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Can You Be Allergic To Another Person
Seminal allergy: I thought over this subject again and would say occasionally yes. Sometimes a female may become allergic to the male's semen with sexual intercourse. The symptoms may consist of burning and/or itching in the vagina. Desensitization to seminal fluid has been found to be successful under the supervision of an allergist and one must have intercourse 2x/wk to maintain the tolerance. Condom anyone? ...Read more
If you are allergic to hydrocodone will you be likely to be allergic to methocarbamol oral as well?
Can someone be allergic to anti-histamines and what else can you take if an allergic reaction occurs?
Occasionally yes: but not to all antihistamines, often times the allergy is to an inactive ingredient in the drug, but true allergy to antihistamines is there, rare though, if need be you can try 2nd or third generation antihitamine under your doctor's supervision, goo luck ...Read more
Yes: Weed allergy is very common. The most common weed is usually ragweed which is found in abundance is most of the U.S. Except southern california. Weeds usually pollinate in the late summer (mid-august) until the first frost. An allergist can assist in identifying weed allergy and developing a treatment plan. ...Read more
I am not quite: Sure what you are asking but many people are not allergic to dog dander. ...Read more
Allergies: Your question is too vague, can you give specifics? ...Read more
It is possible: It is possible to be allergic to any medication. A medication has other ingredients, such as stabilizers, preservatives, pH buffers, etc..., and a person may be allergic to one of the other ingredients. Also, a person can be ok with the drug, but react to a breakdown product of the drug, or react to a "bound" combination of the drug+substance (the substance may be from the person's own body). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immunotherapy: The simple answer is allergy immunotherapy. This is typically done for airborne allergens or bees and is the process by which giving the patient back increasing doses of the allergen(s) they will have less and less symptoms. Allergy vaccine therapy is not a cure but can induce long term modifications in the immune system so that the targeted allergens clinically cause less problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The components and chemicals in concrete are very irritating as well as allergenic. Most often it is allergic contact dermatitis. You need to be patch tested by an allergist or dermatologist to truly determine what components you might be reacting to in the concrete. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addictive obsession: It is possible to be addicted to a person and this may look like an obsession: you want more of the other person and don't seem to feel comfortable being away. Healthy relationships tend to appreciate each other's individuality and space. Being unable to feel comfortable by yourself is somewhat unhealthy. Consider seeking counseling so that you can enjoy a healthy relationship. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unlikely, happily: Tequila & mezcal is a distilled spirit - like vodka and gin. The distillation process removes virtually all impurities - especially proteins that trigger allergy. So whatever adverse effect you are experiencing with drinking tequila are not allergic. You could however be allergic to something you are eating or drinking at the same time - like the avocado in the guacamole. ...Read more
Not exactly: A true allergic reaction means that the ige allergic antibody is involved. Stress response can make many conditions worse including aggravating asthma and hives, but this is not a true allergic reaction. That is what makes it challenging for modern medicine to "prove" that stress is so important---it is difficult to measure. ...Read more
Hypoallergenic: A hypoallergenic pillow.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Cat dander allergy can develop months or even years after having a cat or being exposed to other people's cats. It is not clear why this happens, but it is very common. ...Read more
Varies: Some reactions are mild, such as hives alone. Others are more serious, with breathing problems and blood pressure drop. Some reactions (like some kinds of rashes) are not actually allergies, but different reactions that may or may not recur when you take the medicine. While it may be easier to just avoid penicillin, if it's important, you can find out if you have a "true" allergy by testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like if one person is severely allergic to something, how likely is it that their sister or brother will be allergic as well?
Yes: Coconut allergy has been described but it is not a common food allergy. Walnut is the most common nut allergy. While fda says coconut is a "nut" it is a drupe. Patients with nut and peanut allergy are not more likely to develop coconut allergy, but they are more likely to develop sesame seed allergy. ...Read more
Allergy to mint: Yes you can be allergic to mint. You can be allergic to anything that has molecules big enough to bind to the reactive site on an antigen-presenting cell and capable of stimulating antibody production. Just sneezing when you eat peppermints is not a definite sign of allergy, though. Just as hot sauce opens your nasal passages, peppermint stimulates the nose chemically. ...Read more
Yes, it's a chemical: A person can be allergic to many chemical substances and a scent is from chemicals..Actually quite a few chemicals. If you read the label of such, there many chemicals in the febreeze and you can be allergic to that. Allergy is different than intolerance..Ie taking a med causes diarhea=intolerance, but causing hives, itching/trouble breathing/asthma attacks etc..=allergic raction. Good luck.. ...Read more
Usually : Recent studies have found that a majority of people who are allergic to penicillin can tolerate cephalosporin (of which Keflex is one) and particularly the 3rd generation one. However if you have had an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, you should check with your allergist before you considering taking any cephalosporin. The risk is very low but it is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
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