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Allergic Reaction To Paint
If I have an allergic reaction to paint will Benadryl help or pepcid. Not too bad yet but i can tell tongue feels strange. I've had this worse bb4.
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing at an allergist office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to be allergic to paint? My house is getting painted and ever since it started I cannot get rid of my allergies
Irritant: More likely to be an irritant reaction to the fumes and odor than a true allergy. ...Read more
There were streaks of a teal color in my mucus from my nose. What does it mean? I'm not sick nor have allergies. It kinda looks like ink or paint.
Irritation nose: The teal - colored mucous from your nose could be from mucous that is drier in the fall. When the heat is on, the air gets drier and less moisture. Saline or warm water spray into nostrils - 3 times/d. Humidifier while sleeping may help w/ mucous in nose. Drink extra fluids. Recheck at doctor's office if mucous from nose gets thicker or does not improve. Stop Afrin nose spray this week. ...Read more
Anaphylaxis: The most severe reaction that can occur after repeated exposure to something you are allergic to is called anaphylaxis. This rare but sudden condition causes itchy welts (hives), followed by wheezing, shortness of breath, and occasionally, swelling of the tongue or throat. Without treatment, swelling of the tongue or throat can sometimes worsen and block the airway. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An altered reaction: The roots of "allergy" are from greek "allos" (different) and "ergos" (action). So, an allergic reaction is a "different" (from normal) reaction. The reaction occurs to an allergen. An allergen can be a pollen (ragweed), food (peanut), animal (dust mite or bee venom), or other foreign substances. Symptoms occur due to histamine and other chemicals and cause sneezing, runny nose, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get another opinion: Allergy to foods manifests as hives. The reaction will be about the same each time. If your reaction is something other than hives there is probably some other cause. If you have not yet seen a dermatologist you should do so. Most people who claim to be allergic to a food will have no reaction when given this food under medical observation. If you have hives you need to learn how to use antihistsa ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uncertain: Nobody knows why for sure but even though one may be taken the same medication, one's genes do change constantly and thus the genetic evolution may alter your immune response to the drug. Another possibility is that during an infection, particularly viral, one's immune response is heightened making one more likely to become allergic to a drug. These are just some of my thoughts yet to be proven. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an allergist: An allergist is specialty trained and uniquely qualified to assess and treat severe allergic reactions. Even if the cause is not currently known, an allergist can assist in finding the cause and preventing another reaction. ...Read more
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