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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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I'm using eurax (crotamiton) for scabies, when do I stop?

I'm using eurax (crotamiton) for scabies, when do I stop?

Use as prescribed: It is usually only applied twice, 24 hours apart.
The itching of scabies may take a couple of weeks to resolve though. ...Read more

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Is eurax (crotamiton) safe for babies?

Is eurax (crotamiton) safe for babies?

No studies done...: While not specifically studied in babies, Eurax (crotamiton) states on its website this medicine is not an acceptable treatment for pregnant women. The best resource regarding the treatment of your baby is to contact your local pediatrician or dermatologist. Eurax (crotamiton) has furthermore been labeled as contraindicated in damaged or excoriated skin, so reasonable caution must be exercised. ...Read more

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Can i apply eurax (crotamiton) on my 5 month old baby?

Can i apply eurax (crotamiton) on my 5 month old baby?

Better not!: First of all, no indications in infants! secondly, there are less toxic medications you can use for babies! but snag a md diagnosis first before using it! would you use cheap oil product on your priceless bentley car? You save a little but it might it might damage the product! regards! ...Read more

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Still feel crawling and itch been on perm and Eurax (crotamiton) nothing is working washed everything in hot water and bleached whole house son still gets welts?

Still feel crawling and itch been on perm and Eurax (crotamiton) nothing is working washed everything in hot water and bleached whole house son still gets welts?

Is it yourself?: or your son? please clarify, if is yourself, please check with your pcp, it might be your gall bladder, or any of the drugs/combination of drugs you are taking, if it is your son, recurrent/chronic (hives) or welts, needs to be seen by an allergist/immunologist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Crotamiton is treatment for scabies?

Crotamiton is treatment for scabies?

Yes: Crotamiton (eurax) is a scabicide which can be used to treat scabies. It is available only be prescription from a health care worker. ...Read more

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I'm using eurax (crotamiton) for scabies, when do I wash clothes & bedding?

I'm using eurax (crotamiton) for scabies, when do I wash clothes & bedding?

With in 24 hours: Cleanse all of the above with in 24 hours after you first apply the medication. ...Read more

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Been on perm and Eurax (crotamiton) nothing is working scabies outbreak at kids school washed everything in hot water,clorax the whole house now what?

Scabies: I am guessing that you mean you still have itching? This is normal. The medication kills the bug but does not remove it from your skin. The itching persists for several days after the infection is cured. ...Read more

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Can eurax (crotamiton) be used to stop the irritation for chicken pox?

Can eurax (crotamiton) be used to stop the irritation for chicken pox?

See below: Eurax is primarily used for persons with scabies. It has scabicidal and antipruritic/itch actions. The mechanisms of these actions are not known. For chickenpox-i recommend antihistamines that are sedating like benadryl (diphenhydramine). Topical lotions/creams like calamine or aveeno tub soaks can help. I would save the Eurax for scabies infestation-aka body lice. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with scabies. They prescribed eurax (crotamiton) cream. I have cyst like lumps with yellowish bloody pus oozing. Worried. Please help!

I was diagnosed with scabies. They prescribed eurax (crotamiton) cream. I have cyst like lumps with yellowish bloody pus oozing. Worried. Please help!

Scabies.: Eurex application would be appropriate for scabies, which is typically intensely itchy. With pus, though, it sounds like you may have a bacterial superinfection. I'd have to see it to be sure, but that sounds a little more involved than just scabies. Not worrisome, just curious. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for?Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for?Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Crotamiton (Definition)

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Eurax (Definition)

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