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My skin is on fire, is this an allergic reaction?

My skin is on fire, is this an allergic reaction?

Hives: It sounds as if you are having a dermatologic condition called urticaria. Urticaria is the medical terminology for hives. It is the bodies response to a certain stimulus, such as an allergy. The body will release histamine in response to a stimulus and histamine causes redness, swelling, burning sensation and itching. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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How long does it take for an allergic reaction to show up on your skin?

How long does it take for an allergic reaction to show up on your skin?

Depends: Hives or urticaria can occur within minutes on skin contact or ingestion of a food allergen, while contact dermatitis from poison ivy or nickel may take 48 hours. ...Read more

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I had a allergic reaction and my skin is all gross. How to soothe my skin?

I had a allergic reaction and my skin is all gross. How to soothe my skin?

Moisturizer: I assume you received medical care for your reaction and are now dealing with the consequences of stretched skin. Usually the skin regains its normal shape within days, but if it is cracking and peeling, use a moisturizer daily to soothe it. ...Read more

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How can I heal skin after cosmetic allergic reaction?

How can I heal skin after cosmetic allergic reaction?

See your doctor: If the allergic reaction is gone and your skin is still red or peeling, apply a thin layer of hydrocortisone for two days once daily. If it is not that irritated a non oil based moisturizer will resolve the redness. If you need treatment for the allergic dermatitis your medspa doctor can prescribe a steroid, if the zyrtec, allegra, bendaryl, or claritin (loratadine) did not resolve the rash. ...Read more

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Does my skin not like face paint or am I having an allergic reaction?

Does my skin not like face paint or am I having an allergic reaction?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing at an allergist office. ...Read more

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I had a penicillin allergic reaction about 3 weeks ago and I feel like my skin has become a lot more sensitive. Is that normal?

I had a penicillin allergic reaction about 3 weeks ago and I feel like my skin has become a lot more sensitive. Is that normal?

May be normal: Depending on what kind of reaction to penicillin you had, 3 weeks out from a reaction, it may be reasonable for your skin to still feel more sensitive. Usually this occurs in patients with delayed type reaction to penicillin. If you still feel that you are having symptoms you should see the doctor that diagnosed your penicillin allergy. You may need medications to help calm your skin. ...Read more

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My get skin gets red easily and briefly after scratching. Is this normal? I also had allergic reaction recently from a med, maybe still in system?

My get skin gets red easily and briefly after scratching. Is this normal? I also had allergic reaction recently from a med, maybe still in system?

There is a condition: Called dermatographism, where when you scratch your skin it will cause red inflammed reaction where you scratched the skin. There is no treatment but antihistamines can help. Drug rashes can persist up to one month after you stop taking the medication in most cases, but it doesn't sound like that. ...Read more

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How come after taking a painkiller, my skin starts to itch? Is this an allergic reaction?

How come after taking a painkiller, my skin starts to itch? Is this an allergic reaction?

Probably not.: If you are referring to an opiate pain killer like codeine, hydrocodone, morphine, etc. The itching likely represents a release of histamine -- the chemical that causes allergic reactions. This is a function of the medication itself. Histamine is also released in allergic reactions so the confusion is understandable. If the painkiller is Ibuprofen or something similar, it could be an allergy. ...Read more

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Why does my skin itch and burn really badly? Could this be symptoms of an allergic reaction?

Why does my skin itch and burn really badly? Could this be symptoms of an allergic reaction?

Could be: Itching is a very common symptom of an allergic reaction. Skin itching could also be from dry skin but that would be noticeable. Burning of the skin is also a fairly common skin symptom for drug allergic reactions. An allergist or dermatologist would be able to assist in identifying the trigger of the skin symptoms and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Getting a skin test by the allergens given get you the allergic reaction a get you feeling bad?

Rarely: Delayed reactions after skin testing are rare. But when they occur, and they are progressing slowly and are relatively mild, then cetirizine or even Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (by pill or topically to the skin testing site) should help. ...Read more

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Serious skin tingling all over my body when I get warm or step into the sun. Is this an allergic reaction?

Serious skin tingling all over my body when I get warm or step into the sun. Is this an allergic reaction?

May be: It can be a form of sun induced dermatitis or it can be secondary to cholinergic urticaria. Consult with an allergist and you may need to have some blood tests done. ...Read more

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I've just eaten some pineapple today, my skin has started to go weird and more irritated. Could this be an allergic reaction?

I've just eaten some pineapple today, my skin has started to go weird and more irritated. Could this be an allergic reaction?

Pineapple: Depending what area of skin is involved, usually the skin around the mouth and your mouth can get itchy from pineapple. If you developed a rash from it, see an allergist and get tested for it. ...Read more

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If a shampoo initially causes an allergic reaction, is there a chance that the skin could eventually adapt if you keep using it?

If a shampoo initially causes an allergic reaction, is there a chance that the skin could eventually adapt if you keep using it?

Shampoo Allergy: If you are allergic to shampoo you shoud see an allergist to determine what ingredient in shampoo you are allergic to and if confermed use a different shampoo which does not have same ingedient. It is not a good idea to keep using it as the allergic reaction can get worse with repeated use. ...Read more

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Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?

Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration. ...Read more

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I have 2 flesh colored bumps and a patch of skin that looks funky but I also recently had an allergic reaction not to long ago. Could it be warts.

I have 2 flesh colored bumps and a patch of skin that looks funky but I also recently had an allergic reaction not to long ago. Could it be warts.

Rash: To be totally honest, the only way to really know what a rash is would be to have a doctor actually look at it. I would recommend a dermatologist for a true and effective diagnosis. ...Read more

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Over the last couple months, my skin itches and when scratched it swells and leaves bumps, almost like an allergic reaction what can be causing this?

Over the last couple months, my skin itches and when scratched it swells and leaves bumps, almost like an allergic reaction what can be causing this?

Lots of things.: There are a number of possible causes of itching;it's a good idea to see your doctor to determine the specific cause and any treatment needed. ...Read more

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My skin stings whenever anything scratches it. The sensation is all over my body and is similar to allergic reaction. What causes it and what can I do?

Histamine possibly: If the scratch produces a red bump and flare you could have heightened histamine response, mediator of allergic reactions. At 45 in the perimenopausal stage, look at your life and increase health: avoid tobacco smoke, alcohol, eat lower histamine foods, take enough vit d3 and vit k2, get a good night sleep, move through the day and learn to manage stress well. See kelly mcgonigal's book. ...Read more

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Can you develop an allergic reaction from eating certain type of food within 3 days of eating it even if the skin prick patch test is negative for that food?

Details matter: What do you mean by "allergic reaction"? Food allergies proceed through igE and manifest as URTICARIA, mostly HIVES. If you have a rash or eczema it is not due to food. Skin tests of any kind are notoriously unreliable for food allergies. Why were these tests done? They are usually useless and should never be done if the patient has eczema. ...Read more

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Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Skin rash from allergic reaction, how to reat it?

Have it evaluated: You may benefit with a topical antihistamine cream. Consult you doctor and get their advice. ...Read more

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Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Trauma: Need to know what is the normal color of your skin. The greyish coloration is likely from the residual of the allergic inflammation or from scratching and should subside within weeks if the allergic reaction was the cause. I assume that this is a case of contact allergy. ...Read more

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I can't get rid of dry skin from an allergic reaction? Tips/suggestions?

I can't get rid of dry skin from an allergic reaction? Tips/suggestions?

Moisturizer and time: After an allergic reaction that affects the skin, it can take time for the skin to heal. There are many different types of skin reactions including blisters, hives, sandpaper-like, oozing, sunburn type, etc. As long as the trigger of the skin reaction has been removed, antihistamines may help with itching, but moisturizers especially ointments applied within 3 minutes of a bath can help dry skin. ...Read more

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Can you have a rigor as an allergic reaction? Temperature remained within normal limits although skin was hot to touch

Can you have a rigor as an allergic reaction? Temperature remained within normal limits although skin was hot to touch

Yes but unusual: True shaking chills can occur with allergic reactions. They are not common but do happen. ...Read more

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I had allergic reaction I have dry flakin skin especially around my eyes and shoulders they itch a lil what could it be thanks in advance?

I had allergic reaction I have dry flakin skin especially around my eyes and shoulders they itch a lil what could it be thanks in advance?

Contact allergy: Can't tell for sure based on the description but a contact allergy to something you use on the areas should be suspected. ...Read more

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I attract mosquitos a lot. Sometimes when they bite me my skin gets very swollen and numb. Should I worry about that? Is it an allergic reaction?

Most likely: This sounds typical for a hypersenstivity or "allergic reaction. Commonly a small amount of swelling and skin redness may occur after a mosquite bite. Less commonly, a patient may experience a sensation of numbness. Don`t worry, this sounds like the body`s normal reaction. ...Read more

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Does consuming refrigerated food items including curry/dishes cause any skin allergic reaction? What is the max no. Of days a dish can be kept in fridge

Does consuming refrigerated food items including curry/dishes cause any skin allergic reaction? What is the max no. Of days a dish can be kept in fridge

Two issues: Refrigeration would not alter the allergenic potential of curry. You may be allergic to one or more contents of any prepared dish and it usually takes exclusion studies to settle the issue. Second item, it is generally not a good idea to keep a dish in the fridge for more than five days. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more