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A 26-year-old female asked:

what are signs of a allergy infection?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Where?: Allergy is different from infection, both cause inflammation though, also depends where? if you would be kindly more specific, we would be able to help

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A 47-year-old member asked:

I wonder if wearing those panty liners is leading to more allergies or infections. Any thoughts gynos?

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Dr. Willa Terry
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Possibly: The fragrances in the product may be an irritant. Try a fragrance-free or “all natural” brand.
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Is spring pinkeye infection or allergy?

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can allergies be making you miserable too, or would you suspect a flu or infection?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Allergies=misery: Nasal / ocular allergies typically associated with sneezing, itching, redness and watering. Flu / infection associated with cough, redness, drainage, pain maybe itching, sneezing, headache, and a variety of systemic symptoms such as fever, malaise, GI disturbance, etc. In mild cases it may be difficult to tell apart. And people with allergies get the flu and vice versa.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I'm curious as to what is infection and allergies?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
The cause: Often the symptoms may be similar, particularly with a viral infection (more than bacterial). Infections are caused by organisms and cause a body response (bacteria, fungus, virus). Allergies are a reaction your body has set up (rather inappropritately) to material that sensitizes it. Only susceptible people will be at risk for allergies but everybody can have infection at some point.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Earring infection or allergy, how can I tell?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Drainage: Sometimes it is hard to tell but typically an infection will bring a lot of reactive cells and cause pus/drainage. Allergy causes more of a local reaction with redness/pain and irritation. Typically infection will continue after earing is out unless topical antibacterial (alcohol, neosporin) is applied. Allergy may continue for up to one week but does not require more attention if earring out.

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