Skin allergy test

What is Skin allergy test?

A skin test to detect allergies. A control of histamine is typically used to gauge the response, along with a control that is not expected to be positive.

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My 9 months old baby is developing some skin rash in the inner side of her elbow (pic attached) there are some red spots along with tiny bumps in the skin. However I am applying calamine lotion but wanted to understand if this is something I need to worry about. Can you please suggest if there is any cream I can apply for this. Also can you please let me know if there is any mosquito repellent cream that is safe for the baby? As I feel this rashes are mainly due to insect bite (though I am not absolutely sure).

Thanks and Regards
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
it is intertrigo

Detailed Answer:
Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic,

I have gone through your question & photograph and understand your concern.

It appears that your baby is suffering from intertrigo. It is an inflammation of body folds and adjacent area. Superadded bacterial and...

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Hello Doctor,
I'm facing an Allergy problme since last 2-3 yrs. now. Sudden itching starts in almost all parts of my body, specifically in head, hand and toe fingers, private parts, stomach and in my legs.
The affected portions got reddish .Sometime some whitish material is seen on my body parts post I rub myself to get relief from itching.

I had met a Dermatologist and he recommended me to undergo certain tests which include LFT,KFT,Lipid Profile, Blood sugar Tests as well some other tests. The reports of same seems normal.

Further he asked me to visit a Liver Specialist and further Liver Specialist also recommended me certain Kidney related tests to confirm if their any allergy related from any liver diseases.
All above tests seems in normal limits and had also undertaken medicine courses both from Dermatologist as well from Liver Specialist.

Till the time I undertake medicines my allergy remains in control, But moment I stopped taking any medicine ,same allergy re-occurs in my body.

After almost visiting for above doctors for almost 2-3 months I stopped visiting anymore as there was no permanent recovery seen.
Till last 1-1.5 yrs now I had been taking LECOPE medicine after a routine cycle of 2 days as otherwise the allergy causes such high itching in my body, that even I feel less of breath sometimes and need to take immediate LECOPE medicine which takes almost 2-3 hrs to control the itching.

I'm now confused as to meet whom as I had met a known Dermatologist/Liver Specialist of a reputed Hospital in NCR, but still my problem is not resolved.

I keep very good care of self hygiene and other necessary things so as to prevent allergy/itching due to any wrong environment.
Now I had observed one more thing that incase I touch any dusty material or stays in any dirty place barefoot or in that environment, issues starts again in my body.

Due to my work profile, I sometimes needs to sit continuously for 24 hrs. and even in nights after working full day, I feel acute itching now in my hands in case I work in such extended durations.

Kindly let me know as what I can do to find the source of allergy as well as how can I kill this disease permanently.



doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consult allergist and get done allergy testing.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I have gone through the detailed history you have provided.
In my opinion, you are mostly having urticaria. It is type of allergic skin...

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Hi my daughter had rashes last wednesday night and seemed to subside during the day. Thursday night it got worst with eyes and near the mouth also a bit swollen thrn it subsided. We went go and was given antihistamines. Friday was ok but sat afternoon the rashes cane back so i gave her the antihistamine again. Today sunday i noticed small rashes again . It seems to come out at night. Im not sure if this is just ordinary allergy. Pls advise

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Allergic reaction

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to healthcare magic and thanks for putting up the query
From the history it appears to be an allergic reaction only. As the allergy is more at night it can be due to some change in bedding or something she eats in dinner or it can be due...

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hi - i am having a issue with my skin . when ever i go out in sun light and come back , where ever sunlight fall i feels heavy itching with some time red rash . it only happen when i come back home or come out of sun light after 5 to 10 min its starts and remain there for around 30min . its very irritating pls suggest .

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Use sunscreen lotion and provide more information

Detailed Answer:
Hello
welcome to health care magic
I really appreciate your concern
At the outset I would like further information to guide you better
Since how long you are having this problem
Which area of body is affected?...

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A friend of mine has been having one or twice a month a metallic taste in his mouth and having diarrhea and throwing up and feeling worn out which is probably normal from his symptoms. He isn't on any antibiotics or has any food allergies that he knows of. I'm a nurse and I at first thought it could be a food allergy and I know it can be from lackn of dental hygiene the metallic taste. He did go see a Doctor quite awhile ago and he said he was healthy! Now the symptoms are back,I told him he needs to go see another Doctor to find out. I thought maybe it was IBS which I have but oviously his Doctor is the one to see what ie going on with him. What do you think? Thanks XXXXXXX XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Several reasons might be the cause

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for asking at HCM.
I carefully read your question and understand your concern.

There are several causes of the metallic taste in the mouth.

Medications might be the cause of it sometimes. Even over the counter...

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My son is 6months old. I started to notice what looked like hives on his hands. His one hand is swolen at times and looks red aswell. What can it be?
My son is 6months old. I noticed what looked like hives on his hands. His one hand is also red and swolen at times. What can it be?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Redness, swelling and hives which is recurring can be due to allergic tendency in your child

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Welcome to the HCM
I have gone through your question and the attached picture. Although the pic is not so clear, I can see the redness and swelling on dorsum of hand....

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I'm I recently took a skin test and found out that I am allergic to dust mights and Penicillium mold. The allergist went into great detail about the dust mights but not the mold.


can you please give me any information you can on how to avoid or identify Penicillium mold. I have enough info on the dust mites.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Avoid dark damp places

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query.

First, I would like to tell you that a skin allergy test can identify many such household things one is allergic to which however one cannot avoid. Dust and molds are such things....

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Hi,Doctor,
I'm 30 Yrs old guy,I have the complain of sneezing,throat ache,occasional fever and some time mild head ache .After consulted a local physician i got some relief. Now i have developed an additional symptom.My eyes are etching severely and during this time i sneezes also. Again i consulted a physician and he has prescribed some medicine assuming this may be due to dust allergic .Some of the medicine i have been taking are given below for your reference. Lozomac-600,Lecy M ,Evion 400,Immunace and B-29 Gold .Kindly guide me to get cure permanently.

Thank
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Mob-0000

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Continue medications; get an allergy test done

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for posting your query in Healthcaremagic.com.
This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query.

I have gone through your query and understand your concern.
From your history, it seems like you had a...

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My daughter 7 1/2 yrs is having itching in whole body from yesterday onwards. Doctor diagnosed as reaction to food which she had taken last night (very little portion of beef curry). They prescribed her omnacortil solution 5mg/5ml, levo cetrizine. She is still have itiching n rashes around her body. Please let me if any other medications

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
SUFFICIENT MEDICATION; DO ALLERGY TEST

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thank you for posting your query in healthcaremagic.com.
This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query.

Food allergy is a very common cause of sudden onset whole body itching and it is generally managed with...

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My IGE level in blood is 799. My age is 37 and my sex is male. I am 37 year old and height is 5 feet 6 inches. How I reduce it?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You should search the cause of high IgE.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
Your IgE level is high.
You should search the cause of that. Asthma, allergy, hypersensitivity, parasitic infection all can lead to high IgE level....

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