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Sunburn Allergic Reaction
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
Had a severe sunburn, then cellulitis from bug bites, now allergic reaction after foods I've had b4, all w/i month. New allergies possible at 25? Cause?
Not sure if its an allergic reaction or my recent sunburn but skin around my mouth and chin is beet red after peeling two weeks ago! What can I do?
Hello, I experience very unhealthy skin problems. My face is prone to allergies. If I shave, my skin turns rashy red. It is prone to sunburns.
Best sensitive shave: For sensitive skin, use a high quality 4 or 5 blade shaver like gillette or schick. Use pjur eros bodyglide as a shave lubricant. You won't react to it. If you still have trouble with this regimen, consider laser hair removal. ...Read more
My face got randomly hot and feels like sunburn or poision ivy. Was just sitting here kinda feels tight and puffy. I have allergies could that be it?
Most likely...: This is most likely related to allergies with the start of the allergy season. ...Read more
My 6 yr old just woke up all red and itchy. No known allergies. His body looks like a full sunburn but its not. He is not taking medicine. He is very itchy. Serious?
My right eyebrow itches. When I scratch it burns like sunburn. Haven't worn makeup or contacts in 1 month. Don't think it is allergies. Possibilities?
Since yesterday.my face is red, sore & feels like sunburn, tiny bumps, . Not sure if it's seasonal (spring) allergies. Ideas? Maybe another allergy?
What causes the skin to turn red and hot like a sunburn, elevated heart rate, dizziness, skin itching no hives, abdominal pain? Allergic reaction?
Amoxicillin reaction: It is possible you are allergic to the medication. Stop taking it and inform the doctor who prescribed it that you are having these symptoms. ...Read more
I have a rash after taking clindamycin that appears like a sunburn. I have no other symptom I'm assuming it's a reaction... Will it go away w/o meds?
I have sunburn on my face with lots of very small blisters on it. My face is also swollen, is this from the sunburn or a reaction to something else?
Why would 3mth old develop bil. Redness/warmth to feet/lower legs when crying looked like sunburn(never in sun) not ill/no fever. Resolved 10 min when calmed down. Left around 5 petechiae each on lower legs after. Vaccines 3 wks ago, reaction?
Petchiae: Which vaccines did 3mo have? Likely a reaction. Send photo if did not go away. ...Read more
I read that carrots and parsnips can cause phototoxic reactions like a sunburn. Is this with raw carrots and parsnips, or cooked ones, or both?
Phytophotodermatitis: There are certain plants like parsnips, celery, lime and many others that contain natural furocoumarins (psoralens & angelicins) that after ingested can cause blistering skin reactions and sunburns if the skin is exposed to sunlight or a tanning bed (with uva light). Raw or cooked, they can cause the reaction either way. These plants are members of the apiaceae, rutaceae and moraceae families. ...Read more
My daughter experience is excruciatingly cold and hot pain after being in the Sun too long. She does not sunburn. Her reacting lasts for several days?
Sunburn: For a kid that has been expoused to a sunburn use calamine lotion, or aloe vera-based gels to provide some relief this usually shouldn't last longer than 3 days. Next time remember to use sunscreen at least 50 SPF protection and reaply after two hours. Do not forget to give them plenty fluids in this hot summer. ...Read more
Sunburn: Yes, it is safe to apply aloe gel overnight for sunburns. If you are having an allergic reaction, however, aloe gel will not help. You should take an anti-histamine such as diphenhydramine instead which should reduce the itching and rash. If this does not help, or you develop facial swelling, trouble breathing, or the rash spreads to other areas, you should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Vaseline: Plain old vegetable shortening also helps.Get a more detailed answer ›
If carrots and parsnips can cause phototoxic reactions like a sunburn, does it happen after you get the juices onto your skin, or after you eat them?
Photosensitive plant: Photosensitivity can also result from touching or eating other plants, including celery, dill, fennel, fig, lime, parsley, and parsnip, as well as arnica, artichoke, chrysanthemum, dandelion, lettuce, endive, marigold, and sunflower.4, 5 lest you swear off gardening or salads altogether, be aware that most people do not react to these plants. Essential oils of plants may be more problematic ...Read more
Could i be allergic to certain tampons if after having one in for 10 minutes my skin all over starts to get red like a sunburn & my ears feel on fire?
Yes: There may be a fabric, scent or other additive that your body has an intolerance to. Look at the labeling to see what additives are present that differ from other types you have used as that may be the agent you react to. ...Read more
Hi, I get a rash on my cheeks from time to time and I dont know what it is. Looks a bit like sun burn but its not from the sun. Iv noticed that if I drink it appears too. Does not itch and no irritation. Not allergies either?
Rosacea: It could be rosacea, a condition where you have numerous small blood vessels under the skin usually on your cheeks. Certain things such as heat and alcohol can cause them to dilate and become more noticeable. You should see your physician since it can be treated. Several prescription creams can be effective. ...Read more
Had hernia repair I developed a severe rash, blisters, sunburned looking skin. 2 dys after surgery. Still, have rash. Could I be allergic to mesh.?
My friend has very bad sunburn on the top of his feet. His right foot is also a bit swollen as a result. Is there anything besides Advil (ibuprofen) and the application of aloe that he could use to help this heal faster?
Your friend: Is actually doing a good job, sometimes a foot doc would put on an unnaboot as well, but I think the treatment you mention is a good start. ...Read more
Yes in severe cases: Sunburn if severe can cause a systemic reaction which can lead to an acute illness such as feverish feeling, dehydration, and fainting. It is important to stay well hydrated, treat the skin blisters if any and the burn on the skin. Visit a doctor or emergency room if you begin to feel light-headed, nauseated, or begin having severe chills. ...Read more