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mercury allergy in children

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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Coughing: Hard to answer without more information and examination
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not Exactly: What is passed genetically from parent to child is the propensity to develop atopy (such as eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies) but usu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
23 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (ass ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Okay to use: Okay to use children's Benadryl. Dosage will be 20 ml ( 4 teaspoons) per dose.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.00 ... Read More
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