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Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Allergies = Itching: One of the most common symptoms associated with allergies is itching. The itchiness can occur in your nose, eyes, mouth, or skin. Allergy testing will document what items you are allergic to as well as telling how allergic you are to each item. Eczema is often allergically mediated and may simply be another manifestation of your allergies. ...Read more

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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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Does hay fever cause itchy skin?

Yes: Although most pollens cause issues with eyes, ears, and lungs, some people have atypical symptoms such as soft palatte itching , itching inside the ears, and itching in areas of the skin that may come into contact with pollen. (typically exposed skin). ...Read more

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Can you get itchy skin from ragweed allergy?

Can you get itchy skin from ragweed allergy?

Yes: Ragweed, besides causing typical allergy symptoms of sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, is a photosensitizer; so the combination of ragweed oil on the skin plus sunlight can cause itching. ...Read more

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I am having itchy skin at different locations and times if day? Thought it was an allergy or reaction to something taken benedryl? Something else?

I am having itchy skin at different locations and times if day? Thought it was an allergy or reaction to something taken benedryl? Something else?

Itchy skin: Depending on the rash, it sounds like hives, it may a drug reaction or unrelated. A detailed history is needs and your rash needs to be examined, if it is fleeting take pictures and see an allergist. ...Read more

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Itchy skin arround the bra area also feels like sand paper could i be allergy to the elastic of the bra. Or what i change diferent bra and still itch?

Itchy skin arround the bra area also feels like sand paper could i be allergy to the elastic of the bra. Or what i change diferent bra and still itch?

Possible: You may be allergic to the rubber/latex or metal in the bra. On the other hand, if the bra has not been rinsed thoroughly enough, the residue from detergent or softener may cause irritation or allergic reactions. If this problem remains unsolved, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for itchy skin? Can you develop allergies overnight?

What can I do for itchy skin? Can you develop allergies overnight?

Not likely: Moisturizing can be helpful. Usually allergies do not cause itching all over unless you've come in contact with something. On OTC anti-histamine could help determine if it's an allergy, if the itching gets better when you take it. ...Read more

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Can you have contact allergies (itchy skin) from one cat and not another?

Can you have contact allergies (itchy skin) from one cat and not another?

Possible, unlikely: Generally if a person is allergic to 1 cat, they will be allergic to all cats. This is in contrast to dogs, where there is some breed differences. The common cat allergens are proteins from the dander that are attached to the fur and in the saliva when fur is licked. There are allergenic proteins in the serum (blood) but likely less of an exposure.... ...Read more

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Itchy skin on various places. Does cat allergy or dog allergy do this?

Itchy skin on various places. Does cat allergy or dog allergy do this?

With direct contact: Cat and dog allergy causes eye, nose and asthma symptoms and these symptoms usually develop before itchy skin. Direct contact with your pet is required to cause itchy skin and then you would see redness and possibly hives at the contact site. If your pet spends a lot of time on your bed or sofa and then you lie on it, you could develop itchy skin. ...Read more

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Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

It's possible.: Allergies, regardless of what triggered them, can have a variety of symptoms, including various rashes. But rashes can have a variety of causes. I advise seeing your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm going to be in highschool where everyone uses perfume and I perfume allergy. Can I get used to itchy skin and sneezes everyday? It won't be bad.

I'm going to be in highschool where everyone uses perfume and I perfume allergy. Can I get used to itchy skin and sneezes everyday? It won't be bad.

See doctor: You may try taking antihistamine or even better a prescription nasal spray on a regular basis to make your nose less sensitive. If these products do not help . you should consider seeing an allergist to get desensitized. Perfume does not cause an allergic reaction without skin contact although the scent may irritate your nose. In case of skin contact, try some hydrocortisone cream on the skin ...Read more

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Is allergy an inborn condition?I never had an unpleasant skin allergy(very itchy skin rashes) before until I turned 21.

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

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Constant itchy skin all over with no visible rash or known allergy. Tried moisturizers, switching detergents and other remedies. Suggestions?

Constant itchy skin all over with no visible rash or known allergy. Tried moisturizers, switching detergents and other remedies. Suggestions?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with itchy skin all over, but no visible rash, can see his primary care doctor to see what the problem could be. If the skin is very dry, itching could result even without an obvious rash. Otherwise, the doctor might look for internal problems that can cause itching, such as drug side effects, liver disease, kidney disease, intestinal parasites, etc... ...Read more

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Is phenergan (promethazine) safe to give my 11 month old baby for allergy itchy skin he's 9.5 and how much can I give him plz?

Is phenergan (promethazine) safe to give my 11 month old baby for allergy itchy skin he's 9.5 and how much can I give him plz?

Babies and Meds: Phenergan (promethazine) or Promethazine should not be used in children younger than 2 years because it may cause serious (possibly fatal) slow/shallow breathing. When using this medication in older, kids the lowest effective dosage should be used, and other drugs that affect breathing should be avoided. Get medical help right away if slow/shallow breathing occurs. For allergy, Benadryl or Claritin 1 tsf is safe ...Read more

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I have small itchy skin colored bumps started on may shoulder and neck and spread through the night and next day no allergies and very itchy what coul?

I have small itchy skin colored bumps started on may shoulder and neck and spread through the night and next day no allergies and very itchy what coul?

Pityriasis.: Sounds like pityriasis rosea. Hard to tell without more descriptons or photos, but often this rash follows skin lines and gives a christmas tree like appearance on the back. Benign - resolves in a few weeks without any residual effect. ...Read more

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Child vomiting hives and itchy skin is allergy liquid enough? Was given allergy liquid and has calmed the skin and vomiting has stopped is the child ok?

Child vomiting hives and itchy skin is allergy liquid enough? Was given allergy liquid and has calmed the skin and vomiting has stopped is the child ok?

Those : Those are very concerning symptoms for anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction, and the child should be immediately evaluated. It also needs to be determined, if not already done, what the child is allergic to. Please see your pediatrician or an er immediately if signs or symtpoms of acute allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. Also ask about medications you may need for future attacks, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or even an epi-pen. ...Read more

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I get a slight stuffy nose when swimming but can be blowen out easily, and get itchy skin after a week maybe if I don't lotion. Chlorine allergy?

I get a slight stuffy nose when swimming but can be blowen out easily, and get itchy skin after a week maybe if I don't lotion.  Chlorine allergy?

Chlorine irritation: Chlorine is irritating to the parts of our bodies, and can depend on how sensitive our living tissues are to the chemical, and how high the concentration of chlorine is. A true allergy to chlorine refers to reactions of chlorine with our immune systems (think of hay fever, dust allergy, food allergy). One can try allergy meds, but they may not help much if chlorine is directly irritating tissues. ...Read more

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Cause of blister-like rash all from waist up, each blister approx 1mm in diameter. Very itchy! skin coloring underneath is blotchy. Rxn, allergy?

Cause of blister-like rash all from waist up, each blister approx 1mm in diameter.  Very itchy!  skin coloring underneath is blotchy.  Rxn, allergy?

Blisters: There's no way to tell what this might be without taking a look at it. A dermatologist's eyeballs are the most important tools she/he has to work with, and in order to make the diagnosis, we have to see the patient. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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Seasonal Allergies (Definition)

An allergic response causing itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, ...Read more