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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Have A Skin Irritation Or Skin Allergy To Down Feathers

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Is it possible to have a skin irritation or skin allergy to down feathers?

Is it possible to have a skin irritation or skin allergy to down feathers?

Feather allergy: Like many allergies, common symptoms of feather allergies include a runny nose, sneezing, congested sinuses, sore throat, and itchy, watery eyes. With feather allergies, the symptoms will most likely be most obvious during times of sleep and rest. Though many feather pillows are not designed to be allergy stimulants - encased in cloth -but this does not always work. ...Read more

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 can I treat severe skin irritation related to allergies?

How can I treat severe skin irritation related to allergies?

Skin diseases: Skin lesions are needed to be looked at or at least we need to hear more description about the rash. Several things can cause a skin rash including infections and allergies like in contact allergy, food allergy, drug allergy... Please come see a local physician to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have some skin irritation. I think it's allergies but I'm not sure. Skin is very dry. What should I do?

I have some skin irritation. I think it's allergies but I'm not sure. Skin is very dry. What should I do?

Skin care: Skin irritation due to dry skin in winter is common, not necessarily being allergic or atopic. Bathe with cream soap, pat your skin dry, moisturize right away when it is still damp, you will feel the difference, do it with every bath, preferably every night, you can then apply a thin film of OTC hydrocotisone cream 1% on the really affected areas, except your face, if needed, good luck ...Read more

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I've got skin irritation on 2-4 fingers. On those fingers the skin is very dry and damaged. Could this be an allergy or just pure skin problem?

I've got skin irritation on 2-4 fingers. On those fingers the skin is very dry and damaged. Could this be an allergy or just pure skin problem?

Irritant?: The absence of itching suggests that this is not from a contact allergy but more likely from contact with irritant ( organic solvent used especially in an occupational setting) or too frequent hand-washing. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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My daughter has a skin irritation/rash around her face when she eats certain food not sure what it is ava age 3, healthy no known allergies so far immunizations up to date? Thinking it might be red dye #40?

Rash: This could simply be a basic irritant dermatitis due to little ones getting as much food on their face as they get in their mouth. And the food can irritate the skin. Also, kids will lick around the mouth, causing irritation. See the pediatrician for evaluation or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for seasonal allergies to cause loose stool and skin irritation in a 2 yr old?

Is it possible for seasonal allergies to cause loose stool and skin irritation in a 2 yr old?

No and yes: The loose stools are not a typical response to seasonal allergies. If the 2 year old is producing lots of mucous because of allergies and swallowing it his stool could become loose. The skin reaction may be an associated symptom of allergies. Discuss with your doctor appropriate medication or other treatment for a 2 year old. ...Read more

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How to get swelling of a skin irritation to go down?

How to get swelling of a skin irritation to go down?

Cool compresses: simply just put wet tower, soaked with cool water, over the irritated area(s). It would calm down. Sometimes, Cortisone -10 might help. ...Read more

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I have a skin irritation that has a puss filled center and hurts all around it. The research I have done shows it could be a cyst or boil, which is it?

I have a skin irritation that has a puss filled center and hurts all around it. The research I have done shows it could be a cyst or boil, which is it?

Boil: Does it matter what you call it? By definition, boils are infected while cysts are not (although they can become so). You can apply warm compresses but if you feel it's full of pus and it hurts, then you need to see your FamilyDoc who can drain it. Don't wait for red streaks or fevers/sweats/chills. In meantime, check out http://www.healthsearchonline.com/cysts-abscesses-boils-differences/ ...Read more

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I have a skin irritation from a bite and the cream i was given isn't working. Its worsening the irritation. What should I do?

I have a skin irritation from a bite and the cream i was given isn't working. Its worsening the irritation. What should I do?

Notify your provider: It is best when a treatement that was given is not helping or worsening, that the treating medical provider know about this so they can make any necessary changes. Call them today! ...Read more

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I have a skin irritation just on the left side of my mid section . It is blistery and more itchy than sore.

I have a skin irritation just on the left side of my mid section . It is blistery and more itchy than sore.

Rash: An itchy, one-sided, blistery rash on the abdominal wall could be shingles. See your primary care doctor for an exam. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Skin Irritation (Definition)

Irritated skin is inflamed. It can be swollen, red, peeling, hurting, burning, injured, scratched, cut, bitten, a rash, or anything that causes irritation or inflammation. Skin allergies can ...Read more