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Wild.Parsnip rash what is the treatment?

Wild.Parsnip rash what is the treatment?

Like burn treatment: The juice of wild parsnip in contact with skin in the presence of sunlight can cause rash, blistering, and discoloration (phytophotodermatitis). This is not an actual allergic reaction, but more like a burn. Treatment is by protecting the area to decrease the chances of infection, and using meds like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) for pain and inflammation. Doctors may recommend otc Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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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How to treat wild parsnip rash?

How to treat wild parsnip rash?

Gently: Probably over-the-counter hydrocortisone would be sufficient; the hydrocortisone may work better if you also cover the area with saran wrap. ...Read more

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Best treatment for wild parsnip rash?

Best treatment for wild parsnip rash?

Wild parsnip rash.: Have never heard of this. Need to see pictures. If I knew your age and where you lived I could answer better. But I did google it and found best to wash skin with Dawn or alcohol as soon as you come in contact. Best treatment is to avoid it of course. I show to your Dr. who knows what works best were you live. Could be poison Ivy if out in woods. ...Read more

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I read that carrots and parsnips can cause phototoxic reactions like a sunburn. Is this with raw carrots and parsnips, or cooked ones, or both?

I read that carrots and parsnips can cause phototoxic reactions like a sunburn.  Is this with raw carrots and parsnips, or cooked ones, or both?

Phytophotodermatitis: There are certain plants like parsnips, celery, lime and many others that contain natural furocoumarins (psoralens & angelicins) that after ingested can cause blistering skin reactions and sunburns if the skin is exposed to sunlight or a tanning bed (with uva light). Raw or cooked, they can cause the reaction either way. These plants are members of the apiaceae, rutaceae and moraceae families. ...Read more

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I have severe blisters (1-3 cm) on my back from exposure to wild parsnip. What should I worry about? Would careful and sterile lancing be a bad idea

I have severe blisters (1-3 cm) on my back from exposure to wild parsnip.  What should I worry about?  Would careful and sterile lancing be a bad idea

Relax: Usually the reaction to wild parsnip is a phototoxic one, not allergy. There is exaggerated sunburn wherever the juice of this plant is on the skin. Wash gently [cool or warm shower]. No need to puncture the blisters. They will soon break anyway. No need for meds or dressings. Avoid sun until healed in a week or 2. When they heal the skin will dry and peel, leaving a brown color which will last fo ...Read more

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If carrots and parsnips can cause phototoxic reactions like a sunburn, does it happen after you get the juices onto your skin, or after you eat them?

If carrots and parsnips can cause phototoxic reactions like a sunburn, does it happen after you get the juices onto your skin, or after you eat them?

Photosensitive plant: Photosensitivity can also result from touching or eating other plants, including celery, dill, fennel, fig, lime, parsley, and parsnip, as well as arnica, artichoke, chrysanthemum, dandelion, lettuce, endive, marigold, and sunflower.4, 5 lest you swear off gardening or salads altogether, be aware that most people do not react to these plants. Essential oils of plants may be more problematic ...Read more

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What causes random rashes?

What causes random rashes?

Rash: So many things cause rash. Skin is the largest organ in/on the body. To get the best diagnosis for a rash of any kind, it is recommended to have a doctor look at the rash to confirm and provide appropriate treatment based on the evaluation. Infections, irritation, allergy, medications, etc can all contribute to rash. ...Read more

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What kind of rashes do levofloxcin causes?

What kind of rashes do levofloxcin causes?

Skin rash: Can be anything from red prickly rash from head to toe to hives. Some hives more serious and need interruption of medication and medical attention as canberra life threatening. ...Read more

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He has 2 penny sized rashes on back what could it be?

He has 2 penny sized rashes on back what could it be?

See doctor: to have a more thorough history and examination to diagnose the rash. ...Read more

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I have rashes that are spreading and wondering what they are!?

I have rashes that are spreading and wondering what they are!?

Can't tell.: Rash is a very broad topic. Dermatologists spend their whole life studying them. Really need to give us a better description of the rash - location / appearance / itchy or not, etc - so that we an kind of limit the things it could be. ...Read more

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What causes rashes on clitoris?

What causes rashes on clitoris?

Rash : Rash on clitoris may be caused by an infectious process, either fungal or bacterial. ...Read more

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What types of rashes are contagious?

What types of rashes are contagious?

Viral,bacteria,fungi: Many skin rashes are caused by infections such as herpes, zoster, staph, and tinea. These rashes are all contagious and need to be treated. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish rashes/ Measels?

How do you distinguish rashes/ Measels?

Fever and rash: Measles often starts with a fever, which can be high, Often characteristic spots on palate/inner cheek, but these usually go unnoticed. The rash starts typically after about 2 days of fever. Often starts at the scalp and face, then heads down. Its red , with spots, may cover the whole body. Kids who get measles are usually sick for a week. Call doctor first, don't spread it to others in the office ...Read more

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Taking flucloxacillin and have gotten 2 small rashes?

Taking flucloxacillin and have gotten 2 small rashes?

Likely unconnected.: Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic in the penicillin family. While penicillins as a class can cause rashes, most med related rashes are generalized rather than localized. So, it's likely that something else has caused the rashes. However If your rash spread or becomes itchy or if you get other symptoms of allergic reaction, stop the med immediately & get medical help. ...Read more

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Rashes on navel?

Rashes on navel?

Rash: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will HPV cause rashes?

Will HPV cause rashes?

Yes: Hpv causes warts. The warts can be on the skin or on mucous membranes. They can also be internal, such as on the vocal cords or cervix. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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