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symptoms for an allergic reaction to acetone?

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Dr. Uzma Chaudhry
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Any of the following: Any of the following: itching, redness, difficulty breathing, hives.
Dr. Duane Gels
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Same as others: Would be the same as allergy to other items. But need specifics here: are you talking allergic contact dermatitis (allergic rash)? It would be similar to cosmetic reactions. Similarly f,or a reaction to the odor causing eye, nose, throat, or lung reactions - like burning, coughing, tightness of airways; this would be similar to other aromatic hydrocarbons, aerosols, gases.

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Can my diet prevent allergies?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
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No: No. There are many myths surrounding allergies, but many studies have looked at this issue and show quite conclusively that mom's diet doesn't affect junior's chance of getting allergies. Enjoy whatever foods you'd like.
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What is the test for allergies?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
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Skin testing is best: Allergies are best tested with skin tests. Blood tests like immunocap and rast testing are alternatives but are not as accurate. Skin tests are usually preformed by an allergist.
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Do children grow out of allergies?

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Yes: Children may outgrow specific allergies, especially infants with mild food allergy. They often however "grow into" new allergies. The ability to develop or have allergy is never outgrown.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the dangers of allergic reactions? My new housemate has a bunch.

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Allergy symptom vary: Allergic reactions can vary from minimally annoying to fatal. If your housemate has more than mild nasal, eye, or skin symptoms i would suggest seeing a board certified allergist to define and appropriately treat the allergies.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long do mosquito bite reactions happen?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Duration?: Local pain, itching, and redness of the skin are typical after a mosquito bite. There is usually an immediate wheal and flare response that peaks at about 20 minutes, or a hard, itchy, bump that peaks at two to three days and resolves over the ensuing days to weeks.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Agree. And don't scratch it. It will take longer to resolve.
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