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How Do I Tell What Is Causing My Allergic Reaction Rash
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
Get checked out!: If the rash consists of raised lesions called urticaria (hives), it could mean you're allergic to a medicine, a food, a virus, or something else. If it's a flat (macular like measles) rash, it could be from a medicine or virus, but probably not a food. If you take daily medicines, your prescriber can help you to know which might be the most likely culprit. ...Read more
Several differences: Normal breakouts usually are pimples, small bumps with pus in them. Allergic reactions often involve a lot of itching and a fine sandpaper like rash. Allergic reactions also often involve some swelling of the tissues of the face. If you experience any shortness of breath this could also be an allergic reaction and you should go to hospital if this occurs. ...Read more
Depends: There are different types of allergy tablets. Antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, allegra) block the effects of histamine so they can decrease itching and redness. The tab singulair (montelukast) is a leukotriene receptor blocker which blocks the effects of leukotrienes--this can also decrease itching and redness. Oral steroid tablets are very potent and have side effects-they decrease inflammation. ...Read more
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Lip allergy: Stop putting any chemicals like lip balm lip stick of any other chemicals on your lips and allow for healing to occur. ...Read more
Allergy: If you seek the opinion of an allergist you may be able to elucidate the mystery ...Read more
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Dust mte allergy: The way to find out for sure if you are allergic to dust mites is to be tested for dust mite allergy. Your regular doctor can order a blood test for this, or you can see an allergist and find out about all your allergies. If you are allergic: avoidance, medications, shots. Encase your bed, turn off fans, get rid of carpet, etc; take antihistamines, nasal steroids, singulair; start allergy shots. ...Read more
Patch testing. : A dermatologist or allergist can help you to identify what material is causing the reactions if in fact it is actually due to a contact allergy. Once identified you will be able to learn what products may contain the causative material and therefore be avoided. ...Read more
I get hives 3 times last month. Can't tell what is causing it. Not allergic to anything. Any ideas?
Non-allergic hives: Hives lasting over 6 weeks are called chronic and are almost never allergic and almost always "idiopathic" or of unknown cause. These hives are probably due to a problem controlling the cells in the skin which make and release histamine, mast cells. Bloods testing is almost always negative. Management involves giving larger than normal doses of multiple antihistamines. See an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urticaria: The fancy name for what you have is called "urticaria". If you didn't do anything the rash will clear on it's own. However, to speed up the process take 1 Claritin (loratadine) every morning. In addition, rub in 1%hydrocortisone cream 2 times each day for 20 seconds. Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these tend to increase the appearance of the redness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red bumps on my right arm along with what i believe to be elbow rash. I want to know what is causing it, i'm allergic to dust and mold.
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Consult an allergist: An allergist can help you by carefully evaluating your child's history of potential reactions to foods, and selecting the appropriate testing to confirm the clinical impression of allergy. It is also possible that your child does not have any food allergies at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You would need to: take a small amount of the product you think you may be allergic to and tape it on your forearm (not a lot or you could have a severe allergic reactioand if a rash appears there in the next 72 hours you are likely allergic to some component in that product. The problem is you still don't know what the actual ingredient is, that is what we have patch testing at doctors offices for . Hope that hellp ...Read more
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