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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
On my chest area, I have a skin irritation that appears round in form, is not itchy or bumpy rash. And is not contagiouse, what could this be?
I have a skin irritation or a rash on my back that is spreading. Is there a cream or ointment I should use? The rash started on my upper back and spread to my lower back
This: This is very challenging to answer without a clinical examination so I would recommend you see a dermatologist. It could be many possibilities, including tinea versicolor (common on the back), eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, folliculitis, fungal infection, or other possibilities. Read more about these conditions at the link below. I hope that helps a little! ...Read more
Do I have a skin irritation or ring worm? I do stainless steel welding for a living and recently I've noticed something on both hands. Its about 1 inch in diameter, round, itchy, and sorta bumpy outside.
Unfortunately without seeing the lesion and getting more of a history it is difficult to say. If it is itchy then it could be a fungus or a dermatitis/allergy from exposure to an allergen. You could always try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like Clotrimazole twice a day for a few weeks. If that does not work see a doctor.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have a skin irritation around just the lower area of my nose around my nostrils that is itching, with redness and scaling. I saw my doctor after it?
A contact dermatitis: You may have an allergy to the metal in your ring, like nickel, gold, etc. Or, there is a possibility that you have a contact dermatitis to a soap or other substance that gets trapped under your ring that is causing irritation to your skin. You may benefit from patch testing which is performed by dermatologists to help determine the cause. ...Read more
Not enough info: This is very vague info. In order to provide you with a helpful response - you will need to submit and clear and specific question. ...Read more
Different tape.: You probably have a skin sensitivity to the adhesive on the tape. You could try hypo-allergenic tape, that you can get at any pharmacy. ...Read more
It triggers rashes: Scratching of the skin can trigger eczematous rashes, it damages the skin and can result in bumps and rashes. It also depends on what caused the scraching, as allergies and eczema makes you scratch and this makes the rash worse and there is a vicious cycle and you need meds to stop the ithch to help the patient. ...Read more
Hi sir I am suffering with a skin irritation especially hands since a week. Could you please help me to cure it?
Hi sir I am suffering with a skin irritation especially hands since a week. Could you please help me to cure it?
Dermatitis: Non-specific dermatitis is hard to cure but may be appeased by using mild soaps only (aveeno (oatmeal) or glycerin) and a topical moisturising lotion/oil. A product called egyptian magic- pure olive oil may help. If you are reacting to an irritant - a visit to the dermatologist and a steroid cream. You can try otc steroids for a 2 days to see if the response is favorable enough to avoid an physician visit. ...Read more
Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more
Shaving products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
No: You need to see a doctor first to find out what's causing the irritation. Then he or she will prescribe an appropriate medication for you. ...Read more
What cream should I choose to minimize dryness and skin irritation following dermabrasion procedure?
Aquaphor: I reccomend people use neosporin the first two day and then switch to aquaphor if they have no allergies to them. ...Read more
I have had some kind of skin irritation for a while and I have no idea what it is in a way it kinda looks like dry skin but in a scabby type of way it?
Conditions are difficult to diagnose without seeing them, either send a pic or give as much info as possible i.E give location, top of foot, bottom of foot, in between toes.
Is it red? Are there bumps? Bleeding? Scaling? The more description, the more we can help. If a person is missing and you say I lost my friend, without describing no one can really help. ...Read more
Doesn't matteer: Tea tree oil can be very irritating. It may be allergy or irritation. Either way you should avoid it. There is no good use for it anyway. ...Read more
I have an irritation on the left side of my neck right on top of a vessel but not painful and not a skin irritation?
Get it checked out: I would have your doctor check this out. From what you are describing it is not clear what this could be. To be on the safe side, I would have a physician check it out. ...Read more
I irritated my buttocks getting in bed that it caused pain when laying on my back, both a skin irritation and muscular as well.
Skin irritation: Thank you for your question. Skin irritation of the buttocks area may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause irritation & pain as well as responses to external sources such allergies to agents or otherwise. Having a thorough examination & evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Had skin irritation like 8yrs ago. It left black round scars, d scars are now faded to light brown but I stil feel concious, how do I get rid of them?
Dermatologist: A dermatologist could evaluate you and inform you of any possible way to accomplish what you desire if treatment is feasible. ...Read more
I have skin irritation, which looks like red patches or inflamed follicles. The itch is much like a mosquito bite. What is it and what can I get OTC?
It isn't possible to: Diagnose the cause of your skin condition with the available information. You can go on Healthtap Prime where they can visualize the lesions with cell phone camera. For more accurate assessment. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help to reduce itching. It is over the counter but can sometimes be sedating. Take care. ...Read more
Whatever causes it: Treatment can only be devised after knowing the cause for the problem. If you are undergoing menopause or postmenopausal, the problem may be from dryness due to hormonal deficiency. If you are using any vaginal products (lubricant) or exposed to latex (condom), these may be the cause as well. I am unclear if the question refers to the outside (labia) or inside of the vaginal canal. ...Read more
I have skin irritation on my genitals inner thighs and inner butt cheeks but no rash what could this be? Feels like im sitting in stickers.
No: You want your baby always sleeping on his back. It's okay to do some more tummy time during the awake times, but make sure he goes to sleep on his back. Usually a little over-the-counter moisturizer on the irritated area twice a day is enough to take care of the problem, but if it persists, it may be worth having your physician examine him. ...Read more
Not to my knowlege: I do not know of a skin problem with orlistat. It only makes you poop oil if you have fatty intake and take this drug. If you have a rash and are on orlistat, stop the orlistat and see your pcp. ...Read more
I have some type of skin irritation, that doesn't appear normal. Its round in form but not contagouse. Nor does it itch or bumby.?
SKIN IRRITATION: How long have you had it? Man or woman? How do you know it's not contagious? "round in form? " what do you actually mean by "round in form"? How many are there? Does it itch? Could be a condition called psoriasis. If you have had it for a while, do see your general doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
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