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How To Help A Pollen Rash
Hello doc my daughter has developed pollen rash, can you please advice what to apply, or should we take an appointment?
OTC if not serious: I'm guessing your daughter has a rash caused by a pollen allergy? If the rash is not too serious, an otc ointment cream containing hydrocortisone, or calamine lotion, may be helpful. If the rash is extensive, or the otc products don't work, you should book an appt w/ your health care provider. If your child is having difficulty breathing because of the allergy, please go to the E.R. Right away. ...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
Rash around neck line &burns like a fire. the burn is an 8 on pain scale. ma 40 &there's no allergies except pollen in the summer. sure not cellulitis?
Can the irritant in poison ivy travel through the air? Now that it is spring, I have been having a lot of issues with allergies because of all the pollen in the air. However, the other day i noticed after a sneezing fit that i was developing an itchy rash
The : The answer is yes, but only under circumstances like burning it. You may have come into contact with it thru other means like a pet or something else that came into contact with it, if it is really poison ivy. The rash should be seen by a medical person as it may not be poison ivy or any contact allergy. ...Read more
I have slight thrush on tongue, sinusitis, and slight rash on my armpits, dry cough, but I think it may be allergies from pollen? herpes or hiv????
Lowered resistance.: Thrush can be seen in generally healthy individuals who become ill with a viral infection, like mono or viral pneumonia or from antibiotics or use of inhaled corticosteroid iinhalers without rinsing the mouth. Herpes is more likely to give a cluster of red papules like a cold sore. Get Rx for the thrush. Always wise to get hiv test if you have had unprotected sex, especially if thrush persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Coughing related to pollen may be from post nasal drip in which case, the cough should improve with an antihistamine and/or topical nasal steroid spray. Also, cough from pollen can be asthma in which case an inhaler for treating airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction would be appropriate. An allergist can assist to determine which approach is best. ...Read more
I have been having a serious barking cough, for weeks now. It maybe allergic as the pollen count is very high these days. Can anyone help me?
Maybe not allergic: A barking cough suggests involvement of the windpipe and voice box - not the usual areas for allergies. Think croup, laryngotracheobronchitis, and whooping cough. Cough-variant asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, and acid reflux should also be considered. Your health care professional - medical assistant, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, md - can help you figure this out. ...Read more
Can I take fexofenadine 180. More than one a day? If I required? Does it helps me to protect from pollen?
Yes: We have used up to 4x/day dose for chronic hives and thus it is safe even at that dose frequency. Don't expect to get relief in the nasal congestion however because you will to have a decongestant pill to achieve that. In general a nasal steroid will be more effective. If medications fail, then you will need to consult an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy shots.They work i feel better. Except when pollen is real bad. If it doesn't work for high pollen will making shot stronger help or more often.
Probably: Although allergy shot has a success rate of >80%, a good portion of the patients need still need to take medication. Increasing the dose pre- but not during the season may help. A few patients may need a reduction in allergen dose during the peak pollen season. Have you asked your doctor to give you a nasal steroid-antihistamine combination ? Oral steroid not indicated. See b/c allergist. ...Read more
Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more
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