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Plant Allergy Skin Rash
Yes: And in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more
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
I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?
Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Rash: Your best bet is to consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Avoid the food: The best current treatment for food allergies is avoiding that particular food. After avoidance, antihistamines can decrease itching associated with food allergies. The use of steroid creams or ointments may help, but should be monitored by a physician. An allergist can assist in identifying the specific food trigger. ...Read more
I develop random skin rashes and am not sure why-- could this be linked to a food allergy and how can I find out?
Not easily: If you really wish to find out, consult an allergist who can decide on what tests you may be needed after getting a detailed history from you. ...Read more
Pollen or molds: Any seasonal allergy can cause or aggravate eczema including trees, grass, weeds and even outdoor mold spores. Keeping windows closed during the specific season is useful in decreasing exposure to the outdoor or seasonal allergens. ...Read more
Can skin rash go forever by anti-allergies tabs, or I will have to live with it in the rest of my life?
See a dermatologist: There are THOUSANDS of different skin disorders. Management is determined by the exact diagnosis. A skin specialist will help you. Most rashes are not allergies. ...Read more
I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?
Multiple: How long does the rash last after you got out of the sun? Do you have the same issues after exercise? The problem can be due to what is called cholinergic urticaria which usually occurs during the cooling off period after an increase in core body temperature (hot shower, sun, exercise, stress etc). If this is what you are experiencing, then taking an antihistamine prior to the exposure may work. ...Read more
I have developed skin energy in last 1 year. I get red rashes and etchingy. I eat medicine kestin fir allergy. Than I get relief fir a day or so.
What is the cause of the skin if its too itchy in some areas and some of them looks watery and looks rashes not sure if its an allergies or something?
Rash: It could be eczema, you need an allergist to find out the cause. ...Read more
Skin rash on the inside of both my l & r elbows since yesterday. No known allergies prior to this. It's more noticeable after shower. What could it be?
Eczema: Apply vaseline on the 2 areas after showering, and do it on a regular basis, at least 2 times a day, if it does not resolve, you can apply Hydrocortisone on it and if it continues to be a problem, see your doctor for a prescription cream, you may need to be test for allergies ultimately. ...Read more
Dermatitis w/celiac: Dermatitis herpetiformis is the classic skin rash described with celiac disease. It is an intensely itchy raised vesicular eruption symmetrically distributed on the arms, legs, trunk, neck, scalp, and buttocks. Less than 10% of celiac disease patients will have the skin reaction, but 80% of those with dermatitis herpetiformis have celiac disease. ...Read more
I randomly scratch my head, my body. I got anxiety problems. No rashes nor allergies. Is it my neurological system causing this prob?
Skin Rash due to allergy can spread further even if trigger is removed or only infection can spread not allergical skin rash? Comments?
Skin rash allergy: I am confused. Skin rash due to allergy can "spread" also called "disseminated" but should go away when trigger removed. ...Read more
I'm having an eczema allergy. Is it normal by applying moisturizer to my skin everyday? Or my skin will suffer from rashes
Eczema is not just an allergy, it is more of an atopy - it is genetic and there is a predisposition to react more to any specific allergen (more than other people). You need to keep your skin well hydrated, so yes you need to apply moisturizers daily.
When you have flare ups which are not controlled by moisturizers, you will need steroid creams to decrease the rash. ...Read more
Hi, is there a medicine for allergies in eating chicken and eggs? I get skin rashes which are very itchy everytime I eat. Thank you.
Avoidance.: The way to avoid allergic reactions is to avoid eating chicken and eggs. An antihistamine such as Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) might blunt the reaction somewhat, if you take it before eating the offending food, but it won't work as well as not eating the food in the first place. ...Read more
Is it more likely to have an allergy to caffeine, or stimulants in general? Skin rashes appear on lower face and upper chest. Testing for this?
Quite rare: I don' recall ever seeing someone allergic to caffeine. As each stimualnt drug is quite different chemically from others an allergy to all stimulants is even less likely. There is also no skin or blood test for such an allergy but that doesn't mean it can't be done. A double-blind challenge is the method used to establish a relationship between a cause & an effect. Your local allergist can help. ...Read more
I get itchy rashes all over the skin every few days. I have monitored my items to rule out allergies. Not sure what is causing it? I am diabetic
See allergist: This should be evaluated by an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
I've always had sensitive skin rash around my neckline. My hair and my clothes agitate it. It reappears regularly. Possibly an allergy? What to do?
Eczema vs. Contact: You may have just an irritant reaction to sweat and friction at the neck line, but you also may have a perfume/cologne allergy or a nickel allergy (found in jewelry of many types). Otc Hydrocortisone 1% may help if used 3 times a week or so. If the reaction is not controlled easily there would be a benefit from seeing a doctor to discover the true cause or use stronger prescriptions. ...Read more
I am having rhinitis since long time but recently developed skin allergy, itching, rashes. Gets better with anti histamines. What can be alternative cure?
See allergist: It appears that you may be having atopic dermatitis as well although most people usually develop skin problem first before rhinitis and even asthma (called the atopic march). However the rash from AD is not usually relieved with antihistamine and thus I wonder if you meant hives (swelling) instead of a rash. An allergy consult will likely be beneficial for you. ...Read more
Mast cell concern, normal blood wk, but flushing, short term rashes, sensitive skin, GI issues, allergies, allergy test change from all pos. To all neg.?
See a specialist: Normal blood work taken when you are feeling relatively "normal" may not exclude all cases of mast cell disease. It may help to recheck certain labs (e.g., tryptase) within a couple hours of the start of an episode. There are also other potential causes for your symptoms, such as certain tumors, dermatographism, etc. I would see an expert in mast cell disorders and/or flushing disorders for help. ...Read more
Yes, possible.: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
More than once: If you develop itching on more than one occasion from eating shrimp, you are likely allergic to it. The reaction usually occurs within 2 hours and the best treatment is avoidance to shrimp and probably lobster and crab as well. ...Read more
Is allergy an inborn condition? I never had an unpleasant skin allergy (very itchy skin rashes) before until I turned 21.
Yes and no: While you may be born with a propensity toward developing allergies genetically, you actually have to be exposed to an allergen before you become allergic to it. It could happen the first time you are exposed or the hundredth. I, like you, did not start having hayfever symptoms until I was in my 20's. Yet every fall when ragweed is out, symptoms start unless I take my meds during that time of year ...Read more