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I Had An Allergic Reaction To Face Wash
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
How do I know if i have an allergic reaction or a chemical burn? I used a new face wash and my face is itching, burning and I have small zits showing
Can be difficult : Telling the difference between a chemical burn and local allergic reaction can sometimes be tricky, but in general an allergic reaction would rapidly lessen with Benedryl and cool compresses while a burn would be more long-lasting and eventually turn into peeling or flaking. Either way, avoiding the wash that caused it would be wise. ...Read more
Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?
Wants to know if any STDs cause a rash on the face resembling a mild allergic reaction. Rash only on face it is not raised. Using clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) face wash?
Yes, syphilis : Can cause rash, either in primary or secondary stage. If you are in a high risk category, I would get tested for it. ...Read more
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My fiancé seems to have had an allergic reaction where her face has swollen, but no other symptoms. We didn't eat anything out of the ordinary?
Requires testing: She needs to be seen and tested by an allergist. ...Read more
Had an allergic reaction to MRI contrast (face got swollen) Hoe do I prevent that from happening again?
If possible,: Perform the MRI without contrast or have your doctor consider alternative tests. If avoidance is not an option, and the contrast is necessary, most facilities will have a pre-treatment regimen consisting of a steroid and possibly other medications to minimize the chance of a reaction. ...Read more
Urticaria: The fancy name for what you have is called "urticaria". If you didn't do anything the rash will clear on its 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 more
Call your derm: This can be problematic, especially on the face as laser treatment can cause severe skin irritation in some people, always try a conspicuous spot before the face to determine your reaction to it. Call your doctor who did the procedure and inform the, m of what is happenign. ...Read more
Had an allergic reaction now I have what looks like an allergy spot on my penis head. How do I know it's not herpes?
Could use your help docs! My face is swollen, especially around my eyes, because I think I had an allergic reaction what should I do?
Eye swelling: Allergies can cause mild swelling around the eyes. This is usually associated with mild irritation and itching. Pustular secretions, significant pain or visual changes can be more severe and require antibiotics. Over the counter eye drops may help allergies temporarily. Significant pain or swelling should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
I woke up yesterday with a swollen red face. Used benedryl assuming I had an allergic reaction to a cream. Today hasn't changed too much. Aloe burns.
6 weeks ago had an allergic reaction or viral skin infection on forehead and left side of face. Bp was unusually high and remains high. Is it related?
Don't think so: I can't think of a reason that would link the two. ...Read more
Had an allergic reaction to a hair product. Redness and whelps on my face, neck, and my scalp. What should I do?
I used a face cream yesterday and had an allergic reaction now everything I put on my skin is reacting even aloe vera. What can I use to moisturise?
I put men Beijing on my hair and had an allergic reaction this is day three and now my eye is swollen along with the left side of my face. What to do?
See an eye MD: Your eye affected could get worse without proper treatment ...Read more
I have had an allergic reaction to Bactrim, I currently have hives from head to toe, literally. What dose of benadryl can I take?
Depends: Benadryl is sedating and interacts with alcohol and other sedating meds. 25mg is usually a good starting point. Always read and follow the directions provided with any otc medication. Also recommend a long-acting medication such as cetirizine for sustained effect when treating new hives) Notify the treating physician and, if hives occur in other circumstances, see an Allergist. ...Read more
I've had an allergic reaction (skin rash) to a dose increase of sertraline. The rash is on my face, neck, chest, back and arms. I took a full 25 mg dose 1x and woke up with a slight rash on my face. Took a 2nd 25 mg dose and the rash is now everywhere
Allergic reactions: The primary goal is to identify the trigger of the allergic reaction on the face. There are many possibilities for reactions on the face and a thorough history is needed to assess for contacts. Testing by allergist or dermatologist may help. Once, identified, avoidance is best. Medications may decrease symptoms temporarily, but not a cure. ...Read more
No: Allergic reactions usually cause itching, rash and some swelling but not numbness. ...Read more
Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing at an allergist office. ...Read more
Facial rashes: I suppose what you mean by allergic reaction on the face by saying you see new skin rashes on the face and you suspect it might be due to allergic reactions. Many things can cause facial rashes. Their natural histories are different. A face rashes can be due to hives, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection, impetigo, cellulitis... You should see a doctor to get a correct diagnosis and prognosis. ...Read more
Reducing swelling: If allergic reaction is ongoing, you need to see your doctor asap. Some allergic reactions, like hives, can be treated with antihistamines. If severe enough, may need oral steroids. As for swelling itself, applying ice for 5 min every 2 hours cover the ice pack so you don't damage your skin) & sleeping on 2 pillows to keep head elevated helps. Any tongue/throat swelling-go to er immediately. ...Read more
What do I do if I'm having an allergic reaction to Clorox wipes after rubbing my face after using them.?
Clorox wipes: Use a less irritating product. I don't think Clorox should be used on your face. All the best. ...Read more