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Can clindamycin phosphate lotion 1% used to treat a rash make the condition worse before making it gets better?

Can clindamycin phosphate lotion 1% used to treat a rash make the condition worse before making it gets better?

Rash: Clindamycin can be used to treat infections. If the rash is infectious then Clindamycin can be effective unless the bacteria is resistant to clindamycin. However, if the rash is caused by an allergic reaction then you would need prescription cortisone treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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What will makes your legs strong?

What will makes your legs strong?

Strength training: Lunges, squats, resistance exercises, working with weights, medicine balls, other gym equipment are some great ways to strengthen legs. Caution: work with a professional trainer or other qualified coach who can individualize exercises so you don't have injuries. Good idea to make sure your primary care says you're good to go before starting a rigorous program. ...Read more

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I wonder why many doctors prescribe strong corticosteroids like betamethasonum or advantan when it cant heal any inflamed itchy rash that is spreading?

I wonder why many doctors prescribe strong corticosteroids like betamethasonum or advantan when it cant heal any inflamed itchy rash that is spreading?

See a dermatologist: It sounds like you have a rash that is not going away despite repeated visits to your doctor? Ask your physician if an "autoimmune" condition could be the cause. A dermatologist or "skin doctor" may be of help. Sometimes it is necessary to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What causes a red rash that spreads when you get upset, nervous, hot, even eating hot foods? The rash does not itch just makes me really hot?

What causes  a red rash  that spreads when you get upset, nervous, hot, even eating hot foods? The  rash  does not itch just makes  me really hot?

Maybe hives: You may have hives, or urticaria, triggered by your emotional upsets. There is a condition called systemic mastocytosis, which can cause what you describe. But urticaria can be caused by anything that causes special tissue white blood cells called mast cells to release histamine and other chemicals under your skin. Triggers for mast cell activation may be allergic or nonallergic like emotions. ...Read more

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Is it true that the sun makes your acne better? What effect does uv rays have on your skin?

Is it true that the sun makes your acne better? What effect does uv rays have on your skin?

Yes and no.: While the uv rays in sunlight can have a temporary beneficial effect on your acne, it is not worth the long-term detrimental effects that uv has on your skin, which lead to wrinkles and skin cancer eventually. Dermatologists have lots of effective treatments at their disposal which work better, last longer, and don't cause any long-term sequellae. ...Read more

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What wil the doctor do when your antidepressant helps with your depression but makes anxiety worse?

What wil the doctor do when your antidepressant helps with your depression but makes anxiety worse?

Change or add-on: There are several common antidepressants that have been fda approved for both depression and anxiety. Ask you provider if the one you're taking has been proven to work for both. Make sure to give the medication at least a month to begin to work. Some antidepressants are more activating at the outset, but ease up when the antidepressant effect kicks in. ...Read more

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What antihistamine gets rid of hives but doesn't make you tired?

What antihistamine gets rid of hives but doesn't make you tired?

Try selective H1: Of the antihistamines, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the most effective, but also causes the most sedation. Some of the more selective h1 agents (eg. Claritin, Allegra or zyrtec can help). Note, zyrtec is probably a little bit more effective, but also has a sedation rate of 12%. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your on mdma and your arms start moving uncontrollably?

What does it mean if your on mdma and your arms start moving uncontrollably?

Hard to say: This is hard to "diagnose" without seeing it firsthand. Possibilities include tremors, seizures, and others. MDMA is related to methamphetamine (in fact, that's what the "MA" stands for), and amphetamines in high doses often cause excessive or abnormal movement. Maybe it means you should avoid using it, or at least that much. ...Read more

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Ihave an allergic reaction giving me averavery irritant rash on my legs and my arms what is the best thing to relieve the itching?

Ihave an allergic reaction giving me averavery irritant rash  on my legs and my arms what is the best thing to relieve the itching?

Depends: You may try taking otc antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or allegra. You may also try 1% Hydrocortisone cream sparingly on your rash. Try to avoid scratching as much as possible. If these measures do not help, seek your doctor's help. ...Read more

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I'm really really allergic to horses. Will my allergy/reaction get worse the more frequently i'm exposed? It seems to be getting worse.

I'm really really allergic to horses. Will my allergy/reaction get worse the more frequently i'm exposed? It seems to be getting worse.

Horse sensitivity : Equine, horse, allergy is common and can often be severe, however whether any particular allergy is stable, lessens, or worsens over time varies with time and the individual. The allergen's chemical size and structure, age of exposure onset, and frequency and duration of exposure seem to be significant in some. The only treatment that can alter sensitivity is allergen immunotherapy. ...Read more

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If my cough isn't made better by cough suppressants and goes in bursts that can make me vomit, what can it be?

If my cough isn't made better by cough suppressants and goes in bursts that can make me vomit, what can it be?

Prolonged cough: Sometimes a respiratory infection leaves behind an irritable area in the windpipe(trachea) even after the infection itself has cleared. This irritation causes prolonged dry coughing spasms. . If an exam and a chest x-ray don't show any important abnormalities then a stronger cough suppressant with Codeine and cortisone type inhaler heals the irritation. ...Read more

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Can bacterial food poisoning cause a red blotchy rash that doesnt clear up, even with benadryl (diphenhydramine). What is the rash...what do I do?

Can bacterial food poisoning cause a red blotchy rash that doesnt clear up, even with benadryl (diphenhydramine).  What is the rash...what do I do?

Other considerations: I agree that this could be related to an infection. If the rash is associated with any respiratory or swallowing difficulty this may be a severe allergic reaction. Your physician should be notified if this does not improve or is associated with other symptoms. Food poisoning tends to improve rapidly but may cause dehydration. Allergic reactions may last days or longer. ...Read more

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Why does running or cycling make my stomach aches feel better when I have them? What might that "cure" suggest about the cause of the aches?Thanks.

Why does running or cycling make my stomach aches feel better when I have them? What might that "cure" suggest about the cause of the aches?Thanks.

Distractable symptom: What you described sounds like a symptom that is distractable--put your mind to a different task and the distress resolves. Inflammation is less likely under this circumstance, but clearly can't be excluded without formal evaluation. See your doctor about appropriate testing, but share with him/her any stressors you may be experiencing. ...Read more

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What cures stasis ulcers and what makes it worse?

What cures stasis ulcers and what makes it worse?

Stasis ulcers: You need to see a clinician, preferably one that specializes in these types of wounds. So long as the diagnosis is confirmed, the treatment is always some form of compression (once the arterial tree is assessed and its safe to compress). Without compression, these wounds will not heal. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why esophagus cancer is so much worse when it reaches the lymph node?

Can you please explain why esophagus cancer is so much worse when it reaches the lymph node?

Regional spread is b: For most cancers that are localized to their organ of origin(stages-1 and 2) we do quite well and can cure more than 70/80 % of such individuals. Once the tumor has spread to the regional nodes, the prognosis changes drastically such that the cure rates in stage-3 are less than 30/40%. For Esophagus cancer the figures are somewhat worse(25-30%) but not too different than Lung Cancer or stomach can ...Read more

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What worsens a poision oak/ivy rash causing it to spread?

What worsens a poision oak/ivy rash causing it to spread?

Nothing: This is an allergic reaction to a specific plant substance. It occurs only on areas exposed, because it takes 3 weeks to go through the entire process, it may appear to spread but it does not. You may need a week to see all the places which got a little sap on them. Once you rinse off with water, there will be no new places to react. Learn to recognize & avoid these plants. If it is severe, get a. ...Read more

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Is it possible that acetaminophen allergy makes my pain worse?

Is it possible that acetaminophen allergy makes my pain worse?

Unlikely: Allergic reactions to Acetaminophen (apap) occur in less than 1% of cases and symptoms are typical for allergic reaction, such as causing itchy, red rash/hives or anaphylaxis (allergic reaction affecting several organ systems). Pain in abdomen or extremity can be caused by apap in 1-10% of users, mechanism unknown. More likely, pain increase in area being treated is due to lack of effect by apap. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline make the skin worse before making it better?

Can doxycycline make the skin worse before making it better?

What for?: Not knowing why you are taking the drug, i cannot say. If for acne, switching to another drug will help, periodically. One side effect of doxycycline: can cause a photsensitivity for some in the summer because of uv. Otherwise ask again, specifying why you are taking it! ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more