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Doctor insights on: Does An Allergic Skin Reaction Have To Be Itchy

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Does an allergic skin reaction have to be itchy?

Does an allergic skin reaction have to be itchy?

Basically yes: Without treatment, which can sometimes eliminate the itch without changing the appearance of the skin, eczema, contact allergies, hives are all very itchy. ...Read more

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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?

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