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Rash From Ocean
Antihistamines: Try first topical calamine or caladryl lotions or eurax, may try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray and or oral antihistamines like allegra, Claritin or zyrtec during the day or benadry, chlortrimeton at night if you don't have contraindications ( narrow angle glaucoma, bladder retention etc) . Bite from insects may infect the skin with bacteria requiring antibiotics if there is redness, warmth, drainage, or fever. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bites: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash comes/ goes & migrated from neck, back, thighs--small red sometimes itchy dots, scabs eventually--mild shingles possible 1yr after shingles shot?
Insect bite allergy: Insect bite allergy does not cause fever. However insects can act as vector to carry different pathogens and can transmit those when it bite you. Several diseases can be caused by insect bite can make you have a fever e.g. Dengue fever, malaria, west nile encephalitis... Fly can carry bacteria and cause diarrhea. ...Read more
House suffer from fleas infestation. Male 32 yo suffer from itching small wounds caused by fleas bite. Please advise how to ease the itch avoid wound?
Topical treatment: Obviously the first step is to treat the infestation. You can contact a professional exterminator to do this for you. For the itching you can apply Hydrocortisone cream 1% (over the counter) as directed in package insert or calamine lotion (which is also over the counter). Wash the insect bite site with soap and water and keep it clean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Please don't use this as a solution. You can store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can also be used for itching. Do not burn the area to control itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.
Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?
Won't prevent scar: But it will soften the area and help make it less noticeable. Normal insect bites shouldn't scar unless scratched open if this is a problem too try putting some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on and covering with band aid. If you are dark pigmented and have dark scars try fade cream but don't use it close to your eyes. ...Read more
Allergist dx constant flat rashes neck, arms, are from choligenic urticaria, the heat from exercise and a mix of detergent reaction. Says try zyrtec (cetirizine)?
Urticaria: It's difficult to tell if you truly have cholinergic urticaria from your description. Usually urticaria is raised. But some people have what is called dermatographia which causes flat red hot skin especially when stressed, touched or hot. In either condition Zyrtec (cetirizine) should help ...Read more
Keep cold or freeze: To keep seafood fresh it must be kept cold or frozen. The distance traveled is not as concerning as the temperature it is stored in. Pack fish on ice or freeze as soon as caught and keep very cold until cooking it. Keeping the seafood cold until it enhances flavor and minimizes chance of spoilage. Seafood should be cooked before being eaten. ...Read more
Light Eruption-PMLE?: Go see a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Can rabies spread through swimming pools if a rabid dog drinks water from the pool or swims in it?
What could cause rash, blistering/swelling, and scabbing on ear.. With no history of burns, scrapes, insect bites, or contact with allergens?
? Impetigo: What you describe sounds suspicious for impetigo, a strep infection of your skin. You can have a tiny break in your skin that you were not even aware of, and the normal skin bacteria could then enter in and cause a local strep infection. The "scabbing" is what makes me especially suspicious. Try washing with antibacterial wash, put on antibiotic ointment, and if not better in a few days, see doc. ...Read more
Itchy around public hair, brought on by contact e.g water clothing, rubbing, prior itching/burning in random areas of skin, what's wrong with me?
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