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Palm Oil Allergy
I have allergy by applied of some oil. Now whole body itching. Dr. What medicine i can use please help me?
Allergic dermatitis.: Make sure you have washed off all the oil. An antihistamine, such as Diphenhydramine or loratidine, may be helpful. If no relief contact your physician, he may consider prescribing an oral steroid. In any case, avoid further exposure to the oil that caused this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My both palms are itchy for the last few days. I never had allergies nor i used or ate any thing other than usual. Please help!?
Medication?: An allergic reaction to a medication will often be the cause of itching of the palms and/or soles. If there are no new medications, then i would try to control the symptom by using a non-sedating anti-histamine such as claritin, Allegra or zyrtec. If the symptom continues it might be time to see an allergist. ...Read more
Should not: If you have a true coconut allergy, you should avoid the oil too. ...Read more
No problem w/ oil: If you are allergic to sunflower seed, you may still eat or cook with the highly purified oil. The allergy is to the proteins in the sunflower seed. Highly purified sunflower oil should not contain any significant protein. However, in very highly sensitive patients with a history of a severe reaction, it may be best to avoid the sunflower oil as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palms turn cold & body shivers veyr fast in cold environment, why? allergy reaction (skin) follows after getting back to normal condition, why?
Avoid: I would avoid topical skin care preparations with food products in them entirely, especially if you have any atopic skin conditions like eczema. If applied to open or damaged skin, these food based products can cause you to become sensitized to the food itself, putting you at risk for developing an allergy. I recommend fragrant-free, dye-free products like Vanicream, Aquaphor, Eucerin, or Cetaphil ...Read more
Might just rash out: No clear answer here. Manufacturers' labels warn of high risk, but I can't find quality literature proving anaphylaxis from applying products containing nut oils to intact skin. Wide differences exist in how cosmetics are processed that can affect chance of rxn. We know sensitization can happen, tho. Open skin could add risk. Alternatively contact dermatitis is possible. Prudence is best. Avoid. ...Read more
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