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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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What can you do for an allergic reaction hydrocodone homatropine syrup?

What can you do  for an allergic reaction hydrocodone homatropine syrup?

Stop the medication: The first thing to do is immediately stop the medication causing the allergic reaction. You can also take an over-the-counter antihistamine (benadryl, zyrtec, (cetirizine) claritin) to help the symptoms. However, if the allergic reaction is severe (ie lip swelling, throat swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing, etc) you should immediately be see at the er for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to Morphine, so will I be allergic to Oxymorphone medications also?

I'm allergic to Morphine, so will I be allergic to Oxymorphone medications also?

Opiate allergies?: It depends. Alot of folks claim to be allergic to various medications, when in fact, they have side effects. Since we do not know what your reaction was to Morphine, it's kinda hard to predict what you might experience with other drugs. My advice is to try and avoid taking Opiates on a regular basis, as you may become dependent and then have withdrawal symptoms when you don't take the Opiates. ...Read more

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True allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing, rashes.) is dilaudid a safe choice?

True allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing, rashes.) is dilaudid a safe choice?

Unlikely: If you have problem with Opiates (more likely intolerances than allergies), you are more likely to have problem with Dilaudid as well. However there may be exceptions , perhaps starting at a 1/4 of the dose then gradually work the dose up may be helpful if Dilaudid is a drug you really needed. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to sulfa will i be allergic to codeine?

If i'm allergic to sulfa will i be allergic to codeine?

Probably not.: Sulfa allergy doesn't increase likelihood of allergy to other meds. Most reactions to Codeine not allergic but side-effects of codeine/narcotics (gi upset, constipiation, sedation, itching, hives). Codeine directly causes histamine release without the participation of allergic antibodies. Also, sulfa allergy is only to sulfa antibiotics, not other types of sulfas, e.G diurectics, diabetes meds. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to codeine will i be allergic to percocet as well?

If i'm allergic to codeine will i be allergic to percocet as well?

Codeine: Codeine and Percocet can both trigger itching and hives as they release histamine from the mast cells in the skin in a non-specific manner. ...Read more

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What can I do for an allergic reaction to lignocaine? Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to use for the reaction?

What can I do for an allergic reaction to lignocaine? Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to use for the reaction?

It depends: Whether or not Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe to use depends on what type of reaction you are having. Firstly, it is rare to have an allergic reaction to a local anesthetic. If you are having swelling it may be due to the procedure and not the medicine. If you are having itching through your body then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful but you may also need a steroid pill. ...Read more

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I have heavy allergic to seafood. Is it possible to take antihistamine drug as profilaxis to minimize allergic reaction?

I have heavy allergic to seafood. Is it possible to take antihistamine drug as profilaxis to minimize allergic reaction?

Not so quick: As a general rule I would not recommend prophylactic antihistamines . There are a few exceptions for which I might prophylactically treat. The issue is that the antihistamine might prevent the early phase reaction but might permit the patient to continue ingestion the offending food and end up with a more sever reaction. Must still carry your Epi-Pen or Auvi-Q!! ...Read more

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Would my allergy medicine react with novocain (procaine)?

Would my allergy medicine react with novocain (procaine)?

No: A reaction between you allery medication and dental novocaine (a brand name for dental anesthesia) should not happen. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to anesthesia, what to do?

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Allergic reaction to anesthesia, what to do?

Find out details: It is unclear to which drug you are allergic to. Anesthesia is combination of pain relief, reversible unconsciousness, immobility, and amnesia (forgetting of event). There are many different drug combination that can lead to anesthesia. And many of the drugs are very different from each other. So try to find out what you are allergic to, and have md try alternatives. ...Read more

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Any allergic reaction to ketalar (ketamine)?

Any allergic reaction to ketalar (ketamine)?

Agitation,: Hallucinations in some, flushing, increased heart rate are common side effects. All drugs can cause allergic reactions in rare circumstances including rash, hives, swelling of the tongue, difficulty breathing and death. ...Read more

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When would self-injectable epinephrine be prescribed for a food allergy or allergies?

When would self-injectable epinephrine be prescribed for a food allergy or allergies?

Severe allergy: This would be prescribed for a serious food allergy that has the potential to cause as a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. A history of hives or respiratory symptoms caused by a food ingestion with evidence of allergy to that food on testing suggests the need to carry epinephrine. Common foods would include peanut, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish, although any food can be implicated. ...Read more

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Is doxylamine safe to take if allergic to ondansetron chlorpromazine and phenothiazines?

Is doxylamine safe to take if allergic to ondansetron  chlorpromazine and phenothiazines?

Probably: Doxylamine is an antihistamine. All of these drugs have side effects , so i would review this with the physician prescribing it, you can also likely go over it with your pharmacist. My guess is some of the problems you've had with these meds, if not all, are side effects, not allergy. They may be dose related. You might try this at a low dose at first . See an allergist. ...Read more

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What to do for allergic reaction without an epipen (epinephrine)?

What to do for allergic reaction without an epipen (epinephrine)?

Antihistamines: And then call 911. Please always carry epi with you! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an epipen (epinephrine) for an allergic reaction to ppd?

Is it safe to use an epipen (epinephrine) for an allergic reaction to ppd?

Symptoms?: What are your symptoms? A PPD can cause a large local reaction, but not a systemic reaction that requires epinephrine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) since its used for allergic reactions?

Is it possible to be allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) since its used for allergic reactions?

Yes: It is possible. You might be having a problem with one of the other ingredients, such as a dye or binder. ...Read more

Demerol (Definition)

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Meperidine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Meperidine hydrochloride is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more