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Constant itchy skin all over with no visible rash or known allergy. Tried moisturizers, switching detergents and other remedies. Suggestions?

Constant itchy skin all over with no visible rash or known allergy. Tried moisturizers, switching detergents and other remedies. Suggestions?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with itchy skin all over, but no visible rash, can see his primary care doctor to see what the problem could be. If the skin is very dry, itching could result even without an obvious rash. Otherwise, the doctor might look for internal problems that can cause itching, such as drug side effects, liver disease, kidney disease, intestinal parasites, etc... ...Read more

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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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What is causing my all over itching without a rash? No known allergies. Antihistamines and lotions do not help. Mild soaps, detergents, etc do but hel

What is causing my all over itching without a rash? No known allergies. Antihistamines and lotions do not help. Mild soaps, detergents, etc do but hel

Dry skin: In the winter months, the first thing I consider would be dry skin. Try using unscented soap and apply a skin moisturizer all over within 3 minutes after bathing to see it this helps. It may take a few days for the skin to calm down. If problem persists, then need to consult a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Why is top of my hands burning&rash? Allergy reactions from doing laundry, wash dishes, or just dry? I've tried using lotion but it made worse.

Why is top of my hands burning&rash? Allergy reactions from doing laundry, wash dishes, or just dry? I've tried using lotion but it made worse.

Option: Best to see a doctor. But for over the counter option try benedryl cream or the lowest cortisone ointment for itchiness. Please read side effects and consult pharmacist before purchasing. If still itchy, must go see doctor. ...Read more

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My friend has been off clindamycin for 2 days, breaks out in rash suddenly, hadn't made any changes in cleaners our laundry detergents. Reaction to med?

My friend has been off clindamycin for 2 days, breaks out in rash suddenly, hadn't made any changes in cleaners our laundry detergents. Reaction to med?

See a doctor: This sounds like an allergic eruption and if due to the Clindamycin the medication needs to be stopped, and something substituted if necessary. Please show this rash to a doctor asap and definitely discontinue the clindamyciin. ...Read more

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What is diabetic rash? I am 68 years old. I have had a rash on my neck and underarms off and on for about two weeks, from no apparent cause. I have not changed my diet nor medications, nor laundry detergent. I have diabetes ii, which is treated with die

What is diabetic rash? I am 68 years old. I have had a rash on my neck and underarms off and on for about two weeks, from no apparent cause. I have not changed my diet nor medications, nor laundry detergent. I have diabetes ii, which is treated with die

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to laundry detergent. I have a terrible rash and can't sleep. I get severe akathisia from antihistamines. What else can I take?

Allergic reaction to laundry detergent. I have a terrible rash and can't sleep. I get severe akathisia from antihistamines. What else can I take?

Detergent reaction: You can try OTC topical hydrocortisone 1% cream. Akathesia, although very rare, may occur with first generation antihistamines as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), hopefully not the case with the newer less sedating as loratadine or desloratadine, as for your akathesia vs RLS, I believe you need to see an experienced neurologist for assessment, best wishes ...Read more

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New laundry detergent caused me to get a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. Now it seems behind my knees is a little swollen. What can I do?

New laundry detergent caused me to get a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. Now it seems behind my knees is a little swollen. What can I do?

Stop: Stop using the new detergent and switch to one without harsh chemicals or fragrances. Something like ivory or similar store brands...See your family doc for a check of the symptoms to make sure that is what it actually is.... ...Read more

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Hello, I've been feeling more exhausted than usual and I've had a rash on my knees, ankles, armpits and inner thighs for over a month. Any suggestions for clearing it up? I haven't changed my diet, shampoo/body wash or laundry detergent yet, but I'm alre

Hello, I've been feeling more exhausted than usual and I've had a rash on my knees, ankles, armpits and inner thighs for over a month. Any suggestions for clearing it up? I haven't changed my diet, shampoo/body wash or laundry detergent yet, but I'm alre

Exam needed: I strongly recommend that a dermatologist examine you for diagnosis and treatment. We have recently been hearing about a lot of scabies cases. Other possibilities include eczematoid dermatitis, allergic reaction. I think it's quite important that you be examined soon. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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How long do food allergy rashes last?

How long do food allergy rashes last?

Could last a life: Time. It depends on the type of food allergy and treatment given. Some allergies may be controlled with medication and tolerance may be induced to others.
See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001820/. ...Read more

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How can I overcome rashes from allergy?

How can I overcome rashes from allergy?

See a dermatologist: How do you know it is allergy? Most rashes are not allergies. You need to start with a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Food allergy rashes how long to go away?

Food allergy rashes how long to go away?

Varies: Rashes from food allergies can clear in minutes to hours to days and occasionally longer. See an allergist for diagnosis and appropriate management. ...Read more

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What are some allergy/skin symptoms to detergent?

What are some allergy/skin symptoms to detergent?

Rash: If a patient is allergic to a detergent (laundry or dish washing) then there is usually some sort of rash, redness, itching or other symptom that there is some irritation present. Seeing a dermatologist will help you determine what is going on. ...Read more

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I keep getting rashes on my body from zicam, does this mean I have an allergy?

Probably: If the rash itches, then it would more likely be from allergy. Why use Zicam? It has really not been proven to be effective for anything ...Read more

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Suspected dygeusia. Does it cause skin rashes/allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 months

Suspected dygeusia. Does it cause skin rashes/allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 months

No: Although severe nasal congestion or sinusitis can cause dysgeusia, a skin rash is not expected. If you have had recurrent sinusitis, you need to consult an ENT. ...Read more

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My friend has rashes on her back & its itchy that makes her mad but she has no allergy of anything what this could be?

My friend has rashes on her back & its itchy that makes her mad but she has no allergy of anything what this could be?

Sounds like eczema.: Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this doesn't help enough, she should see her doctor. ...Read more

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I've been itchy nearly constantly for several months with no visible rashes or bites and no known allergies. What can I do?

I've been itchy nearly constantly for several months with no visible rashes or bites and no known allergies. What can I do?

Dry skin?: Dry skin is the likely cause. Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap or gel, apply a good moisturizer immediately after bathing. See doctor if this is ineffective since there are many other potential causes (iron deficiency anemia is one among menstruating women). ...Read more

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What do allergy tablets do to stop my rashes?

What do allergy tablets do to stop my rashes?

Decrease inflammatio: Allergy tablets, I am guessing, are referring to antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine), Claritin (loratadine), or Allegra (fexofenadine) act by blocking histamine receptors, which are responsible for the inflammation, swelling, itching, and erythema associated with allergic rashes. ...Read more

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How can I deal with moled allergy rashes on my body?

See a doctor: You need to confirm that the ash is indeed due to mold. Using a steroid cream on the skin will help if the rash is due to eczema, but this could disguise the real cause if it is not. ...Read more

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Are lilies dangerous to humans? Any contact allergy rashes to it?

Are lilies dangerous to humans? Any contact allergy rashes to it?

Yes: Lilies are toxic to humans, cats, dogs, and goats. Eating the leaves leads to kidney damage and failure and some species like the "lily of the valley" can also cause cardiac problems. As for contact allergies, as long as you wash your hands after contact, I would think you are safe. ...Read more

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Got some sort of allergy. Get these rashes in body. Have been eating 1 allegera everyday since 2 years. I think its reducing immunity of my body.

Got some sort of allergy. Get these rashes in body. Have been eating 1 allegera everyday since 2 years. I think its reducing immunity of my body.

Hives: You may be describing hives, which are chronic and probably benign. If allegra (fexofenadine) is controlling, you should continue on it, it does not affect your immune system ...Read more

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Does natural d-hist work for rashes from food allergies?

No: No reason to believe that it would help with food allergy. The reason it is labeled as a food product is that no studies have been done to prove any health benefit of the product. However, there may be some health benefits of individual components of the product, though not necessarily in the amount provided. ...Read more

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Skin rashes on face from a food allergy. What do I take for this?

Skin rashes on face from a food allergy. What do I take for this?

Avoid the food: The best current treatment for food allergies is avoiding that particular food. After avoidance, antihistamines can decrease itching associated with food allergies. The use of steroid creams or ointments may help, but should be monitored by a physician. An allergist can assist in identifying the specific food trigger. ...Read more

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Where on the body do rashes caused by food allergies usually occur?

Where on the body do rashes caused by food allergies usually occur?

Varies: All over (urticaria / hives / itchy blotches), or in the creases of the elbows and knees (atopic dermatitis). Dh from gluten senstivity symmetic, upper body. Some of the more mysterious skin diseases may also be caused by food hypersensitivity sometimes. Food allergy is best diagnosed by what happens to a person if they eat the stuff; it can be dangerous and needs respect. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?

What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic.
Irritant dermatitis is the most common type. It's caused by contact with cosmetics, and others. Treatment is with prescription strength topical cortisone such as Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. ...Read more

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I develop random skin rashes and am not sure why-- could this be linked to a food allergy and how can I find out?

I develop random skin rashes and am not sure why-- could this be linked to a food allergy and how can I find out?

Not easily: If you really wish to find out, consult an allergist who can decide on what tests you may be needed after getting a detailed history from you. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have uncontrollable itching in my body. With red rashes. Is this a disease or allergy? What should I do?

Sometimes I have uncontrollable itching in my body. With red rashes. Is this a disease or allergy? What should I do?

See a derm: I would recommend you see a board certified dermatologist in your area. There are many potential causes for your symptoms and rash. It may be eczema / atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Whenever I get a cut/wound, there seems to be some kind of allergy at/around that place. There are rashes. No problem in blood, shown by tests.

Whenever I get a cut/wound, there seems to be some kind of allergy at/around that place. There are rashes. No problem in blood, shown by tests.

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hi this is a question with regards to my 6 month old son. He has recently been allergy tested after having constant recurring rashes an almost burns to?

Hi this is a question with regards to my 6 month old son. He has recently been allergy tested after having constant recurring rashes an almost burns to?

Site use: To get the most out of this site, you need to provide background information and ask a clear related question. You gave some background, but the question is not clear. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are not linked, so each must contain all info. ...Read more

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Have you ever taken allergy shots for eczema rashes?

Have you ever taken allergy shots for eczema rashes?

Good question. Yes: Most patients with atopic dermatitis or eczema, have regular nasal allergies, and many have asthma as well. Allergists prescribe immunotherapy for those conditions, and often the atopic dermatitis improves. There have been less studies on immunotherapy for atopic dermatitis than for the other two conditions, so the proof that it works isn't quite as strong. It doesn't usually hurt to try, carefully. ...Read more

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Can a food allergy result in skin rashes but not digestive discomfort?

Can a food allergy result in skin rashes but not digestive discomfort?

Possible: Celiac disease, intolerance to gluten in wheat, is also associated with dermatitis herpetiformis and skin rash may be present in a person with mild form of intestinal disease. ...Read more

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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

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I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?

I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?

Multiple: How long does the rash last after you got out of the sun? Do you have the same issues after exercise? The problem can be due to what is called cholinergic urticaria which usually occurs during the cooling off period after an increase in core body temperature (hot shower, sun, exercise, stress etc). If this is what you are experiencing, then taking an antihistamine prior to the exposure may work. ...Read more

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2y/o having itchy rashes all over the body. Rashes disappeared yestrday and came back this morning. Could this be due to food allergy?

Yes.: Food sensitivities are closely related to skin rashes in children and aduls. An itchy rash suggests allergic rash or dermatitis, or eczema tours rash. A hydration with lotions and steroid creams will alleviate the symptoms. But if the symptoms are ongoing I suggest having your child tested for food sensitivities and trying some diet elimination trials. ...Read more

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I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it common for a gluten allergy to create skin rashes?

Dermatitis w/celiac: Dermatitis herpetiformis is the classic skin rash described with celiac disease. It is an intensely itchy raised vesicular eruption symmetrically distributed on the arms, legs, trunk, neck, scalp, and buttocks. Less than 10% of celiac disease patients will have the skin reaction, but 80% of those with dermatitis herpetiformis have celiac disease. ...Read more

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It possible that it is a latex allergy if sports equipment gives you rashes?

It possible that it is a latex allergy if sports equipment gives you rashes?

Possible: It is possible that the rash is either an irritant (more common) or an allergic contact dermatitis from using the sports equipment. The most common allergens found in equipment include rubber, metals and adhesives. A good history and evaluation of the equipment along with possible patch testing can help identify the cause. See a dermatologist who specializes in contact dermatitis and patch testing. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more