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Dr. Mark Patterson Dr. Patterson
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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Rash from strawberry leaves? Do people have contact allergy to them?

Rash from strawberry leaves? Do people have contact allergy to them?

Possible: Plant leaves contain chemicals that can lead to an allergic reaction. Additionally, food crops may be sprayed with materials which can also lead to rashes. Contact allergies generally result from repeated exposure to a substance. In the future, wear gloves or some other protective barrier to limit exposure. Additionally, wash well after contact. See your doctor if persists or worsens.

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Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Breaking out head-toe from unknown contact allergy. Rash leaves scars. Waiting to see allergist. Derm said to take Zyrtec & Allegra together. Safe?

Breaking out head-toe from unknown contact allergy. Rash leaves scars. Waiting to see allergist. Derm said to take Zyrtec & Allegra together. Safe?

Yes safe, but: What are we treating? Is it contact allergy, then antihistamines won't help much, or is it a generalized reaction not related to a contactant? At any rate, follow the dermatologist advice until you see an allergist, good luck

Dr. William Howland Dr. Howland
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Breaking out head to toe from unknown contact allergy. Rash leaves scars. Waiting to see allergist. Derm said to take Zyrtec & Allegra together. Safe?

Breaking out head to toe from unknown contact allergy. Rash leaves scars. Waiting to see allergist. Derm said to take Zyrtec & Allegra together. Safe?

Yes OK to take both: We often recommend patients take allegra and zyrtec together for intense itching. It is best to take allegra in the morning (non drowsy) and zyrtec in the evening (can cause slight drowsiness). In rare instances we advise two allegras (180 mg each) plus two zyrtecs (10 mg each) for severe itching. The main side effect may be drowsiness from zyrtec

Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Are lilies dangerous to humans? Any contact allergy rashes to it?

Are lilies dangerous to humans? Any contact allergy rashes to it?

Yes: Lilies are toxic to humans, cats, dogs, and goats. Eating the leaves leads to kidney damage and failure and some species like the "lily of the valley" can also cause cardiac problems. As for contact allergies, as long as you wash your hands after contact, I would think you are safe.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Had patch test showed allergy to nickel. My back, arms and legs always itch & random intermittent mild rashes. Never had severe contact rash. Why?

Had patch test showed allergy to nickel. My back, arms and legs always itch & random intermittent mild rashes. Never had severe contact rash. Why?

Keratosis Pilaris: Most people with keratosis pilaris don't know they have it. While kp resembles goosebumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small, rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. (often confused with acne.).

Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What does strawberry allergy rash look like?

What does strawberry allergy rash look like?

Red, hives: Can be selling on skin such as hives or red itchy rash on face and body. Food allergies will resolve in 1-3 days if you avoid food. Take oral antihistamine and topical hydrocortisone. If it persists see md.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Anlin Xu Dr. Xu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
20 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Do I have a latex allergy or glue allergy if tape leaves a rash on me?

Do I have a latex allergy or glue allergy if tape leaves a rash on me?

Contact allergy: Most of the time it is latex allergy. There r non-latex medical tapes. U can find them in all pharmacies. Some has a paper backing. Try those. If u don't develop a rash, then u r allergic to latex. When in doubt, consult a dermatologist or allergist for patch testing.

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Dr. Joseph Duvall Dr. Duvall
Dermatology
43 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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I have a odd rough like spotty rash on my front thigh what is it? Some sort of contact allergy?

I have a odd rough like spotty rash on my front thigh what is it? Some sort of contact allergy?

Try hydrocortisone: Contact in this area is unsual. Something you always keep in your pocket (usually a metal like coins or keys) is about the only thing that would cause a contact dermatitis. Try Hydrocortisone cream and if it doesn't respond, see a dermatologist.

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn Dr. Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
30 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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How accurate is a skin patch test to determine contact allergies which cause itching in absence of an obvious rash?

How accurate is a skin patch test to determine contact allergies which cause itching in absence of an obvious rash?

Patch testing: Patch testing is used to identify chemical sensitivities. Contact with these allergens causes a rash at the site of contact. If you do not have a body rash (but only itching) is much less likely that you have contact allergy as the cause of your symptoms. Start by eliminating fragranced products that may contact your skin (detergent, fabric softeners, soaps, lotions).

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Itchy rash over entire body. Red/pink spots, surrounded by a white ring. At least 5/7 days/week for last month. No contact w/ known allergies.

Itchy rash over entire body. Red/pink spots, surrounded by a white ring. At least 5/7 days/week for last month. No contact w/ known allergies.

See doctor: There are many types of rash and many causes (often unknown) for it. You need to see a dermatologist or allergist for an evaluation.

Dr. Vicki Levine Dr. Levine
Dermatology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. Lisa Roberts Dr. Roberts
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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My 14 month old has a rash and I think it is contact dermatitis. He has allergies and asthma. My question is can he still go to daycare?

My 14 month old has a rash and I think it is contact dermatitis. He has allergies and asthma. My question is can he still go to daycare?

If contact rash, yes: Contact allergic-type rashes are not contagious to other children. Though your child's rash may be itchy or bothersome to him/her, it will not spread. If your child is comfortable and there are no signs of a secondary bacterial infection (pus/ yellow-green drainage from any of the spots), it should be fine to return to daycare.

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Dr. Vicki Levine Dr. Levine
Dermatology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Itchy rash spread over most of trunk over 3 mo period, derm. Says allergic--doesn't know if contact or food allergy. Could tomatoes cause this?

Probably not: If the dermatologist can clear up the rash with cortisone creams you should send have patch testingdone. If the rash cannot be cleared up then you need to have a biopsy.

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Dr. James Burns Dr. Burns
Emergency Medicine
33 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Bad case of butt and thigh rash: is it contact dermatitis from an allergy to something in my running shorts or is it a bacterial or fungal infection?

Bad case of butt and thigh rash: is it contact dermatitis from an allergy to something in my running shorts or is it a bacterial or fungal infection?

Doubt an allergic: Rash especially in those areas. Contact dermatitis combined with a sterile or infective folliculitis is more common especially in active runners. Have your doctor take a look. If wearing spandex running gear change up to loose cotton running shorts and cotton underwear in the meantime. Try witch hazel to dry up rash unless painful, then definitely see your doctor.

Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener Dr. Bronfenbrener
Dermatology
5 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What do allergy tablets do to stop my rashes?

What do allergy tablets do to stop my rashes?

Decrease inflammatio: Allergy tablets, I am guessing, are referring to antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine), Claritin (loratadine), or Allegra (fexofenadine) act by blocking histamine receptors, which are responsible for the inflammation, swelling, itching, and erythema associated with allergic rashes.

Dr. Paul Williams Dr. Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
24 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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How can I deal with moled allergy rashes on my body?

How can I deal with moled allergy rashes on my body?

See a doctor: You need to confirm that the ash is indeed due to mold. Using a steroid cream on the skin will help if the rash is due to eczema, but this could disguise the real cause if it is not.

Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Got some sort of allergy. Get these rashes in body. Have been eating 1 allegera everyday since 2 years. I think its reducing immunity of my body.

Got some sort of allergy. Get these rashes in body. Have been eating 1 allegera everyday since 2 years. I think its reducing immunity of my body.

Hives: You may be describing hives, which are chronic and probably benign. If allegra (fexofenadine) is controlling, you should continue on it, it does not affect your immune system

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter Dr. Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
38 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Have you ever taken allergy shots for eczema rashes?

Have you ever taken allergy shots for eczema rashes?

Good question. Yes: Most patients with atopic dermatitis or eczema, have regular nasal allergies, and many have asthma as well. Allergists prescribe immunotherapy for those conditions, and often the atopic dermatitis improves. There have been less studies on immunotherapy for atopic dermatitis than for the other two conditions, so the proof that it works isn't quite as strong. It doesn't usually hurt to try, carefully.

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Is it common for a gluten allergy to create skin rashes?

Is it common for a gluten allergy to create skin rashes?

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.

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Dr. John Chiu
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