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Doctor insights on: Types Of Allergic Skin Reactions

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Would allegra (fexofenadine) prevent allergic skin reactions to animal fur?

Would allegra (fexofenadine) prevent allergic skin reactions to animal fur?

Pet allergy: Allegra should tame down your reactions to pet fur, as it should also improve your nasal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic allergic reactions (like in your photo) frequently confused with scarlet fever (similar skin reaction) that accompanies the strep?

Is the antibiotic allergic reactions (like in your photo) frequently confused with scarlet fever (similar skin reaction) that accompanies the strep?

Preceding feble illn: The two rashes can overlap. Scalet fever will have a precedomg febrile illness with the rash starting 12-48 hours later, usually on the face and upper trunk with subsequent body involvement. Feels like a rough sunbun, there may be broken blood vessels in the folds of the skin with flushed cheeks and pale areas arround the mouth. The tongue is frequently red and enlarged. ...Read more

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Can allergy medications help skin reactions?

Yes: Antihistamines can help decrease the itchyng and swelling of allergic skin reactions. ...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?!

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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Do antihistamines work for skin reactions?

Do antihistamines work for skin reactions?

Possible: Antihistamines work by blocking histamines. Histamine is a chemical that can cause itchiness and hives. So it is possible that antihistamines can help for skin reactions. ...Read more

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