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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?

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

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Allergies (Definition)

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


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9 year old Child broken out in rash/welts all over her body. She has allergies. Was washing dogs to today.?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Naw: Sounds to me like Fifth Disease, 6th disease, or another viral rash. These will often happen after a fever and are usually a sign that the illness will soon be over. Another possibility is an allergic reaction, which would improve with antihistamine. ...Read more

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How long does an food allergy rash reaction last for a baby?

How long does an food allergy rash reaction last for a baby?

Few days: Once the offending food is identified and removed from the diet, the rash should go away in a few days. Most likely this is not a true food allergy and is some sort of environmental irritant rash. ...Read more

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Whenever I give my baby oranges he gets a butt rash. Could it be an allergy or just a coincidence?

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

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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?

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?

Chemical irritation: The acidity of the oranges is likely changing the pH of stool, which can be irritating to the delicate skin of the diaper area. ...Read more

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10month baby had rash itching doctor gave taxim o drops. Why a/b for allergy. How can I tc of baby with rash.

10month baby had rash itching doctor gave taxim o drops. Why a/b for allergy. How can I tc of baby with rash.

Rash: It would be nice to know what the rash looks like. Symptomatic treatment for an itchy rash may include Aveeno (oatmeal) in the baby's bath and application of a moisturizer such as Cetaphil or Eucerin. Attempt to establish a cause for the rash. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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!

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Followed peds advice: I would trust your pediatrician since he saw the rash. If it is a heat rash, there really isn't any treatment other than prevention by keeping the skin cool. ...Read more

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How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

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 more

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Baby has pimples that turn red with sweat or bath but stay white when normal on back, chest, and arms. Is it acne, heat rash, or allergy from vaccine?

Baby has pimples that turn red with sweat or bath but stay white when normal on back, chest, and arms. Is it acne, heat rash, or allergy from vaccine?

Baby Pimples: Baby pimples or acne, which can be light colored and on various body parts as you describe, often become a bit darker on certain conditions like exposure to heat/water or agitation/crying. These should gradually fade away in a couple of months. Get these checked by your baby's pediatrician at his next regular check to get reassurance re their benign nature. ...Read more

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What do allergy tablets do to stop my rashes?

What do allergy tablets do to stop my rashes?

Decrease inflammatio: Allergy tablets, I am guessing, are referring to antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine), Claritin (loratadine), or Allegra (fexofenadine) act by blocking histamine receptors, which are responsible for the inflammation, swelling, itching, and erythema associated with allergic rashes. ...Read more

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How can I deal with moled allergy rashes on my body?

How can I deal with moled allergy rashes on my body?

See a doctor: You need to confirm that the ash is indeed due to mold. Using a steroid cream on the skin will help if the rash is due to eczema, but this could disguise the real cause if it is not. ...Read more

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Are lilies dangerous to humans? Any contact allergy rashes to it?

Are lilies dangerous to humans? Any contact allergy rashes to it?

Yes: Lilies are toxic to humans, cats, dogs, and goats. Eating the leaves leads to kidney damage and failure and some species like the "lily of the valley" can also cause cardiac problems. As for contact allergies, as long as you wash your hands after contact, I would think you are safe. ...Read more

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Got some sort of allergy. Get these rashes in body. Have been eating 1 allegera everyday since 2 years. I think its reducing immunity of my body.

Got some sort of allergy. Get these rashes in body. Have been eating 1 allegera everyday since 2 years. I think its reducing immunity of my body.

Hives: You may be describing hives, which are chronic and probably benign. If allegra (fexofenadine) is controlling, you should continue on it, it does not affect your immune system ...Read more

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How long do food allergy rashes last?

How long do food allergy rashes last?

Could last a life: Time. It depends on the type of food allergy and treatment given. Some allergies may be controlled with medication and tolerance may be induced to others.
See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001820/. ...Read more

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How can I overcome rashes from allergy?

How can I overcome rashes from allergy?

See a dermatologist: How do you know it is allergy? Most rashes are not allergies. You need to start with a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Food allergy rashes how long to go away?

Food allergy rashes how long to go away?

Varies: Rashes from food allergies can clear in minutes to hours to days and occasionally longer. See an allergist for diagnosis and appropriate management. ...Read more

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I keep getting rashes on my body from zicam, does this mean I have an allergy?

Probably: If the rash itches, then it would more likely be from allergy. Why use Zicam? It has really not been proven to be effective for anything ...Read more

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Suspected dygeusia. Does it cause skin rashes/allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 months

Suspected dygeusia. Does it cause skin rashes/allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 months

No: Although severe nasal congestion or sinusitis can cause dysgeusia, a skin rash is not expected. If you have had recurrent sinusitis, you need to consult an ENT. ...Read more

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My friend has rashes on her back & its itchy that makes her mad but she has no allergy of anything what this could be?

My friend has rashes on her back & its itchy that makes her mad but she has no allergy of anything what this could be?

Sounds like eczema.: Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this doesn't help enough, she should see her doctor. ...Read more

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I've been itchy nearly constantly for several months with no visible rashes or bites and no known allergies. What can I do?

I've been itchy nearly constantly for several months with no visible rashes or bites and no known allergies. What can I do?

Dry skin?: Dry skin is the likely cause. Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap or gel, apply a good moisturizer immediately after bathing. See doctor if this is ineffective since there are many other potential causes (iron deficiency anemia is one among menstruating women). ...Read more

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Does natural d-hist work for rashes from food allergies?

No: No reason to believe that it would help with food allergy. The reason it is labeled as a food product is that no studies have been done to prove any health benefit of the product. However, there may be some health benefits of individual components of the product, though not necessarily in the amount provided. ...Read more

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Skin rashes on face from a food allergy. What do I take for this?

Skin rashes on face from a food allergy. What do I take for this?

Avoid the food: The best current treatment for food allergies is avoiding that particular food. After avoidance, antihistamines can decrease itching associated with food allergies. The use of steroid creams or ointments may help, but should be monitored by a physician. An allergist can assist in identifying the specific food trigger. ...Read more

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Where on the body do rashes caused by food allergies usually occur?

Varies: All over (urticaria / hives / itchy blotches), or in the creases of the elbows and knees (atopic dermatitis). Dh from gluten senstivity symmetic, upper body. Some of the more mysterious skin diseases may also be caused by food hypersensitivity sometimes. Food allergy is best diagnosed by what happens to a person if they eat the stuff; it can be dangerous and needs respect. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?

What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic.
Irritant dermatitis is the most common type. It's caused by contact with cosmetics, and others. Treatment is with prescription strength topical cortisone such as Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. ...Read more

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I develop random skin rashes and am not sure why-- could this be linked to a food allergy and how can I find out?

I develop random skin rashes and am not sure why-- could this be linked to a food allergy and how can I find out?

Not easily: If you really wish to find out, consult an allergist who can decide on what tests you may be needed after getting a detailed history from you. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have uncontrollable itching in my body. With red rashes. Is this a disease or allergy? What should I do?

Sometimes I have uncontrollable itching in my body. With red rashes. Is this a disease or allergy? What should I do?

See a derm: I would recommend you see a board certified dermatologist in your area. There are many potential causes for your symptoms and rash. It may be eczema / atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Whenever I get a cut/wound, there seems to be some kind of allergy at/around that place. There are rashes. No problem in blood, shown by tests.

Whenever I get a cut/wound, there seems to be some kind of allergy at/around that place. There are rashes. No problem in blood, shown by tests.

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hi this is a question with regards to my 6 month old son. He has recently been allergy tested after having constant recurring rashes an almost burns to?

Hi this is a question with regards to my 6 month old son. He has recently been allergy tested after having constant recurring rashes an almost burns to?

Site use: To get the most out of this site, you need to provide background information and ask a clear related question. You gave some background, but the question is not clear. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are not linked, so each must contain all info. ...Read more

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Have you ever taken allergy shots for eczema rashes?

Have you ever taken allergy shots for eczema rashes?

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 more

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Can a food allergy result in skin rashes but not digestive discomfort?

Can a food allergy result in skin rashes but not digestive discomfort?

Possible: Celiac disease, intolerance to gluten in wheat, is also associated with dermatitis herpetiformis and skin rash may be present in a person with mild form of intestinal disease. ...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

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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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more