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My armpits itch. Is this due to an allergic reaction

Possilbly: Itching of the skin is a reaction due to some type of irritation. This irritation could be due to allergies, infections, insect bites, etc. Best to see your family doctor or dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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I'm currently using a prescription mouthwash due to dry socket. My tongue itches and taste buds are inflamed. Could it be an allergic reaction?

I'm currently using a prescription mouthwash due to dry socket. My tongue itches and taste buds are inflamed. Could it be an allergic reaction?

Better Safe/Sorry: If you think it may be an allergic reaction, simply do not use it again. It is not worth trying again to find out. You can substitute warm salt water in its place. Be sure to mention this to the dentist who prescribed it for future reference. ...Read more

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Over the last couple months, my skin itches and when scratched it swells and leaves bumps, almost like an allergic reaction what can be causing this?

Over the last couple months, my skin itches and when scratched it swells and leaves bumps, almost like an allergic reaction what can be causing this?

Lots of things.: There are a number of possible causes of itching;it's a good idea to see your doctor to determine the specific cause and any treatment needed. ...Read more

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My arm itches for hours at a time. Is this an allergic reaction?

My arm itches for hours at a time. Is this an allergic reaction?

Possibly: Discuss this with your pcp and they might send you to an allergist for a more detailed evaluation. Questions that will be important relate to whether the reaction is localized to one arm and possible contacts to that area that are unique to it. You might also have eczema and a history and physical will help determine whether you need any testing or not. ...Read more

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I'm having an allergic reaction causing bump that itches in the crotch area. What can I use for it?

I'm having an allergic reaction causing bump that itches in the crotch area. What can I use for it?

Cool compress: First make sure it is an allergic reaction. If then reaction is causing other problems such as difficulty breathing of hives all over you need to see a doctor fast. If its itching, use a cool compress made with ice in plastic bag covered with towel to protect skin and use for twenty minutes periods with rest in between. ...Read more

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My finger itches and the skin is peeling off. Am I having an allergic reaction or is it something worse?

Possibly: Contact dermatitis allergic reactions commonly affect the hands however, what you are discribing may also be a very common condition known as dishydrotic eczema. Both conditions may respond to topical otc steroids (hydrocortisone). If this fails to control your symptoms you should consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the rash on my chest from my allergic reaction to icy hot? It burns and itches

How do I get rid of the rash on my chest from my allergic reaction to icy hot? It burns and itches

Irritant Dermatitis: Otc Hydrocortisone and/or Benadryl cream can help unless you have any open sores. I would also recommend using an otc oral antihistamine to decrease the itch associated with this. If it spreads or worsens, then it could also be infected. Be vigilant and keep a diary if it persists so you can tell your doctor about this. Also, a picture is worth a 1, 000 words to a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more