Heat rash vs poison ivy

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Avatar n tn but still no improvement. Next came a dermatologist who initially told him it was poison ivy and treated with topical and oral steroids. When it started to improve, he went back into the tub and broke out all over again.....dermatologist has taken a skin biopsy which came back negative and told my husband to just stay out of the tub for 2 weeks. rash seemed to dissipate and last nite he went back into the tub at about 90 degrees and didn't even turn the jets on high.
Avatar n tn I also have a large red patch under my right breast that stays red and sore. When I went to the doctor he just said it was heat rash. I asked him why if my breast were the same size I am only getting the heat rash under one?
Avatar m tn The bumps seems to fester a bit and break easily if scratched, sometimes releasing a small amount of clear liquid . They are extremely itchy and sort of resemble poison ivy but I am fairly confident it is not poison ivy. I have been noticing this trend for about 6 months. I usually use Neosporin on the scrapes, but the use of Neosporin did not use to cause any sort of reaction when I was younger.
Avatar n tn I had the EXACT same problem as lunamars - I developed a severe rash from a Wonderbra I had owned for a while. I switched back to my old VS bra and the rash went away. Last weekend I bought a new Angels by VS bra and the rash came back after wearing it one time. I'm very upset - have filed a complaint with CPSC. Now I'm going to try to get my money back from VS for the bra I wore one time. The worst part it is that I need a new bra and I have no idea what manufacturer is safe.
97615 tn?1212682189 I went to a doc when I was younger who told me that it was justa heat rash and would go away. I was given 4 different antihistimens, one being benedryl. I was so tired from the meds I never did anything to get hot, so I stoped taking them all. I also get head aches from the hives, so I not only get these hives almost everyday but I get headaches that last all day from just one breakout. I have never known anyone who had this.
Avatar n tn An OTC drug that helps a lot and makes the itching go away is CALADRYL CLEAR. Everything posted above describes poison ivy. Even if you don't have poison ivy though, Caladryl Clear will still help it go away and stop the itching - CVS or Rite Aid. Put it on after taking a shower and washing your entire body with a strong soap.
Avatar n tn Lip colored little bumps On the corners of my lips that have seemed to spread but come and go in various spots over the course of one or 2 days. The first thing I thought of was my lip problem ressembled the poison ivy rash I had just gotten over. I did some reasearching of poison ivy on lips, and came up with allergic reaction to mango, AND I had just eaten a few mangos 2 days earlier. Apparently poison ivys and mangos are in the same family producing the same allergen. Who wouldve thunk it.
Avatar n tn I tried all kinds of things and what helped the most was Caladryl on the rash areas. I would apply it at bedtime. It took out the redness and dryed up the rash bumps, but I had a mess with the dryness. Well that is finally gone after months, now I am getting the swelling in my eyes in the mornings and my bottom lip has swollen up, this morning I got a raised bump on the side of my chin then my lip on that side swells up. I also have itching on the bottom of my feet and my hands itch sometimes.
Avatar n tn The first little itchy burn on one finger started three days ago, until reading this I thought I was having a poison ivy outbreak, I'm seriously allergic, from petting my dog after he's been in the woods. Day three both hands are fully involved with singles and clusters of blisters, and I think each foot has a spot I just discovered. How long does this last?
Avatar n tn At first I thought it could be poison ivy or something I picked up from a shopping cart. I have used all kinds of lip balm, mostly Neutrogena. In order to get relief I tried everything including Abreva. Then I put on some Neosporin antibiotic cream (the kind you use for cuts) and then on top of that Iuse Neosporin Lip Health. This comes in a day time tube with SPF 20 and a nightime tub that has no SPF. I just slather it on. The next day my lips felt so much better.
Avatar n tn If you suffer from an episode where the itching can last up to 45 minutes and be unbearable (a deep itching which you cannot ignore and must scratch it) then HEAT SUPPRESSION works. Hair dryer, as mentioned above or put the shower on really hot - HEAT suppresses itch. If you go abroad you notice you probably wont get this condition because the air there is humid unlike the air in the UK also proving it is the cold, dry air which sparks itch.
530191 tn?1214166411 - * Has anybody else got sick with fever and chills caused by the rash? (my doctors dont know if the rash was cause or effect of the illness) * Does anybody else suffer from the chills in combinationwith the rash? (Whenever am in a slightly cold environment I feel extremley cold and get covered in goose bumps - on top of the rash!) I cant find any record of anybody on the web having experienced chills with urticaria. Any input very welcome. Thanks - Rich (In the U.
Avatar n tn Some days it is so bad that he can't open his eyes -on these days he ends up with what looks like bruising, or black eyes as the swelling subsides. The rash responds well to protopic, but I have no idea what he might be reacting to in the first place -I've tried eliminating milk, then eggs, wheat, nuts... No marked difference with any of these eliminations. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn I don't know why I'm going back there, but but maybe it will make him aware of brachioradial pruritus. The following worked a little---poison ivy natural colloidal oatmeal scrub, which I used even in the middle of the night, and a couple other creams with the oatmeal in them, foille [probably misspelled]-which was the least expensive cream in the store, and Burn Jel Plus, a WaterJel product for emergency burn care , that has 2.5% Lidocaine in it.
Avatar f tn The depression is worse, and eventually I get shakey, am hungry a lot and need to sleep a lot. I am tired and can't stand heat or cold whether I'm Hyper or Hypo. When I'm Hypo, my muscles hurt. I haven't tried playing with my meds. I'm sure it would help if one could anticipate one's hormone levels a day ahead, but I can't. The symptoms lag behind the actual levels. I'm sure I'm nearly euthroid right at the moment, but my heart still feels like I'm very Hyper.
Avatar n tn •Foods (commonly eggs, shellfish, nuts, berries, dyes, or other additives) •Drugs (any drug can touch off an allergic reaction, although allergies to penicillin, sulfa, and aspirin are especially common) •Pollens and plants (nettles, poison ivy, poison oak, and so on) •Animal fur •Insect bites or stings •Exposure to heat, cold, or sunshine. For people with chronic hives, the simpler treatments may not keep outbreaks under control.
Avatar n tn It felt like poison oak had somehow gotten in my underwear. I have been to three doctors, and tried every oc medication on the market, as well as natural medication, and what ever the doctors perscribe. I will get temporary reliefe, and think it is finally going away, and then bam! It's back. I was glad to see I was not alone with this problem. The doctors said my test all came back normal, and they are not sure what I have. I do have a thyroid problem also and take sythroid.
Avatar n tn It itches really bad but I decided not to scratch it or pop them coz I'm afraid they might get worse! Our tenant told me it must be due to the heat coz my brother started having them just a few days ago too. It's summer here right now and the heat is so unbearable.
Avatar f tn No clue how many times people go in to get a rash treated and get a prescription without any sort of check to see what the cause of the rash is. Or the prescription of anti-biotics which is stupid except in severe immune attacking sicknesses really). Be persistent and let the doctor know what is triggering it, then they might be able to take a better look when you are actually itching.
Avatar n tn I look back, and it's still at the top of my list of most horrifying experiences I've ever endured. It felt like what I imagine sticking poison ivy up your vag would feel like. I called the company to ask if it was normal and the lady said that I should stop using it immediately, and then she refunded me my money.
Avatar n tn This occurs about every 2-3 weeks. Then I also get almost like an acne rash on the right side of my mouth, lower jaw. I also get a nose sore, again on my right side. I went on-line to see if this has anything to do with allerigies, that is what I was thinking about. Cremes sting like crazy when I put on my eyelid when it's inflamed. What is going on? I am 33 and this all started about a year ago. Very frusterating.
Avatar f tn I think instead of going into a long winded story of what I think is going on with me, I'm just going to start telling people I have heavy metal poisoning. When people hear the word poison, they tend to take you more seriously. Cut and pasted from a heavy metal toxicity website: As an example of the scope of a heavy metal's toxicity, lead can affect the nervous system, gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system, blood production, kidneys, and reproductive system.
Avatar m tn The not visible bugs never completely went away. The heat seems to accomodate them. My body rash is coming back. My 11 month old son still wakes up every few hours. My naturopathic doctor had me go buy yellow powdered sulphur at the chinese store. It is to be mixed (very carefully and only if absolutely necessary) with a lotion. 9 parts lotion to 1 part sulphur for adults only. So, 9 tablespoons of lotion with 1 tablespoon of sulphur. Blend the mixture in a blender.
Avatar n tn I'm not even allergic to poison ivy, for crying out loud. Being told that I don't understand the nature of my problem, given a kindergarten level explanation of why the nose sneezes, kindly patted on the head, and told to avoid high pollen count hours, made me want to scream with frustration. Doesn't the good doctor realize that allergy testing is the first thing we all tried? It's just one more example of the medical tunnel vision that has prevented a solution being found to our problem.
Avatar f tn We've made a few trips more recently to Guadalupe State Park and Pedernales State Park, but we've gotten old enough now to seriously consider an RV instead of hauling the tent and everything else. I don't need much, and I can stand the heat, but really need something closer to a real bed than we can rig up in the tent. My neighbor recently spent 10 days out at Big Bend. Wow! The pics are awesome, and primitive doesn't begin to describe the conditions.