how to get rid of an allergic rash

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Dr. Gary C. Steven answered:

How to get rid of a allergic rash fast?

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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.
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How to get rid of an allergic reaction rash?

Allergic rash

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usually it takes prescription medications, such as topical and sometimes oral steroids
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How can you get rid of an allergic reaction rash that's on my face and neck? Help?

Allergic reaction

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If it is true allergic reaction, then avoidance of the allergen will curb the reaction hopefully. Using an anti-allergy preparation such as Benadryl 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.
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Dr. Ilan Cohen answered:

Can laser photocoagulation be used to treat macular degeneration? I'm 65 and was recently diagnosed with macular degeneration. I want to do whatever I can to prevent myself from going blind. Is laser photocoagulation a safe treatment to cure my condition?

Not really

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Modern treatment of macular degeneration involves the use of laser photocoagulation less and less. Most people have dry macular degeneration which does not require surgical intervention. For those with the wet form, drugs are used much more than lasers today. Regardless of the treatment, we cannot cure macular degeneration currently. We can only manage it.
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Dr. Luis A. Matos answered:

What is the treatment for photo contact allergic dermatitis?

Steroid Creams

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The best treatment is prevention. Avoidance of Sun exposure (cover skin, hats, umbrellas, sun screen, etc) or avoid the associated chemical. Once you have the rash, a topical corticosteroid should help. OTC 1% Hydrocortisone with an oral antihistamine (if itching) would be good for starters. If this doesn't help see your Primary Care Physician. Avoid steroid pills or injections if possible.
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I think I've taken a reaction to spot treatment and have red, painful, itchy, blotchy rashes on my face. How do I get rid of it? What should I do?

See your doctor

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Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on.
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Do allergic rashes caused by Betadine require a particular treatment?

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Any topical allergic rash, including from Beta-dine, needs to be treated with anti-inflammatory medication. Often topical steroids, such as cortisone, are used. Sometimes oral steroids, such as prednisone, are needed if the rash is severe.
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I always get red razor bumps and rashes when I shave down there. What can I do to prevent it?

Use care

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Insure that you use fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard.
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Can you tell me if I have just been exposed to the chicken pox, can I get a vaccine now to prevent breaking out in the rashes?

Depends on variables

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If you had it as a kid or were immunized (started mid 90's) you have little to worry about.A vaccination now would not stop the progression of the illness or treat it. If susceptible,you can count forward 10-21 days from exposure as the time you would break out. Oral meds could be helpful if you do. Those at high risk due to chemo/cancer can sometimes obtain VZIG (immune globulin) to prevent it.
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