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can you be allergic to braces

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Rare: It's possible but VERY rare. Rare allergies to nickel or latex have been reported. The next step you take should be to schedule an examination wit a ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Patch testing: Patch testing could answer ur question, u need 2 c an allergist or a dermatologist.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nickel allergy: Stainless stel contains nickel and skin contact can cause irritiation and rash. A common clinical finding is a small irritating rash below the navel c ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not related: If you were allergic to your retainer, the reaction would be local in your mouth. Your nausea does not seem to be from it. Do you have post nasal drip ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
As a concept?: Fashion aside, yes you can be allergic to some of the less expensive metals used. Look for posts made from surgical/stainless steel, silver or gold. A ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Though usually not already poured and set concrete. The people usually affected are workers and manufacturers. People can either have irritant reactio ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anlin Xu
Dr. Anlin Xu answered
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Interesting question. Just did a quick search. Beeswax is a complex product containing many proteins. There is propolis, "bee glue", usually mixed in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergies: Certainly possible.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: But highly unlikely. There are thousands of species of fungi. It is highly unlikely that you would be allergic to all of them.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes, but rare: True allergies to sperm in women that affect fertility are rare, and there is considerable debate over how much effect those rare allergies have on fe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: But it is more common to have a problem only with raw apple, particularly the peeling, due to oral allergy syndrome. This is caused by an allergy to ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely, happily: Tequila & mezcal is a distilled spirit - like vodka and gin. The distillation process removes virtually all impurities - especially proteins that tri ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: You can be sensitive and rarely allergic to chlorine.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No, salt exists as part of our normal body chemistry so you can't be allergic to it. However, depending on how the salt is processed, you might be se ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
It is possible: It is possible to be allergic to any medication. A medication has other ingredients, such as stabilizers, preservatives, pH buffers, etc..., and a per ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It is possible to be allergic to antibiotics. The most common antibiotic allergies are to penicillin like medications and sulfa based antibiotics.
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Beer: Certainly. There are several sybstances in beer that may cause an allergy.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
36 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Sperm allergy: Absolutely. Allergic reactions during intercourse are well described whether from sperm, spermicide or latex condoms. While vaginal and perivaginal it ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You can be allergic to any of the proteins in chocolate, including the cocoa bean.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenberg
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
It depends uopn the : Allergens are the initiator of allergic reactions. We generally look for allergenic causing proteins which may be included in vitamin compounds.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Humidity is a measure of the moisture content in the air. One cannot be allergic to humidity.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Those meds are unrelated, and unlikely to cause cross-reactivity.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes ... to a point: Marijuana grows as a plant and does produce pollen. However, the plant is usually insect pollinated and thus, not as likely to cause allergy symptoms ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You can be allergic to any thing ( protein base) at any age now a days cross reaction is playing a role , so is hormone cha ... Read More

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