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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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I had a allergic reaction to the detergent I'm swelling up and blisters are forming what should I do??

I had a allergic reaction to the detergent I'm swelling up and blisters are forming what should I do??

Allergic reaction: To a detergent, take any OTC antihistaminic now, 2 tablets, either cetirizine, loratadine or diphenhydramine, let someone drive you to the ER or to your doctor, you need to be examined ...Read more

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How do I stop itching near my vaginal area? It's an allergic reaction to the detergent I used to wash clothes

How do I stop itching near my vaginal area? It's an allergic reaction to the detergent I used to wash clothes

Depends: If you are 100% certain it it due to detergent then some topical Hydrocortisone cream and oral Zyrtec (cetirizine) for five days will be helpful. Change detergents and do a second rinse in the washing machine. But, it's important to make sure it is not an infection (yeast, folliculitis, cellulitis). ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to laundry detergent. I have a terrible rash and can't sleep. I get severe akathisia from antihistamines. What else can I take?

Allergic reaction to laundry detergent. I have a terrible rash and can't sleep. I get severe akathisia from antihistamines. What else can I take?

Detergent reaction: You can try OTC topical hydrocortisone 1% cream. Akathesia, although very rare, may occur with first generation antihistamines as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), hopefully not the case with the newer less sedating as loratadine or desloratadine, as for your akathesia vs RLS, I believe you need to see an experienced neurologist for assessment, best wishes ...Read more

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My husband seems to be having an allergic reaction to something but we haven t changed soap laundry detergent etc he has small red bumps all over his face the inside crook of one elbow his genitals and a patch on each thigh he is taking Benadryl but doesn

My husband seems to be having an allergic reaction to something but we haven t changed soap laundry detergent etc he has small red bumps all over his face the inside crook of one elbow his genitals and a patch on each thigh he is taking Benadryl but doesn

Dermatitis: Sounds like dermatitis to me as well, and thinking of laundry or personal care products is smart. May have become allergic to things that he was not prior, or maybe something you are not thinking about. Be suspicious of any new medications as well. Consider using hypoallergenic soaps and a topical Hydrocortisone cream and if persists seek some help from a derm. ...Read more

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Burnig/itchy hives upper body/face x6days in row. Come ad go w/ benadryl (diphenhydramine). No allergies/new foods/detergent ect. Symptom of something else serious?

Burnig/itchy hives upper body/face x6days in row. Come ad go w/ benadryl (diphenhydramine). No allergies/new foods/detergent ect. Symptom of something else serious?

Possibly: The fact that it is new onset, responds to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and has sx limited to what you mention still point to some type of allergy to a food/ air borne pollen in bloom. Ask your doctor to use a stronger tx than just Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and if it persists to do an allergy work up. Also make sure you have not been exposed to mites/fleas, bed bugs, etc. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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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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?

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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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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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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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