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How long should symptoms of an allergic reaction last?

How long should symptoms of an allergic reaction last?

Allergy duration: The duration of allergic symptoms are very variable. The type of reaction (ige vs. Igg), persistance of exposure, degree of sensitization, and comorbidities (other illnesses) can all affect the duration of symptoms. Therefore reactions can last from minutes to months. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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What can I do if I had an allergic reaction symptom for months now?

What can I do if I had an allergic reaction symptom for months now?

Take RX or see MD: You don't tell me what kind of allergy you have, nor what you have done about it. After several months, you better see a physician. If you have already seen one and the treatment you received did not help, see a board-certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of someone having an allergic reaction to latex?

What are the symptoms of someone having an allergic reaction to latex?

Local rash, anaphylac: Most common reactions are
allergic contact dermatitis with rash
severetype 1 reaction is potentially life threatening but rare
some people who are allegic to latex are also allergic to plant produce like banananpineapple, avocado, kiwi fruit, chestnut, mango, passion fruit, strawberry and soy, and can cause systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of an allergic reaction but how do I know if it could be something worse?

See your doctor: Speak to your doctor. He knows your history. He can examine you and do tests to see what is going on. ...Read more

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What are the possible symptoms of an allergic reaction to phenyxyethan?

What are the possible symptoms of an allergic reaction to phenyxyethan?

Phenoxyethanol: Do you mean "phenoxyethanol? "
according to a warning by the fda of 2008 "phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It also can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants". ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to peanuts?

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to peanuts?

Several symptoms: True allergic reactions to peanuts usually occur within a few minutes of ingestion (occasionally after 1-2 hours) and may include hives, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, throat discomfort, swelling of the lips/tongue, vomiting or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergic reaction to antihistmine?

Symptoms of allergic reaction to antihistmine?

That's curious....: Allergic reactions are when the body's immune system detect something that it recognizes as a foreign substance (ingested, contact through skin, food or medicine, or in the case of auto-immure diseases, it's own cells). One reax is to mobilize cells that secrete anti-histamines to fight the allergic reax. So, allergic relax to antihistamine would be very unusual. Let detective doc sort this out. ...Read more

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Penicillin normal symptoms and allergic reaction symptoms?

Penicillin normal symptoms and allergic reaction symptoms?

Side effects: Side effects include GI upset possible diarrhea and rash. Allergic hives swallowing and breathing difficulties. The latter can be life threatening events and emergent tax needed. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to food?

Varies: Immediate reactions to a food can include hives, feelings of throat tightening and itching, shortness of breath, flushing of the skin and overwhelm feeling of doom. This can develop into nausea and vomiting as well as diarrhea. Some foods can cause a delayed skin reaction such as eczema and not always the immediate reaction. As always consult with your doctor get tested and avoid possible foods. ...Read more

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Is itching all the body over a symptom of an allergic reaction?

Is itching all the body over a symptom of an allergic reaction?

Yes, but not all: Itching all over the body can be a symptom of allergic reaction. However, this symptom is seen in dozen's of other conditions both benign and more serious. See a doctor to have this checked out. A thorough history will often cut right to the cause. However, a more thorough workup may be needed to find the correct cause. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a symptom of an allergic reaction to tomato?

Anyone know what is a symptom of an allergic reaction to tomato?

Tomato allergy: Rarely, a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis can occur after eating tomato. More commonly are less severe reactions such as hives or swelling. This may include GI symptoms of pain and cramping. True tomato allergy is very unusual but does exist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs for an allergic reaction to prawns?

Prawns: The same as with shrimp. It can make hives, a rash or swelling. It may activate asthma or cause an allergic response in the eyes or nose. ...Read more

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I am wondering what the symptoms of allergic reaction to penicilin may be?

I am wondering what the symptoms of allergic reaction to penicilin may be?

Penicillin allergy: Allergic reactions to penicillin can be:
rash (most common)
hives
swelling (angioedema)
anaphylaxis (most serious)
interstitial nephritis (kidney): rare. ...Read more

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What are the problems of mercury (element) that can cause allergic reaction to our body? What are the symptoms? What are the causes and effect?

What are the problems of mercury (element) that can cause allergic reaction to our body? What are the symptoms? What are the causes and effect?

Heavy metal: Mercury does not cause an allergy it is a heavy metal that is highly toxic to the body particularly the brain and nerves. Ideally you should be exposed to almost none. Sources of mercury in very small amounts can include preservatives and vaccines. ...Read more

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My sister is having an allergic reaction and took an allergy pill an hour ago, but the symptoms don't seem to be going away. Can she take another?

My sister is having an allergic reaction and took an allergy pill an hour ago, but the symptoms don't seem to be going away. Can she take another?

What kind?: At any rate she can, or use another kind of antihistaminic, but careful not to drive, depends as well on the trigger and how bad is the reaction, arrange to see a doctor or go to ER if bad reaction, difficult breathing or not improving, goodluck ...Read more

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Is it true that a migraine be a symptom to an allergic reaction?

Is it true that a migraine be a symptom to an allergic reaction?

Yes but...: Migraine is a complex cascade of neurologic symptoms, the most prominent being the pain. Other effects of migraine include vision changes, loss of muscle control, changes in normal mental function. Migraine is triggered by a long list which can include medications, foods, environmental stimuli, the usual triggers are not true allergies, but an allergic reaction can be happening at the same t. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

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How long should an allergic reaction symptom to an antibiotic last for?

How long should an allergic reaction symptom to an antibiotic last for?

Antibiotic allergy: Antibiotic allergies can clear up in a day or last up to six months. Fortunately, most resolve relatively quickly, over a few days. We do not yet know why some persist for a long time and require strong medications like oral steroids (e.g. Prednisone) in order to settle down. ...Read more

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What can be used to stop the symptoms of a latex condom allergic reaction?

What can be used to stop the symptoms of a latex condom allergic reaction?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Cream, spray, or oral pills. If severe, see your doctor. Use nitrile condoms next time (but please always use a condom). ...Read more

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How long does an allergic reaction from a latex condom usually last for? And, what are the symptoms of it? Can it be dangerous?

Different: It can be different for different patients. Some will just have a rash and other patients will have trouble breathing and almost die. Please see allergist or dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Last friday I experienced an allergic reaction, symptom was dizziness/vertigo. How long does this usually last? It's been four days.

Unlikely an allergy: Dizziness and vertigo are unlikely an allergic reaction. Depending on if you have auditory symptoms or not, it can be due to inner ear / vestibular diseases or even a stroke. You should come see a doctor since it lasts for several days now. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a latex condom allergic reaction/allergy and how should it be treated?

What are the symptoms of a latex condom allergic reaction/allergy and how should it be treated?

Localized: Most commonly, latex allergies are localized to where the latex touches your skin, so in the case of a condom, your penis would become inflamed, possible swelling, red, possibly itchy, and may get bumps from the local reaction. In sever cases, your whole body could have a reaction and you could get short of breath, etc. Local tx for first, emergent for the serious reaction. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is swelling of the foot or leg a symptom of an allergic reaction?

Is swelling of the foot or leg a symptom of an allergic reaction?

It can be: It can be if there was something administered, like an injection, medication or even an insect bite. Typical allergic reactions have a known trigger. Get it checked. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergic reaction to alcohol in legs and feet?

What are symptoms of allergic reaction to alcohol in legs and feet?

More information: Would need more information regarding the specifics of your reaction to determine your issues and what you might be having a reaction to. Many people have sensitivities to different types of alcohol. Sometimes it is the alcohol itself, other times its the specific components that make up the drink. Allergic reaction symptoms include hives, swelling, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting, itching. ...Read more

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Will your throat closing be the only symptom of allergic reaction? Will it stop closing on its own?

Will your throat closing be the only symptom of allergic reaction? Will it stop closing on its own?

Not the case: 'Throat closing' is a symptom for many disorders including severe allergic reaction, but won't be the only symptom, can it happen in theory, may be, but in real life, severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, usually has other associated symptoms too, can be depressed respiration, reduced blood pressure, wheezing, or the rash and swelling of soft tissues (angioedema).etc. Keep epinephrine shot handy ...Read more

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Why does my skin itch and burn really badly? Could this be symptoms of an allergic reaction?

Why does my skin itch and burn really badly? Could this be symptoms of an allergic reaction?

Could be: Itching is a very common symptom of an allergic reaction. Skin itching could also be from dry skin but that would be noticeable. Burning of the skin is also a fairly common skin symptom for drug allergic reactions. An allergist or dermatologist would be able to assist in identifying the trigger of the skin symptoms and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I am having an allergic reaction to a Monistat ovule used yesterday. How can I treat the symptoms?

I am having an allergic reaction to a Monistat ovule used yesterday. How can I treat the symptoms?

Monistat "allergy": Irritation from the ovule of Monisat may simply be due to the already irritated walls of the vagina from the "yeast infection". If an allergic reaction were to be the cause, there would be a systemic reaction leading to a rash or intense itching. You may want to see your gyn provider, as the infection you are treating may not be just "yeast". ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergic reaction to z-pac antibiotic weeks after taking the medication?

What are symptoms of allergic reaction to z-pac antibiotic weeks after taking the medication?

No: An allergic reaction is based on the bodies cells releasing histamine. This happens when the antibiotic is in in contact w tissues or in your bloodstream.
If you had an allergic reaction 2 wks after taking the antibiotic, look for another offending antigen! ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of having an allergic reaction to tea tree oil?

What are common symptoms of having an allergic reaction to tea tree oil?

Usually a rash: Most common reaction to tea tree oil involves a chronic allergic dermatitis and may appear similar to a nasty reaction to poison ivy. ...Read more

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Why does my upper and lower lip swell when I have no other allergic reaction symptoms?

Why does my upper and lower lip swell when I have no other allergic reaction symptoms?

Some reason: There must be some reason. Have you changed anything you eat lately. Are you using lip balm or different lipstick. Etc. See dr. If this persists, as there are meds hat can help, but figuring out the allergen is paramount to the best treatment-avoidance. ...Read more

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Can black mold cause rhinitis and allergic reaction? And what type of illness/symptoms could this induce?

Can black mold cause rhinitis and allergic reaction? And what type of illness/symptoms could this induce?

Many: If you are allergic, asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and rarely hives may develop. If you have an impaired immune system, you may have invasive fungal disease.
Some may develop allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis (with aspergillus being more common) manifested usually as steroid-resistant asthma.
Others hypersensitivity pneumonitis which when prolonged may cause permanent lung damage. ...Read more

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Had an allergic reaction to cephalexin though I took it before and was fine. I discontinued use and prescribed macro bid for a uti. Similar symptoms.?

Had an allergic reaction to cephalexin though I took it before and was fine. I discontinued use and prescribed macro bid for a uti. Similar symptoms.?

Antibiotic allergies: Many people react to two+ medications. If you just took the Cephalexin and had the reaction, your current apparent reaction to the Macrobid could be a continuation of the Cephalexin reaction. Sometimes, if the reaction is a mild rash and you aren't very sick, the best thing to do is take an antihistamine and continue the drug. Call the doctor who prescribed both meds for you, or an allergist. ...Read more

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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