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What should I do for itchy, pinch-like skin reaction after tanning?

What should I do for itchy, pinch-like skin reaction after tanning?

Hydration: This is caused by damage done to your skin by the ultraviolet light. Sometimes hydration will soothe the skin surface and make it feel better. ...Read more

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What would indicate an allergic skin reaction to amoxillin?

Usually hives: Allergy to penicillin usually leads to skin rash, such as hives/urticaria. All rashes are not necessarily due to true "allergy". There are skin testing protocols available to more definitively diagnose penicillin allergy. ...Read more

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Nearly everyday I have an allergic skin reaction which gives red dots over my skin, what can I do?!

Allergic rash: Given the limited information (where is the rash, what triggers it, is it itchy, does it go away within a short period of time, etc.), i would suggest that an allergy evaluation might be helpful if there is a suspicion that foods or environmental triggers are responsible. There may be other causes for the rash, in which case seeing your internist and having a physical with lab tests may be needed. ...Read more

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Can snot cause an allergic skin reaction under the nose?

Can snot cause an allergic skin reaction under the nose?

Irritation: This is most likely an irritation from blowing your nose and wiping it rather than an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I believe I have an allergic skin reaction to the strong indian cooking odor from an adjacent apartment. My skin burns and gets red. What can I do?

I believe I have an allergic skin reaction to the strong indian cooking odor from an adjacent apartment. My skin burns and gets red. What can I do?

Unlikely: A skin reaction has to be from contact to something you applied on it or from something you ingested or took, such as food or medication. It cannot occur from a smell. ...Read more

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Have you heard of Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails causing an allergic skin reaction (could it be from the biotin or hyaluronic acid)?

Could be anything: One could be allergic to anything. This product contains more than just biotin and hyaluronic acid. You could also be sensitive to inert/filler ingredients. And it's possible you have a concidental skin problem unrelated to this product. Stop taking it, and see if your skin condition resolves. Then try again, see if it comes back. But if it's true allergy, you might have worse than just a rash! ...Read more

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Allergic skin reaction to plastics that don't have latex? Does that occur?

Allergic skin reaction to plastics that don't have latex?  Does that occur?

Yes: One can be allergic to almost anything but certainly latex allergies in gloves are more common. But one can have allergies to other materials used in gloves such as vinyl or plastic. ...Read more

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Treatment of allergic skin reaction to rubbing alchol?

Treatment of allergic skin reaction to rubbing alchol?

Hydrocortisone: You could wash everything off with water then apply some Hydrocortisone 1% topical. ...Read more

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Can allergic skin reaction (1st bright red now brown & scabbing) can leave the skin permanently hyperpigmented or with brown marks?will it resolve?

Can allergic skin reaction (1st bright red now brown & scabbing) can leave the skin permanently hyperpigmented or with brown marks?will it resolve?

Depends: Allergic reactions can cause skin hyperpigmentation. Depending on what caused the reaction (contact allergy or hives or irritant reaction or drug rash), the hyperpigmentation may or may not resolve. Hyperpigmetation can fade over time if there is no repetitive skin irritation. Scabbing and oozing can be signs of infection, kindly have the rash evaluated if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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How should I treat a mild chemical burn or allergic skin reaction?

They are different: A mild burn like a red area or blister can be treated with cool moist dressings. Allergic skin reaction need to be evaluated by a medical professional. If very mild a Hydrocortisone cream may help. If it itches an antihistamine may help. Best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Can a case of severe allergic skin reaction be related to water intoxication?

Can a case of severe allergic skin reaction be related to water intoxication?

Probably not: Allergic reaction r usually mediated by an antibody called ige in the body. Ige has to bind usually large molecules, such as proteins to cause an allergic reaction. Water molecule is very small. It will not be recognized by human ige. So no one will be truly "allergic" to water. In the rare cases of aquatic urticaria, contact of skin to water can trigger hives, but not a true allergic process. ...Read more

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Can taking prozac, prilosec, klonopin, or mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control cause allergic skin reaction from getting in a tanning bed?

Can taking prozac, prilosec, klonopin, or mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control cause allergic skin reaction from getting in a tanning bed?

Unlikely: These are not likely to make you allergic but birth control may make you more photosensitive and prone to irregular pigmentation. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash - allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash - allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Sure: Consider taking an antihistamine and if this does not help see a doctor. You may need a prescription. Use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil on a washcloth with tepid water in your shower and put witch hazel on the itching area to slow it down. Use sarna lotion for the itch. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

Possibly: See a doctor if you do not know what it is. You also need to know what you are allergic to. Take an antihistamine in the mean time and callyour doctor. You may need a prescription or a shot. ...Read more

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What type of allergic reaction is it when allergy skin testing results in extreme itchiness, small wheals all the same size including saline drop.

What type of allergic reaction is it when  allergy skin testing results in extreme itchiness, small wheals all the same size including saline drop.

Dermatographism: The saline negative control on skin testing should be "negative" with no itch or redness. When this is "positive" that is suggestive of dermatographism which is a fairly common form of physical urticaria (hives) just from stroking of the skin. To better define allergies, a serum ige (blood test) can be used. ...Read more

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