Saturday, April 24, 2010

Can exercising worsen the itching when you have skin allergies caused by perfume?

before, i had a medical check-up, the doctor diagnosed it as fungus but the said fungus was recurring. i later found out that it isn't fungus but skin allergy. the affected area is very itchy and before i couldn't sleep because of severe itchiness. right now, it is still itchy but i won't touch it because it will just effect to sleepless nights because of itchiness. the doctor said before that I am not allowed to perspire because it will just trigger the itchiness more but that was the same doctor who diagnosed me with fungus "infection"%26lt;-i'm not sure with this term. anyway, does this perspiring also applies to skin allergies?

Can exercising worsen the itching when you have skin allergies caused by perfume?
Skin contact with perfumes can cause a reaction like a rash. Especially when exposed to the sun. When you sweat the pores on the skin open wider and this causes more irritation. So any sweating will cause more discomfort.

Avoid using any type of cologne until the rash disappears completely. Then to avoid recurrence spray the air at clothing level and step into the cologne. This will give you the cologne scent yet, not irritate the skin.

I also have a problem with colognes. Expensive or cheap I will break out wherever the cologne touches my skin. I use the walk through spray application and do not have a problem.
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Reply:Probably, as we sweat when we exercise which would be aggravating your skin further.
Reply:Yes, even for a skin allergy perspiring will irritate the area causing it to itch more. Even something like a misquito bite will become irritated by perspiration.
Reply:Logically, I would think that it would indeed worsen the problem because when you sweat and stuff, it opens your pores up wider, which would make the perfume seep further into your skin. But if you are allergic to perfumes, can't you just switch to hypo-allergenic products? Then you could have some itch-free exercise and not have to worry about it.
Reply:YES.. i got a perm about 10 years ago and had a severe reaction. Ever since then, i get hives and have very sensitve skin to almost everything. Zyrtec really helps me with the itchiness. But I noticed several years ago that when I perspire I break out worse. My doc told me that since my skin is so sensitive i break out from my own sweat. I cant even go for a long walk because the itching is so intense. The only thing that relieves it is a cool shower to wash off all the sweat and after that I am fine. So, Yes, you can definetley develop allergies to your sweat.
Reply:I'm not a doctor, or an expert, but the principle sounds reasonable to me. When you excercise or sweat, your pores are open. If you are reacting to a perfume or fragrance such as the ones added to deodorants and body sprays, the irritant could get into the open pore and have an extra-irritaing effect.

Food Allergy. Itchy Red/hot/dry Skin. Solutions?

My girlfriend is suffering from a Food Allergy for milk products, beef and sea food. Also spicy food.

She is a beautiful girl but she suffers a lot from this allergy. Get's this Allergy at least once a week.

All the food she likes is not good for her.

Sometimes in sleep she end up scratching herself until it's bleeding. Applying a lot of moisturising cream helps to get rid of dryness.

Sometimes she starts to hate herself and go crazy.

Still she's my beautiful Angel!

Any solution for this?

We live in Australia

Many Thanks.

Food Allergy. Itchy Red/hot/dry Skin. Solutions?
I suffer from allergies and occasionally end up with hives. Try Benadryl or another antihistamine and it should relieve the itchiness.
Reply:She needs to go to a doctor and find out exactly what foods are setting off the allergy and then STOP EATING THEM. Yes it can be hard but a lot of people have specific nutritional needs and have to stay away from things they like. Allergies get worse with repeated exposure to the offending substance, not better, and anaphylactic shock can be fatal.
Reply:Has she tried taking benedryl on the days this is happening? I have an allergy to ibuprofen.... when I accidently take something with it in it benedryl usually always counteracts it.
Reply:Visit the site . I hope it will help you. It has home remedies on it.
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Reply:me too i live in beautiful oz. she needs to go to a skin specialist who will give her some cortisone cream. and she will have to take the time to try different foods to see which ones to avoid ,the doctor may also give her a shot on a regular basis to alleviate the symptoms .you're a great guy because you care so much about her

When a doctor performs a skin panel test for allergies, does this test include a test for shellfish allergy?

I had a heap of skin tests late August of this year.

Here is what is on the skin test sheet, (Australian test) but I would imagine they would be very simular.







I will only put what is on the food list.


Milk (cow)

Egg Alb

Egg Yolk

Wheat Fl



Bean (Soya)




Cray / fish














Yeast (Bakers)

Yeast (Brewers)



Make sure you have some anti-histamines with you (you can take them when they completed all the tests), as my arm was a mass of itchy welts, some of which melded together.

Good luck

When a doctor performs a skin panel test for allergies, does this test include a test for shellfish allergy?
Yes. There will be nearly 100 unique test areas
Reply:no that is mainly for things that are airborn and the like i believe that that test is done by blood test i know that is how they found my cashew allergy
Reply:usually the first test performed is the basic test , mold, pollen,dog dander,etc. unless youv'e never showed any signs of anything else then the allergists might jump right to what your having problems with. however, that is not normally performed until further visits seek specialists
Reply:the allergy test can be up to 40 different items. to inclube shell fish. What they will do is stick your back enough to break the skin doesn't hurt and then they put droplets of different substances on the broken skin... grass, weeds, pet hair, horse hair, eggs, etc when your back gets a little whelp in the area they measure it and then they tell you what your allergic to.
Reply:When I had it done the dermatologist basically picked and chose what he wanted to test me for, so if you're worried about it just ask and they probably can.
Reply:unless they know you possibly have a problem with that. otherwise, you may tell the dr u wnna be tested
Reply:If you are tested for food allergies too then it should include shellfish.

If ne1 here suffers from skin allergies plzz do reply...?

i need to conduct a survey on skin allergies...

details required-



symptoms of allergy

whether allergen known

ne1 else in family having from some form of allergy....which??

living in rural/urb/sub-urb (pollution levels)?

If ne1 here suffers from skin allergies plzz do reply...?
Name : Apu

Age : 35

Symptoms : white scars near nose

dust allergy

no one else in fmily

Reply:enlist your own name first...
Reply:Hi there,

I think , the place you should have gone for such a survey was a "dermatology outpatient wing", and "not yahoo answers" column..

best wishes...
Reply:To conduct a survey on health there is regulation under supervision of ministery of health under certain medical conditions, rules to be by physician in clinics ,are you agree with me


12 yr old feline with a skin problem ..(bad) flea bite allergy please help?

need a vet in massachusettes that will make a payment plan with me to help my Missy she is 12 yrs old and i know she has an allergy to flea bites she is in bad shape, she keeps licking herself to the point where she gets sores all over....(around the tail and on her back end) she is always scratching herself. Missy is my baby and i need help.... I live in Winchendon Ma. and we don't have alot my husband is recently disabled and I don't work have 3 kids.. really need some help We would like to keep Missy here with us........MEEEEEE I would !!!!!!! any help would be wonderfull!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

12 yr old feline with a skin problem ..(bad) flea bite allergy please help?
Do you see fleas on her? It could be a bacterial infection, yeast, mange, name a few. It also could be flea allergy dermatitis if she had a bad infestation. She could also have something else wrong that is causing immune suppression allowing for secondary infections to occur.

Do you have money for at least a office visit? (Usually $25-$45). Call all the local Vet's and get quotes for office visits. Make an appt @ the cheapest one. Let them examine her, they may find the culprit and send you home with antibiotics, it may be something as simple as that. If they need to do more tests (skin scraping, fungal cultures, blood work etc) ask for a detailed estimate and at that time ask if you can make payments.

If you already have a Vet that you've been to before, they may be a little more willing to make payment arrangements for you.

You can also try calling local rescue groups (not the humane society, animal control etc) small local groups (you can do a search on petfinder for local groups) and ask for some assistance. Most small groups have a Vet that they take their rescues to for reduced fees. They may allow you to take your cat to their Vet under their account and you will pay reduced fees for services.

If all else fails, you will need to give her to someone who can get her some treatment, as sad and heartbreaking as that will be.

Good luck!
Reply:Animal Umbrella in Somerville may be able to help you. I believe they have access to vets who donate or pro rate their bills when necessary.

Also, Chelsea Animal Clinic is very reasonable and probably would be willing to work with you.

I know this isn't that near Winchendon, but it's the only area that I know. I hope this helps.

As a last resort, you could call and talk with someone at North Shore Animal Shelter in Salem.
Reply:Flea allergies are not too expensive to treat. You just need flea treatments from a vet like Frontline Plus and housesprays - if she's in that bad a shape a steroid shot for temporary relief is also in order.

Ring around vets to see what they can offer you - a bit unlikely anyone on here from your area will post, so get your answers by just phoning the vets in your area.


Natural remedies for Dog skin allergies.?

He's a St. Bernard and has skin allergies. We've taken him to the vet and had all kinds of tests run. The outcome is just that he has allergies. We've tried many thing, and I am tired of giving him high doses of allergy medications and steroids. I would like to know of some topical/natural things I can try to relieve his itching. I've heard essential oils and such work wonders. Also, I would need dosages/instructions for him. He's 150 lbs, and has long fur.

Natural remedies for Dog skin allergies.?
Have you tried changing his diet? He could be lacking some essential oils. My dog was always itchy and dry when he was on Natural Choice, several weeks after I switched him to Solid Gold the itching went away and his skin greatly improved. You can also add Canola oil to his diet (1T a day) and this should also help his coat.
Reply:Brewers yeast and Garlic tablets-it will say on the bottle how much to give to him. Good Luck with your dog-I hope this helps
Reply:Oh girl, do I KONW what you are going thru. Its from yeast... its NOT allergies

Go to

get the kit. Follow it precisely. The vet is using this to take yoru money.I Have spent over 3k in a year!!!

This is the products that will help. NO MORE ANTIBIOTICS and NO MORE ANTIHYSTAMINES!!!!

let me know how you do.

tell them penni told you..
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Reply:My dog (German Shepherd) has responded extremely well to a product called SkinEze. She also eats AvoDerm Dog food which is specifically made to help with skin/coat conditions. I have attached a link for SkinEze. I have even stopped using it for a couple of days once in a while and she started itching after three days of being off. It took about a week of her being on it to stop the itching. Good luck. I know how frustrating it is. I went through all the meds also to no avail and a lot of out of pocket expense.
Reply:My dog has like the same problem. We giver her omeg-3 fish oil pills for like dry skin and it works to stop itching and dry skin. It makes her hair very soft, and it stops the dry skin
Reply:Try using Domeboro. It is a powder that you mix with water. My dog developed a hot spot recently and it healed in a couple of days.

You can purchase it at your local drugstore.
Reply:Oatmeal shampoo for dogs
Reply:My poor doggie has had allergies for a while and we have had her go through the same battery of tests. I have just started her on nettles 1 capsule / day, and it seems to be helping. She's scratching less. I'm also washing her with a shampoo that contains tea tree oil.
Reply:Try the Yahoo Group Pets 4 Homeopathy

First you have to realize that some or all of your problems stem from vaccinations.

Here's a good site to start learning about it.

Dr. Rogers has links to many sites showing the studies done on the vaccinations.
Reply:I give my blue dobes fish oil and meletonin ..

1,000 fish oil 2 times a day

3mg meletion 2 times a day

Very inexpensive and you can find them in the drug store with the vitamins . They work very well !! Let me know if you try it .
Reply:my dog has allergies and I've used calamine lotion, and it really works

Pit bull skin allergies?

Hey all

I have a pit bull who is pretty much hairless on his belly.

He gets terrible skin allergies that is all red and inflammed. I have tried all sorts of anti allergy creams including quartozon (? not sure of spelling) but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?? I hate to think of my poor dog suffering...


Pit bull skin allergies?
First thing to suspect is his food. Dogs with allergies shouldn't eat corn, soy or wheat..

Second common cause is flea allergy. If your dog isn't eating those items, or is flea free, then it is likely environmental, and caused by pollen or household cleaners, lawn spray, etc..

this is a great sup[lement to help a dog deal better with allergies%26gt; as it strengthens his immune system.
Reply:My dog has serious food allergies. I give him Benedryl (over the counter) 75mg to easy his pain and inflammation. I'm not too thrilled with any kind of steroids and that stuff worked. My vet turned me on to it. Hope this helps!! Oh, and it's cortisone. Good luck!! DOGS RULE!!
Reply:my son has 2 pits and one of them had the same problem, he took him to the vet and was told that the pit was alergic to rice and other grains. so my son put both dogs on a diet of a food called science diet, they have had no problems since
Reply:There are a few different medications on the market at the moment. 1 that we have had the most success with at my work (I am a vet nurse) is Atopica. It is a twice daily tablet but they are VERY expensive. Regular hydrobaths with medicated shampoo is another way to keep ontop of the allergy but will never cure it. Cortisone has a fairly high success rate but you need the correct dosage and even just missing one tablet can make them flare up again. Cortisone also isn't very good as a long term treatment. I would suggest taking him to a vet that has specialty training in dermatology. They can do skin scraping and check for different yeats and pyoderma and give you the right medication to help treat him. No matter what you do though it is going to be something you are going to have to treat for life as there is no "cure" for skin problems...only treatment to stop the majority of flare ups
Reply:Hi There,

I can sympathize with you, one of our dogs as chewed her belly, legs, chest, ears, snout all free of hair we joke saying that she's a chihuahua that is trying to be a Mexican hairless, but really it is VERY sad. It constant itchy drives her and us nuts, and I've lots track of the vet visits....everything from antibiotics (she gets infected too) to ointments to creams to bathes with SelsunBlue shampoo, flea and parasite control you name it. Vet tells us last time ---last resort Predisone----which we REALLY don't want to use because of other health problems she has could be excerbated.

Then about 3 weeks it dawned on me, is she allergic to grain??!!! For a long shot I thought i give it a try and searched high and low for canned or dry dog food with out ANY grain. well I found some (and she likes it too big bonus) and we have been giving it to her now for 2 weeks (even pure 100% liver treats and Absloutely NO cat food ---little sneak).

I bet you couldn't guess what has happened????

Thats right she seems to be healing, the itching is subsiding still some but way less, her sores are healing, and she is HAPPY! again. Yeah!!!!!

So I guess my point is could it be something like that???

With soooo many kids with crazy allergies these days, why

would it be any different for dogs???

I figured there was no harm in trying, and yes the food costs more BUT hey, look how much I've spent on all the vet bills and meds, not to mention sleepless, itch filled nights.

I sure hope that this might help you, I'd look at your doggies

food, maybe try an elimination diet, I had a friend whose Afghan could only eat sweet potatoes and salmon or he got a ear infection. I know alot of people object to giving Bully breeds raw meat, but maybe you could try it chopped up with

sweet potatoes, just to see.

Wouldn't it be Awesome if it was just something like that!!!!

Good Luck to you...I'd be curious to know

And give that pittie a good belly rub from me (I've a total soft spot for them, I used to work with so many of them at the local shelter...they were always some of my all time favs...the little goofballs.

Oh yeah the type of food I found her is called "GO! grain free"

there is also a First Mates, and some Wellness has no grains, sorry to the responses above but:

1) dogs can be allergic to WAY more things then just soy,wheat,corn,fleas,and the environment but those are the majors.

2) Science Diet DOES have grains both in can and dry--thats what Pepper was on prior to GO! and it still did it. When I looked for Grain free I looked for totally Grain-Free no corn, oats, oatmeal, barley, soy, wheat, bran, quinoa, spelt etc etc .
Reply:I know what you are talking about i have been breeding and owned many who have had this problem. Well for starters add some cod oil in their food. use some vet tabs ( rub the rash with some vitamin-e oil and let it sit there for 10-15 min with out him itching it. make sure you do that for atleast 2 months after it has cleared up!! any issues or anymore ?'s email me i have been at this for awhile and think i can help.
Reply:1. Change foods. Food is the cause of most allergies.

Try Innova Evo, it's grain and corn free and is low allergen.

2. Weekly baths in medicated shampoo (oatmeal or tea tree oil) can help greatly with allergies.

3. Bag Balm works wonders on a variety of issues. It is a lightly medicated soothing balm that was originally made for cow udders, but it is useful for virtually anything that is dry and sore.

How to grade your dog's food: Start with a grade of 100:

1) For every listing of "by-product" , subtract 10 points

2) For every non-specific animal source ("meat" or "poultry", meat, meal


fat) reference, subtract 10 points

3) If the food contains BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin, subtract 10 points

4) For every grain "mill run" or non-specific grain source, subtract 5


5) If the same grain ingredient is used 2 or more times in the first


ingredients (I.e. "ground brown rice", "brewers rice", "rice flour" are


the same grain), subtract 5 points

6) If the protein sources are not meat meal and there are less than 2


in the top 3 ingredients, subtract 3 points

7) If it contains any artificial colorants, subtract 3 points

8 ) If it contains ground corn or whole grain corn, subtract 3points

9) If corn is listed in the top 5 ingredients, subtract 2 more points

10) If the food contains any animal fat other than fish oil, subtract 2


11) If lamb is the only animal protein source (unless your dog is


to other protein sources), subtract 2 points

12) If it contains soy or soybeans, subtract 2 points

13) If it contains wheat (unless you know that your dog is not allergic


wheat), subtract 2 points

14) If it contains beef (unless you know that your dog is not allergic


beef), subtract 1 point

15) If it contains salt, subtract 1 point

Extra Credit:

1) If any of the meat sources are organic, add 5 points

2) If the food is endorsed by any major breed group or nutritionist, add



3) If the food is baked not extruded, add 5 points

4) If the food contains probiotics, add 3 points

5) If the food contains fruit, add 3 points

6) If the food contains vegetables (NOT corn or other grains), add 3


7) If the animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free, add 2


8 ) If the food contains barley, add 2 points

9) If the food contains flax seed oil (not just the seeds), add 2 points

10) If the food contains oats or oatmeal, add 1 point

11) If the food contains sunflower oil, add 1 point

12) For every different specific animal protein source (other than the

first one; count "chicken" and "chicken meal" as only one protein

source, but "chicken" and "" as 2 different sources), add 1 point

13) If it contains glucosamine and chondroitin, add 1 point

14) If the vegetables have been tested for pesticides and are

pesticide-free, add 1 point


94-100+ = A 86-93 = B 78-85 = C 70-77 = D 69 and below = F

Here are some foods that have already been scored.

Dog Food scores:

Authority Harvest Baked / Score 116 A+

Bil-Jac Select / Score 68 F

Canidae / Score 112 A+

Chicken Soup Senior / Score 115 A+

Diamond Maintenance / Score 64 F

Diamond Lamb Meal %26amp; Rice / Score 92 B

Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula / Score 99 A

--male genitalia-- Van Patten's Natural Balance Ultra Premium / Score 122 A+

--male genitalia-- Van Patten's Duck and Potato / Score 106 A+

Foundations / Score 106 A+

Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold / Score 93 B

Iams Lamb Meal %26amp; Rice Formula Premium / Score 73 D

Innova Dog / Score 114 A+

Innova Evo / Score 114 A+

Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables / Score 110 A+

Nutrisource Lamb and Rice / Score 87 B

Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy / Score 87 B

Pet Gold Adult with Lamb %26amp; Rice / Score 23 F

ProPlan Natural Turkey %26amp; Barley / Score 103 A+

Purina Beneful / Score 17 F

Purina Dog / Score 62 F

Purina Come-n-Get It / Score 16 F

Royal Canin Bulldog / Score 100 A+

Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult / Score 106 A+

Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice / Score 97 A

Science Diet Advanced Protein Senior 7+ / Score 63 F

Science Diet for Large Breed Puppies / Score 69 F

Wellness Super5 Mix Chicken / Score 110 A+

Wolfking Adult Dog (bison) by Solid Gold / Score 97 A