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My armpits itch. Is this due to an allergic reaction

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)

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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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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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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My vagina itches i don't know if im cut or what but I have been itchin for days i also have been using baby oil cold I have a allergic reaction?

My vagina itches i don't know if im cut or what but I have been itchin for days i also have been using baby oil cold I have a allergic reaction?

It : It sounds like you could be dealing with a vaginal yeast infection. Often times yeast infections will cause severe itching and may even lead to cuts/abrasions. On the other hand you could be dealing with an allergic reaction or even a herpes outbreak. The best thing would be to see your doctor for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more