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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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My wife has severe whole body itching- 2 mon. When she scratches, the skin develops rashes with pimples. She took piriton&Loratadine, still not solved?

My wife has severe whole body itching- 2 mon. When she scratches, the skin develops rashes with pimples. She took piriton&Loratadine, still not solved?

Many causes: Irritation and allergic reactions. Food allergy, wool, chemicals, soaps and other substances can irritate the skin and cause itching. Dry skin, pinched nerves, shingles. Internal diseases: diabetes, liver disease, malabsorption of wheat (celiac disease), kidney failure, iron deficiency anemia, thyroid problems and cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma. Check up if no improvement. ...Read more

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Could loratadine affect mood positively or help with add--i have felt more upbeat & clearheaded since taking several days at 5-10 mg for allergic rash

Could loratadine affect mood positively or help with add--i have felt more upbeat & clearheaded since taking several days at 5-10 mg for allergic rash

Claritin (loratadine): It does not affect your mood, but ifyou have nasal allergies they can cloud your brain, so get checked for nasal allergies, see a board certfied allergist. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) help dizziness and random rash break outs?

Can Claritin (loratadine) help dizziness and random rash break outs?

Some: Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine that usually will not make you drowsy or sleepy. If you have a rash from an allergic reaction or seasonal allergies, it will help. Sometimes it will help the itch from bug bites. However, usually it's not used for dizziness. ...Read more

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If someone starts a rash after being on claritin, (loratadine) might it be from the drug? How likely is it for a person to be allergic to an allergy drug?

If someone starts a rash after being on claritin, (loratadine) might it be from the drug? How likely is it for a person to be allergic to an allergy drug?

Uncommon: Could also be something in the additives or coloring of the pill. Have you tried other antihistamines and had the same reaction. If so, then it might be a drug class allergy. If not, then it is a particular brand. ...Read more

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Will Claritin (loratadine) allergy controller stop or at least help with allergy rash?

Will Claritin (loratadine) allergy controller stop or at least help with allergy rash?

Depends: The term "allergy rash" is non-specific. If it is poisen ivy or ecxema, a rash characterized by dry, scaly patches where itchiness is a major symptom then antihistamines such as Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be helpful. Zyrtec, in my experience, is actually better for itchiness. In more severe cases, topical or oral corticosteroids may have to be used. ...Read more

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Took loratadine 5-10 mg/daily for allergic rash, and have felt much more alert/sinuses clear on it--any reason not to take it daily indefinitely?

Took loratadine 5-10 mg/daily for allergic rash,  and have felt much more alert/sinuses clear on it--any reason not to take it daily indefinitely?

Loratadine: Hello, Loratadine is an otc medication called an antihistamine. This class of medications are used for allergy control. It has worked well for your skin manifestation of your allergic disease. It also looks like it is helping with your nasal cavity/sinuses. Allergy can cause nasal congestion that interferes with sleep. It looks like it is a good and safe med for you and can be used daily. ...Read more

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Hello, I have polymorphous light eruption and was wondering if i take Claritin (loratadine) daily if that would be unhealthy on my body to prevent an outbreak?

No, but: Daily Claritin (loratadine) should be safe to take, but i don't know if it would help ple; this is a type IV reaction, usually, which does not involve histamine release. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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