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I have hives all over. If this is caused from shampoo allergy how long will it take for hives to go away? Antihistamines not working.

I have hives all over. If this is caused from shampoo allergy how long will it take for hives to go away?  Antihistamines not working.

Depends: It is unlikely that the shampoo is causing a generalized hive condition. If antihistamine has not worked even when taken up to 4x/day, then I would recommend that you consult an allergist. ...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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What to do with our ginea pig - shampoo? We have allergy concerns?

What to do with our ginea pig - shampoo? We have allergy concerns?

Probably not: There is not alot of data on gp allergy, specifically there is no data on washing gp and reducing allergen levels. If one is having allergy symptoms and gp is the culprit then the only definiitive treatment is removal of the pet. Allergy meds can treat symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. ...Read more

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I have allergy with shampoo my skin is getting as dots some of my skin gets black dots just I use sulfer soup that is less good what to do?

I have allergy with shampoo my skin is getting as dots some of my skin gets black dots just I use sulfer soup that is less good what to do?

Avoid sulfa soap: First you need to change shampoo and in fact sulfa may cause intense local skin reactions if you are allergic to sulfa. A topical cortisone will likely help but you will need to get a rx for it. There may be other causes for your scalp problem especially if the lesions don't itch, . ...Read more

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What to do about an allergy from Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

What to do about an allergy from Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

Avoid it: The best treatment for any allergy is to avoid what you are allergic to.. This is particularly true for drugs. If there was a compelling reason to use a particular drug, an allergist could help. In the case of Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo, there are substitutes. ...Read more

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I use fragrance free products. ive been patch tested for allergies. still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to. ?

I use fragrance free products.  ive been patch tested for allergies.  still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to.  ?

Contact dermatitis: I recommend patients try Vanicream line of soaps, shampoos, etc if they have issues with contact dermatitis with various personal care products. It is devoid of most additives/fragrances and is usually tolerated even in patients with very sensitive skin. Try it out if you haven' t already, good luck! ...Read more