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If I have silicone contacts and I touch the contact and then my tongue would I have a allergic reaction? I do havesilicone allergy if it's in my mouth

If I have silicone contacts and I touch the contact and then my tongue would I have a allergic reaction? I do havesilicone allergy if it's in my mouth

Rare: I suspect you are allergic to other substance instead of silicone. If you are indeed allergic to silicone, it is unlikely that you would tolerate the contact without intense eye itching and swelling. Thus the tongue reaction would be an impossible event. ...Read more

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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Allergic reaction to silicone strips on strapless bra, what can I do?

Allergic reaction to silicone strips on strapless bra, what can I do?

Get advice of bra: Expert. Encourage you to take care of your breasts by going to a bra specialty store for a professional fitting & help with design selection. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. If is worth the effort. ...Read more

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Should silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses have the same benefits as gas permeable contacts?

Should silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses have the same benefits as gas permeable contacts?

Different lenses: Soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (rgp) lenses are very different. The main advantage of rgp is in correcting unusual types of astigmatism. However, a person has to build up wearing time and they are initially less comfortable. Soft lenses are comfortable from the start and often can be worn longer, but may not give as crisp vision as rgp. Soft lenses are much more commonly used. ...Read more

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I had a corneal ulcer 4 months back & have a corneal scar now. I hv -4.5 power both eyes. Can I wear my silicon hydrogel contact lens on few occasions?

I had a corneal ulcer 4 months back & have a corneal scar now. I hv -4.5 power both eyes. Can I wear my silicon hydrogel contact lens on few occasions?

Beware: Before you try to wear your contacts again, please see your eye doctor for a corneal evaluation. The corneal scar likely has changed the shape of the eye and you may require a new fitting. Wearing the wrong size contact lens may cause worse scarring or even infections! ...Read more

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What is the effect of allergies on contact lenses?

What is the effect of allergies on contact lenses?

Yes: You may not be able to tolerate your lenses because the allergens tend to get stuck on the lens and giving you a constant source of allergens. In addition, contact lens-wearing tends to reduce your tear flow which also allows the allergens and the inflammatory products to stay in your eyes longer. One of the worst is giant papillary conjunctivitis which must be treated aggressively. ...Read more

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This: This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read more

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Will an allergic reaction occur at the place of contact?

Will an allergic reaction occur at the place of contact?

Sometimes: Some reactions on the skin can be due to contact, but fixed drug eruptions can occur without contact, at a specific skin site. ...Read more

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Can the type of contact solution you have, cause an allergic reaction with your eyes?

Can the type of contact solution you have, cause an allergic reaction with your eyes?

Contact solutions: Can definitely cause an allergic reaction in your eyes. There are different active ingredients in these solutions, depending on the brand you use. If you are intolerant to one brand, then try another. If you continue having problems, you may be having a reaction to the contacts themselves or having a problem unrelated to them. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I have an allergic reaction days after I came in contact with latex if I have latex allergy?

Please tell me, could I have an allergic reaction days after I came in contact with latex if I have latex allergy?

Unlikely: Latex allergy is referred to as a type I IgE-mediated allergic reaction, meaning that upon exposure to this product your symptoms should manifest fairly quickly (minutes-2 hours). Reactions that occur days after contact with a latex products are not likely IgE-mediated. Could be manifestation of a delayed type reaction or contact dermatitis. See Allergist for more details. ...Read more

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Had allergic reaction to hair dye, it's 3weeks later and I'm done with my meds, but it's still draining. Wat do u recommend? Please contact me asap.

Had allergic reaction to hair dye, it's 3weeks later and I'm done with my meds, but it's still draining. Wat do u recommend? Please contact me asap.

Contact dermatitis: You must be very frustrated and I'll bet the itching is unbearable! I think you need to continue treatment to manage symptoms until this reaction works it's way out of your system. Are/were you using oral glucocorticosteroids (Prednisone, Medrol) as well as massaging a topical steroid lotion in the scalp? There may also be a superimposed infection that needs to be treated. You'll get better. ...Read more

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Any ideas if I can have an allergic reaction days after I came in contact with latex?

Any ideas if I can have an allergic reaction days after I came in contact with latex?

Yes you can: Called allergic contact dermatitis, takes few days to develop, if you are a healthcare worker please check with occupational health, for proper diagnosis, and latex avoidance, good luck ...Read more

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How much time does it take to get an allergic reaction after contact with the allergen?

How much time does it take to get an allergic reaction after contact with the allergen?

72-96 hours: The usual time period is 72-96 hours after exposure although more vigorous reactions can happen sooner. ...Read more

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I put on lipstick and I ended up having a painful feeling in my upper left corner of my lip is it due to a contact allergic reaction?

I put on lipstick and I ended up having a painful feeling in my upper left corner of my lip is it due to a contact allergic reaction?

Less likely: Allergic contact dermatitis from lipstick is possible but it likely would affect the entire surface where the lipstick was applied and not just one corner. In addition, the usual symptom is intense itching, mild swelling and the occasional small blisters. It might be helpful to take the lipstick to your allergist or dermatologist and see if an allergen can be identified, then testing can be done. ...Read more

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How to treat severe contact dermatitis from allergic reaction to neoprene in ankle brace?

How to treat severe contact dermatitis from allergic reaction to neoprene in ankle brace?

You might need: Systemic corticosteroids if it is a severe reaction. Otherwise it could be manged with high potency topical steroids. See your physician to determine what is best. ...Read more

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Cyanosis from eating lima beans which causes glycosides to release cyanide on contact with stomach acid. Is that an allergic reaction?

No: This is not an allergic reactions. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system overreacts to something that is normally harmless. Cyanide is a poison contained in some foods. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended contact lens for allergic eyes?

What is the most recommended contact lens for allergic eyes?

Solution not lens: Generally, we see that patients who have contact lens allergies are sensitive not to the lens but to the disinfection solutions. We usually attempt to transition patients to a hydrogen peroxide system and if necessary to daily disposables. Addressing environmental allergens is very important as well. ...Read more

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It a bad idea to wear contact lenses if allergic to makeup?

It a bad idea to wear contact lenses if allergic to makeup?

Skin and contacts: There should be absolutely no issue between allergy to make-up and contacts. ...Read more

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Why my eyes is so allergic when I use contact lenses? .give me some solution about this

Why my eyes is so allergic when I use contact lenses? .give me some solution about this

Exam time: First of all discontinue your contact lenses & wear your glasses. Make an appointment with an Ophthalmolgist to have your eyes examined. You may have giant papillary conjunctivitis that is associated with an allergic reaction to the contact lens and is treatable. Other issues such as contact solution sensitivity, prolonged wear time, improper contact lens fitting, environmental exposures are ideas ...Read more

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What to do if I have problem with contact lenses/allergic to solution?

What to do if I have problem with contact lenses/allergic to solution?

Solution?: If your problem is with the solution, then one must suspect the preservative used in it as the likely culprit. Single-use eye drops usually do not contain preservative and thus may be an option for you ...Read more

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I have allergic conjunctivitis due to hayfever... I wear daily disposable contact lenses... I was wondering if I would be able to wear them 5/6 hours?

Contact lenses: A tough call. I broke five pair of glasses when I was 6 years old and now, many decades later I am still doing OK with my glasses.
You can wear contact lenses for a long time each day but not go to sleep with the lenses.
Yes, I am biased, but wearing contacts only a few hours a day is not good enough.
PS: Disposing contact lenses is a very expensive option! ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get adverse reactions to contact lenses?

Reaction to contacts: Depends wether it is a hard or soft contact lens and if you have a tendency for a dry eye. In addition you may be reacting to the preservative chemical in the solutions you are using. Therefor try preservative free solutions. ...Read more

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Who should I see if I have a problem with contact lenses/allergic to solution?

Who should I see if I have a problem with contact lenses/allergic to solution?

Cantact: Contact a few allergists in your area to see if they can help you find out. A component of the solution can cuase allergies. ...Read more

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I use contact lenses and sometimes my eyes get red. I'm also allergic. Shall I use eye drops, antiallergenics or take off the lenses?

I use contact lenses and sometimes my eyes get red. I'm also allergic. Shall I use eye drops, antiallergenics or take off the lenses?

Take out contacts: In order to put in anti-allergy eye drops, you need to take out your lenses anyway, so take them out for awhile, as soon as practically possible, when the eyes become red. Redness means inflammation. It's really hard to tell if there is one cause or several. The contact itself is a foreign body, and if you are allergic, you can even be allergic to drops, so have your eye doctor check you & advise. ...Read more

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I'm having n allergic reaction to ambian can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help?

I'm having n allergic reaction to ambian can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help with itching and rash from an allergic reaction. An individual with lip or tongue swelling, or any sensation of difficulty breathing should be seen by a doctor right away. ...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


Silicone (Definition)

Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically rubber-like, they are used medically in breast implants and to replace arthritic mp ...Read more