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How To Get Rid Of An Allergic Rash
Define it: Most rashes that people think are allergic, aren't. Contact dermatitis is treated by avoiding the allergen and using steroid creams; hives are treated with antihistamines. But the first thing to do is figure out what it is. See your primary care doctor; if you think it's allergic, you can see an allergist, or a dermatologist will be able to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify trigger 1st: While treatment with topical steroid creams is helpful for most allergic rashes, one must be careful with prolonged use especially on the face/eyelids. With the help of a dermatologist or allergist, find the trigger, so that it can be avoided. Consider products that touch this part of the face such as eye glasses, hat bands, etc. A patch test may be helpful in the diagnosis. ...Read more
Allergic reaction: If it is true allergic reaction, then avoidance of the allergen will curb the reaction hopefully. Using an anti-allergy preparation such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night might help. Hydrocortisone cream once to twice daily on the affected areas excluding eyes may be tried for no longer than 2 weeks at a time. If those fail, definitely see a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time and meds: Most medication reactions will begin to improve within 48 hours after stopping the medication. To ease the symptoms of a drug allergic reaction, antihistamines such as zyrtec, Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra can help. On occasion oral steroids like Prednisone are needed. If the rash is blisters or progressing, then a doctor's visit is important for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
How do I get rid of the rash on my chest from my allergic reaction to icy hot? It burns and itches
Irritant Dermatitis: Otc Hydrocortisone and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream can help unless you have any open sores. I would also recommend using an otc oral antihistamine to decrease the itch associated with this. If it spreads or worsens, then it could also be infected. Be vigilant and keep a diary if it persists so you can tell your doctor about this. Also, a picture is worth a 1, 000 words to a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a rash type of alergic reaction on my face it burns and itches and is really red what can i do to get rid of it?
See dermatologist: You need to give more details on the distribution of the rash such as whether it crosses the bridge of your nose. I suspect what you may have is rosacea which is aggravated by any increase in core body temperature. But on skin rash, one really needs to look at the lesions themselves to venture a guess. ...Read more
Got a rash after using the intuition razor (the one with the soap already on there) could this be an allergic reaction or razor bumps. What can I do to get rid of them ?
Keep area clean: The reaction is most likely an irritant reaction from the razor. Depending on the area of the bumps, i would just try keeping the area clean with soap and water first. If it was bad and would not go away, you could try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. I would not use this treatment on the face or private areas. ...Read more
I died my hair and broke out in allergic reaction and have spots and a rash all over my head and ears how do I get rid of it ?
If it works for you: Otc cortisone is a good cream for allergic rash, but often too weak for adult skin (quite good/adequate for kids and mild rash). There are many other creams/cortisone-variations will require prescriptions and thus must consult doc. So if rash is mild and otc works well, then it is good for you. Calamide may help as well. If not better, consult dor for a different treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Chikungunya: Rash is common w red patches w raised dots. Some potential skin issues that can occur w Chikyngunya include Erythema multiforme, Erythema nodosum, swelling & tenderness of hands & feet & bullous skin lesions. Some males have developed aphthous-like ulcers in the groin & some women have presented w vulvar ulcerations. Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated with topical corticosteroids > ...Read more
Have it medically: evaluated for correct diagnosis. Diagnosis will determine treatment plan. ...Read more
Depends: It's hard to say what type of rash you have without further information and looking at your rash itself. If you are worried about your rash, then go to your doctor to be evaluated so you can get treatment for your skin rash. There is a lot of things that can cause a round, red rash. The cause of your rash could be anything from a contact dermatitis to a yeast infection or something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get really bad stress rashes and i need to know how to get rid of it asap please i need a remedy?
Can't make diagnosis: Unfortunately, with the limited descriptioin you have given, it is impossible to make a diagnosis or recommend a therapy. Many skin conditions, while not caused by stress, are aggravated by it. You need to see a dermatologist to make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan. ...Read more
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