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Child Allergy Rash
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Probably.: Allergy to proteins in mosquito saliva is common but immunotherapy (allergy injections) is neither effective nor necessary. With continued exposure almost everyone develops tolerance to mosquitoes in their locale. When they go elsewhere they're bitten by other mosquitoes & often reactions reappear. This is why mosquitoes only seem to bite tourists & not natives. All are bitten; only newbies notice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anything that works: The specific air born trigger to your child's allergy is less important than the effect the medications.Anti-histamines, nasal sprays & mast cell regulators may be a benefit. Most opt for a 24hr preparation for convenience.I like the non sedating antihistamines like fexophenadine(allegra) , steroid nasal spray (flonase). If your child cooperates & tolerates the med it should help. ...Read more
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
possibly: The distribution pattern for eczema is fairly predictable, while "ring worm" which is a superficial fungus infection can occur anywhere on the body including scalp, beard, trunk, groin, foot. Both rashes can be itchy, but eczema is really itchy. Eczema responds well to cortisone creams/ointments, while cortisone can potentially worsen ringworm. Doc can scrape the lesion and culture for fungus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poison oak: Some people appear to be immune, others become immune. However, you can gain or lose immunity, so to assume you can't get it if you never have before is foolish. People change as they age. I would never assume that i was immune at any time no matter what my past experience was. ...Read more
See below: Skin prick test is simple, safe and gives results in minutes. It enables one to find out whether you have antibodies that react to a certain allergen (weeds/pollen). Blood tests are also used to measure levels of pollen or weed specific antibodies your body produces. Problem: positive test do not necessarily mean you have pollen/weed allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Diaper dermatitis will usually blanch when you press on it; it's a sign that the skin is inflamed, and the little tiny blood vessels in it have dilated to bring more blood to the area. The fastest treatment for diaper dermatitis is to take off the diaper. While that may mean somebody will have to follow the baby around with a pooper scooper, the rash will clear very quickly. ...Read more
Yes: All vaccines have adverse reaction profiles much like medication we are taking or prescribed. The extent of severity is quantified and compared to a control or non treatment group. Reactions can be local and mild versus more systemic/body related. The varicella vaccine (aka chickenpox) is very safe. Allergies to egg whites-albumin is a contraindication to this shot (like mmr). ...Read more
4 mo boy exclusive breastfeeding. Has rashes on face every time when mom eats prawns or shell seafood. Allergy? Coincidence?
No: Since breast milk does deliver some food allergens consumed by the mother, it is not a coincidence if this happens every time you ate shellfish. I would suggest that you avoid shellfish or discontinue breastfeeding. At age 4 months, it is also time to introduce table foods (no shellfish) to the child's diet since this may actually reduce the risk of developing yet more food allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question..yes: Most patients with atopic dermatitis or eczema, have regular nasal allergies, and many have asthma as well. Allergists prescribe immunotherapy for those conditions, and often the atopic dermatitis improves. There have been less studies on immunotherapy for atopic dermatitis than for the other two conditions, so the proof that it works isn't quite as strong. It doesn't usually hurt to try, carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?
There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will my 4 yr old daughter likely be allergic to bee stings if her mother has anaphylaxis to bee stings? She gets a rash with amoxil (amoxicillin).
Bee sting: No your daughter is not more likely to have a severe allergic reaction to bee stings. There is rash associated with Amoxicillin called the Amoxicillin rash. It is a rough or bumpy rash sometimes described as feeling like sand paper. It is not an allergic reaction to amoxicillin. If daughter rash to Amoxicillin was of this type she is not likely allergic to amoxicillin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rarely: Congestion is a normal response of the airway to inhaled dust, fumes, dry heat, pollen, etc. As well as infection. Airway mucous traps debris particles and works to remove them. Vaporizers help thin heavy mucous in some. Avoid cleaning products with heavy odors, perfumes, and smoke and change ac filters often. A particle filter for babys room may also help.Nasal saline as a wash is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if a child has an anaphylactic reaction during allergy testing at the allergist's office?
Epinephrine: Anaphylaxis is primarily treated with Epinephrine injection. The allergist's office should be prepared for this rare risk and have various medications ready. It is also important not to test at the wrong time such as during an acute infection or asthma exacerbation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovering from Rubella. Was not vacc'd as a child due to allergy. Rash is gone now but I have severe dizziness, headache, neck pain. Is this normal?
Rubella?: Rubella characteristically lasts only about 48 hours, and symptoms are usually gone prior to the rash disappearing. Dizzyness, headache and neck pain can be symptoms of viral or bacterial encephalitis, so see an internal medicine physician or go to an emergency room to make certain. ...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
9 year old Child broken out in rash/welts all over her body. She has allergies. Was washing dogs to today. ?
Let her shower: and give her any antihistamine you have as diphenhydramine, or cetirizine, etc, watch for any sign of airway/breathing problem, keep epinephrine injection handy, if you have one in case she develops breathing difficulty, loss of consciousness or severe lip swelling and throat swelling, hopefully not. If not responding to antihistamines, or getting more severe reaction, go to ER or urgent care ...Read more
Child has faint red rash on cheeks and chest, does not itch, only other symptom is congestion which he has has for a month (allergies) should I worry?
Should be seen.: It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it. There are many viruses which cause rashes, but strep can cause a rash as you have described also. I would recommend you call your child's doctor and have he or she take a look, so that your child can be diagnosed properly and receive any necessary treatment. ...Read more
How do you know it a child has measles or an allergic reaction. He has never had allergys in his life but has had a growing rash all over his upper bo?
See doctor: If the child does not have fever, it is not likely to be measles. Did you not get the child vaccinated for usual childhood disorders? You should discuss it with the pediatrician and keep the child up to date with vaccinations, the popular press chatter against vaccinations notwithstanding. ...Read more
My child has eczema and been developing rash and secretion around her nipple. She has been kept away from allergy and she is already past puberty.
ADOLESCENT GYN: Excema does not cause nipple discharge. She should be examined properly by an adolescent doctor or adolescent gyn. Excema is often treated with steroids so if she has been exposed to execessive steroids that is also of concern. Tell her not use any body products until her exam. ...Read more
Child rash very faint pink spots flat and don't itch on cheeks and torso no other sym besides congestion from allergies (dust mite) should I worry?
Whenever I give my baby oranges he gets a butt rash. could it be an allergy or just a coincidence?
Maybe, maybe not...: The rash could be a sign of allergy, but a confined rash to just the diaper area is actually very unusual for an allergy. Much more likely it is a local skin sensitivity to change in stool contents/consistency/pH when child eats oranges, and then this change in his poop irritates his butt. Try protective diaper ointment with zinc oxide next time you are going to eat oranges and see if it helps. ...Read more
Whenever I give my baby oranges he gets a butt rash. I read it could be a food allergy. could it be or just a coincidence?
2 times my baby developed a rash a day after initiating different antibiotics, small pink dots all over not itchy (not hives) lasted 2-3days, allergy?
Yes: You need to notify ur baby’s doctor about this reaction/rash. ...Read more
I had a baby 6 days ago, since my epidural I have developed a rash at the injection site, abd now is on my neck. Is this normal. no allergies to tape?
10month baby had rash itching doctor gave taxim o drops .why a/b for allergy.how can I tc of baby with rash.
Baby on neocate has rash while eating. Does this mean allergy? Baby does not eat solids. Gi docs have no idea why?
My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?
Rash in newborn: Rash can be form various causes. It could be allergy but you have not stated if the baby is breast fed or formula fed. Some allergens pass thru the breast milk as well ; some babies are allergic to cow's milk proteins in the formula. Rash could be from other reasons as well. Baby should be seen by the pediatrician 4evaluation. It could b detergent/fabric softener/skin care prod. Used (baby/family. ...Read more
8 mth old baby woke up with rash on cheeks. Small, red, slightly bumpy spots covered her arms and thighs later in the day. No known allergies. Help!
Many causes: but at this age, this is how eczema (atopic dermatitis) often presents itself. Cow's milk and egg are the most likely allergens. However a viral infection or drug reaction may also present in this manner. If there is pus, then impetigo should be ruled out . If the problem persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
My 1month old baby has been taking NAN from birth and all of a sudden he is restless, has cramps, has allergy rash, wheezing, spits up after feeds.
18 days old developed an allergy that looks like baby acne. Do babies develop this condition weeks after birth? Rash is only on forehead and cheeks.
Baby acne: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within 1-3 weeks after birth they break out for many weeks until the hormone levels drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps.It has no relationship to allergy. If it persists > 3mo see the doc ...Read more
1 yr baby having red rash only on arms,ped suggested mosquito bites, but I am not convinced.can it be allergy due to hot dump weather?how to treat it?
How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause
Rashes common: I'm assuming your baby is fairly new Rashes need to be seen for correct identification Most of the food sensitivities have intestinal symptoms as well such as gas, irritability. rashes in very young infants are common and you should see your doctor for a proper visual ID ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer