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On prednisone for an allergic reaction on neck. Suffering from itchy hives. Which moisturizer can I use?

Hi - I m currently on a prednisone treatment for an allergic reaction on my neck. I broke out in hives & was miserable with all the scratching . Although the prednisone has begun to work, I am now left with itchy, very dry, red, irritated skin. What is a gentle moisturizer I can use on my neck? I believe that Eucerin lotion was the original irritant/cause of my allergic reaction, so I m reluctant to use any typical OTC body moisturizers. Will plain Vaseline or petroleum jelly give me some safe relief?
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
It is seen that calamine lotion can provide you with much need relief from your symptoms. With further treatment your symptoms will further resolve. However, if your symptoms persist you can consult your doctor for a steroid cream for local application.
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
Petroleum jelly is the best for local application in patients of allergy
you can also apply calamine over effected parts
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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