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My son had an allergic reaction (severe rash & hives) to a supprelin implant. Is it likely he will react to lupron-depot too?

My son had an allergic reaction (severe rash & hives) to a supprelin implant. Is it likely he will react to lupron-depot too?

Maybe...but unsure.: Supprelin la (histrelin) is a Histrelin Acetate implant; whereas Lupron depot is a Leuprolide Acetate suspension. Obviously there is worthwhile concern on your part about this alternative therapy for central precocious puberty in that both medications act to suppress development of puberty artificially. Regardless, the best source of information on this matter is your son's endocrinologist. Contact her today. ...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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How can I treat an allergic reaction?

How can I treat an allergic reaction?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If your reaction is worse: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, hives all over your body, swelling of lips and tongue, etc., then you need to use your Epinephrine autoinjector (epipen, twinject) and go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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What to do about an allergic reaction?

What to do about an allergic reaction?

Call your doctor: For mild symptoms I would call your doctor. If there symptoms are severe such as trouble breathing, throat closing, feeling faint you should call 911 and go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Could I get the same allergic reaction?

Could I get the same allergic reaction?

Yes.: The nature of allergy is that repeat exposure results in repeat, and often more exaggerated, response. There is always the question of whether the initial reaction was true allergy or something else like irritant response or drug side effect. Another important aspect of allergy is "cross-reactivity", which occurs when similarly structured molecules (eg drugs in the same family) are recognized. ...Read more

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How do I figure out my allergic reaction?

How do I figure out my allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: Allergic reactions can be quite varied. A visit to the allergist can help determine what is triggering your reaction and the best way to manage it. ...Read more

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What's an allergic reaction to cheap metal?

What's an allergic reaction to cheap metal?

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

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What should an allergic reaction look like?

Depands where: On skin like hives, on tongue swollen, lips swollen, in lungs wheezing and cannot breath. ...Read more

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What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

Drug reactions: The most common drug allergic reactions are to antibiotics like penicillin and sulfa. The second most common drug allergic reactions are Aspirin and nsaids such as ibuprofen. It is also very common for narcotics (morphine, codeine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) etc) to cause itching and hives. ...Read more

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How does your body have an allergic reaction?

How does your body have an allergic reaction?

IgE antibody: When the body is exposed to an allergen (once or more likely many times), the body can respond by making the antibody ige. On re-exposure, the ige that is attached to mast cells present in the nose, skin, and lungs, degranulates and releases chemical mediators like histamine that leads to the symptoms of an allergic reaction like sneezing, itching, congestion, and swelling. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to a substance such as latex?

Allergic reaction to a substance such as latex?

Possible: Latex allergy definitely occurs. People with latex allergy often get rash, itching, or swelling at sites of latex contact like the hands after wearing gloves or the genitals after use of a latex condom. Sometimes lip and mouth reactions can occur with balloons. People can also have reactions to the powder in powdered latex gloves that may carry latex particles. ...Read more

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How to know if my baby had a allergic reaction?

How to know if my baby had a allergic reaction?

Look for signs: Though s/he can't tell you in words, watch for signs of itching: rubbing her cheeks into your neck or shoulder, crankiness, fussiness and crying without an obvious source. Redness, hives, rashes. Look for puffiness of the face, eyelids, cheeks. Food allergy may trigger vomiting, coughing, and wheezing. If s/he becomes lethargic, or floppy - do not delay: call 911. ...Read more

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What happens with an allergic reaction to food?

What happens with an allergic reaction to food?

Often delayed rxn: Foods must generally first be digested, then absorbed into the body so reactions to them are usually delayed and are igg reactions. One often thinks of the peanut allergy that is immediate and deadly which is and ige reaction. The reactions can vary from diarrhea to constipation, skin rashes, joint pains, hair loss and more so testing with a specialty igg blood test is required to "figure it out". ...Read more

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Can you tell me have I had an allergic reaction?

Can you tell me have I had an allergic reaction?

Vague question: But allergic reaction is usually but not always associated with itching and the external surface of the body including the skin, gut, lung, nose. When severe, it can be life-threatening (anaphylaxis). If you need more information, you will need to ask more specific questions. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat an allergic reaction?

How can I effectively treat an allergic reaction?

Medicines: It depends on the symptoms and the severity of the reaction. Severe reactions require immediate treatment. Mild reactions may respond to over the counter allergy medicines. Avoiding the trigger is also important. See an allergist for continuing or recurrent problems. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction, how to find out what it was to?

See Allergist: An allergist is specifically trained and uniquely qualified to identify the causes of allergic reactions. The process includes a detailed history of exposures including timing, an examination, and frequently allergy testing. Allergists love solving these allergy puzzles! ...Read more

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I wish to know what to take for a allergic reaction?

Treating allergies: A true allergic reaction that is not severe will respond to antihistaines. More severe reaction require more sophistacted treatment from an md or do. Avoiding what causes the allergy is always the first step. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an allergic reaction to dairy?

How to tell if I have an allergic reaction to dairy?

Timing and symptoms: Dairy or milk allergy is most common in young children and can present as hives, rash, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, flare of eczema or even more severe symptoms. The symptoms will improve when dairy is stopped and return if dairy is reintroduced. An allergist can perform a skin test or order a blood test to confirm your suspicion. ...Read more

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How to deal with an allergic reaction in a classroom?

How to deal with an allergic reaction in a classroom?

Not enough info.: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Is this an allergic reaction or something more serious?

Need more info.: Please resubmit and describe the symptoms/ signs that you are experiencing. Thanks. ...Read more

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What should I do about allergic reaction to injections?

What should I do about allergic reaction to injections?

Depends: Depends both on the nature of the reaction and injection. Many infusion reactions are not due to a specific immune response, but to a poorly understood nonspecific activation of innate immunity (eg complement activation, cytokine release, or non-IgE basophil degranulation). In such cases, simply decreasing the infusion rate may help. Suggest virtual consult with Allergist to begin a discussion! ...Read more

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I have been having an allergic reaction what should I do?

Allergic reaction: Not sure if this is something in the past or recent. Any severe reaction with trouble breathing, throat closing or feeling faint is an emergency and you should call 911 to be taken to the er. For past reactions the treatment will vary according to symptoms and severity. See an allergist to determine the cause and nature of the problem and the best treatment. ...Read more

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What causes light sensativity during an allergic reaction?

What causes light sensativity during an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: Different eye structures are affected in the course of allergic reaction. Increased tear production, conjuctival swelling may cause your eyes react differently to light than when the eye is doing well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Allergic reaction?

What is the definition or description of: Allergic reaction?

Allergic Reaction=: The immune system's hypersensitive response to various substances (allergens) it comes into contact with. Reactions can vary from mild (hives) to life-threatening (anaphylaxis). ...Read more

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I do not have any mosquitos here. Could it be an allergic reaction?

A bite by any name: Maybe in center city, but I grew up in the Philly suburbs and they ate me up. Raised, red, firm itchy bumps typically are bites from small insects, especially when outdoors in the summer. Also consider spiders, chiggers, fleas, or other arthropods (including bed bugs). A more detailed description will allow us to help you better. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having an allergic reaction to this medication?

Rash, swelling, cough: If you have started taking a drug and it gives you any of the following symptoms
rash and itching on the body
swelling any part of body espacially face
runny nose cough and wheezing
tightening of throat or airways causing difficulty in breathing
anaphylaxis fall in bp, rapid and weak pulse, sweating, tightness in chest
nausea vomitind and diarrhea. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have an allergic reaction to the rubber bands?

How would I know if I have an allergic reaction to the rubber bands?

Symptoms on contact: Rubber bands may contain natural latex rubber, but based on how they are made, the latex protein may be in very low levels. Typically, symptoms after contact would lead to suspicion of an allergy. This includes itching, swelling, hives, etc after contact with the rubber bands. ...Read more

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What is the worst thing that could happen due to an allergic reaction?

What is the worst thing that could happen due to an allergic reaction?

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 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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Is it possible for you to have an allergic reaction to your own tears?

Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that you are allergic to your own tear. If you already have other skin rashes in the facial area, tears can irritate the rashes and make them worse but it is not an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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If its allergic reaction why is there lil black things poping off my scin?

If its allergic reaction why is there lil black things poping off my scin?

See dermatologist: I am not certain about what you are describing but believe that you should consider seeing a dermatologist to find. Out. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think I am having an allergic reaction to my medications?

What should I do if I think I am having an allergic reaction to my medications?

Stop them and see-->: An allergist. Often a careful history can help figure out if an allergy or just a side effect. Skin testing can sometimes be fomenting necessary. ...Read more

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I think I might be having an allergic reaction to a shot I received, what can I do?

Be seen by MD: If your reaction was to an allergy shot, you should call your allergist. They can address the specific reaction and let you know how to proceed with your allergy shots. If your shot was a vaccitnation, such as tetanus, you should see an allergist. There are components to vaccinations that can give you adverse reactions that are not allergic. However, you could have an allergic reaction as well. ...Read more

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I sometimes do and sometimes don't have an allergic reaction to corn - what's going on?

Corn: You are either allergic or not, you cannot have on and off reactions, it may be something else. ...Read more

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How to treat allergic reaction to cat?

Taking antihistamine: Can help. If you need to be in frequent contact with cats - please see an allergist. ...Read more

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What to do if face allergic reaction!?

Unsure: A physician will need to know more about the trigger, nature and severity of the reaction to begin to offer advice. Some severe reactions require immediate epinephrine injection via epipen whereas others can be managed through avoidance strategies or less potent suppressive or as needed medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...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