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Doctor insights on: How To Treat An Allergic Reaction On The Face

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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How to help a allergic reaction on face?

How to help a allergic reaction on face?

Rash: Avoid the offending agent, apply a moisturizer thoroughly, use non-fragrantroducts, apply topical Hydrocortisone on the affected skin, cold compreses over swolen skin. See a dermatologist of things progress. ...Read more

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What can i use to treat an allergic reaction to Neosporin on my hands?

What  can i use to treat an allergic reaction to Neosporin on my hands?

Neosporin Allergy: Depending on how severe a reaction, a mild rash you could use hydrocortisone cream. Anything more severe I would seek care from your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a skin rash from an allergic reaction to baby wipes?

What is the best way to treat a skin rash from an allergic reaction to baby wipes?

ALLERGY: Change the type you are using, try some hypo-allergenic ones. If no benefit, don't use baby wipes, rather clean with lukewarm water and soft cotton cloth. Use otc Hydrocortisone cream 1% on the rash, apply thin layer twice daily. If not better, check with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

What works to use on an allergic rash from betadine?

Avoid and meds: First it was important to identify betadine as the trigger of the rash, such that it can be avoided in the future. After a thorough skin cleaning to remove the betadine, typically oral antihistamines can reduce itching and topical cortisone medications may also help. The healing will be gradual. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for face acne to be an allergic reaction?

What is the likelihood for face acne to be an allergic reaction?

Possible.: Some believe that some foods trigger acne, but the mechanism is not known. There are those who believe that fats in the diet and even milk can flare acne. You can clog pores with cream and makeup which are comedogenic and that can cause acne to flare as well. If it is caused by a food it will flare each time you eat it and within 24 hours. ...Read more

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How do you treat a breakout from an allergic reaction to makeup?

How do you treat a breakout from an allergic reaction to makeup?

Stop the makeup: And depending in the severity and location, either topical or oral steroids may be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I treat an allergic reaction on my vulva?

How can I treat an allergic reaction on my vulva?

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

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How can I treat a swollen face due to a drug allergic reaction?

How can I treat a swollen face due to a drug allergic reaction?

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

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How to get rid of an allergic reaction rash?

How to get rid of an allergic reaction rash?

Allergic rash: Usually it takes prescription medications, such as topical and sometimes oral steroids. ...Read more

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How long does an allergic reaction on the face last?

How long does an allergic reaction on the face last?

Depends: Depends on the type of reaction. Swelling (angioedema) usually lasts 24-72 hours when it reaches maximum. Allergies can last for very long times if not treated. If unsure, the safest bet is to see your friendly allergist for advice and treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat an allergic reaction to antibiotic?

How to treat an allergic reaction to antibiotic?

Varies: Stop antibiotic and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a mild reaction like skin rash. With more serious symptoms like trouble breathing - go to er immediately as you may need more intensive treatment! ...Read more

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What can be done to treat a bee sting on the face?

What can be done to treat a bee sting on the face?

Bee sting: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more

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What is best to treat allergic reaction lip swelling?

What is best to treat allergic reaction lip swelling?

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 more

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How do you treat swollen lips due to an allergic reaction?

How do you treat swollen lips due to an allergic reaction?

Swollen Lips: Consider going to an er if the swelling is persisting since you might need an Epinephrine shot and high dose antihistamines. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

A sensitivity to substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract. They can be breathed into the ...Read more