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How can I treat Skin allergies?

How can I treat Skin allergies?

You need to see your: Doctor for treatment if you are pregnant, as many drugs can't be taken while pregnant. If not pregnant, you have more choices. Many skin allergies occur due to contact, environmental or dietary reasons. So the cause has to be found first, and then eliminated or put on hold until your skin clears up first. Work with your doctor on this. Once that's done, it's easy! ...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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Symptoms of allergies besides pink skin?

Symptoms of allergies besides pink skin?

Several: Pinkness (or redness) along with itching, puffy red bumps along with may other findings can suggest an allergy. Having this looked at would help you narrow down the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop skin allergies?

Is it possible to develop skin allergies?

Skin Allergies: Many allergic reactions can show up on the skin.... This can be hives (urticaria) due to foods, medicines, detergents, or many other causes (water, heat, pressure...) it also can be a rash that occurs when your skin contacts a substance (watch band, jewelry, formaldehyde, etc). You can also have a skin reaction to a substance you touched (poison ivy). See an allergist to help you. ...Read more

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Prickly feeling on skin, could this be allergy?

Prickly feeling on skin, could this be allergy?

Dry skin: It is a common presentation of dry skin especially during the winter when your heater is set high. Dry skin stimulates the nerves that conduct pain and itch sensation. Keep your skin moist by applying skin moisturizer generously will help. ...Read more

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I have some allergy on a specific point of my skin?

More info needed: Skin rash is best diagnosed with further history and exam. A picture of the rash can worth a lot. Skin allergies differ in nature, cause and treatment. Localized rashes can be drug eruption or contact dermatitis. If, otherwise health, consider consulting with MD when possible. If rash is spreading or having other concerning symptoms then you might better seek medical attention in person asap. ...Read more

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How can you treat the skin darkened due to allergy?

How can you treat the skin darkened due to allergy?

Not allergy: One may have darkened skin from scratching leading to overpigmentation but allergic skin conditions (atopic ezcema, allergic contact dermatitis etc) per se does not cause darkened skin. On the flip side, too much scratching may also lead to loss in melanin on the skin leading to a white area called vitiligo.
First thing, stop scratching. Rx bleaching cream may help to lighten up the darken area. ...Read more

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Will an oral atihistimine help with skin allergies?

Will an oral atihistimine help with skin allergies?

It depends: It depends on what type of skin allergy symptoms you have. In general, skin allergies are often referred to dermatitis and hives. Antihistamine is the initial treatment of choice for hives. In dermatitis, it helps decrease pruritus or itchy sensation but does not treat the underlying inflammation. ...Read more

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How does skin prick testing determine your allergies?

How does skin prick testing determine your allergies?

Quickly & accurately: Allergy skin testing is the preferred method to assess for allergies. A drop of allergen extract (such as pollen, dust mite, dander, mold, food, etc) is place on the plastic skin test device and applied to the skin. Mast cells in the skin that have attached IgE (allergic antibody) will degranulate leading to a wheal/flare reaction (small hive) at the site of the test if positive in 20 minutes. ...Read more

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Why do I have these skin allergies for already 6 months?

Why do I have these skin allergies for already 6 months?

Allergies: Allergies will persist as long as you continue to expose yourself to what you are allergic to. The question you should be asking is what am I allergic to? And how do I treat this allergy? If you cannot figure out what is causing your allergy then an allergy specialist may offer you a test to determine this. ...Read more

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Can scratching skin allergies cause permanent skin damage?

Can scratching skin allergies cause permanent skin damage?

Possible, unlikely: Chronic skin conditions that cause itch and subsequent scratching can usually be treated, and if they are treated adequately, the skin can often heal. ...Read more

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What can I do if I am suffering from food and skin allergies?

What can I do if I am suffering from food and skin allergies?

Find the cause: Your best bet is to identify the source of your problems. Get tested for your allergies and determine what triggers your symptoms. An allergist should be able to give you advice on what foods to avoid and how to take care of your skin. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good skin care for people with allergies?

Skin care: In general requires good hydration for the body and the skin, the largest organ in our body. So plenty of fluids, rest and fresh air, as for the skin itself, try bathing with cream soap, pat don't smear your body dry, use a moisturizer right away while still in bathroom to trap the moisture when the skin is still wet, cut finger nails as short as you can, so as to avoid scratching while asleep ...Read more

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Can allergies make your skin go patchy looking with dark and light parts?

Can allergies make your skin go patchy looking with dark and light parts?

Yes: Chronic or severe rashes can change skin color and leave dark and lighter areas. This colr change is difficult to completely resolve. The lighter areas can be repigmented with narrow band uvb or excimer laser. The darker areas can be treated with topical medications to slowly lighten the areas. ...Read more

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What's the solution for a dark patch over the skin due to a tablet allergy?

More info?: I'm not sure I completely understand what you are referring to. If you ingested a tablet and developed a dark patch of skin that has persisted since stopping this medication then it is unlikely related to the tablet you ingested. Hyperpigmented lesions on skin can be due to a number of causes: eczema, dry skin, scarring, etc. Try topical steroid cream to area and/or topical moisturizer. ...Read more

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I always have skin allergies once a year, how to keep it from happening again?

I always have skin allergies once a year, how to keep it from happening again?

Depends: If your problem occurs only during the winter months, then dry skin may be the issue. In which case regular application of a skin moisturizer immediately after bathing may help. If it occurs during the peak pollen season, then you may have eczema and an allergy consult may be helpful. Of course, one needs to consider poison oak/ivy as well. ...Read more

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My head has been feeling fuzzy and heavy, is it allergies or something serious?

My head has been feeling fuzzy and heavy, is it allergies or something serious?

Nondiagnostic: These nonspecific symptoms may be seen in sinus and, /or nasal congestion from allergies or head colds. They can occur with visual disorders, blocked ear canals or from taking certain medications like antihistamines, decongestants, blood pressure medication, running a fever, high blood pressure or even fatigue or lack of adequate sleep. Get examined if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Reasons and solutions for a lot Skin iching (allergy), specially during winter in women aged 32+?

Reasons and solutions for a lot Skin iching (allergy), specially during winter in women aged 32+?

Dry Skin: Wintertime wreaks havoc on skin due to dry air. Try humidifier in bedroom. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. ...Read more

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What is a HEPA hood? It was suggested put one over my head for allergies, but I don't know what that is.

What is a HEPA hood? It was suggested put one over my head for allergies, but I don't know what that is.

I'll clarify: This is called the laminar flow unit which is often used when handling sterile products and is not practical for most people due to noise, airflow, etc. If you have dust mite allergy, reducing the indoor humidity to 35-50% will be far more effective than any HEPA. If you have a mold allergy, attack the source of water. HEPA is usually a poor investment since it rarely makes much of a difference ...Read more

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What is skin allergy?

What is skin allergy?

Itchy skin?: This could mean a lot of things such eczema, hives, angioedema, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and a host of other dermatologic conditions related to an allergic reaction. It could signify a reaction to a medication that causes patient to be itchy or have hives or swelling. ...Read more

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