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A 43-year-old male asked:

do allergy shots have same type of additives (mercury) as vaccines?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
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.

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Can you still be lactose intolerant even though the IgE allergy test claims no allergy?

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Yes: Lactose intolerance is due to the lack of lactase in the GI tract. This is te enzyme tht digests lactose. Without it a person gets gas, cramping and diarrhea despite not having any allergy. Bacteria in the colon cause the gas and the sugar(lactose) acts as a laxative.
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What increases my risk of getting an antibiotic allergy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
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Exposure = Risk: Inappropriate/excessive use of antibiotics has multiple potentially negative effects one of which is the increased risk of sensitization, allergy to the medication.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Can someone get an allergic reaction to an antibiotic after finishing the course?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
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Yes: Yes, you can get the allergic reaction afterwards. Some physicians refer to this as delayed allergic reaction.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Echocardiography in adult and kids done the same?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes generally: In general yes however sonographers are frequently trained specially for kids while nearly every sonographer knows how to perform on adults...There are technical differences....Pediatric echos are usually interpreted by pediatric cardiologists.
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What nasal decongestants could I use for my allergy?

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Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Allergy: It's best to limit your exposure to the allergens if possible. Antihistamines taken regularly may eliminate your symptoms. Decongestants can make you jittery, keep you awake or even cause high blood pressure! your pcp, ENT or allergist can do more if necessary.

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