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How can you stop the itch after shaving your privets?

How can you stop the itch after shaving your privets?

Trim Hedge or Bush??: I'm not entirely sure what you meant. I'll try to answer anyway. A privet is a hedge plant in the ligustrum family there have been reported cases of contact dermatitis from the sap of these plant contracted while trimming. If so then a Hydrocortisone cream may be helpful. If shaving is real operative word then "private" parts would benefit from a moisturizing cream or a applying hair conditioner. ...Read more

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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When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic dermatitis is allergic in origin manifested by eczema or other itchy rashes located in the cubital and popliteal areas, recurrent in nature unless allergen is discovered. The allergy shots are given to desensitized the patient. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

Many: One of the best treatments is benadryl; however, this may make you tired. Other, less sedating, options are claritin, (loratadine) allegra, and zyrtec. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cat allergys?

How can I get rid of cat allergys?

Allergy shots: Treatment for cat allergy includes avoiding cats (not keeping them at home), medications to treat symptoms, and for long term relief, allergy injections (allergy shots). An allergist can review the benefits and risks of allergy shots. This is the only disease modifying strategy to relieve symptoms long term. ...Read more

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Are food allergies genetic?

Are food allergies genetic?

Loaded Question: To some degree they may be. For example in peanut allergic children subsequent sibs are probably at a higher risk than the general population for peanut allergy. However, the genetics of allergic disease is very complex and one generally passes on the ability to be allergic rather than a specific allergy. ...Read more

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I was wondering if there is anything you can do to balance you pH so you prevent yeast infections and smells (kinda privet info I'm sorry?)

I was wondering if there is anything you can do to balance you pH so you prevent yeast infections and smells (kinda privet info I'm sorry?)

Vaginal pH: The first step is to rule out infection. Bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis are the most common infections that cause odor. Nuvaring is effective at regulating the vaginal pH. Over the counter RePhresh is also used for this purpose ...Read more