Helpful tips

How do you treat surgical tape rash?

How do you treat surgical tape rash?

Treating an allergy to adhesives on bandages

  1. Use an anti-itch cream or lotion, such as calamine lotion or a cream with at least 1 percent hydrocortisone.
  2. Take an antihistamine, such as Benadryl, to reduce itching.
  3. Keep the area moisturized.
  4. Avoid scratching the rash.
  5. Use a cool compress on the area.

What to apply on rashes on legs?

Apply moisture to your legs before and after shaving, as well as after a bath or shower. Other topical products to relieve itchy legs include anti-itch cream, hydrocortisone, and calamine lotion. You can also take an oral antihistamine to stop an allergic reaction.

How do you treat chlorhexidine rash?

If you suspect a patient may have (or has had) an allergic reaction to chlorhexidine gluconate, monitor the reaction carefully, provide immediate respiratory and/or cardiovascular support as needed, and discontinue the use of the drug or medical device containing chlorhexidine gluconate as expeditiously as possible.

Why do I have a rash on my lower leg?

Most rashes on the lower leg are caused by dermatitis, eczema, or an allergic reaction which will look like red, itchy bumps on the leg. Read below for more information on lower leg rashes and treatment options. Rashes on the lower legs explained Rashes are dermatologic conditions that can affect the color, texture, and even sensation of the skin.

What are the different types of leg rashes?

Leg rashes may or may not be itchy and can be red, white, purple or silver in color. The texture of a leg rash can be flat, raised, bumpy or scaly and include flaking off or peeling of skin cells. Leg rashes can also appear as dots or spots or occur over a large, solid continuous area.

Why do I have a purple rash on my legs?

A rash of purple spots on the legs or other areas can indicate a potentially serious condition, such as allergic purpura. Any rash that is associated with allergies combined with shortness of breath, wheezing, or swelling of the face, mouth or throat is a symptom of a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.

What causes a rash on the calves, shins or ankles?

What causes a rash on the calves, shins, or ankles? Dermatologic. The majority of rashes on the legs are dermatologic in nature. Many skin conditions such as eczema, hives,… Inflammatory. Most causes of rash are inflammatory in nature. Infectious: The skin is home to a bacterium known as…