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cause of mercury allergy

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Doesn't exist: There is no such thing as mercury allergy although a small percentage of doctors and dentists will say that mercury allergy exists. Tests that are n ... Read More
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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Not so emphatically: Contact dermatitis specialists still mention thimerosal, an antiseptic that was used in vaccines (an organic compound of mercury) and amalgam, the sal ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not likely: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy injections) as administered by allergists contain the allergen such as tree, grass, weed, dust, dander etc and s ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Thiomersol: Not in the practice of anyone i know.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Phenol: Phenol is the typical preservative in allergy shots and is not believed to be dangerous to you in small doses but prevents bacterial and fungal growth ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: In terms of airborne allergens one would not expect this to be a cause of allergy. Certainly one could see an irritant or contact dermatitis from any ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
All year long.: Most commonly dust mites and molds and pets. In rare cases, what you work around.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Silge
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Indoor allergens: There is little that pollinates in the winter. If you are in the south you may experience mountain cedar pollinating then, but in the north there isn' ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy is inherited: The tendency to develop allergy is inherited. Therefore, children of allergic parents are likely to develop allergies as well. Still, it is not 100% a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Lots: When we think of 'typical' allergy a lot of it has to do with mast cells (a type of white blood cell) and eosinophils. Both of these cells make inter ... Read More

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