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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
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
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
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
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
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