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Could I have an allergic reaction to cold water?

Could I have an allergic reaction to cold water?

Not really: An "allergic reaction" involves an allergen sticking to an allergic antibody, and water molecules are too small to do that. However, some people have "aquagenic urticaria" or "cold urticaria" which results in hives every time they come in contact with water or cold things like air or water. If it only happens some of the time you contact cold water, it' probably something else. See an allergist. ...Read more

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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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How do I know if I have a cold or an allergic reaction?

How do I know if I have a cold or an allergic reaction?

Can be hard: There is significant overlap in symptoms. Fever can distinguish cold or allergies. Colds tend to resolve in a couple of days. Others may be sick as well. ...Read more

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Why I get sick a lot like I get a lot of cold And coughing and breathing problem and allergic reaction but my friends don't have a cat.

Why I get sick a lot like I get a lot of cold And coughing and breathing problem and allergic reaction but my friends don't have a cat.

Not only cats: cause allergies, dogs, dust mites, molds, pollens and cockroaches too, are just examples of other matters in the environment that can still be a cause for allergies, you could be having chronic inflammation of your airways causing those symptoms, allergy evaluation is needed to know if such inflammation is due to allergies,check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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What's the difference between cold sores and an allergic reaction ?

What's the difference between cold sores and an allergic reaction ?

A lot...: Cold sores are typically due to viral infection, specifically herpes simplex virus (hsv). Cold sores are generally self-limiting and resolve on their own. An allergic reaction is an immune system response due to allergen exposure. Some patients may have a contact dermatitis around the mouth in response to allergen contact that may look like cold sores. Your physician can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on the back of my tongue and are not painful. I am getting through a cold. Could this be related? Maybe an allergic reaction?

I have small bumps on the back of my tongue and are not painful.  I am getting through a cold.  Could this be related? Maybe an allergic reaction?

Could be: It can be related to a cold, or it may be the normal large bumps that can occur and you just noticed. There can be some other causes so you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My vagina itches i don't know if im cut or what but I have been itchin for days i also have been using baby oil cold I have a allergic reaction?

My vagina itches i don't know if im cut or what but I have been itchin for days i also have been using baby oil cold I have a allergic reaction?

It : It sounds like you could be dealing with a vaginal yeast infection. Often times yeast infections will cause severe itching and may even lead to cuts/abrasions. On the other hand you could be dealing with an allergic reaction or even a herpes outbreak. The best thing would be to see your doctor for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex D and benadryl (diphenhydramine)? I have taken mucinex D for a combination of a cold and allergies but just had an allergic reaction to a food.

Can I take mucinex D and benadryl (diphenhydramine)? I have taken mucinex D for a combination of a cold and allergies but just had an allergic reaction to a food.

Yes, but . . .: If any tongue or lip swelling, or difficulty breathing/swallowing, call 911 or local emergency services. Need to avoid allergen & carry EpiPen (epinephrine). www.drugs.com Interactions Checker says there's no interaction btwn Mucinex D (guaifenesin & pseudoephedrine) & Benadryl (diphenhydramine). However, only antihistamine like latter is useful for allergies. Former is combo of expectorant & decongestant. ...Read more

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I often break out in hives (allergic reaction) when sweating in cold weather. What is this condition? Should i be concerned? How do you treat?

I often break out in hives (allergic reaction) when sweating in cold weather.  What is this condition?  Should i be concerned? How do you treat?

Cold urticaria: Cold urticaria is an allergy to cold temperatures. Exposure to cold air or water causes redness, itching, swelling and hives on the skin that has been in contact with the cold. As much as possible, people with cold urticaria should avoid exposure to cold air and cold water. Treatment may include antihistamines taken before cold exposure. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are 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