash. Rashes due to medications may be the result of non-medicinal carriers that do not effect efficacy. Sometimes changing the source of a medication can reduce the risk of rash. Coumadin (warfarin) may also cause a rare but serious condition of the skin called coumadin-induced skin necrosis. ...Read more

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What type of seasonal allergy causes a skin rash?

What type of seasonal allergy causes a skin rash?

Pollen & Dust mites: Direct contact of the skin with grass pollen can cause a contact hive, and some individulas find that thier eczema worsens during a pollen season. Exposure to dust mites can also aggravate eczema. ...Read more

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Why does von willebrand disease cause skin rashes?

Bleeding problem: Von willebrand is a bleeding disorder that can cause bruising or a petechiael rash. This rash has small red dots. ...Read more

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Can being dehydrated cause a skin rash to develop?

Can being dehydrated cause a skin rash to develop?

Dehydration and rash: Normally dehydration does not cause skin rashes. However, it can cause the skin to turn red, itch and turn dry. Occasionally one can see the appearance of hives. ...Read more

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How do I cure a skin rash caused by abuse of senna?

Allergic Reaction: Assuming you are having an allergic reaction, stop senna, and start taking antihistamines, addition steroid ointment may be needed. Sometimes I use oral steroids for few days. Depends on extent and severity of the rash. ...Read more

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What kind of seasonal allergy could cause a skin rash?

What kind of seasonal allergy could cause a skin rash?

Pollen or molds: Any seasonal allergy can cause or aggravate eczema including trees, grass, weeds and even outdoor mold spores. Keeping windows closed during the specific season is useful in decreasing exposure to the outdoor or seasonal allergens. ...Read more

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Can anxiety & depression cause skin rashes to form on your body?

Can anxiety & depression cause skin rashes to form on your body?

Possible: Possible, but before concluding that first it would be wise to rule out allergies, skin reactions to soaps, medication reactions, and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can internal surgical staples cause a recurring skin rash near the incision? Area?

Can internal surgical staples cause a recurring skin rash near the incision? Area?

Post-operative rash: Yes, this can happen. Right after surgery, there can be itching as tissues initially heal. When metal is to be left in the body, some doctors have the patient get patch tested for contact sensitivity to metals. Nickel is the commonest metal hypersensitivity, affecting 10% of people. Many metals used are alloys containing it. A dermatologist or allergist can patch test for metal sensitivity. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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


Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more