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Itchy Rash After Yellowjacket Sting
Not enough info: You should be worried if you have any difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting and belly pain after an allergic reaction to Amoxicillin since it's the indication of an ongoing anaphylaxis reaction and can be life threatening. If it's not the case or the rashes occurr way after you got the Amoxicillin rashes, it is something else. Should check with your doctor. Need to see it to know what it is. ...Read more
Reaction: You might benefit from a topical steroid. However, finding out what is causing this will help you to keep it from coming back. Often people keep using something that may actually be causing the problem without knowing. You should have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wedding ring rash back after cleared & rings cleaned. Not itchy. Starts with what looks like insect bite & sporadic rash around area. Fungus? Allergy?
Possible allergy: It sounds like you have wedding ring dermatitis as you are possibly allergic to a metal component of your wedding ring. The other cause is soap that gets stuck under the ring band. If the rash is isolated to the area where the ring touches your skin then it is most likely an allergic reaction. If you have similar looking rashes other areas, possibly other causes and would need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Poss. bee sting/insect bite 1wk ago. Had pain for 2days, itchy 1day, then ok. Woke up yesterday w/ red itchy blotches around sting area. What's wrong?
Not unusual: This is not that uncommon a reaction from a sting. If it does not have pus in it, the problem will likely resolve in a few days. If the problem is persistent, then one needs to consider whether part of the stinger was left in the sting site. If there is pus (unlikely for bee sting), then an antibiotic may be required.See doctor if problem persists or gets worse. ...Read more
Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up ingrown hairs. Use a single-blade razor or electric razor and shave with the grain, not against it. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more
Acute Urticaria/Hive: Acute urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last more than 6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak like bronchitis. Medications, foods, and stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. ...Read more
Skin burns and feels prickly before rash outbreak, rash inches, scratching causes pain and then skin looks like it has been burned, fever before rash ?
After putting ice directly on skin with heat rash, i developed itchy rash where blisters are joined red and itchy.was not itchy before it.whats this?
Cold urticaria: Rarely, you can develop hives due to Exposure to cold temperature. This is called cold urticaria. Though usually harmless, if the reaction affects the whole body, it could turn out to be as serious as any other allergic reaction. Please consult your doctor for some needed tests or to carry medication to deal with an emergency. ...Read more
My Daughter is experiencing skin rash (quality: itchy, blisters, bumpy, red)and skin redness or irritation after a rug burn on her back?
Could be: Patients are allergic to shellfish. This could be a manifestation of an allergy. ...Read more
Perioral dermatitis: Yes, this can be caused by steroids, or it can be caused by other substances, like toothpaste, cosmetics, shave cream, etc. Here's a website by doctors: http://fromyourdoctor.Com/topic.Do?Title=perioral+dermatitis&t=2102 this website is written by patients, not doctors, but it has some good ideas. Check it out and then see your doc if you need more help: http://www.Epinions.Com/content_966500484? ...Read more
Itchy arm skin that turned into a rash after intense scratching. Stopped scratching but rash is now dry, hardened, peeling and spreading over 2 months?
See a doctor: Many different causes of itching rash including eczema, allergic reaction, contact dermatitis, psoriasis. Best to see your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Temporary relief from oral antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra and topical cortisone creams. ...Read more
Allergic reaction concern my arms itch dry flaking skin on my face i get mosquito like bites it comes and goes without mosquito biting? Strange any rs
Many answers: There are many potential answers to your question. However dry skin is often associated with itching with any rash. Avoid using scented or anti-bacterial soap and apply a good moisturizer all over within 3 minutes after bathing. Also try some otc Hydrocortisone cream on the rash for a few days if this doesn't help after a week, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
It can happen if you: Hyperventilate. Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin w credit card. Clean area w 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 apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911. ...Read more
Had reaction to yellowjackets or bumble bees as child. Nothing till today when had intense itchy bumps. Could I be allergic to insect sting?
Yes you could: Before you get stung again and have a potentially nasty reaction, why not visit your allergist for re-testing. You might want to have antihistamines on hand. ...Read more