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Allergic Reaction Dogs Swollen Face
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
Allergy to insect bi: Most of the allergies to insect bites caue local reaction and itching.But some people have severe reaction to insect bites and stings especially bee stings.This is a life threatening allergic reaction and is called anaphylaxis, this can cause breathing difficulty and is an emergency.Need to be treated with Epipen (epinephrine) injection and emergency treatment. ...Read more
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Allergy eyes: Rinse the eyes to wash out the allergen. Consider an over the counter allergy tablet. Prescription allergy eye drops will help. Ice compresses. Try to remove the allergen (vacuum, dust, wash sheets and pillows). Consult an eye MD and an allergist. Severe cases may require steroids and an epi pen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic reaction caused by insectbite. Very swollen, hot, red, infected, cooling makes it worse. What to do?
No an allergy: It is very likely infected and not an allergy. See your doctor or go to the ER. You will likely need antibiotics. ...Read more
Could be: Patients are allergic to shellfish. This could be a manifestation of an allergy. ...Read more
Can u have severe allergic rxn (full body hives, red swollen cheeks, congested) from possible cross contamination w/ tree nut u've never eaten??
Possible: And probably you were previously exposed without knowing, or you happen to be allergic to something that cross-reacts with the same nut in suspicion. At times you can have the reaction without any stimulus. At any rate, given your history, it's worth keeping epinephrine pen and antihistamines handy, and see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Probably normal: Allergic reactions to insects most commonly occur with stinging insects like bees, wasps and fire ants. Local reactions to other insects are generally not allergic. Allergic reactions usually cause symptoms away from the bite. So, bitten on the toe and toe swells= not allergic. Bitten on the toe and lip swells= allergic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sulfa allergy: Drug allergic reactions can take on many forms including: hives, swelling, blistering, dry itchy patches, non itchy red flat or slightly raised areas. To determine if a rash is related to a medication typically requires reviewing when a medication was started, when the rash started, other medications taken, infection being treated etc. There is no allergy test for sulfa. ...Read more
Mosquito bites.: If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care. Localized swelling ; itching - oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator ; apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste ; place it over the mosquito. ...Read more
Angioneurotic edema: Swelling of the eyes and mouth is usually caused by an allergy to something taken internally. You should consult her doctor to try to figure out what she is allergic to. It is often difficult to know for sure what causes it. If she has noisy breathing or struggles when taking a breath, she should be taken to the ER. ...Read more
Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?
Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) an h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept. ...Read more
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