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What Should I Be Taking For This Allergic Reaction To Lobster
What should I do about allergic reaction to erythromycin would i expect a reaction to taking azithromycin?
Allergies: Sometimes there are cross-allergies.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Rash,swelling,cough: If you have started taking a drug and it gives you any of the following symptoms rash and itching on the body swelling any part of body espacially face runny nose cough and wheezing tightening of throat or airways causing difficulty in breathing anaphylaxis fall in bp, rapid and weak pulse, sweating, tightness in chest nausea vomitind and diarrhea. ...Read more
What's the scenario?: Sorry to hear it!. If you are taking it and suspect an allergic reaction then of course stop and contact the prescriber. By now I'm assuming it's not progressing and not an emergency. The reaction will resolve on it's own but depending on the nature of your symptoms and severity treatment may be indicated to help you. A photo may be useful to document it and for future reference. Testing later ...Read more
I started taking cephalexin. As I have had mild allergic reaction to penicillin , should I expect serious allergic reactions to this medicatiion?
Mostly not: The incidence of cephalexin allergy in patients with penicillin allergy is in the single digit % and likely not much different from patient without a history of penicillin allergy. However if you had a severe anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, I would suggest an allergy consult just to be safe . ...Read more
No crossover: There is no relationship between these two sensitivities so you need not fear tarantulas excessively. You could of course be allergic to both independently but one does not predict the other. ...Read more
Low likelihood: While both of these antibiotics are macrolides, erythromycin has a 14 carbon lactone ring and azithromycin has a 15 carbon lactone ring. The likelihood is low for cross reactivity, however, a board certified allergist can provide strategies to assess this. Skin tests may be helpful, yet are not standardized so a graded challenge may be necessary. ...Read more
An additive: There are many ingredients in beer including metabisulfite and you may be allergic to one of the ingredients which is higher in concentration or unique for that beer. On the other hand, you will need to provide a more detailed description on the reactions you have experienced. ...Read more
If I have an allergic reaction only to undercooked shrimp, wouldn't i just be allergic to shrimp all the time?
Shrimp allergy: Many foods have multiple allergens some of which may be destroyed by cooking. Most of time people react to cooked shrimp but it is possible to only be allergic to the protein which are destroyed by cooking. However over time you could develop allergy to cooked shrimp as well. ...Read more
I think I may be allergic to strawberries. Is there an allergy test for that so I know what to avoid?
Claritin, (loratadine) Zyrtec : Most antihistamines are safe in breast feeding. Best to use non-sedating ones like Claritin or clarinex. Or you can also use zyrtec. These last longer than benadryl (diphenhydramine). Recommend taking the medication immediately after breastfeeding and at your longest interval of feeding. Sedating antihistamines may cause your infant to be drowsy since a small amount passes through the breast milk. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help: If you don't get relief with tylenol, (acetaminophen) speak with your healthcare provider about other options that will be safe with Motrin allergy. True allergy to Motrin significantly limits what you can take for pain without supervision by a healthcare professional. ...Read more
If i was going to have an allergic reaction to something typically hiw long would it take to see the reaction?
I got a Pneumococcal shot. Can you be allergic to this medicine? What makes you allergic? Also how quickly would a reaction happen?
Possible: In general, it is possible to be allergic to any medicine. Allergic reactions can occur minutes two days after you're exposed to the offending agent. ...Read more
I have heavy allergic to seafood. Is it possible to take antihistamine drug as profilaxis to minimize allergic reaction?
Stay away: I will stay way from seafood.Get a more detailed answer ›
How would I go about confirming a caffeine allergy/ intolerance? When I consume caffeine I have what seems to be an anaphylactic reaction.
Distinctly Unusual: Caffeine allergy is unusual but has been reported in the literature. After speaking to your allergist and clarifying your history, there are several options that could be explored. Skin testing could be done but there is no standardized skin test reagents for caffeine thus the results must be interpreted with care. Oral challenges could be considered but only with your physicians supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking prednisone for an allergic reaction to azithromycin. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before I sleep? Will it help with this kind of allergic reaction?
No answer: You left out the information needed to answer. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help if you have hives. If you do, there are much better antihistamines. If you want a sleeping pill, use Benadryl (diphenhydramine). DO NOT TAKE BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) IF YOU DRIVE. It is dangerous to be sleepy and drive. If you have a rash, not hives, no antihistamine will make the slightest difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If mild hives or...: If a food reaction is merely itching, nausea, or some hives, a person can take antihistamines (like Benadryl) to decrease the reaction. Hives are due to release of histamine, commonly related to allergy to foods, medicines, viruses, molds, animals, pollens, etc... Some people release histamine and get hives when exposed to cold temperatures, cold water, sunshine, stressful situations, etc... ...Read more
How do I know if I'm having an allergic reaction to something and would it be ok to take 3 beenedryl for a minor reaction ?
Allergic Reaction: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis (hives, swelling, vomiting, shortness of breadth, etc) then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis (congestion, sneezing, eye itch) is treated with OTC antihistamines, nasal sprays, saline rinses, etc. See an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more
What should I expect with vaccine allergies? If i'm allergic to one vaccine, will i be allergic to others?
Depends on…: What component you're allergic to. Many are grown on eggs. A few may still have thimerosal preservative (but most have removed it). Some use weakened versions of live virus. Reactions vary: high fever, change in behavior, difficulty breathing, hoarseness/ wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, rapid heart beat, dizziness. Report these at once to doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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