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medicine for 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Thimerosal: Mecury was used in older glass thermometers. Thimerosal is a vaccine perservation which contains mercury. Although many state that thimerosal is sa ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to pr ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experi ... Read More
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