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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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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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Are allergy symptoms itchy tibgly skin on face?

Are allergy symptoms itchy tibgly skin on face?

Facial itch: Facial itch may be allergy. Step 1 is to buy a facial wash with minimal potential allergens such as vanicream soap, or cetaphil restoraderm wash (available at most walgreen's stores) and to avoid exposure to all make-up and fragranced products for at least 2 weeks. If your symptoms persist, see a dermatologist who could perform an allergy patch test for chemical sensitivity testing if needed. ...Read more

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Some kind of allergy on skin. Very itchy?

Some kind of allergy on skin. Very itchy?

See dr.: Rashes are tough to DX over the computer, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to start for the itch and get it evaluated for a dx. ...Read more

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Hi, what kind of care should have with face skin, it is pretty sensitive I have some allergy spread now, itchy?

Hi, what kind of care should have with face skin, it is pretty sensitive I have some allergy spread now, itchy?

Allergic reaction?: I think you are describing an itchy red rash that has developed on face. Avoid any makeup products or scented lotions/washes to face. Can try fragrant free moisturizer like Vanicream or Eucerin. Consider over-the-counter topical steroid cream if worsening. See primary care doctor for further evaluation if persistent. ...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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I got allergy at upper end of my leg its in round and itchy and made my skin black?

I got allergy at upper end of my leg its in round and itchy and made my skin black?

Might not be allergy: May be eczema or fungal infection, or still an allergy, need to be examined by your doctor for proper treatment ...Read more

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Can allergy shots make you feel very tired? I just started them and they had to back down after the first 3 shots as my skin was getting a little itchy

Allergy shots: They can make you tired, especially if the concentration of the allergen is too dtrong which deems to be the case by you. Your dosage msy be too dtrong and may have to be regulated again make sure your doctor is aware of what is happening to you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of skin allergy...My skin is red and highly itchy?

How to get rid of skin allergy...My skin is red and highly itchy?

Allergy: You need to be placed on an anti-histamine to be taken by mouth. The next thing is to figure out what produced this. ...Read more

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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'm having severe itchy burning head from hair color allergy. Can I take two Loratadine tablets 10 milligram? One isn't helping very much

I'm having severe itchy burning head from hair color allergy. Can I take two Loratadine tablets 10 milligram? One isn't helping very much

Worthless: There is no role for loratadine in treating this type of allergic reaction. A physician needs to evaluate the reaction and treat appropriately. If sure of the cause, the best otc medication would be topical hydrocortisone. Step 1, of course, is to rinse away the hair dye as much as possible. ...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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I have an allergy when I am exposed to unusually low temperature. How can I prevent the red, itchy things coming out from my skin? Any natural cure?

I have an allergy when I am exposed to unusually low temperature. How can I prevent the red, itchy things coming out from my skin? Any natural cure?

Cold hives: It sounds like you have cold urticaria (hives). The symptoms can usually be controlled with avoidance of cold exposure and antihistamines. See an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dark patch on skin around waist since few months. Approx 1x2 ". Not much itchy. Not really raised but bit rough to touch. Unsightly. Fungal? Allergy?

Several possibilites: Contact allergy and fungus are both possible, but usually are itchy. Contact allergy is usually due to nickel if directly under the snap on the front of your pants. Acanthosis nigricans also possible. ...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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Unbearable itchy skin in certain weather, is this allergies or something else?

Unbearable itchy skin in certain weather, is this allergies or something else?

Dryness: Skin dryness can cause extreme itching. Try applying lositurizers 2x a day and no daily baths. ...Read more

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Why is my skin itchy all over all the time? It started thanksgiving I have no rash its not bugs im thinking maybe allergy?

Why is my skin itchy all over all the time? It started thanksgiving I have no rash its not bugs im thinking maybe allergy?

I: I agree. I recommend my patients use a hydrating cleanser like cetaphil or cerave and then apply a moisturizer cream daily. If that doesn't help, consider a trip to a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment options. On the link below, I list some of the other possible causes of dry, itchy skin. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Red patches all over and swelling in skin looks like allergy patches blood test done nothing found a bit worried itchy feelings aswell regularly?

Red patches all over and swelling in skin looks like allergy patches blood test done nothing found a bit worried itchy feelings aswell regularly?

Red Patches: Hives (medically known as urticaria) appear on the skin as wheals that are red, very itchy, smoothly elevated areas of skin often with a blanched center. They appear in varying shapes and sizes, from a few millimeters to several inches in diameter anywhere on the body. They can be caused by meds, infections, food, and system disease. Treatment is antihistamines and to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I'm having occasional allergies of redness and itchiness of my skin all over my body. I'm drinking loratidine but still not getting anybetter. Pls. Advise.

Skin care: What you are going through could just be dry skin in winter, bathe with cream soap, pat your skin dry (keep it moist a bit) then moisturize immediately with any moisturizer cream, that would do the trick if it is dry skin in winter, otherwise it might be another form of skin condition as eczema or even another form of urticaria, for that you need to see a dermatologist or an allergist, good luck ...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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Will ejaculation increase my face allergy. My face skin is itchy and red... Can I ejaculate....?

Will ejaculation increase my face allergy. My face skin is itchy and red... Can I ejaculate....?

Not related!: See a dermatologist to have your skin rash assessed and a full history taken. Facial skin allergies can be due to many things. One example is either irritant or allergic contact dermatitis. Things like perfumes, shampoos and cosmetics can be a source. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I break out in random, red blotches all over my body. Sometimes they get very itchy, then they become hives. Skin allergy?

Red blotches: It could be a skin allergy but also something taken internally like medicine or food could cause the red blotches. See an allergist for help. ...Read more

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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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What type of allergic reaction is it when allergy skin testing results in extreme itchiness, small wheals all the same size including saline drop.

What type of allergic reaction is it when allergy skin testing results in extreme itchiness, small wheals all the same size including saline drop.

Dermatographism: The saline negative control on skin testing should be "negative" with no itch or redness. When this is "positive" that is suggestive of dermatographism which is a fairly common form of physical urticaria (hives) just from stroking of the skin. To better define allergies, a serum ige (blood test) can be used. ...Read more

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My 5year olds skin is itchy all over with no visible rash or dryness. Bloodwork (full panel and allergy) came back perfect. The itching wakes her up.

Itching: Dry skin can cause itching, try a miosturizer such as cetaphil restroaderm or vanicream products (with minimal additives and no fragrances). Be sure the lab work included a cbc, chem 14, and TSH (thyroid screen). Change detergent to all-free and avoid fragranced fabric softeners and bath soaps. See a dermatologist if all else fails. ...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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Hi, is there a medicine for allergies in eating chicken and eggs? I get skin rashes which are very itchy everytime I eat. Thank you.

Hi, is there a medicine for allergies in eating chicken and eggs? I get skin rashes which are very itchy everytime I eat. Thank you.

Avoidance.: The way to avoid allergic reactions is to avoid eating chicken and eggs. An antihistamine such as Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) might blunt the reaction somewhat, if you take it before eating the offending food, but it won't work as well as not eating the food in the first place. ...Read more

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Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an ...Read more