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Can muscle relaxers cause redness and itchiness? Could I be allergic to them?

Can muscle relaxers cause redness and itchiness? Could I be allergic to them?

Drug rash: Almost any medication can cause a rash and some muscle relaxers have an increased incidence of causing rashes. The rash will take about 10 days to appear with the initial exposure but can appear immediately after subsequent exposures. Also, after 1 year of constant use without a problem, it is very rare to develop a rash. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have had a rash on various body parts for the last four days that presents as red, itchy welts that then turn hot and cause muscle pain. Any ideas?

I have had a rash on various body parts for the last four days that presents as red, itchy welts that then turn hot and cause muscle pain. Any ideas?

Could be drug allerg: Drug allergies are a common cause of an itching rash. If you are taking any new medicines lately added, stop it for a couple of days. In the meantime, you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) once or twice a day...It might help reduce the allergy. But it can also make you sleepy, so take it at night and see if it helps. ...Read more

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I am having rash on arm, chest and shoulders, skin redness or irritation and skin rash (episodic itchiness, uniform tiny bumps, skin colored mostly). A nurse said it was allergic reaction & gave me centraben cream. Can allergy last more than a week?

I am having  rash on arm, chest and shoulders, skin redness or irritation and skin rash (episodic itchiness, uniform tiny bumps, skin colored mostly). A nurse said it was allergic reaction & gave me centraben cream. Can allergy last more than a week?

Yes: If you are exposed to the item to which you are allergic, the symptoms will persist, even for years. It would be prudent to consult your doctor.
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Red/very itchy since starting PT-- could I be allergic to what my physical therapist cleans the treatment tables with?

Red/very itchy since starting PT-- could I be allergic to what my physical therapist cleans the treatment tables with?

Or their detergent?: Mention it to your PT and see if they have any insight here (others may have been so affected). ...Read more

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I took some amoxcicilan (sp)? And got swollen, red and itchy. Am I now allergic to it? I've taken it many times before.

I took some amoxcicilan (sp)? And got swollen, red and itchy. Am I now allergic to it? I've taken it many times before.

PROBABLY: It is known, you can become allergic to a substance after having been exposed to it for years without any problem. However there is also a remote possibility that some other ingredient in the prepearation you took other than Amoxicillin - the "fillers" u were allergic to. Do not take Amoxicillin or any penicillin, till penicillin/amoxicillin allergy is ruled out by tests under medical supervision. ...Read more

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How come we get itchy and red when we are allergic to something?

How come we get itchy and red when we are allergic to something?

Histamine: when an allergic reaction occurs, histamine is released that causes redness, itching and swelling of the skin ...Read more

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I have itchy areas along my sternocleidomastoid muscle on both sides of my neck it s symmetrical there is not redness or bumps yet but it s constantly?

I have itchy areas along my sternocleidomastoid muscle on both sides of my neck it s symmetrical there is not redness or bumps yet but it s constantly?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can I be allergic to the sun?Every time I go at the beach and expose myself at the sun,my skin starts getting itchy and red.I do use sun cream.

Can I be allergic to the sun?Every time I go at the beach and expose myself at the sun,my skin starts getting itchy and red.I do use sun cream.

Sun sensitivity: Most likely it is an increase in blood flow to your skin as you are out in the heat. Blood vessels in your skin dilate and the skin then becomes red as you describe. It's also possible that you are having a phototoxic reaction. That's a reaction of your skin to sunlight when you are on certain medications. Things like birth control, even NSAID's can cause this type of reaction. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause congestion that last over a month and red itchy eyelids off and on? it is a possible to develop a cat allergy all of a sudden?

Can allergies cause congestion that last over a month and red itchy eyelids off and on?  it is a possible to develop a cat allergy all of a sudden?

Not all of a sudden: it has been lurking for some time, your body tolerated the exposure for some time, till at a point it won't take it any more, hence the development of the symptoms, and yes allergies can cause congestion and red ithcy eyes for weeks and months, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, goodluck ...Read more

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Can i be allergic to EKG electrode patches? I had an EKG yesterday, and this morning I have an itchy red rash in all the spots where the patches were. Could it be an allergic reaction? It itches a lot. Could it be serious?

Can i be allergic to EKG electrode patches? I had an EKG yesterday, and this morning I have an itchy red rash in all the spots where the patches were. Could it be an allergic reaction? It itches a lot. Could it be serious?

Yes. : Yes. This sounds like an allergic reaction to the adhesive or latex in the ekg electrode patch. Many people are sensitive to adhesives. Be sure to tell your health care provider to add this to your list of allergies. Also, let your health care provider know about your rash/itchy reaction so he/she can recommend treatment. (usually an over the counter cream). ...Read more

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Why do I get an itchy red flushing rash when I get hot or am in a hot environment for even short (less than 30) periods of time. What could cause this?? Allergy meds (Benadryl and Vistaril) stop the itching but I still have red and hot skin for hours

Why do I get an itchy red flushing rash when I get hot or am in a hot environment for even short (less than 30) periods of time. What could cause this?? Allergy meds (Benadryl and Vistaril) stop the itching but I still have red and hot skin for hours

Where?: If the rash is confined to your face or neck, it may be from rosacea. If it is generalized, then cholinergic urticaria ( when small hives develop after activities which leads to an increase in core body temperature) would be the likely cause. Try doubling up your antihistamine to see if it works any better. See allergist if problem remains bothersome. ...Read more

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Never allergic to jewelry, developing rash under wedding band set (rough, red, itchy), white gold, no rash anywhere else when wearing gold?

Never allergic to jewelry, developing rash under wedding band set (rough, red, itchy), white gold, no rash anywhere else when wearing gold?

Wedding ring rash: Wedding ring rash is a fairly common condition. It can occur at any time, sometimes even years, after beginning to wear a ring. It can be due to an allergy to the nickel component in the metal, or to irritation resulting from extended periods of moisture, or contact with soaps or other chemicals. ...Read more

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Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.

Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.

Yes: Yes, shrimp and other shellfish allergy can develop in adults and is actually quite common. If the red itchy bumps are appearing soon after ingesting shrimp defiantly could be allergy. Avoid shellfish for now and see allergist for confirmatory testing. ...Read more

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Hey I have a rash on both arms really red and itchy and burns and I can't get it to go away should I wrap with ace bandage im not allergic to that?

Hey I have a rash on both arms really red and itchy and burns and I can't get it to go away should I wrap with ace bandage im not allergic to that?

No you should see : A dermatologist and figure out what the dermatitis is and they can prescribe something to help it go away, or figure out the etiology. Does not sound like compression would do anything. ...Read more

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Rim of eyelids VERY itchy, no red, no swelling. Allergic to leaf mold & fall allergens but never this bad. 24 hours. Used hubby's Zatidor 1x. Best tx?

Rim of eyelids VERY itchy, no red, no swelling. Allergic to leaf mold & fall allergens but never this bad. 24 hours. Used hubby's Zatidor 1x. Best tx?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - exam: Eye's are sensitive and crucial to most of us. Don't use anyone else's Rx. See a doctor for your particular needs and/or buy Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if it helps. Take care - you'll find it is worth the effort! ...Read more

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Raised itchy bumps/hives on top of hands, and wrists itchy - leave red lines when I scratch them?? causes? doesn't seem allergy related

Raised itchy bumps/hives on top of hands, and wrists itchy - leave red lines when I scratch them?? causes? doesn't seem allergy related

Contact allergy?: If the problem is confined to the hands and wrists, then a contact allergy should be suspected (soap. lotion, latex gloves, chemicals). Topical hydrocortisone cream may help but avoidance is the only answer. May consult a dermatologist if problem persists since patch skin test may well reveal the culprit. ...Read more