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My son has had an allergic reaction to some dye he used on…

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My son has had...

My son has had an allergic reaction to some dye he used on his moustache 2 days ago

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Just a very raised and puffy red rash on his upper lip that is itchy. It looks very sore

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?

I'm just wondering if I should take him to the emergency dept

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No nothing. He is a healthy 16yr old. Although he does have cystic acne

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok I'll just get one. Hold on
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

Sure

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It won't let me send it
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

Try using the paper clip icon on this page to upload it

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok I did that. Did you get it?
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

Got it--thanks

Has he tried anything to treat this?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No only put some cold packs on but it didn't help
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

Well it's definitely a contact dermatitis/allergic reaction situation

Nothing too serious though

I'd suggest oral benadryl or Claritin and topical Caladryl lotion for now

That should let it clear in a day or two

But if that doesn't help he'll need a short course of prescription prednisone

There won't be any scarring from this if you were worried about that

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok thank you
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

My pleasure

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