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Allergic To Your Own Sweat
Cholinergic urticari: Cholinergic urticaria is a condition in which hives occur in response to an increased body core temperature either from exercise, fever, hot showers or sometimes sun exposure. There is also a condition called solar-urticaria caused by sun exposure only, and another condition called exercise-induced urticaria that is also different from cholinergic urticaria. See an allergist for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Not really: Your body will be tolerant to its own sweat . However sweat is also a bit of a culture medium and in the wrong circumstances may collect bacteria or toxins that can cause a reaction. If you think this is a problem then take a shower quickly after anything which makes you sweat. ...Read more
Unlikely: Typically a person develops an allergic response to an airborne allergen that contacts the moist surface of the eyes. While the tears contain multiple proteins that are cytokines, mediators, and inhibitors, a person does not become allergic to these substances. It's the pollen, dander, mold, etc that is the allergic trigger. ...Read more
Yes: Individuals with cholinergic urticaria. Hives come about because of stimulation of sweating induced by a rise in body temperature, usually from exercise or emotional stress, and occasionally with sour or peppery foods or alcohol. Some patients when skin tested with their own sweat have a positive skin test. For the article, go to: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/7520273. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Hair loss can also be due to many other things. In fact, hair loss can occur months after the cause came and went. If you are severely stressed in a car accident or even during the delivery of a baby then some hair may fall out even three months later. Medicines can also cause hair to fall out without rashes or itching occurring on the scap. ...Read more
No, but...: It is possible to develop a sensitivity to chemicals or ingredients in hair dye/coloring or the ingredients used in hair "perms." these allergic reactions are not ige, so a blood or traditional skin test is unlikely to be of help. A patch test performed by a dermatologist or allergist could be helpful. ...Read more
Nothing really: the gastrointestinal reaction occurs ..then its over....no permanent damage... ...Read more
Spot adding/reducing: Does not usually happen but you can tone your body so the muscles in your face benefit also. Neat, clean, and happy w/who you are is the best way to go. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Unlikely: Theoretically possible, but highly unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Asthmatics: how to clean your home without being expose to allergens that causes your asthma to get bad?
Use HEPA filters: Good vacuum cleaners have a hepa filter in their exhaust line to remove allergens before they get kicked up in the air; you should get a vacuum cleaner of this type. Wearing a dust mask while you clean, and a carbon-filter mask if your asthma is triggered by fumes from cleaning chemicals, will help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patch test: You can check just about any product for skin sensitivity/reaction/allergy by doing a patch test. If you place a dab of the material on the fabric part of a bandaid & place it in a location where it won't be disturbed. (back of a baby or underarm of older kid) leave it on overnight, if no reaction within that time frame the product is likely safe to use over long periods. ...Read more
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
How do you clean your home without being exposed to allergens that causes your asthma to get worse?
Another site said not to use cabbage leaves to dry up your milk if you're allergic to sulfa. Do you know about this?
Garbage: There is no an inkling of truth to this info. ...Read more
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