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Laundry Detergent Allergy Symptoms
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Burnig/itchy hives upper body/face x6days in row. Come ad go w/ benadryl. No allergies/new foods/detergent ect. Symptom of something else serious?
Possibly: The fact that it is new onset, responds to benadryl, and has sx limited to what you mention still point to some type of allergy to a food/ air borne pollen in bloom. Ask your doctor to use a stronger tx than just Benadryl and if it persists to do an allergy work up. Also make sure you have not been exposed to mites/fleas, bed bugs, etc. ...Read more
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
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
I am having minor discomfort around my vagina abs on my clitoris. Could this be a yeast infection or an allergy to detergent?
Strange: I've never heard of nipple or areolar pruritus before, especially unilaterally. If there are signs of inflammation present, you can apply some low potency hydrocortisone cream sparingly to the affected area and see if it resolves. Pregnancy shouldn't cause this symptom. Don't scratch it. Don't let your boyfriend suck your nipples. He's too old to be doing that. ...Read more
DM/Mold: Very hot water and hypoallergenic detergent.Get a more detailed answer ›
Allergies still raging 1 wk after exceedingly careful mold remediation in laundry room. Dehumidifier working. How can I tell if environment is safe?
Be systematic: It would be important to: first be certain your symptoms are actually due to allergies and next, attempt to definitively define the sources of your allergies. Then addressing with avoidance and/or medication could be more effectively implemented. There are other treatment options as well. The safety of your environment may then be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the small red bumps that come and go are hives due to allergy could this be developed over time to a laundry soap. and how long will it last?
Unlikely: The mechanism for contact allergy or an irritant reaction to laundry soap is different from that causing the bumps. Have you consulted an allergist about this? ...Read more
Is it dangerous to do an at home allergy patch test? We're trying to figure out what caused my 22 y/o son to break out in hives and angioedema last week. We believe it might be a new laundry soap. Would it be dangerous to take a small 1 inch bandage, pu
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