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How To Treat Allergic Reaction On Face
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
Allergic reactions: Topical medications such as low potency steroids used for short periods of time (less than 2 weeks) will often help control allergic reactions on the skin. Topical steriods are typically avoided on the face and mucous membranes. The primary treatment of any allergic reactions is to find out the cause and avoid future exposures. Many skin conitions are not allergy (such as fungal infections). ...Read more
Self resolving: Facial swelling can be quite distressing The best way is to allow it time to resolve on it's own though I realize this can make you self conscious and be a source of embarrassment. A glucocorticosteroid such as Prednisone is often prescribed but the benefits need to be weighed against the risk of potentially severe side effects. ...Read more
Pimples: For any skin rashes, we need to look at it to know what it is. Based on your description, you have facial rashes. If it is due to your blanket or not is another question and needed to be evaluated. Any local dermatologist or allergist can help you figure out your question. ...Read more
Lip swelling: It is very important to find out what has caused the lip swelling. If it is an allergic reaction, stop taking whatever caused the reaction, and see your physician or an allergy specialist for an evaluation. Do not try and treat this yourself. Also see your dentist to see if there is a dental infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unsure: A physician will need to know more about the trigger, nature and severity of the reaction to begin to offer advice. Some severe reactions require immediate epinephrine injection via epipen whereas others can be managed through avoidance strategies or less potent suppressive or as needed medications. Good luck! ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: Gently wash the face with room temperature water multiple times. Then slather yourself up with an equal part mixture (make it yourself) of calamine + Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream + topical 1% Hydrocortisone cream and apply to the affected area three times per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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