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Allergic Reaction To Mantoux Test
Allergy testing: Only physicians trained in the specialty of allergy, asthma ; immunology are trained in a monitored situation during residency to perform skin testing for ige-mediated allergy. Some ENT programs are adding this to their training. If you were skin tested by a non-specialist, consult a specialist, if you were skin tested by an allergist, it is likely that you are unusally allergic. ...Read more
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
Find out details: It is unclear to which drug you are allergic to. Anesthesia is combination of pain relief, reversible unconsciousness, immobility, and amnesia (forgetting of event). There are many different drug combination that can lead to anesthesia. And many of the drugs are very different from each other. So try to find out what you are allergic to, and have md try alternatives. ...Read more
Keep pollens away: Eliminate exposure by using facial mask, high efficient hepa filter and vacuum your carpet more often. Use AC at home and when you drive in bad allergy season. Besides, there are OTC oral antihistamines, decongestants, and inhalers available. If not improve, talk to your doctor or allergy specialist for more potent treatments including nasal antihistamines, steroid inhaler and immuno-therapy. ...Read more
Yes,it's mild: A eaction to chickenpox vaccine would occur about 5 days after the shot. The patient may get a little chicknpox-like rash around the site of the shot. It is not common, and not serious. The disease if your child is not vaccinate would cause much more uncomfortable symptoms than the possible side effects of the vaccine. So give your child the chickenpox vaccine! ...Read more
Easy: Skin testing for pollen allergy entails: cleaning the skin with alcohol, number the skin to keep track of the different allergens tested, a "prick" with skin test device that has a drop of the allergen on the tip and then waiting 15-20 minutes to see if a reaction occurs. The skin test feels like a mosquito bite it is really quite painless. ...Read more
Yes: All vaccines have adverse reaction profiles much like medication we are taking or prescribed. The extent of severity is quantified and compared to a control or non treatment group. Reactions can be local and mild versus more systemic/body related. The varicella vaccine (aka chickenpox) is very safe. Allergies to egg whites-albumin is a contraindication to this shot (like mmr). ...Read more
Often to nickel: The skin can get red itchy and bumpy...Stop wearing it and if not severe(or infected) try cortisone cream(not benadryl) and avoid the jewelry..If it happens with several pieces, bring them to an allergist with a description of the reaction(and maybe picures). The testing can often be done. ...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
Yes: Allergy to the entire class of antibiotics called cephalosporins is indeed possible. That allergy would be the common part of the molecule shared by all cephalosporins and penicillins, the beta-lactam ring. ...Read more
If food allergy prick test is negative (mild redness) and blood rast test negative is it mean you are not allergic to foods?So y get reaction to foods
Not 100%: If both tests are negative, the chance of being allergic to that food is very very small. However when the history of a food allergy is strong, and the tests were negative, i often ask the patient to bring in the fresh food for the testing instead of relying on commercial food extracts. If the person is still quite concerned over it a challenge test can be done at the office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sandostatin (octreotide) Effects.: Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, changes in blood sugar, changes in heart rate, severe stomach pain. Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, hair loss. ...Read more
Yes: Skin allergy testing can check for number of allergens. These include environmental and food allergens. ...Read more
Timing matters: In anaphylaxis, the tryptase level should be obtained no more than 2 hrs after the reaction occurs. However anaphylaxis to food often does not cause elevated tryptase level. Why would you want to trigger an allergic action to get a positive result since not all anaphylaxis lead to elevated tryptase level? ...Read more
Neosporin: Neosporin is a very common allergen, as is Bacitracin (both are very commonly used). Interestingly, neither is better than vaseline at preventing infection, but both are usually better at treating one. So, if you have a scratch, simple use of vaseline (or equivalent) is best to prevent an infection, and save the antibiotics for a proven infection. Stop using neosporin if it causes a rash for u. ...Read more
Unrelated: There is a common misunderstanding that one can be allergic to iodine yet this is incompatible with life -our thyroid hormone production depends on it. You are allergic to the muscle protein in shellfish and not to the iodine. The contrast dye reaction is from the molecular structure of the dye which releases histamine. You are not at higher risk for a dye reaction because of a shellfish allergy ...Read more
Avoidance: If one is allergic to penicillin then avoidance of penicillin like medications is a requirement. Other classes of antibiotics should be fine but because an individual has one drug allergy they may be at risk for reactions to other classes of drugs. One should also be very clear that moving forward that antibiotics are needed. ...Read more
No induration: If you run your finger, gently, over the site of the injection and do not feel any hardness like a grain under the skin, it is negative, However, it is not a good idea to be one's own doctor and you should go back to your doctor 48 hours placing of the test, so that s/he may read it professionally. ...Read more
Positive: If you do not have active symptoms of tuberculosis and have not received bcg in the past year, then it is likely you have inactive tuberculosis. This means that you have living mycobacterium tuberculosis in your body, contained within a granuloma and potentially could reactivate at some later time. Depending on your age and health you may want to take inh. See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was on some sort of medication for TB when i had mantoux test when i was young and i'm scared my blood result will say something negative. Help?
Get a cxr: Get a chest xray. This will eliminate your concerns for active TB if you don't have it. ...Read more
Doc found out in xray that I have right hilar swelling and required me for CT . I had also 14mm result in my mantoux test, what this can be?
Work up needed: At the very least it may suggest that you have been exposed to tuberculosis. You should visit with your doctor to have questions asked about whether or not you have TB symptoms to suggest infection such as do you have a cough? Unexplained night sweats? Unexplained weight loss, fevers or chills and fatigue? You also need to have a chest x ray performed - since organism is usually inhaled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wheal: The tuberculin skin test is administered to the upper third of the forearm (palm up) ?2 inches from elbow, wrist, or other injection site. If neither arm can be used, it can be given in the back of the shoulder. Use a 1/4 to1/2 inch 27-gauge needle or finer tuberculin syringe. It should form a wheal 6-10 mm in diameter, and it is interpreted 48-72 hours later. ...Read more
After a full - course of treatment for TB infection, how long will it take for mantoux test to read normal?
Will Always be (+): Once you have had a positive test it will remain (+) forever, even successfully treated. That is why you never need to or should repeat it. You just have to inform whomever is requiring the test that you are a "Tuberculin Reactor." This does not mean you have active TB. ...Read more
Suffering from cough and fever fatigue since two weeks, Mantoux
test was negative sputum AFBwas negative?
My doc refused to do urinary PCR to check for scrotal tb, he insists mantoux test is accurate enough. Is mantoux test reaaly that sensitive?
Why?: Like me, your doctor probably wonders why on earth you think you have scrotal tb. A mantoux test is a good test for determining whether you harbor the TB bacillus. If it's negative, you should probably look for another explanation for whatever is bothering your scrotum. ...Read more
I have been having painful swollen groin lymph nodes blood/ urine/ pap smear all negative/ laparascopy only adhesions. Mantoux test + @ 23mm no cough?
Skin test or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms from the bite..And the type of insect involved, if known...Depending on the insect, a series of simple scratch tests can be done, or sometimes a blood testis done first. It depends on your reaction history. ...Read more
What can be done in advance of an MRI to ensure the contrast does not cause an allergic reaction? Is there any way to be extra cautious or do a test?
MRI = very safe: No need to do anything in advance. The incidence of true reaction to MRI contrast is on the order of 1 in 10, 000 or less. If your kidney function is decreased for any reason, the radiologist may choose not to give contrast to prevent a rare complication called nsf, but it has nothing to do with allergy. ...Read more
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