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Acrylic Nail Allergic Reaction
My nails are so short that you can see the second layer of skin underneath. Can this cause infection or increased allergic reaction to soap?
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
If severe: Blue lips and nail beds suggests cyanosis, which could be signs of a severe allergic reaction. If this were the case, one would be severely ill with difficulty breathing and require immediate medical attention. If these were the only symptoms, further evaluation would be necessary to assess for another explanation. ...Read more
Could shellac nail polish cause an allergic reaction in the form of an itchy throat. Without any rashes or pain etc near the actual nails/hands/feet. ?
Could a manicure cause itching in throat and all over body- no rash. Allergic reaction? No rash or redness at the nails or hands or feet though.
Real or not real?: I wonder if you have inhaled the dust from the filing of the nails. This dust can be dangerous. Consider changing salon to one with good ventilation and extraction system. ...Read more
Acrylic yarn: I don't think there are associations between the two. ...Read more
I have an allergic reaction to acrylic. I itch all over and the antihistamin tablets my doctor prescribed plus predisolme hasn't helped at all. It is driving me mad and am scratching all day.?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If your reaction is worse: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, hives all over your body, swelling of lips and tongue, etc., then you need to use your Epinephrine autoinjector (epipen, twinject) and go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unsure: A physician will need to know more about the trigger, nature and severity of the reaction to begin to offer advice. Some severe reactions require immediate epinephrine injection via epipen whereas others can be managed through avoidance strategies or less potent suppressive or as needed medications. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes.: The nature of allergy is that repeat exposure results in repeat, and often more exaggerated, response. There is always the question of whether the initial reaction was true allergy or something else like irritant response or drug side effect. Another important aspect of allergy is "cross-reactivity", which occurs when similarly structured molecules (eg drugs in the same family) are recognized. ...Read more
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