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What to do about the after effects of an allergic reaction to fresh pineapple?

What to do about the after effects of an allergic reaction to fresh pineapple?

Oral allergy: If your reaction is limited to the mouth, which is usually the case with pineapple, time will heal it. This is not a life threatening allergy, it is called oral allergy syndrome. Take an oral antihistamine 30 minutes before eating it in the future or avoid it. Cooked pineapple should be ok. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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What should I do about allergic reaction shot side effects?

What should I do about allergic reaction shot side effects?

Allergy shots: I view allergy shot side effects in 2 categories: 1. local reactions and 2. systemic reactions. Systemic reactions can be life threatening and are manifested by 2 or more organs involved at the same time (e.g. generalized hives + asthma flare). Treatment is with epinephrine, 911, and discuss discontinuing treatment. Local reactions can be treated with antihistamines, cold packs (1st 48hrs). ...Read more

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What are side effects of plan B and how common is it to have an allergic reaction to it?

What are side effects of plan B and how common is it to have an allergic reaction to it?

A/w Dr Berryman: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Also doubt that allergic reaction would be likely. ...Read more

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How long would I have effects from a severe allergic reaction to macrobid?

How long would I have effects from a severe allergic reaction to macrobid?

Depends: It depends on what kind of reactions you experienced from the macrobid. If hives or rash, i would expect it to go away in days. We need more details on the timing and the type of reactions. ...Read more

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Cephalexin side effects and safety? Allergic reaction risk?

Cephalexin side effects and safety? Allergic reaction risk?

Urticaria: Cephalexin is an oral antibiotic, belongs to the class of 'cephalosporin'. People who are allergic to 'penicillin" in general, will have cross sensitivity reaction to cephalosporin as well. The drug reaction can vary from mild urticarial rash to severe anaphylaxis, which will be life a threatening situation. Sometimes cephalosporin can give 'drug induced fever' as well. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Had an allergic reaction and my eyelids are red and wrinkly. How long before the effects go away?

Had an allergic reaction and my eyelids are red and wrinkly. How long before the effects go away?

Depends: You should apply a moisturizer on your eyelids to help the skin heal. Some low potency steroids, such as over the counter Hydrocortisone can also help the skin heal. Most of all, avoid the triggering factor that caused the reaction. If you don't know what it is, consult an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash k. Khanna mentionned chest pain could be one of the side effects when you taking 5000 mcg of biotin. It is only allergic reaction or what ?

Dr. Yash k. Khanna mentionned chest pain could be one of the side effects when you taking 5000 mcg of biotin. It is only allergic reaction or what ?

Biotin is a Vitamin: I've never heard of biotin causing chest pain. Biotin is a vitamin, and i typically suggest 2, 500mcg of biotin for my patients with hair and nail abnormalities as a supplement. If you are having chest pain seek help from your primary care doctor or urgent care. ...Read more

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My husbands pain dtr put him on something called exalgo 8mg in place of morphine due to an allergic reaction. The side effects r really scary. Any in?

My husbands pain dtr put him on something called exalgo 8mg in place of morphine due to an allergic reaction. The side effects r really scary. Any in?

Read and Speak with: Go to the drug manufacturer's website and read as much as you can about this medication. Then speak with your doctor, who prescribed, about all your concerns. Write them down so you don't forget. If he/she doesn't answer your q's to your satisfaction sounds like it is time to get a new doctor. ...Read more

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Is thicker discharge a normal side effects to monistat-1 or allergic reaction?

Is thicker discharge a normal side effects to monistat-1 or allergic reaction?

Not allergy possibly: If it was an allergic reaction to monistat, the discharge would have been probably thinner, and more in quantity and would have had more itching. The medication probably is helping the condition getting better. ...Read more

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How long for side effects or allergic reaction to the fluoxetine if just took it this morning?cause still have side effects of citalopram.

How long for side effects or allergic reaction to the fluoxetine if just took it this morning?cause still have side effects of citalopram.

Can't be sure: It depends on the type of reaction. If this was the first time you took fluoxetine, I would not expect allergic sensitization to develop until about 10 or more days later. If you have GI upset from it, then the reactions can happen within 15-30 minutes but others can occur hours later. ...Read more

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I need to go for a full bone scan and i have very bad anxiety, what's the percentage that I can get side effects or allergic reaction from the dye?

I need to go for a full bone scan and i have very bad anxiety,  what's the percentage that I can get side effects or allergic reaction from the dye?

Very low if U have--: -never had the same dye B4. Many times it contains iodine. So iodine so if allergy B sure U inform the tech right away. Otherwise it's pretty safe, in my years of practice I never had anyone have a reaction. ...Read more

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How long for side effects or allergic reaction of sever hives from zithromax till it clears up? They keep reappearing its been 5 days. My daughter 5y

How long for side effects or allergic reaction of sever hives from zithromax till it clears up? They keep reappearing  its been 5 days. My daughter 5y

15 days: The time for 1/2 of azithromycin(zithromax) to be eliminated from the body is approximately 3 days. Drugs generally stay in the body for 5 half lives after the last dose. Azithromycin will stay in her body for about 15 days after the last dose. An allergic reaction can continue until all of the drug is eliminated and for several days thereafter. See md for antihistamine or corticosteroid rx. ...Read more

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Dr sent us to pharm to get zyrtec (cetirizine) for our 7mo daughter's allergic reaction to amoxicillin. Pharm didn't like the plan. Possible negative effects?

Dr sent us to pharm to get zyrtec (cetirizine) for our 7mo daughter's allergic reaction to amoxicillin. Pharm didn't like the plan. Possible negative effects?

Trust your doctor: In general, your doctor will know what is best for you more than the pharmacist. It sounds like your doc thought your daughters reaction was quite mild and didn't require stronger medication.

Just make sure the child is getting better and not worse, particularly with respect to any difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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How long until i see the effects of prednisone for an allergic reaction to cephalexin , severe rash?

How long until i see the effects of prednisone for an allergic reaction to cephalexin , severe rash?

A few days: You should start seeing improvement hopefully within a few days. Using a topical steroid cream with the oral steroid can also help quicken recovery. If it is not improving, let your physician know. ...Read more

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When would side effects or of allergic reaction show up from the antibiotic azithromycin.Are there serous side effects or is it rare?

When would side effects or of  allergic reaction show up from the antibiotic azithromycin.Are there serous side effects or is it rare?

Complicated.: True allergy could show up immediately if you have already been sensitized to azithromycin, but if this is first exposure could take two weeks. But true allergy is uncommon.

Sensitivity or side effects could show up any time during the course of exposure. Most common side effects are GI upset and rash. ...Read more

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I took Amitriptyline HCL 10mg for 5 days and stopped for 3 weeks already. I have sore eyes today. Is it a related allergic reaction or side effects?

I took Amitriptyline HCL 10mg for 5 days and stopped for 3 weeks already. I have sore eyes today. Is it a related allergic reaction or side effects?

Unlikely: Given the half life of the drug, it has cleared from your body and would be highly unlikely to have caused an adverse event. ...Read more

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Allergic reactions include runny nose and watery eyes. Can antihistamine drugs help prevent or decrease the effects of an allergic reaction?

Allergic reactions include runny nose and watery eyes. Can antihistamine drugs help prevent or decrease the effects of an allergic reaction?

Yes: Antihistamines are very successful at decreasing symptoms of runny nose and itchy eyes. There are both aver the counter and prescription antihistamines available. ...Read more

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What to do if allergic reaction!?

What to do if allergic reaction!?

Allergic Reaction?: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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What is causing my allergic reaction?

Why allergists exist: Finding & treating the cause of allergic reactions is the main function of an allergist. A solid understanding of the immune system is required, so that immunology goes hand in hand. Timing, prevalence of various causes, location, description, examination, associated factors, family history and finally testing enables allergists to identify the culprit, if one is present; treatment is pt-centered. ...Read more

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What can an allergic reaction feel like?

What can an allergic reaction feel like?

Depends where: In the skin itchy. In the nose itchy, sneezy, runny & stuffy. In the eye itchy and teary. In the lungs coughing, wheezing, weight on chest. In the digestive tract nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea. ...Read more

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What's an allergic reaction? Is mcs real?

What's an allergic reaction? Is mcs real?

Inflammatory rxn: An allergic reaction is the body's defense against an agent it considers harmful or toxic to the body. Most allergic reactions start with food allergies that are undiagnosed and "rev up" the immune system leading to multiple other reactions to environmental items as in mcs. First firgure out what's wrong with the gut and fix it and the immune system will settle down and others will lessen/go away. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an allergic reaction?

How to know if I have an allergic reaction?

Typical: Allergic reactions often causes itching but the symptoms are greatly organ-dependent.
*Nose- congestion, runny nose, sneezing
*Eyes- itching, redness, tearing
*chest-wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing.
Other conditions include hives from food, itchy mouth and throat from certain fruits, and rarely anaphylaxis.
Contact skin allergy is yet another but the mechanism is different. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an allergic reaction?

What sort of problem is an allergic reaction?

Immunologic: An allergic reaction is the body's immunologic response to a substance (typically a protein) that it determines is "foreign." the body's th2 type of t cells interacts with b cells that produce ige antibodies. When ige antibodies that are present on mast cells subsequently encounter the allergen, the mast cell releases histamine and other chemical mediators that lead to the symptoms of allergy. ...Read more

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How to know if I have had an allergic reaction?

How to know if I have had an allergic reaction?

Symptoms: If the allergy is to a food or ingested medication, the typical symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea and rash (hives, itching). If trigger was airborne like pollen or pet dander, then itching (nose, skin, eyes), sneezing, runny nose and cough. Asthma symptoms can be from an allergy. An allergist can assist in identifying is symptoms are from an allergy and determine specifically which allergen. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to weed?

Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to weed?

You mean marijuana?: A rule of thumb is that anything that has pharmacologic effects also has side effects and can precipitate allergic reactions. This is obviously more common for certain compounds than for others, but is theoretically possible for any compound. That being said, i've never seen or read about a true allergic reaction to marijuana. ...Read more

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How to tell what I am having an allergic reaction to?

How to tell what I am having an allergic reaction to?

Allergy: If you seek the opinion of an allergist you may be able to elucidate the mystery ...Read more

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How to know if i'm having an allergic reaction to something?

How to know if i'm having an allergic reaction to something?

Discuss: Discuss with a physician or care-giver practiced in recognizing allergic reaction. True immune mediated allergy is often confused with pharmacological side effects from medication or non-allergic food intolerance. Also, there are some typical patterns for rash associated with allergy, but many types of rash that are non-allergic. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more