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Can Silent Reflux Be A Reaction To Allergy Immunotherapy
Would it be possible that a pregnant woman take benadryl/antihistamine to treat an allergic reaction or help allergy induced asthma?
Yes & No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered safe in pregnancy & may be used to treat allergic conditions like allergic rhinitis or hives. Antihistamines like Benadryl are not effective for itching not associated with a rash. This can be due to pregnancy-related liver problems. Talk to your OB about that. Benadryl is also not effective for asthma. There are safe asthma drugs to use while pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Encompasses subcutaneous, patch or sublingual treatment with increasing amounts of specific allergen. Used for allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and hymenoptera hypersensitivity (and in ongoing trials for food allergy). Specific IgE-mediated disease must be proven. Indications are lack of symptom control despite medication/avoidance, reduce risk of anaphylaxis, or ...Read more
Severe allergy: This would be prescribed for a serious food allergy that has the potential to cause as a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. A history of hives or respiratory symptoms caused by a food ingestion with evidence of allergy to that food on testing suggests the need to carry epinephrine. Common foods would include peanut, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish, although any food can be implicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With acute exposure: Someone allergic to cats who lives with cats will not likely have acute anaphylaxis but may have symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis and asthma. When a patient with severe cat allergy who doesn't live with cats enters a home with a cat acute symptoms may occur. This may include throat closure (laryngospasm). I have never heard of this resulting in death. But it's not fun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suspect a food allergy, is it possible that a food allergy can cause rapidly aging skin. Can a food allergy create inflammation like this?
Not really: Having a high likelyhood of being allergic to different things is hereditary, but the specific thing (allergen) you are allergic to (cats, dogs, latex, penicillin...) is not transmitted. So, if a family member has latex allergy, you have a higher chance of being allergic in general, but not specifically to latex. ...Read more
Certainly possible: Some people's asthma is triggered by allergens in the air. While you may not be allergic to the hamster itself, you may be allergic to the material in its bedding. Monitor your symptoms and see when they are worse. If it's only when cleaning the cage, you may be able to where a simple mask or try changing the bedding material. If it's bad all the time though, may want to find him a new home. ...Read more
No: If you have an itchy mouth & throat after eating apples but no other symptoms & you have a negative skin or blood test to apple & a positive test to birch your allergist will probably call it oral allergy syndrome (oas). If the test is positive for apple then we'll call it apple allergy. Usually people with apple allergy cannot eat cooked or baked apples while those with oas can. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: One wouldn't be allergic to allergy shots but because allergy shots contain the allergens one is allergic to one can have significant systemic reactions to allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read more
Yes: Theoretically, a person could have an allergic reaction to any medication including omeprazole. There is no good way to know ahead of time if a person is going to have a reaction. In general Omeprazole and other ppi drugs are well tolerated. However, if a reaction occurs, stop the drug and call the doctor. Frequently there is a suitable alternative that can be used. ...Read more
Will an under-the-tongue type pill (like ragitek) be available soon for those allergic to dust mites?
Depends: Frequently, pet allergy may be a significant trigger in children with asthma. The pet allergy may not always cause immediate, severe symptoms, but may contribute to chronic asthmatic inflammation. Parents often seem to not want to acknowledge this. But not all children with asthma are allergic to pets. Specific testing can be done by your pediatrician, or by an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most allergic reactions to medications, such as a rash that develops with antibiotics, have nothing to do with the action of the medication. It will still work, but simply make you uncomfortable at the same time. Regardless, the medication needs to be stopped - the allergic reaction will continue to get worse the longer you take it. ...Read more
No: It is not recommended to use immunotherapy for treatment of food allergy. There are studies being done to try to desensitize by giving small amounts of the food frequently but these are still in a research phase. Anti-ige treatment with omulazimab is approve for asthma treatment in the us and it will often make the patient less reactive to foods they are allergic to. ...Read more
Large adenoids: Enlarged adenoids can lead to nasal congestion, snoring, drooling and recurrent ear infections. It is straightforward to evaluate the adenoids with an x-ray or an ENT doctor can pass a small fiberoptic scope through the nose and take a direct look. Since asthma and acid reflux are common, they could be seen in patients with enlarged adenoids, but there is no mistaking big adenoids if you look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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