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Doctor insights on: Allergic Reactions To Creeping Charlie

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How come we have allergic reactions?

How come we have allergic reactions?

Complete ans unknown: It technically is misguided immune reaction. The body misinterprets a harmless protein or complex carbohydrate as a potential invader. Specifically it mounts a response as if there is a parasite in the area involved: skin, airway, gut - but if large areas involved or the trigger gets into the bloodstream (like bee sting or food allergy) life-threatening generalized allergic reaction=anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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How often should alleric reactions to mosquitoe bites occur?

How often should alleric reactions to mosquitoe bites occur?

Everytime: Once sensitized by the initial bites, you will have an allergic reaction of varying severity with subsequent bites. ...Read more

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Are allergic reactions hereditary?

Are allergic reactions hereditary?

Yes and No: Allergies to specific triggers, like peanuts, shrimp, dust mites, etc., are not inherited from one generation to the next. However, the general state of "being allergic" (atopy) can be hereditary, so children of parents with asthma or seasonal allergies may have increased risk to develop those or other allergic conditions. See an allergist for more information. ...Read more

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Are allergic reactions always immediate?

Are allergic reactions always immediate?

Not at all: Because there are many different immune mechanisms (the specifics aren't important in this setting) that cause "allergic" reactions, you can have immediate reactions on the order of seconds all the way to weeks out (like in the case of some drug rashes). It really depends on the type of allergic reaction you are referring too. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergic reactions?

What are symptoms of allergic reactions?

A range of symptoms: Allergic reactions can be non life threatening and only include hives and itching, or can include multiple organ systems and present with swelling, throat tightening, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and light-headedness. See an allergist for definitive allergy testing. ...Read more

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In what ways are allergic reactions actually formed?

In what ways are allergic reactions actually formed?

Protein antibodies: Are produced by white blood cells when they recognize "something "foreign ". Like a bacteria. .. But it also happens when the body is exposed to tree pollen (for ex.) and mistakenly thinks it is harmful. Then you may sneeze, get itchy eyes etc. ...Read more

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How do I prevent allergic reactions?

How do I prevent allergic reactions?

Primary Prevention: The first rule in allergy is to avoid what you are allergic to. If you don't know exactly what you are allergic to, you should consider an evaluation with an allergy/immunology specialist. ...Read more

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Are metabollic food reactions allergic reactions?

Are metabollic food reactions allergic reactions?

No: Food allergic reactions are mediated by the ige allergic antibody. Reactions mediated by metabolic factors occur without an ige antibody, so an allergy skin or blood ige test is not helpful. ...Read more

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I might have allergic reactions to spanish food/water, what to do?

I might have allergic reactions to spanish food/water, what to do?

Find a common: Tie in the foods you react to. Realize allergic reactions stem from exposure to a substance in food that activates your immune system. If it's a style of food look to a common spice or other food stuff. If you really have an allergy, then you need to avoid it. An "allergy" to water is very uncommon. If you're really worried, see an allergist for more formal skin or blood testing. ...Read more

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I am getting normal reactions or allergic reactions to insect bites?

I am getting normal reactions or allergic reactions to insect bites?

Probably normal: Allergic reactions to insects most commonly occur with stinging insects like bees, wasps and fire ants. Local reactions to other insects are generally not allergic. Allergic reactions usually cause symptoms away from the bite. So, bitten on the toe and toe swells= not allergic. Bitten on the toe and lip swells= allergic. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop allergic reactions from having any type of worm?

Is it possible to develop allergic reactions from having any type of worm?

Strongyloides: This is a roundworm called threadworm. Symptoms include dermatitis: swelling, itching, and mild hemorrhage at the site where the skin has been penetrated. If the parasite reaches the lungs, the chest may feel as if it is burning, and wheeze and cough may result, along with pneumonia-like symptoms (löffler's syndrome). If a person has traveled to tropics/subtropic especially rural areas get seen. ...Read more

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Is there something in gunpowder that people can have allergic reactions to?

Irritant dermatitis: Gunpowder is all chemicals and caustic substances so it is entirely possible that you are reacting to one or more substances. ...Read more

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Not sure about this drug. What are signs and symptoms of allergic reactions?

Not sure about this drug. What are signs and symptoms of allergic reactions?

Typical symptoms: Regardless of the drug triggering an allergic reaction the allergic reaction consists of some or all of these symptoms: hives, rash, itchy & swollen of lips, tongue, mouth, throat, nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, swollen face, eyelids, or joints, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, a sense of doom, dizziness, loss of consciousness. With drug allergy there may be liver & kidney injury. ...Read more

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What does washing detergent allergic reactions look like, and what can cure it?

What does washing detergent allergic reactions look like, and what can cure it?

RAISED RED SPOTS: CLOSE TOGETHER, INDURATED AND ITCHY. STOP DETERGENT USE, MY APPLY BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) OR CALAMINE LOTION. CAN USE ORAL BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) BUT MAY MAKE YOU SLEEPY. ...Read more

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What are come home remedies or over-the-counter meds I can take for allergic reactions?

What are come home remedies or over-the-counter meds I can take for allergic reactions?

Allergic Rxns??: U need to describe ur allergic rxn! Is it just basic allergies or is it cough/swelling/shortness of breath, hives (eg. Anaphylaxis)?!?! you really need to be more specific before any medication recommendation should be provided. ...Read more

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Can I take one antihistaminic at moorning and another one at nigt? For alergic reactions.

Can I take one antihistaminic at moorning and another one at nigt? For alergic reactions.

Yes but...: Antihistamines can be taking twice a day safely if required but there are other treatments available. If by allergic reaction you are referring to seasonal allergies, the gold-standard therapy is daily nasal steroid sprays and/or antihistamine nasal sprays. Nasal saline rinses, avoidance measures, and if refractory to treatment, allergy shots can also be helpful. See an Allergist for more details. ...Read more

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What do washing detergent allergic reactions look like and how can I identify them from anything else?

Red, bumps.: Usually a conact allergy rash due to shampoos, detergents till have a red, fairly flat rash in area of contact with clothing etc. That is itchy and usually relieved with removal of agent, clothing and better with washing skin. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the safest and best pain killer with a low percentage of people who have allergic reactions?

Please help! What is the safest and best pain killer with a low percentage of people who have allergic reactions?

No such drug: Except placebo. Which safely relieves pain in 30% of patients. All drugs have side effects, especially in large quantities and when taken long term. Best course of action is to see your physician who will address the cause of your pain and prescribe a medication that's safe for you. ...Read more

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Why does using neosporin frequently increase ur risk to develope allergic reactions? What kind of allergic reactions?

Why does using neosporin frequently increase ur risk to develope allergic reactions? What kind of allergic reactions?

Contact skin: Neosporin is a common contact allergen usually leading to itchy skin rash with or without blister. The onset of the rash occurs from 24 to 72 hours after the contact and not immediate. ...Read more

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I have been having freak allergic reactions out of nowhere and the doctors don't know why. How can I get treated for this?

I have been having freak allergic reactions out of nowhere and the doctors don't know why. How can I get treated for this?

Allergy specialist: Sometimes allergic reactions can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. For this reason it is important to seek a consultation with a board certified allergist. An allergist is uniquely qualified to investigate, diagnose and treat allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Do people have allergic reactions to botox? Do some people have allergic reactions to botox, and if so, what symptoms does it cause? .

Do people have allergic reactions to botox? Do some people have allergic reactions to botox, and if so, what symptoms does it cause? .

Botox allergy: I have done thousands of Botox injections and I have never seen an allergic reaction to it. If you are concern there is an emergency line from Allergan that you could call. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I do not have any allergic reactions. Would it be okay to take this medicine, even though there's really nothing to cure or any histamine to block?

I do not have any allergic reactions. Would it be okay to take this medicine, even though there's really nothing to cure or any histamine to block?

What medicine?: Do you mean whether you should take an antihistamine when there is no allergic symptoms? If so, the answer is no since it would not do you any good and may make you drowsy instead. ...Read more

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I don't experience any allergic symptoms when im around cats or dogs. So that means, im not allergic to animals? Never had any reactions to animals.

I don't experience any allergic symptoms when im around cats or dogs. So that means, im not allergic to animals? Never had any reactions to animals.

Animal allergy: I am not clear on your question, why do you suspect you are allergic to animals? Were you tested for allergies? If so, and you tested positive, you may have subtle symptoms around them that you may not recognize as allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if yoy could answer something for me. I have a friend that is allergic to every kind of food imaginable he has bad reactions to the?

Hi I was wondering if yoy could answer something for me. I have a friend that is allergic to every kind of food imaginable he has bad reactions to the?

See an allergist: This is a very serious situation. Tell your friend to see an allergist to identify the allergens and plan a course of action that will normalize his life. This usually passes, but can last for years.

Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had allergic reactions to lavender and I am wondering if lavandin is ok?

I have had allergic reactions to lavender and I am wondering if lavandin is ok?

Probably not: Lavender oil is from the species lavandula augustifolia (english or common lavender). Lavandin oil is from the hybrid species "lavandula hybrida" which is a cross of lavandula augustiflolia (english or common lavender) and lavandula latifolia (spike lavender) so many of the coonsituents of the oils are the same and can cause the same allergic reaction that you developed with lavender oil. ...Read more