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How can I treat(cure) heat allergies (cholinergic urticaria)?

How can I treat(cure) heat allergies (cholinergic urticaria)?

Antihistamines: Cholinergic urticaria (hives) is caused by increase in core body temperature with triggers like exercise with sweating, strong emotions, and bathing in hot water. Identify and avoid known triggers, avoid bathing in hot water and performing strenuous exercise during hot weather. Can take non-sedating antihistamines 1-2 times daily. Allergist can perform methacholine challenge in office to confirm. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hives (Definition)

A condition characterized by an outbreak of red bumps that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, or other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Does hydrocortisone cure allergic rashes or just treat the symptoms?

Does hydrocortisone cure allergic rashes or just treat the symptoms?

Hydrocortisone cure?: While topical steroids are helpful in reducing inflammation and symptoms like itching in allergic skin disorders such as atopic and contact dermatitis, the rash will recur if the conditions remain that caused the rash. For example, if you have nickel sensitivity and developed a rash from jewelry, the rash may resolve with steroids, but will recur with further nickel contact. ...Read more

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Is dengue rashes itchy?

Is dengue rashes itchy?

Itchiness is: Inconsistent with dengue fever. In some cases it may itch. ...Read more

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How to treat spongiotic dermatitis rash?

How to treat spongiotic dermatitis rash?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Intense itching allergic reaction Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping?

Intense itching allergic reaction Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping?

Identify & medicate: With any allergic reaction, it's important to identify the trigger and avoid. Other antihistamines can be tried and these include claritin, clarinex, allegra, zyrtec and xyzal (levocetirizine). Under the direction of a physician, higher doses may be needed. If the reaction is severe, seek care, as oral steroids may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?

Yes: Allergy is usually associated with itching at the affected organ but most itching are not caused by allergies. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without a skin rash. If the itching is caused by allergies (but not contact allergy), antihistamine in sufficient doses would work. In contact allergy involving the skin, topical cortisone works far better. ...Read more

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Ointment for vulva itching and rashes. ?

Ointment for vulva itching and rashes. ?

Vulva rash: Rash around vulva could be due to fungal infection ( thrush ) , herpes, lichen sclerosis, pubic lice, scabies, dermatitis etc. Antifungal cream can be tried but if not improving please consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat scabies itching?

How to treat scabies itching?

Scabies: Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. Antihistamines can be used for itching. ...Read more

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Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower  back and lower abdomen

Hive & rash: you have urticaria or allergic dermatitis, it is best if you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, at the mean time try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone cream, but you need to find out what you are allergic to. Good luck ...Read more

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How are hives treated if itchy?

How are hives treated if itchy?

Itchy hives: The itching associated with hives is usually responsive to at least some extent to oral antihistamines, but often require higher than standard doses. ...Read more

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Chronic urticaria not responding to antihistamines ?

Chronic urticaria not responding to antihistamines
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Urticaria: You may need to add a steroid cream to alleviate your symptoms. Have you had allergy testing done? have you seen a dermatologist? Use a non scented soap and lotion as not to further irritate your skin. Hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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Does loratadine work for prickly heat cholinergic urticaria?

Urticaria: Loratadine can work for some people. Also i find that some patients respond well to zyrtec (cetirizine) (ceterizine) daily. Both are available over the counter. ...Read more

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Eczema rash, burning and itchy. What's best treatment?

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Eczema rash, burning and itchy. What's best treatment?

Usually a medicated : Otc cortisone may help but if not see your doc. ...Read more

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What will treat atopic dermatitis?

What will treat atopic dermatitis?

Treat itch, triggers: There are 4 basic principles to treating atopic dermatitis: 1: controlling itch with antihistamines, 2: good skin care for dryness, 3: using anti-inflammatory medications like steroid creams and elidel/protopic type agents, and 4: studying and addressing triggers (like food or animal allergies or chemicals that irritate sensitive skin, or superinfection with staph). See dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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How can you treat allergic reaction red itchy bumps?

How can you treat allergic reaction red itchy bumps?

See below: Clean with a warm soapy compress and then apply a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Can aquagenic urticaria occur on scalp?

Can aquagenic urticaria occur on scalp?

Yes: This is a rare condition and the scalp would be an usual location. The hives are quite small and resolve within an hour after water is removed. If it doesn't fit this description then it may be something else. ...Read more

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What is treatment for reoccurring itchy rash using hydrocortisone for itch?

Many: You must see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment because there are many diseases that cause itching. ...Read more

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How can I cure pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

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How can I cure pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

Depends on cause ...: Pruritus vulvae or an itchy vulva can be a symptom of lots of different conditions, such as skin problems, infections, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormone levels, to mention only a few .. I suggest see your doctor to find out the cause & best treatment for you. There's more info and some great vulva skin care tips on this link http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/the-itchy-vulva. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes for pruritis (intermitent itching) besides allergic reactions?

What are the causes for pruritis (intermitent itching) besides allergic reactions?

Many: Dry skin, infestations (e.g., scabies), skin disorders (e.g., atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus), medications, metabolic deficiencies (e.G, . Low iron), hematologic disorders (e.g., anemia, lymphoma). Infections, thyroid dysfunction, renal disease, etc. Therefore, a proper evaluation by a physician is warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more