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How Can You Tell If A Rash Is Caused By An Allergic Reaction Or Something Else
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between a rash caused by allergic reaction and rash caused by flesh eating bacteria?
Red versus dead: An allergic reaction is manifested by a raised red firm sometimes itchy but usually limited area whereas flesh eating bacteria create a rapidly spreading area of redness with fever and pain. The skin may blisters itch fluid or air bubbles or become grey/black. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes; try cortizone: Aloe is generally very soothing to most rashes. If your rash is due to an allergic reaction, try otc hydrocortizone cream a few times a day as needed to alleviate the rash and any itching. You can also soak in an aveeno oatmeal bath. Oral Benadryl can be helpful if itching. If the rash is getting worse or seems painful, contact your doctor to take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash vs allergy: Reactions to foods, medications, insect (bee) stings often are generalized (all over), and usually are hives. Viruses and bacteria can trigger rashes that are typical for the infection (for ex., scarlet fever), but also hives. Trouble comes when on medications for an infection, and a rash or hive breaks out. Seek an experienced provider, allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Rash v Allergies: Heat rash develops when your sweat ducts become blocked and perspiration is trapped under your skin. Symptoms range from superficial blisters to deep, red lumps. Some forms of heat rash can be intensely itchy or cause a prickly feeling. Heat rash usually goes away on its own. Allergic reactions go away with removal of the allergen and return when re-introduced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better description: A heat rash is an unspecific term but presumably related to heat. How long does it stay with you after the exposure and whether it itches or not is another issue we need to know. Also we need to know the time of onset of the rash after sun exposure. In general , an allergic reaction is often accompanied by itching. Regardless, the prudent answer is avoid the exposure. Sunscreen tried yet? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely.: Certain rashes are definitely not related to allergies; diagnosis starts with the appearance. This is where a knowledgeable, experienced diagnostician is key. Many viruses do, too, and some are quite itchy. So do medications, too, and continuing to take the drug may be risky. Better get checked out. ...Read more
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
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