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How come my skin breaks out when I take penicillin?

How come my skin breaks out when I take penicillin?

Penicillin Allergy: Penicillin antibiotics are the most common cause of drug allergies. Some people who are allergic to penicillin are also allergic to other closely related antibiotics, including cephalosporins, such as cephalexin, cefprozil, and cefuroxime. Ask your pharmacist or doctor about these antibiotics. ...Read more

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When can an abscessed tooth be removed? I have been taking 250 mligrams of penicillin 4 times a day since 2pm 4/9/12.I will take the last pill at 2 am4/16/12. The abscess has not come to a head. My gum is still swollen and my cheek and under my chin. Tha

When can an abscessed tooth be removed? I have been taking 250 mligrams of penicillin 4 times a day since 2pm 4/9/12.I will take the last pill at 2 am4/16/12. The abscess has not come to a head. My gum is still swollen and my cheek and under my chin. Tha

While taking meds: This my opinion. Generally the best time to extract a tooth is a few days into the course of antibiotics. Two or three days the meds begin to work and help make it easier to get you numb. After the extraction you finish the meds to eliminate any residual infection. ...Read more

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I am taking penicillin and sudafed but my head is banging, can I also take ibuprofen?

I am taking penicillin and sudafed but my head is banging, can I also take ibuprofen?

Head pain: Yes, as long as you do not have a contraindication to ibuprofen, such as an ulcer or kidney failure. If the pain you feel is sinus pain, you may need a saline nasal spray to loosen up the mucus so that it can drain. Nasocort will help also. ...Read more

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I’m 28, mastitis, got a fever of 38.7℃, penicillin skin test +, and my baby is 40 days old. What treatment should I take? Can I breastfeeding?

I’m 28, mastitis, got a fever of 38.7℃, penicillin skin test +, and my baby is 40 days old. What treatment should I take? Can I breastfeeding?

Need chk: Your mastitis should be treated with non penicillin antibiotics since you are allergic to penicillin
specially since you have a fever
if itinfection is one sided you can pump from that side and feed or for 2-3 days give formula ...Read more

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Tested a few drops of liquid clindamycin on skin after last use (1 yr ago) I was itchy. Get itchy/redness often with ABs. Told DDS & said to try anyway. Also Penicillin allergy. Skin on arm got red after it dried on it. Can I take it or is it allergy?

Tested a few drops of liquid clindamycin on skin after last use (1 yr ago) I was itchy. Get itchy/redness often with ABs. Told DDS & said to try anyway. Also Penicillin allergy. Skin on arm got red after it dried on it. Can I take it or is it allergy?

Get tested: You may have allergy to some antibiotics. You do not want to take any medication that, for you, can produce allergic consequences. Would be best to discuss this, and be tested, with an Allergist. ...Read more

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Penicillin-resistant staph infection in eyes spread through head. Single antibiotics have failed. What would be the best antibiotic cocktail to take?

Follow directions: If you truly have a resistant staph infection you probably need IV antibiotics and at very least IV vancomycin should work. Is an infectious disease specialist involved? Have cultures with antibiotic susceptibilities been done? ...Read more

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Anything that rubs my skin breaks into a hive fest. I itch it, my scratches turn into a hive fest. Never ending cycle of tourcher. Please help?

Anything that rubs my skin breaks into a hive fest. I itch it, my scratches turn into a hive fest. Never ending cycle of tourcher. Please help?

Pathergy: What you are describing sounds like a other guy reaction. Treatment will depend on the specific appearance to confirm this diagnosis and any other symptoms you may have. I would recommend you see your doctor to start an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do if my skin breaks out every time I shave?

What can I do if my skin breaks out every time I shave?

Change cream and/or: Simply change the shaving cream and/or use an electric razor may help. Also, add some skin moisturizer immediately after shaving can help. Minimize/avoid aftershave. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son's skin breaks out after he shaves. What could help this from occuring?

Skin care: Make sure he is using a good shaving gel or cream to protect the skin, and moisturize after shaving. ...Read more

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My skin breaks out because I work at a dusty place. How can I protect my skin?

My skin breaks out because I work at a dusty place. How can I protect my skin?

Maybe something else: Dust is often blamed for skin breakouts, but there are many possible causes. Let a dermatologist examine your skin, determine the exact cause, and prescribe an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have very dry hands to the extend my skin breaks and bleeds?

I have very dry hands to the extend my skin breaks and bleeds?

Hand eczema: You may have hand eczema that can be extremely uncomfortable and debilitating at times. Please see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treament. Other things to rule out could be chronic allergic dermatitis and psoriasis. ...Read more

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After being in the sun for a while my skin breaks out into a rash that looks like goosebumps. Why?

After being in the sun for a while my skin breaks out into a rash that looks like goosebumps. Why?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are many different things that cause this. ...Read more

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My facial skin breaks out really bad while on sun holidays, have tried antihistamine but it still breaks out, I try and keep face out of sun?

My facial skin breaks out really bad while on sun holidays, have tried antihistamine but it still breaks out, I try and keep face out of sun?

Photo dermatitis?: Many patients suffer from sensitivity to sun, a condition known as photo dermatitis. We advise them to reduce exposure to sun. Using protective hats with long extension beyond the forehead can be helpful. ...Read more

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My skin breaks out extremely easy by something as simple as a touch. What can help? I eat pretty healthy and drink water yet still random break outs!

My skin breaks out extremely easy by something as simple as a touch. What can help? I eat pretty healthy and drink water yet still random break outs!

Breakouts: By break outs, I assume you mean pimples. A simple regimen of washing with a mild cleanser morning and night, followed by a light moisturizer can help most mild acne. If this does not help, you may need a prescription medication. Diet does not play as much of a factor in acne as many people think, but keep eating healthy. ...Read more

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My skin breaks out sometimes and I'm just wondering how do I keep it clear from acne?

My skin breaks out sometimes and I'm just wondering how do I keep it clear from acne?

Manage it: Acne is a chronic disease and will recur from time to time until it remits as you get older. You'd do well to use topical benzoyl peroxide or a salicylic acid wash daily even if you are clear. If it's more severe, your physician may maintain you on a low dose of a systemic antibiotic, perhaps tetracycline 250 daily. ...Read more

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Arms r sensitive2soap, sometimes arm skin breaks (notHSV)&a lll pus will come out. If u have HSV2but never any outbreaks, is that pus able2transmit HSV2?

Arms r sensitive2soap, sometimes arm skin breaks (notHSV)&a lll pus will come out. If u have HSV2but never any outbreaks, is that pus able2transmit HSV2?

Herpes simplex: Herpes does not usually cause pustules unless itching causes the ulcer to bleed and become infected. If the HSV is weeping a clear liquid, it can be spread to another. If a pustule is present, it is probably not HSV, but a small staph abscess, which is not HSV, and is common with skin eruptions. See your healthcare provider to get a culture to prove the cause. ...Read more

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How can I prevent skin breaks into blisters after waxing.?

How can I prevent skin breaks into blisters after waxing.?

Laser hair removal?: It is more softly but it lasts longer and you won't see blisters afterward. ...Read more

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When I wear pads when im on my period my skin breaks out down there and it itches and hurts, and it doesn't seem to be going away. Any remedies?

See your doctor: You need a diagnosis and treatment. It could be any number of issues related to yeast infection, bacterial infection or viral infection. Your doctor can help you with this. ...Read more

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Why does my dry skin breaks out cystic acne?

Why does my dry skin breaks out cystic acne?

Requires specialist: Deep cystic acne -- if that is what it is -- requires, and responds well to treatments only available to -- a specialist dermatologist. There will be no easy fix. Please forgive my frankness, and I hope that in a health care system that is often dysfunctional, you find the treatment that should be available to everyone. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old son's hand plam skin breaks. Recently started. Applying vaseline. Any thing else to do?

My 6 yr old son's hand plam skin breaks. Recently started. Applying vaseline. Any thing else to do?

Moisturize: Vaseline is a great product and safe to use. Moisturize 3x/day and if not sufficient try hydrocortisone 1% OTC once a day. ...Read more

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Once contracted eczema herpeticum, does it become really really itchy before the skin breaks out in the crusty clusters/rash?

Once contracted eczema herpeticum, does it become really really itchy before the skin breaks out in the crusty clusters/rash?

Very itchy: Yes it is very itchy and it needs to be treated aggressively. You need to have your doctors give you medications for both the rash and the itch to control it. ...Read more

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Each time my child goes to the beach if any sand touches her skin breaks out in hives, could this relate to her severe seafood allergy?

Most likely: The sand itself shouldn't cause any problems but the stuff in the sand ie parts of sea critters can definitely cause problems
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What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

Infantile eczema: Allergies, rule out change in detergents or food consumption. Baby eczema (infant eczema or atopic dermatitis) appears in about 10% to15% of children. It shows up as patches of red skin.Skin is almost always itchy, dry, and rough. Dry skin, irritants, and allergens causes. Usually outgrow condition. Treatment with daily warm baths, not hot, no bubble baths, soaps, use moisturizer on skin after bath. ...Read more

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I have extreme dry skin and im african american but this is not normal its scaly and my skin breaks itchy and burning like rash. What could be this be?

I have extreme dry skin and im african american but this is not normal its scaly and my skin breaks itchy and burning like rash. What could be this be?

Could be: Anything as simple as contact dermatitis, food allergy to more serious autoimmune disease, or viral is it one sided? A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to the skin. It really needs to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I took antibiotics for acne for a week then stopped, and took a strong probiotics. My skin breaks out again, but from stopping antibiotics or die off?

Confusing question: Acne is often considered a teen issue that disappears with age & in some it does. However;some will have recurrent outbreaks well into their thirties. Your question is not clear. You took abx then stopped. It got better or maybe not. None of this paints a clear picture of what your question is. You need to have a good daily skin routine that may/not require antibiotics. Work it out with your doc. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have dermatitis herpetiformis if my skin breaks with acne to flours, gluten, rice and oatmeal?

How to tell if I have dermatitis herpetiformis if my skin breaks with acne to flours, gluten, rice and oatmeal?

No: Since rice contains no gluten, your skin problem is not related to gluten, certainly not solely even if you are gluten-sensitive. ...Read more

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Can baby oil gel used during intercourse cause contact dermatitis near vagina? *I have sensitive skin & breaks out in hives often.

Can baby oil gel used during intercourse cause contact dermatitis near vagina? *I have sensitive skin & breaks out in hives often.

Yes: Yes you can be allergic to one of the ingredients in baby oil gel although this is not common. You may also be allergic to semen - a more likely cause for your hives after sexual intercourse. And yes, you should consult an allergist to help you solve this problem. ...Read more

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I had strep throat took abt and now I have red bumps on my left palm that do not itch but causes skin breaks that get scaly?

Scarletina...: Some strains of strep that cause strep throat also secrete a toxin that can cause skin things to go on. One of these is exactly what you are describing - the cracking palms. You can also develop a fine red rash on the body - that's what your great-grandma used to call scarlet fever. As long as you have taken your antibiotics as directed, this will pass and you will be fine. ...Read more