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Can people be allergic to wool or just itch from it?

Can people be allergic to wool or just itch from it?

Allergy: The answer is yes to both questions. Some persons find wool irritating when worn next to the skin surface even if not allergic to it. Wool is specially irritating to people who have eczema. ...Read more

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How can cashmere or wool be treated in order to prevent scratching and itching ?

How can cashmere or wool be treated in order to prevent scratching and itching ?

Itching: I don't there are any things you can treat wool with to keep them from causing itching. I may be wrong but I have not heard of anything. Often just wearing a light t-shirt underneath will help. ...Read more

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Lower arm itching and swollen bumps when I wear wool. Allergy?

Lower arm itching and swollen bumps when I wear wool. Allergy?

Allergy: The answer is yes. To be certain, you should be skin tested. You might be surprised to learn that house dust mites may be the culprit instead. ...Read more

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How to heal rash from wool sweater I wore over 2 weeks ago. Very itchy red dots. Using hydrocortisone anti-itch cream not enough. Constantly itching.

How to heal rash from wool sweater I wore over 2 weeks ago. Very itchy red dots. Using hydrocortisone anti-itch cream not enough. Constantly itching.

Try moisturizer: The itching may be from dry skin and i would suggest that you apply a moisturizer immediately after bathing on a regular basis. If they get worse or not responding to moisturizer, see doctor . Gold Bond anti-itch may be helpful in controlling the itching. ...Read more

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My arm itches for hours at a time. Is this an allergic reaction?

My arm itches for hours at a time. Is this an allergic reaction?

Possibly: Discuss this with your pcp and they might send you to an allergist for a more detailed evaluation. Questions that will be important relate to whether the reaction is localized to one arm and possible contacts to that area that are unique to it. You might also have eczema and a history and physical will help determine whether you need any testing or not. ...Read more

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So.IM having a panic attack nd I just took.a new brand of kholnopin now my mouth itches and Mt throats dry allergic reaction..possible.to.diff brand?

So.IM having a panic attack nd I just took.a new brand of kholnopin now my mouth itches and Mt throats dry allergic reaction..possible.to.diff brand?

Avoidance: This is not a common reaction to Klonopin (clonazepam) but anything is possible . Some people may even be allergic to the gelatin present on a capsule. Avoidance is the obvious answer. Ask your doctor to give you another alternative. If not possible, see an allergist to get it sorted out. ...Read more

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My skin is on fire and itches at night but nothings there. I'm not allergic to anything. Has nothing to do with where i sleep what i wear or eat?

My skin is on fire and itches at night but nothings there. I'm not allergic to anything.  Has nothing to do with where i sleep what i wear or eat?

Itching: Check with your internist to see if you have a normal bood count and chemistries. Then, if everything is normal consult a dermatologist for help with your itchimg. ...Read more

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Over the last couple months, my skin itches and when scratched it swells and leaves bumps, almost like an allergic reaction what can be causing this?

Over the last couple months, my skin itches and when scratched it swells and leaves bumps, almost like an allergic reaction what can be causing this?

Lots of things.: There are a number of possible causes of itching;it's a good idea to see your doctor to determine the specific cause and any treatment needed. ...Read more

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I'm having an allergic reaction causing bump that itches in the crotch area. What can I use for it?

I'm having an allergic reaction causing bump that itches in the crotch area. What can I use for it?

Cool compress: First make sure it is an allergic reaction. If then reaction is causing other problems such as difficulty breathing of hives all over you need to see a doctor fast. If its itching, use a cool compress made with ice in plastic bag covered with towel to protect skin and use for twenty minutes periods with rest in between. ...Read more

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Got a rash after getting blood work done, it happened 3 times already. It itches a lot. Could I be allergic to Latex?

Got a rash after getting blood work done, it happened 3 times already. It itches a lot. Could I be allergic to Latex?

RASH BLOOD TEST: YOU ARE PROBABLY ALLERGIC TO THE LATEX OR THE ANTISEPTIC THAT WAS APPLIED BEFORE THE NEEDLE STICK. CHECK WITH THE "STICKER" AND ASK WHAT WAS USED TO CLEAN THE SKIN BEFORE THE NEEDLE. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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My three yr old daughter is allergic to cats and dogs.She sneezes a lot and itches and swells in her face .?

My three yr old daughter is allergic to cats and dogs.She sneezes a lot and itches and swells in her face .?

Avoid triggers: If your child has severe allergic symptoms, one of them may be swelling, it is important to have her evaluated. Also avoidance to what you know cause the symptoms is important! talk to your pediatrician so you can have options on antihistamine medication to have at home. ...Read more

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Whenever my cat scratches me, it itches, turns red and swollen, and the skin becomes raised (similar to a mosquito bite). Why is this? Am I allergic?

Whenever my cat scratches me, it itches, turns red and swollen, and the skin becomes raised (similar to a mosquito bite). Why is this? Am I allergic?

Allergic to cat: If this happens only when you are scratched by the cat and nothing else, then it is likely an allergic reaction not unlike testing you with skin prick test. Do you have nasal and eye symptoms when you are in contact with a cat. By the way, cat scratch is not totally innocuous and may lead to a condition known as Cat Scratch Disease. ...Read more

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My finger itches and the skin is peeling off. Am I having an allergic reaction or is it something worse?

My finger itches and the skin is peeling off. Am I having an allergic reaction or is it something worse?

Possibly: Contact dermatitis allergic reactions commonly affect the hands however, what you are discribing may also be a very common condition known as dishydrotic eczema. Both conditions may respond to topical otc steroids (hydrocortisone). If this fails to control your symptoms you should consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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