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Yorkie 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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+?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer