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Piercing Cause Allergic Dermatitis
Yes: One can develop contact dermatitis to the metal(s) used in the piece( ring, etc); the most common one is nickel. If one uses a topical antibacterial cream after the piercing is done to prevent infection( such as neosporin), the cream itself can cause an allergic dermatitis in some individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a severe allergic skin reaction including: dermatitis, hives, eodema, erythmaderma cause new sensitivities to other chemicals to begin?
Neosporin: Neosporin is a very common allergen, as is Bacitracin (both are very commonly used). Interestingly, neither is better than vaseline at preventing infection, but both are usually better at treating one. So, if you have a scratch, simple use of vaseline (or equivalent) is best to prevent an infection, and save the antibiotics for a proven infection. Stop using neosporin if it causes a rash for u. ...Read more
Releasing histamine: Hives are due to a release of histamine in the skin, commonly due to allergy to foods, medicines, viruses, molds, animals, pollens, etc... Some people release histamine and get hives when exposed to cold temperatures, cold water, sunshine, stressful situations, etc... Other people with hives may have internal medical conditions such as chemical imbalances, intestinal parasites, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?
Eczema Triggers: Eczema Triggers include Chemicals, Hot water, Overbathing, detergents, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, scented body care products, stress, pet dander, molds, dust mites, cockroaches, to name a few. Yes, a severe reaction to poison ivy could definitely trigger an eczema flare! Hope this helps! ...Read more
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