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Dr. Is it true our body's first line of defense is our skin and that's why problems show up first there such as rash reaction etc?
Yes: that is one example, also injury occurs 1st on skin, as 1st line of defense is our tonsils for infection or immune system or WBCs ...Read more
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Anyone know how long after taking a new medicine that an allergic reaction (rashes, itching etc.) would occur?
See below: Most reactions start from the 1st to 4th dose of a medicine. ...Read more
On which parts of body does delayed mild skin rash - reaction to antibiotics ( in this case quinolone) can spread? With what speed?
Drug reaction: A reaction to an antibiotic, such as rash, may occur early on in the treatment course, but may also occur several days after completion of the antibiotic. Typically, these rashes are fairly diffuse over the body, progress over a day or two, then gradually subsides over several days. Some reactions may be quite severe and need medical attention. ...Read more
3yo daughter had swelling of the lip and rash reaction to peanuts. What is the best treatment option - avoidance or desensitizing?
When I get insect bites, I get a rash reaction that spreads. Been on Prednisone, but it upsets my stomach and gives me lots of stomach pain whatelse?
My wife seems to be having a bad allergic reaction. She has rashes all over her body and is itching badly. What is the best way to alleviate this?
Stop the offending: cause if known. Also reasonable to take short acting antihistamines like Benadryl or longer acting ones like Claritin or Zyrtec. If the rash is severe enough and/or the itching is not alleviated than over the counter steroid creams may be beneficial. Of course if symptoms do not improve or worsen a trip to the doctor may be in order for a definitive diagnosis and/or stronger prescriptions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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