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Allergic Reactions To Arugula With Mouth Swelling
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Allergic reactions include runny nose and watery eyes. Can antihistamine drugs help prevent or decrease the effects of an allergic reaction?
Have bit of swelling, itching, burning on gums, roof mouth and tongue from Oral
Allergy Syndrome, could throat swell/close or anaphylactic reaction?
Unlikely: Oral allergy syndrome per se is highly unlikely to cause any throat closure. However avoidance of the offending food or fruit is still the best treatment. ...Read more
No: Swollen lips are not always secondary to an allergic reaction. This can occur after exposure to food allergy or another allergic trigger but it can also occur secondary to increased histamine release with no known cause. Other causes include underlying autoimmunity and inflammation. There are hereditary causes that also lead to swelling where a patient may not have associated itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food allergies: Would need to know more details about your reaction before calling it a true allergic reaction. Both foods have wheat in them which is a common food allergen. In more rare instances people can be allergic to tomatoes. Important to record details of reaction, timing, what foods were eating, etc. and bringing info to local allergist for further testing and evaluation. ...Read more
Can consuming vitamin C help with itching and breathing difficulties acquired from shellfish allergy reaction?
Not enough: Shellfish allergy can be life-threatening, especially if you have breathing difficulties when you eat it. Taking vitamin c is not enough to guarantee that you will prevent a reaction. If you have a shellfish allergy, you should not eat it at all. It's also a good idea to see a doctor about this allergy and make sure you don't have others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a severe allergic skin reaction including: dermatitis, hives, eodema, erythmaderma cause new sensitivities to other chemicals to begin?
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
If severe: Blue lips and nail beds suggests cyanosis, which could be signs of a severe allergic reaction. If this were the case, one would be severely ill with difficulty breathing and require immediate medical attention. If these were the only symptoms, further evaluation would be necessary to assess for another explanation. ...Read more
Hives and angioedema: Most hives and angioedema are caused by allergic reactions however they can also be caused by reactions to medications or things like heat, cold or sunlight. A variety of infections, including viral or bacterial infections, or collagen vascular disorders can cause a very similar rash. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually airborne: Proteases are a subgroup of proteins, which are most common cause of allergies. For example, mold allergies are caused by contact with proteases found in molds. Allergies to proteins that are proteases have been described for respiratory allergies. Whether an individual can develop an allergic reaction (respiratory) by ingesting a protease is possible but unlikely. ...Read more
Allergy to meds: You can be allergic to topical agents for itching. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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