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Skin Rash From Laundry Detergent
New laundry detergent caused me to get a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. Now it seems behind my knees is a little swollen. What can I do?
Stop: Stop using the new detergent and switch to one without harsh chemicals or fragrances. Something like ivory or similar store brands...See your family doc for a check of the symptoms to make sure that is what it actually is.... ...Read more
New laundry detergant gave me a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. There is also some swelling behind my knees.?
What would cause a skin rash? It does not itch, but is spreading. I don't recall using any new soaps, lotions, detergents, medicines, etc.
Too many things: Too many possibilities to answer here in such short space. As you said, you haven't had any contact with things that could be a cause so you should get the rash looked at by your doctor. ...Read more
83 yr female. No new meds or detergents. Itching on outside hip area, both sides. No rash or visable dry skin. Duration 2 months.
Itching: This is a complicated issue that cannot be dealt with online without a detailed history of the patient's previous conditions and medications, you should speak to her doctor about the symptoms, they know her best and can refer her accordingly. ...Read more
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
My baby has a red raised rash and dry skin on his back but no where else. We haven't changed detergents or bath wash. What could it be?
What did he lay on?: If this is localized to an area so well defined, you would want to look into what surfaces he laid on within the preceding 12-18 hrs before the rash. A baby will sweat some & may dissolve fabric softener, cleaning products or other agents were left in any concentration on a surface. Some babies will react to a wool blanket that way, etc. I can think of no illness or food item that would produce this. ...Read more
Itchy Rash from head in hairline down back and behind ears. Nothing new being used shampoo, detergents or soap. What can I do to stop the itching.
I have had a semi itchy pimple like rash on my breast for a week. No new lotions, detergents, etc. Normally don't have sensitive skin. .. Suggestions?
Hard to tell: Online. Need an exam to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
My skin in very itchy on the top of my legs my bum and my belly. I have no rash or raised bumps. I haven't changed diet. Washing detergent.
Doctor can evaluate: Itching usually means there is histamine being released in the skin, often as part of an allergic reaction to something. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can check to see what might be making the skin itch. Skin dryness, or reactions to foods or medications, can cause itching. Occasionally, a person with internal problems like liver or kidney disease can also get itching. ...Read more
My friend has been off clindamycin for 2 days, breaks out in rash suddenly, hadn't made any changes in cleaners our laundry detergents. Reaction to med?
What is diabetic rash? I am 68 years old. I have had a rash on my neck and underarms off and on for about two weeks, from no apparent cause. I have not changed my diet nor medications, nor laundry detergent. I have diabetes ii, which is treated with die
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Allergic reaction to laundry detergent. I have a terrible rash and can't sleep. I get severe akathisia from antihistamines. What else can I take?
Detergent reaction: You can try OTC topical hydrocortisone 1% cream. Akathesia, although very rare, may occur with first generation antihistamines as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), hopefully not the case with the newer less sedating as loratadine or desloratadine, as for your akathesia vs RLS, I believe you need to see an experienced neurologist for assessment, best wishes ...Read more
Hello, I've been feeling more exhausted than usual and I've had a rash on my knees, ankles, armpits and inner thighs for over a month. Any suggestions for clearing it up? I haven't changed my diet, shampoo/body wash or laundry detergent yet, but I'm alre
Exam needed: I strongly recommend that a dermatologist examine you for diagnosis and treatment. We have recently been hearing about a lot of scabies cases. Other possibilities include eczematoid dermatitis, allergic reaction. I think it's quite important that you be examined soon. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
I have had a rash on leg for 3 or 4 weeks, lotions do not help. Cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 doesn't help either. I have not changed laundry detergent or soap.
See a dermatologist: You need a professional diagnosis and prescription. Your laundry detergent is not relevant. No skin rash is related to any laundry detergent. ...Read more
Severe itching all over and small red bite-like rash all over except face for 4 plus wks. No bed bugs, no new detergent or meds. Rx: ativan (lorazepam) & vicodin?
Usually won't matter: Recurrent rashes on the arms and legs of babies are often eczema, which appears as reddened, rough, dry skin areas. On severe eczema areas, the skin will get tiny cracks that ooze moisture. Changing the laundry detergent usually doesn't make a difference in the rash, but parents can try using no detergent for 2-3 weeks and see if the rash resolves (just wash the laundry with hot or warm water). ...Read more
If my baby is getting rashes everywhere except his diaper area, could it be the detergent I'm using?
My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?
Yes: And in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more
I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?
Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: flaking or scaling). The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do? The rashes are joint and turned into white patches. Will the skin ever forn vack? Its at hairline neck face
Allergist dx constant flat rashes neck, arms, are from choligenic urticaria, the heat from exercise and a mix of detergent reaction. Says try zyrtec (cetirizine)?
Urticaria: It's difficult to tell if you truly have cholinergic urticaria from your description. Usually urticaria is raised. But some people have what is called dermatographia which causes flat red hot skin especially when stressed, touched or hot. In either condition Zyrtec (cetirizine) should help ...Read more
Hard to tell: Without looking at the rash, and taking a full history of what you have taken or eaten or used on your skin recently, it is hard to tell what it could be. See a doctor for proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more
Itch without Rash:
May be do to a LARGE # medical conditions and you need to consult with a Medical Professional for some testing...the very first thing to do is ask yourself if you have been taking anything or eating anything "unusual" Have you used a new DETERGENT to wash your clothes.
Any PETS in the house....
In the meantime an OTC anti-histamine may be useful BENADRYL (Diphenhydramine) may help. ...Read more
I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?
My son is 3 years old about a week ago his skin broke out he broke out with a rash all over his body from his head all the way to his feet I took him?
?: Viral vs allergy are my best guesses, you leave me no clues to narrow this down... ...Read more
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