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What causes photosensitivity rash?

What causes photosensitivity rash?

Many causes: Causes for photosensitivity) can be classified into 1) those caused by the presence of an underlying skin condition (eg., lupus); 2) chemicals/drugs topical or ingested which are photosensitizers (eg., tetracyclines, dyes); 3) genetic diseases (eg., xeroderma pigmentosa); 4) metabolic disorders (porphyrias) and 5) idiopathic (unknown). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Photosensitivity Rash (Definition)

Photodermatitis is an abnormal skin reaction to sunlight, or more specifically to ultraviolet (UV) rays. It can be acute (sudden) or chronic (ongoing). Photodermatitis occurs when your immune system reacts to UV rays. You may develop a rash, blisters, or scaly patches. Exposure levels and reactions differ for every person. Several factors can make your skin sensitive to light UV rays, including having an inherited tendency to photosensitivity, taking certain medications, or being exposed to plants in the Apiaceal or Umbelliferae family, including weeds and edible plants, such as hogweed, cowbane, carrot, parsnip, dill, ...Read more


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Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Heat Rash Treatment: Since heat rash is essentially a sensitization reaction to "heat" the choice of treatment is to allow the natural healing of the skin and an avoidance of further exacerbations (more sun, scratching, chemicals, etc) common treatments involve mild cortisone or other corticosteroid creams, cool environment, and avoidance of tight or occlusive clothing articles. Goes away on its own even doing nothing. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

Micatin, (miconazole)lotrimin: Mkcatin or lotrimin (clotrimazole) will work on candida. To prevent recurrences clean area with dilute vinegar solution- teaspoon of vinegar in 8 ounces of water. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best treatment for facial rash?

Help please? What is the best treatment for facial rash?

Depends on the cause: 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

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What is the best treatment for scabies? What is the best way to treat and get rid of a scabies rash? .

What is the best treatment for scabies? What is the best way to treat and get rid of a scabies rash?

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Prescription Rx: First get diagnosed properly. Sometimes what we think we have, masquerades as something else. With scabies, the longer you wait, the longer you itch! it is also highly contagious and you risk spreading it around. Unlike head lice, scabies has not developed resistance to its established treatment, prescription topical Permethrin 5% also called Elimite or Acticin (permethrin) (here in the United States). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment against the allergy rash after eating shrimp?

What is the best treatment against the allergy rash after eating shrimp?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): If you suspect an allergic reaction, hives, itchy mouth, facial swelling or tingling, Take 10 mg zyrtec. Also if you have benadryl (diphenhydramine) on hand, 50 mg benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fine. Allegra is fine too. If you feel dizzy or are not improved within the hour, proceed to your nearest ER. Avoidance after your first exposure is important. Allergist evaluation for action plan is best. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Photosensitivity (Definition)

Oversensitivity of skin to light. Photosensitivity can be a side effect of medications or result from diseases, such as lupus. Treatment depends on the severity of the reaction and the cause. Photosensitivity can be prevented by avoiding skin ...Read more