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What To Do For Skin Allergic Reaction
Unsure: A physician will need to know more about the trigger, nature and severity of the reaction to begin to offer advice. Some severe reactions require immediate epinephrine injection via epipen whereas others can be managed through avoidance strategies or less potent suppressive or as needed medications. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Cool compresses: First, remove the offending product, then start with some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally and then use cool compresses 15-30 minutes 4 times daily to soothe the area. You can also safely apply some 1% Hydrocortisone cream from the pharmacy carefully to the skin around the eye. ...Read more
Allergic Reaction?: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more
What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)? Is it hives-like?
Remove it: Assuming it is really an allergy to the metal in the ring, you have only 2 choices. The better one would be to remove it. Reactions to metals can be treated with corticosteroids (cortisone-like) either topically or orally. To treat your problem you would need to see a physician and get a prescription. In general, surgical steel grade piercings are better tolerated, but not by everybody. ...Read more
See an allergist: The universal symptom of allergic skin reactions is itching. So for relief of itching try a long-acting non-sedating antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. To solve the problem see a board-certified allergist. You can find one in your area by using the locate allergists function at either www.Aaaai.Org or www.Acaai.Org. These are the websites of the two national allergist organizations. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergic shiners: Those dark circles under the eyes are commonly called allergic shiners. They are due to back up of blood in the small blood vessels due to significant nasal congestion. It takes a while, but with treatment of the nasal congestion, the "allergic shiners' will gradually improve. Hive are usually treated with antihistamines and finding the cause of the hives so avoidance measures can be done. ...Read more
Allergies: It depends on the symptoms? Go to the er if they are bad or you had a previous history of a bad reaction. Don't take a chance. For a mild skin reaction take antihistamines. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Severe allergic reactions (like anaphylaxis) that involve chest/throat symptoms are treated with Epinephrine for immediate relief and oral steroids. Milder allergic reactions that affect skin, nose, eyes are usually treated with antihistamines. The real goal is to identify the trigger, so it can be avoided. An allergist is uniquely trained to diagnose and appropriately treat allergic reactions. ...Read more
Shampoo allergy: you need to have a patch test to determine what component you are allergic to, to avoid it in the future. a dermatologist or allergist can do it. in the meantime, if you now are suffering from a reaction, you should see a doctor immediately to treat the skin lesions and rash. ...Read more
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