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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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Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Trauma: Need to know what is the normal color of your skin. The greyish coloration is likely from the residual of the allergic inflammation or from scratching and should subside within weeks if the allergic reaction was the cause. I assume that this is a case of contact allergy. ...Read more

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My skin is on fire, is this an allergic reaction?

My skin is on fire, is this an allergic reaction?

Hives: It sounds as if you are having a dermatologic condition called urticaria. Urticaria is the medical terminology for hives. It is the bodies response to a certain stimulus, such as an allergy. The body will release histamine in response to a stimulus and histamine causes redness, swelling, burning sensation and itching. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

Possibly: See a doctor if you do not know what it is. You also need to know what you are allergic to. Take an antihistamine in the mean time and callyour doctor. You may need a prescription or a shot. ...Read more

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Bottom lip is swollen for no reason. Might this be an allergic reaction to something in my house?

Bottom lip is swollen for no reason. Might this be an allergic reaction to something in my house?

Lip swelling: Can be causes from food or drug allergy or anything your ingested, such as supplements, vitamins, otc agents and can also be caused by an inherited disease or other immune disroders, see an allergist to help you identify the cause. ...Read more

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Could an allergic reaction cause a rash all over my body?

Could an allergic reaction cause a rash all over my body?

Absolutely.: Certain rashes are definitely not related to allergies; diagnosis starts with the appearance. This is where a knowledgeable, experienced diagnostician is key. Many viruses do, too, and some are quite itchy. So do medications, too, and continuing to take the drug may be risky. Better get checked out. ...Read more

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How come after taking a painkiller, my skin starts to itch? Is this an allergic reaction?

How come after taking a painkiller, my skin starts to itch? Is this an allergic reaction?

Probably not.: If you are referring to an opiate pain killer like codeine, hydrocodone, morphine, etc. The itching likely represents a release of histamine -- the chemical that causes allergic reactions. This is a function of the medication itself. Histamine is also released in allergic reactions so the confusion is understandable. If the painkiller is Ibuprofen or something similar, it could be an allergy. ...Read more

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Is dermographism caused by an allergy reaction? For example, I just randomly scratched & lines started to appear, is it an allergy reaction?

Is dermographism caused by an allergy reaction? For example, I just randomly scratched & lines started to appear, is it an allergy reaction?

Touch Urticaria: Touch urticaria is thought to run in families, and it is caused by a release of histamine, so in a sense is an "allergic " phenomenon. Antihistamines are the mainstay of treatment and may be used as needed. ...Read more

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Could this itchy red rash be an allergic reaction to sulfa?

Could this itchy red rash be an allergic reaction to sulfa?

Sulfa allergy: Drug allergic reactions can take on many forms including: hives, swelling, blistering, dry itchy patches, non itchy red flat or slightly raised areas. To determine if a rash is related to a medication typically requires reviewing when a medication was started, when the rash started, other medications taken, infection being treated etc. There is no allergy test for sulfa. ...Read more

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Bad itching and rash from amoxicillin. Is this an allergic reaction? Is there anything else that would be effective?

Bad itching and rash from amoxicillin. Is this an allergic reaction? Is there anything else that would be effective?

Maybe: If given the medication for a viral process it is not an allergic reaction. If for a bacterial it may well be.You may wish to speak to an allergist to better define what is going on. ...Read more

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Could my itchy red rash all over be an allergic reaction to sulfa?

Sulfa allergy: Allergic reactions to sulfa are fairly common. If a person develops a rash while taking a sulfa based medication, then it is likely the sulfa is to blame. Unfortunately, there is no blood test or allergy skin test to confirm sulfa allergy. ...Read more

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Could this itchy red rash on my hands be an allergic reaction?

Could this itchy red rash on my hands be an allergic reaction?

Anything possible: Need more information. Have you been around any materials to which you could have a reaction (poison ivy, caustic materials, etc.)? It could be an allergic reaction, but to what? ...Read more

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Why does my skin itch and burn really badly? Could this be symptoms of an allergic reaction?

Why does my skin itch and burn really badly? Could this be symptoms of an allergic reaction?

Could be: Itching is a very common symptom of an allergic reaction. Skin itching could also be from dry skin but that would be noticeable. Burning of the skin is also a fairly common skin symptom for drug allergic reactions. An allergist or dermatologist would be able to assist in identifying the trigger of the skin symptoms and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my arms that is itching and consists of red bumps. Could it be an allergic reaction?

I have a rash on my arms that is itching and consists of  red bumps. Could it be an allergic reaction?

Rash: Yes it could be an allergic reaction. However there are many conditions that give red itchy bumps on the arms see your doctor to have your rash evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What is the reason that i suddenly have an allergic reaction to makeup!?

What is the reason that i suddenly have an allergic reaction to makeup!?

Makeup allergy: Exposure to certain 'chemicals' over a repeated period of time can lead to a 'contact' allergy (delayed hypersensitivity) in some people. The best way to prevent the reaction from occurring in the future is to see an allergist who can perform 'PATCH testing' which can tell you which chemical in the makeup you are allergic to so you can avoid in future. ...Read more

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I have hicky-like bruises! could this be an allergic reaction to my new pills or simply itchiness due to the change in temperature?

I have hicky-like bruises! could this be an allergic reaction to my new pills or simply itchiness due to the change in temperature?

Stop the pill: This may be an idiosyncratic reaction or an autoimmune reaction affecting your clotting system. Stop the medication now and consult your doctor about this . ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

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)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more