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Is sudo cream for ichy skin or allergy?

Is sudo cream for ichy skin or allergy?

diaper rash: Sudocreme contains zinc oxide which is the same white cream lifeguards used to put on their noses to prevent sunburn. It is a water repellent to protect sensitive skin. It is not used for treatment of allergies or itchy skin, but can be helpful for the sensitive buttock skin in newborns with diaper rash. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Why is it that you shouldn't use allergy pills while also using medicated itch-cream?

Why is it that you shouldn't use allergy pills while also using medicated itch-cream?

What???!!!??: Who told you that? If you have a rash or bad itchiness, then a combination of a topical anti-itch and an oral antihistamine is fine. ...Read more

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Skin allergy after using facial cream?

Skin allergy after using facial cream?

Topical hydrocortiso: This is called allergic contact dermatitis which can usually be controlled with topical steroid cream. Avoidance of other lotions/cream containing the allergen is the key. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my allergy hives when no OTC medicine or cream seems to help?

What can I do to help my allergy hives when no OTC medicine or cream seems to help?

See an allergist: The best treatment for hives is to avoid whatever is causing them; an allergist can help with the identification. In the majority of cases in which no cause can be identified, prescription medications can be vastly more effective than what is available over the counter. ...Read more

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What happens if i take a medicine/cream that contains sodium cetostearyl sulphate if I have an allergy to sufla?

What happens if i take a medicine/cream that contains sodium cetostearyl sulphate if I have an allergy to sufla?

Yes: Sulfate and sulfa are as different as cat and lobster. I know of no one who is allergic to sulfate. ...Read more

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My elbows are dry, white, rough & painful, even to put cream on, why & what can I do, no other body part is like this &I have no allergies?

My elbows are dry, white, rough & painful, even to put cream on, why & what can I do, no other body part is like this &I have no allergies?

Often xerosis: Dry sky (xerosis) is common on extensor surfaces (the "outside" of knees, elbows, arms, forearms, shins, etc) particularly during dry winters or frequent bathing/washing. It may or may not represent a mild form of atopic dermatitis/eczema which involves intrinsic problems of the skin. Try humidifier (esp to bedroom), emollients, less bathing and consider Lachydrin (lactic acid) to soften hardened plaques. ...Read more

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I constantly look tired I've tried dark circle cream, I have allergies I take medicine for it what else could I try so I don't look so tired?

I constantly look tired I've tried dark circle cream, I have allergies I take medicine for it what else could I try so I don't look so tired?

Nasal congestion: Studies have correlated the degree of the dark circles to the severity of nasal congestion. Oral antihistamine does not provide decongestant effect and thus you should try OTC nasal steroid. If the problem fails to improve after a month, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the best sun cream for a baby with eczema tat has an allergy to psrfgin?

What is the best sun cream for a baby with eczema tat has an allergy to psrfgin?

Clothing?: Babies should not be in the sun much, but if a must protect with clothing or a physical ( chemical free) sunscreen containing zinc or titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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