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Can you develop allergy to latex?

Can you develop allergy to latex?

Yes: It is possible to develop allergy to latex, even in adulthood. Unfortunately, the testing for establishing a diagnosis is not as accurate as other allergy tests. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Is if possible to develop psoriasis or eczema as you get older?

Is if possible to develop psoriasis or eczema as you get older?

Yes: Either of these skin conditions can develop at any time of life. Eczema occurs more often in people with other allergies like asthma and hayfever. Eczema may occur in infancy then resolve at school age and recur later in life. ...Read more

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Can you develop asthma when you are older?

Can you develop asthma when you are older?

Yes: It is possible to develop asthma in adulthood. Allergies may or may not be a trigger. Here is a really good link: http://www.Aafa.Org/display.Cfm?Id=8&sub=16&cont=36. ...Read more

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Can you develop an allergy as you grow older? How?

Can you develop an allergy as you grow older? How?

Yes: Yes, drug allergies can develop over time. The body has to "see" a drug first and upon second or subsequent exposure can have a reaction. It is not exactly known why some people become allergic to certain medications and others do not. ...Read more

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Can you develop albinism as you age do you have to be born with it?

Can you develop albinism as you age do you have to be born with it?

Albinism vs vitiligo: If you are born with a genetic mutation that prevents production of melanin (and other pigments), then you are an albino and have albinism. If you begin to lose pigment (typically in patches) as you age, then you likely have vitiligo (e.g. Michael jackson), which is a skin condition where the pigment-producing cells die for various reasons. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vitiligo/ds00586. ...Read more

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Can you develop severe ragweed allergies?

Can you develop severe ragweed allergies?

Ragweed hater: Ragweed, a weed that pollenates from mid august till later september, is a major cause of respiratory allergy symptoms in much of the usa. The extent and severity of symptoms is dependent upon amount of exposure, degree of sensitivity, organ system involvement, and response to treatment. Therefore symptoms can very from mild to potentially life threatening. ...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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If you have allergies can they make your skin itch,eyes?

If you have allergies can they make your skin itch,eyes?

Very much so: Pruritis(itchiness) of the skin and/or eyes is often allergy related. ...Read more

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Can you develop sports asthma?

Can you develop sports asthma?

Yes: Sports related asthma or better known as intermittent asthma is caused by overproduction inflammatory cells elicited by sports or intense activity. You may need medication and lung function testing if this is so. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have eczema as an adult?

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How can you tell if you have eczema as an adult?

Itchy rash: Eczema in adults often does not follow the usual pattern (crease of elbow, crease of knees, and behind the ears etc) but the rash is usually intensely itchy and symmetrically distributed. A high serum IgE helps but not diagnostic. The probability rises significantly if the person also suffers from hay fever and/or asthma as well a family history of eczema. ...Read more

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What can I do for itchy skin? Can you develop allergies overnight?

What can I do for itchy skin? Can you develop allergies overnight?

Not likely: Moisturizing can be helpful. Usually allergies do not cause itching all over unless you've come in contact with something. On OTC anti-histamine could help determine if it's an allergy, if the itching gets better when you take it. ...Read more

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Are you born with or develop allergies to cats?

Are you born with or develop allergies to cats?

Develop: Allergic people are born with the tendency to develop allergies. Exposure to allergens and other environmental factors, then lead to their actual development. ...Read more

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Can you develop an allergy to garlic?

Can you develop an allergy to garlic?

Yes, but not common: While garlic is not a very common food allergy to develop, there are people out there with garlic allergy. If you are concerned about a possible garlic allergy see an Allergist to determine your risk. In the meantime avoid garlic until further workup and evaluation can be completed. ...Read more

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How can you relieve nummular eczema?

How can you relieve nummular eczema?

Can be a challenge: This type of eczema results in "coin-shaped" circles of eczema which is often quite itchy and located on the legs (most common location) the arms or trunk. Higher potency topical steroids can be helpful, but does take longer to respond than regular eczema. Often, injections of cortisone into the plaques can offer fast relief and clearance. See your doctor or a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Can you have eczema in your eyes?

Can you have eczema in your eyes?

No: You cannot have eczema on the eyeball itself, but you can have eczema on the eyelids. You would treat it the same as eczema elsewhere, by using moisturizers. If you have eczema, you are atopic, which means that you are also at risk for allergies in your eyes, which you could treat with topical antihistamines. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lactose-intolerance causes skin discoloration?

Can you tell me if lactose-intolerance causes skin discoloration?

Probably not: if you have celaic disease you could also have a rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. this could be a "chnage in skin color" IF you get dehydrated b/o lactose intolerance you could look grey or yellow otherwise nope ...Read more

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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more