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Does consuming refrigerated food items including curry/dishes cause any skin allergic reaction?What is the max no.Of days a dish can be kept in fridge

Does consuming refrigerated food items including curry/dishes cause any skin allergic reaction?What is the max no.Of days a dish can be kept in fridge

Two issues: Refrigeration would not alter the allergenic potential of curry. You may be allergic to one or more contents of any prepared dish and it usually takes exclusion studies to settle the issue. Second item, it is generally not a good idea to keep a dish in the fridge for more than five days. ...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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I have peeling skin after allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

I have peeling skin after allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Maybe: If you have seen a doctor for your allergic reaction just let her know that is occurring. If you have not seen a physician you may have had an infection and you need to be seen. Many septic preblems end with peeling skin. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash - allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash - allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Sure: Consider taking an antihistamine and if this does not help see a doctor. You may need a prescription. Use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil on a washcloth with tepid water in your shower and put witch hazel on the itching area to slow it down. Use sarna lotion for the itch. ...Read more

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28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

Get checked by Docto: Itching is common among normal healthy people. Most often it is due to dry skin which is very common in colder winter months(home heat make sit much worse). It is not a common symptom or lymphoma. So you can get that out of your mind. Use some oily lotions daily and it should settle down. If it gets worse/persists despite well oiled skin, then get a medical check up from your doctor. ...Read more

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The skin around my mouth & chin & slightly jaw is peeling & it feels a bit numb. Never happened. How to cure peeling/flaky skin? No allergic reaction

The skin around my mouth & chin & slightly jaw is peeling & it feels a bit numb. Never happened. How to cure peeling/flaky skin? No allergic reaction

Might Be Allergy: Flaking and peeling can sometimes be signs of contact allergic dermatitis. Have you begun using any new soaps, detergents, or make-up products? If so you might want to stop it and see if rash improves. ...Read more

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How can I heal skin after cosmetic allergic reaction?

How can I heal skin after cosmetic allergic reaction?

See your doctor: If the allergic reaction is gone and your skin is still red or peeling,apply a thin layer of hydrocortisone for two days once daily. If it is not that irritated a non oil based moisturizer will resolve the redness. If you need treatment for the allergic dermatitis your medspa doctor can prescribe a steroid, if the zyrtec, allegra, bendaryl, or claritin (loratadine) did not resolve the rash. ...Read more

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Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Have it evaluated: You may benefit with a topical antihistamine cream. Consult you doctor and get their advice. ...Read more

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I can't get rid of dry skin from an allergic reaction? Tips/suggestions?

I can't get rid of dry skin from an allergic reaction? Tips/suggestions?

Moisturizer and time: After an allergic reaction that affects the skin, it can take time for the skin to heal. There are many different types of skin reactions including blisters, hives, sandpaper-like, oozing, sunburn type, etc. As long as the trigger of the skin reaction has been removed, antihistamines may help with itching, but moisturizers especially ointments applied within 3 minutes of a bath can help dry skin. ...Read more

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I get small pimples under my facial skin due to allergic reaction to somrthing i can't figure out. Don't want to take antiallergies everyday. Help!

I get small pimples under my facial skin due to allergic reaction to somrthing i can't figure out. Don't want to take antiallergies everyday. Help!

See a doctor: You should go see a doctor so they can perform and allergy test to try and figure out what is causing the allergic reaction and what steps you can take from there :] also they would be able to tell you if the pimples were actually due to an allergic reaction or something different. ...Read more

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Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Trauma: Need to know what is the normal color of your skin. The greyish coloration is likely from the residual of the allergic inflammation or from scratching and should subside within weeks if the allergic reaction was the cause. I assume that this is a case of contact allergy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a skin rash from an allergic reaction to baby wipes?

What is the best way to treat a skin rash from an allergic reaction to baby wipes?

ALLERGY: Change the type you are using, try some hypo-allergenic ones. If no benefit, don't use baby wipes, rather clean with lukewarm water and soft cotton cloth. Use otc Hydrocortisone cream 1% on the rash, apply thin layer twice daily. If not better, check with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Skin suffered a mild allergic reaction from moisturizer. Bought another that is for allergy prone skin. Can I use it now? Or wait till skin is healed?

Skin suffered a mild allergic reaction from moisturizer. Bought another that is for allergy prone skin. Can I use it now? Or wait till skin is healed?

See an allergist: You need to identify which ingredient is the cause of the allergic reactivity. Do not us any moisturizer until the cause is identified. See an allergist. ...Read more

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I've had an allergic reaction (skin rash) to a dose increase of sertraline. The rash is on my face, neck, chest, back and arms. I took a full 25 mg dose 1x and woke up with a slight rash on my face. took a 2nd 25 mg dose and the rash is now everywhere

I've had an allergic reaction (skin rash) to a dose increase of sertraline.  The rash is on my face, neck, chest, back and arms.  I took a full 25 mg dose 1x and woke up with a slight rash on my face.  took a 2nd 25 mg dose and the rash is now everywhere

See MD: Contact your prescribing doctor without delay for advice. Rash from sertraline has been reported, but is not common. Doctor needs to see your rash and advise. If you can't reach your doctor, go to urgent care or ED for proper diagnosis and guidance. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Experiencing itchy rash. also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction.What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Experiencing  itchy rash. also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction.What should I do?
Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Too little info: Most skin rashes need to be examined in order to offer meaningful insight. In the case of a reaction, a discussion about potential exposures is also necessary. ...Read more

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Does an allergic skin reaction have to be itchy?

Does an allergic skin reaction have to be itchy?

Basically yes: Without treatment, which can sometimes eliminate the itch without changing the appearance of the skin, eczema, contact allergies, hives are all very itchy. ...Read more

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What would indicate an allergic skin reaction to amoxillin?

Usually hives: Allergy to penicillin usually leads to skin rash, such as hives/urticaria. All rashes are not necessarily due to true "allergy". There are skin testing protocols available to more definitively diagnose penicillin allergy. ...Read more

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Allergic skin reaction to plastics that don't have latex? Does that occur?

Allergic skin reaction to plastics that don't have latex?  Does that occur?

Yes: One can be allergic to almost anything but certainly latex allergies in gloves are more common. But one can have allergies to other materials used in gloves such as vinyl or plastic. ...Read more

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Nearly everyday I have an allergic skin reaction which gives red dots over my skin, what can I do?!

Nearly everyday I have an allergic skin reaction which gives red dots over my skin, what can I do?!

Allergic rash: Given the limited information (where is the rash, what triggers it, is it itchy, does it go away within a short period of time, etc.), i would suggest that an allergy evaluation might be helpful if there is a suspicion that foods or environmental triggers are responsible. There may be other causes for the rash, in which case seeing your internist and having a physical with lab tests may be needed. ...Read more

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Treatment of allergic skin reaction to rubbing alchol?

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Treatment of allergic skin reaction to rubbing alchol?

Hydrocortisone: You could wash everything off with water then apply some Hydrocortisone 1% topical. ...Read more

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Can snot cause an allergic skin reaction under the nose?

Can snot cause an allergic skin reaction under the nose?

Irritation: This is most likely an irritation from blowing your nose and wiping it rather than an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Can allergic skin reaction (1st bright red now brown & scabbing) can leave the skin permanently hyperpigmented or with brown marks?will it resolve?

Depends: Allergic reactions can cause skin hyperpigmentation. Depending on what caused the reaction (contact allergy or hives or irritant reaction or drug rash), the hyperpigmentation may or may not resolve. Hyperpigmetation can fade over time if there is no repetitive skin irritation. Scabbing and oozing can be signs of infection, kindly have the rash evaluated if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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How should I treat a mild chemical burn or allergic skin reaction?

They are different: A mild burn like a red area or blister can be treated with cool moist dressings. Allergic skin reaction need to be evaluated by a medical professional. If very mild a Hydrocortisone cream may help. If it itches an antihistamine may help. Best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Can a case of severe allergic skin reaction be related to water intoxication?

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Can a case of severe allergic skin reaction be related to water intoxication?

Probably not: Allergic reaction r usually mediated by an antibody called ige in the body. Ige has to bind usually large molecules, such as proteins to cause an allergic reaction. Water molecule is very small. It will not be recognized by human ige. So no one will be truly "allergic" to water. In the rare cases of aquatic urticaria, contact of skin to water can trigger hives, but not a true allergic process. ...Read more

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I believe I have an allergic skin reaction to the strong indian cooking odor from an adjacent apartment. My skin burns and gets red. What can I do?

I believe I have an allergic skin reaction to the strong indian cooking odor from an adjacent apartment. My skin burns and gets red. What can I do?

Unlikely: A skin reaction has to be from contact to something you applied on it or from something you ingested or took, such as food or medication. It cannot occur from a smell. ...Read more

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Have you heard of Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails causing an allergic skin reaction (could it be from the biotin or hyaluronic acid)?

Could be anything: One could be allergic to anything. This product contains more than just biotin and hyaluronic acid. You could also be sensitive to inert/filler ingredients. And it's possible you have a concidental skin problem unrelated to this product. Stop taking it, and see if your skin condition resolves. Then try again, see if it comes back. But if it's true allergy, you might have worse than just a rash! ...Read more

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Can taking prozac, prilosec, klonopin, or mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control cause allergic skin reaction from getting in a tanning bed?

Can taking prozac, prilosec, klonopin, or mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control cause allergic skin reaction from getting in a tanning bed?

Unlikely: These are not likely to make you allergic but birth control may make you more photosensitive and prone to irregular pigmentation. ...Read more

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My skin is on fire, is this an allergic reaction?

My skin is on fire, is this an allergic reaction?

Hives: It sounds as if you are having a dermatologic condition called urticaria. Urticaria is the medical terminology for hives. It is the bodies response to a certain stimulus, such as an allergy. The body will release histamine in response to a stimulus and histamine causes redness, swelling, burning sensation and itching. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I had a allergic reaction and my skin is all gross. How to soothe my skin?

Moisturizer: I assume you received medical care for your reaction and are now dealing with the consequences of stretched skin. Usually the skin regains its normal shape within days, but if it is cracking and peeling, use a moisturizer daily to soothe it. ...Read more

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Does my skin not like face paint or am i having an allergic reaction?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing at an allergist office. ...Read more

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I had a penicillin allergic reaction about 3 weeks ago and i feel like my skin has become a lot more sensitive. Is that normal?

I had a penicillin allergic reaction about 3 weeks ago and i feel like my skin has become a lot more sensitive. Is that normal?

May be normal: Depending on what kind of reaction to penicillin you had, 3 weeks out from a reaction, it may be reasonable for your skin to still feel more sensitive. Usually this occurs in patients with delayed type reaction to penicillin. If you still feel that you are having symptoms you should see the doctor that diagnosed your penicillin allergy. You may need medications to help calm your skin. ...Read more

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My get skin gets red easily and briefly after scratching. Is this normal? I also had allergic reaction recently from a med, maybe still in system?

My get skin gets red easily and briefly after scratching. Is this normal? I also had allergic reaction recently from a med, maybe still in system?

There is a condition: called dermatographism, where when you scratch your skin it will cause red inflammed reaction where you scratched the skin. There is no treatment but antihistamines can help. Drug rashes can persist up to one month after you stop taking the medication in most cases, but it doesn't sound like that. ...Read more

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How come after taking a painkiller, my skin starts to itch? Is this an allergic reaction?

How come after taking a painkiller, my skin starts to itch? Is this an allergic reaction?

Probably not.: If you are referring to an opiate pain killer like codeine, hydrocodone, morphine, etc. The itching likely represents a release of histamine -- the chemical that causes allergic reactions. This is a function of the medication itself. Histamine is also released in allergic reactions so the confusion is understandable. If the painkiller is Ibuprofen or something similar, it could be an allergy. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

A sensitivity to substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract. They can be breathed into the ...Read more