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Allergy To Liothyronine
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
Yes: Ige to wheat can be detected by skin testing and / or blood testing. ...Read more
Antihistamines: And then call 911. Please always carry epi with you! ...Read more
How often does allergy immunotherapy fail? (in terms of not being able to build immunity to allergen?)
Allergy testing: Only physicians trained in the specialty of allergy, asthma ; immunology are trained in a monitored situation during residency to perform skin testing for ige-mediated allergy. Some ENT programs are adding this to their training. If you were skin tested by a non-specialist, consult a specialist, if you were skin tested by an allergist, it is likely that you are unusally allergic. ...Read more
Possible: It is possible to be allergic to the dye in medications. That is why someone may react to one dose but not another with a different color. However this is unusual. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism (TSH 5.1mu/L, no anti-bodies),try to conceive,on Levothyroxine 25 micrograms/day for 4 weeks, TSH down to 0.4. Is my dosage too high?
More information:: Without other thyroid tests it is hard to be exact. But once Thyroxine supplementation takes hold the TSH value will go down. As you are providing the thyroid hormone by tablet form, and your feedback loop becomes down regulated causing the TSH to decrease reflexively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to try Ragwitek for Hay fever as opposed to allergy shots. The problem is that I am allergic to all pollens & dust. Would it help?
Yes and no: Ragwitek is an effective treatment for non severe asthmatics or others but this would only treat ragweed allergies. If this is your worst season then it is an effective treatment for those months but must be started 3 months prior. You would not be treating dust mite or other allergies you have though. If you have symptoms all year, allergy shots are more beneficial for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ige 240, TSH 4.7, fti normal, ANA negative , suffering chronic hives, ppd& hepatitis posithives might be due to allery, infectionor autoimmun?
Complicated: For starters, if your PPD is positive, you have either been previously have been exposed to tuberculosis or could have active disease. It also sounds like you are hepatitis + , you need to know what type of hepatitis (a, b, c, or non-a non-b) and whether you are currently positive or just have evidence of past infection. See your doctor. Positive hep and PPD are not due to autoimmune or allergies. ...Read more
I have heavy allergic to seafood. Is it possible to take antihistamine drug as profilaxis to minimize allergic reaction?
Stay away: I will stay way from seafood.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm allergic to iodine. I am hashi hypothyroid. Can only take brand Synthroid (thyroxine) & cytomel. But when taken together I have a severe allergic reaction.
Check w/Pharmacist: If you mean taking the two pills at the same time causes a reaction, but taking either one by itself does not, then you could try taking them several hours apart (like one w/bkfst and other w/dinner). If that fails, will need to talk to endocrinologist to see if can manage on one agent. ...Read more
Dr. How to test for food allergies? How does allergy testing work in general? And what about non food allergy testing?
Two kinds: Of allergy testing - blood test for antibody levels and skin prick test (a small amount of the substance placed on a sharp tip that is pressed against the skin). The skin test is more likely to correlate with real allergy, however remember w both methods it can only suggest a possible allergy. Would leave interpretation up to ur allergist. ...Read more
Can I take levothyroxine as well as T3 (liothyronine) replacement if I'm allergic to iodine swab and shrimp. I'm hypothyroid.
Yes: There should be no issues.Get a more detailed answer ›