Top
40
Doctor insights on: Is Aloe Okay Or Helpful To Put On A Skin Rash Caused By An Allergic Reaction

Share
1

1
Is aloe okay or helpful to put on a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction?

Is aloe okay or helpful to put on a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction?

Yes; try cortizone (hydrocortisone): Aloe is generally very soothing to most rashes. If your rash is due to an allergic reaction, try otc hydrocortizone cream a few times a day as needed to alleviate the rash and any itching. You can also soak in an aveeno oatmeal bath. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful if itching. If the rash is getting worse or seems painful, contact your doctor to take a look. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Using Aloe (Definition)

The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more


Dr. Anlin Xu Dr. Xu
1 doctor agreed:
2

2
Is aloe okay to put on an allergic reaction?

Dr. Anlin Xu Dr. Xu
1 doctor agreed:
Is aloe okay to put on an allergic reaction?

Probably ok: I don't know if it will help. But it probably won't hurt ur skin. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
After applying a cream which I used to apply. I found red rash with papules under my mouth & chin .is that an allergic rash or perioral dermatitis?.

After applying a cream which I used to apply. I found red rash with papules under my mouth & chin .is that an allergic rash or perioral dermatitis?.

Could be allergic: The proximity with when you used the cream would indicate an allergic rash. Try an over the counter antihistamine, and if you develop swelling or trouble breathing at any time, call your doctor or go to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

4

4
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

6

6
What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

What is good to use on an allergic rash from betadine contact?

Wash-off first, then: Like most other cause of contact-allergies, avoidance is best treatment. If +contact, best is to wash-off as well as you can with warm water and soap. Then depending how severe, topicals such as calamide/cortisone can be used if skin is intact/or only minor abrasion. Oral benadryl/zyrtec help with itching. If more severe, you may need eval and prescriptions from your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

7

7
Immediately After applying a cream to relieve redness of sensitive skin which I used to apply. I found red rash with papules on chin.is that allergy?.

Immediately After applying a cream to relieve redness of sensitive skin which I used to apply. I found red rash with papules on chin.is that allergy?.

Sensitive skin: Not necessarily, it could just be a reaction of your sensitive skin. Certainly if the cream makes your symptoms worse then it's time to try something else. ...Read more

8

8
What is the best antihistimane to take for an allergic reaction resulting in hives and or a rash?

What is the best antihistimane to take for an allergic reaction resulting in hives and or a rash?

Any OTC: Antihistamines are good. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) taken every 6 hours may cause drowsiness, so do not drive. You can use loratadine, zyrtec or Allegra . If severe enough, may need steroids. Best to be evaluated by an allergist. May need to carry epi-pen if severe. ...Read more

11

11
Skin suffered a mild allergic reaction from moisturizer. Bought another that is for allergy prone skin. Can I use it now? Or wait till skin is healed?

Skin suffered a mild allergic reaction from moisturizer. Bought another that is for allergy prone skin. Can I use it now? Or wait till skin is healed?

See an allergist: You need to identify which ingredient is the cause of the allergic reactivity. Do not us any moisturizer until the cause is identified. See an allergist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Would using hydrocortisone cream work on a morbilliform skin rash caused by having mono and taking amoxicillin?

Would using hydrocortisone cream work on a morbilliform skin  rash caused by having mono and taking amoxicillin?

Unlikely to help: The rash is due to factors that circulate in the blood & effect their cosmetic changes (rash) beneath the skin surface. No externally applied cream or medication will make any difference in the timing of its disappearance. ...Read more

13

13
Non latex bandages cause raised/red skin and lasts for a while after taking off. Can i be allergic to the adhesive or something else?

Non latex bandages cause raised/red skin and lasts for a while after taking off. Can i be allergic to the adhesive or something else?

Probably not: The adhesive is irritating to the skin and commonly causes skin changes such as these. If it disappears within 48 hrs, probably nothing to worry about. Non-latex contact allergy to adhesive is possible and can be diagnosed with testing if the problem worsens. ...Read more

14

14
I applied permethrin an hour ago. It soothed the itching and the hives I have from an allergic reaction to another medication. May I apply calamine or?

I applied permethrin an hour ago. It soothed the itching and the hives I have from an allergic reaction to another medication. May I apply calamine or?

I would avoid it: I find calamine would be excessively drying & may add to your itching problem. AA cool compress applied to the more irritated areas can quell itching & a thin layer of 1% hydrocortisone cream may reduce the irritation. ...Read more

15

15
Bad case of butt and thigh rash: is it contact dermatitis from an allergy to something in my running shorts or is it a bacterial or fungal infection?

Bad case of butt and thigh rash: is it contact dermatitis from an allergy to something in my running shorts or is it a bacterial or fungal infection?

Doubt an allergic: Rash especially in those areas. Contact dermatitis combined with a sterile or infective folliculitis is more common especially in active runners. Have your doctor take a look. If wearing spandex running gear change up to loose cotton running shorts and cotton underwear in the meantime. Try witch hazel to dry up rash unless painful, then definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

16

16
Can Benadryl be taken for an allergic reaction to a bunny. Itchy watery eyes with a little bit of swelling.

Can Benadryl be taken for an allergic reaction to a bunny. Itchy watery eyes with a little bit of swelling.

Yes: Benadryl or chlorpheramine are both highly effective treatment. They are inexpensive and can be bought at any drugstore without prescription.The only side effect is they cause sleepiness in many so take the first dose at night. ...Read more

17

17
Is a rash on the chest a sign of an allergic reaction to Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution?

Is a rash on the chest a sign of an allergic reaction to Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that the ophthalmic eye solution caused the rash on the chest. The medication is not systemic. Please see you doctor for the rash. ...Read more

18

18
Any solutions for an allergic milk reaction around the mouth? It's like a mild rash.

Any solutions for an allergic milk reaction around the mouth? It's like a mild rash.

See an Allergist: If you have a suspicion of milk allergy you should see an allergist and be tested. Till the it may be best to avoid milk products. ...Read more

19

19
Is dermographism caused by an allergy reaction? For example, I just randomly scratched & lines started to appear, is it an allergy reaction?

Is dermographism caused by an allergy reaction? For example, I just randomly scratched & lines started to appear, is it an allergy reaction?

Touch Urticaria: Touch urticaria is thought to run in families, and it is caused by a release of histamine, so in a sense is an "allergic " phenomenon. Antihistamines are the mainstay of treatment and may be used as needed. ...Read more

21

21
Is aloe okay or helpful to put on a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction?

Yes; try cortizone (hydrocortisone): Aloe is generally very soothing to most rashes. If your rash is due to an allergic reaction, try otc hydrocortizone cream a few times a day as needed to alleviate the rash and any itching. You can also soak in an aveeno oatmeal bath. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful if itching. If the rash is getting worse or seems painful, contact your doctor to take a look. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
22

22
I have dark spots, red patches , itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

I have dark spots, red patches , itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

Allergic rash: See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment of your rash. There are treatments that will work even if you don't know the cause of the rash. It will be important to be sure it is not a reaction to a medication. Allergic reactions can come from inside the body or from external contact agents. If your dermatologist suspects an external contact agent they can perform patch tests to look for. ...Read more

24

24
Itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash - allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash - allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Sure: Consider taking an antihistamine and if this does not help see a doctor. You may need a prescription. Use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil on a washcloth with tepid water in your shower and put witch hazel on the itching area to slow it down. Use sarna lotion for the itch. ...Read more

25

25
What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

Possibly: See a doctor if you do not know what it is. You also need to know what you are allergic to. Take an antihistamine in the mean time and callyour doctor. You may need a prescription or a shot. ...Read more

26

26
My son gets red rashes on the side of his head when he eats fruits. He is 6 months old. Is this an allergic reaction? Should we avoid fruits?

Rash: Please see his doctor. You want to make sure he does not have other possible food sensitivities. You will be advised what to avoid. Peace and good health. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
27

27
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

28

28
Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Have it evaluated: You may benefit with a topical antihistamine cream. Consult you doctor and get their advice. ...Read more

30

30
I am having an allergic reaction to cutting mdf fiberboard. The skin rash is terrible. How much prednisone can I take and can I take benadryll .

I am having an allergic reaction to cutting mdf fiberboard.  The skin rash is terrible.  How much prednisone can I take and can I take benadryll .

See your doctor: I would recommend that you see your doctor to make sure this is a contact dermatitis. You would not want to take Prednisone and unless you know what you are taking it for. The dose can vary based on she, weight, & diagnosis. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is very short acting and may help itching only. ...Read more

32

32
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

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

See MD: Contact your prescribing doctor without delay for advice. Rash from sertraline has been reported, but is not common. Doctor needs to see your rash and advise. If you can't reach your doctor, go to urgent care or ED for proper diagnosis and guidance. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
33

33
Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids  by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Allergic rash: How long ago were the steroid pills given? They will take a day or two to work. It is important for you to be followed by an individual doctor so they can judge the course of your condition. Preferably a dermatologist but that may not be practical. There is also topical cream you can use. Also the dose of the steroid pills might need to be adjusted. ...Read more

34

34
Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

35

35
Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Trauma: Need to know what is the normal color of your skin. The greyish coloration is likely from the residual of the allergic inflammation or from scratching and should subside within weeks if the allergic reaction was the cause. I assume that this is a case of contact allergy. ...Read more

37

37
What is the name of the condition of an allergic reaction causing itchy skin without rash that worsens with increased temperature? and Treatment?

What is the name of the condition of an allergic reaction causing itchy skin without rash that worsens with increased temperature? and Treatment?

Urticaria?: Urticaria (aka Hives) is an itchy rash that worsens with heat and other factors like stress, alcohol, exercise, etc, however it almost always has a visible rash (red, raised whelps on skin) . Cholinergic urticaria specifically gets worse with heat and stress, but is smaller bumps on skin (again, a rash). not sure what you mean by itchy skin with no rash ...Read more

38

38
28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

Get checked by Docto: Itching is common among normal healthy people. Most often it is due to dry skin which is very common in colder winter months(home heat make sit much worse). It is not a common symptom or lymphoma. So you can get that out of your mind. Use some oily lotions daily and it should settle down. If it gets worse/persists despite well oiled skin, then get a medical check up from your doctor. ...Read more

39

39
Am having an allergic reaction to laser.I have a very sensitive skin, almost any way to remove hair is hard.Now my skin is full of rash bumps what i do?

Am having an allergic reaction to laser.I have a very sensitive skin, almost any way to remove hair is hard.Now my skin is full of rash bumps what i do?

Not allergic: Unless you are allergic to the gel or topical anesthetic used , the bumps are more likely inflammatory response to the laser injury. In hair removal, the intent is to destroy the hair follicles without harming the skin but this is difficult in dark skin people. Try some topical cortisone cream. Sometimes using a bleaching cream on the target prior to treatment may reduce the skin injury. ...Read more

40

40
What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)? Is it hives-like?

What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)?  Is it hives-like?

See below: The most common reaction would be hives. I have seen patients get a lot of swelling around the eyes. And, there is always the possibility of a more severe reaction, with trouble breathing, etc. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
2,648 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. John Chiu
1,048 doctors shared insights

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