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Are the symptoms of anaphylaxis bad? How does one know he has it?

Are the symptoms of anaphylaxis bad? How does one know he has it?

Alot; see your MD: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life ending allergic reaction to food, drug, stings and other entities. The symptoms of asnaphylaxis include: itchy eyes, nose and mouth, itchy skin, lip, tongue and throat swelling, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, light headed, dizzy, low blood pressure, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. See you physician if you think you have these. ...Read more

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Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Anaphylactic Shock (Definition)

Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to a chemical that has become an allergen. After being exposed to a substance such as bee sting venom, the person's immune system becomes sensitized to it. When the person is exposed to that allergen again, an allergic reaction may occur. Anaphylaxis happens quickly after the exposure, is severe, and ...Read more


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What is pneumonia? And what are the signs/symtoms? How does one know they have it ?

What is pneumonia? And what are the signs/symtoms? How does one know they have it ?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia is a viral or bacteria infection in the air sacs in the lungs called alveoli. In adults this can be at the base of the lobes in the lungs. Symptoms include cough fever and sometime rib pain called pleuritic pain. When listening with a stethoscope you would hear a crackle sound at the base of the lungs called rales. Chest xray would show patchiness or infiltrates. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if someone has all the symptoms of strep throat but they don't have it?

What exactly does it mean if someone has all the symptoms of strep throat but they don't have it?

Viral/mono: Perhaps the major cause of throat related symptoms are related to upper respiratory viruses from several families.One of the best known is the eb virus that causes most mono cases. Other rhino, adeno and respiratory viruses are significant causes. If you don't have strep, comfort measures are your main form of treatment along with proper hydration. ...Read more

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What are the things that happen when one has Parkinson's disease? How does it progress?

What are the things that happen when one has Parkinson's disease? How does it progress?

Parkinson: The blunting of affect, slow mobility, tremors & stiffness can affect moods & present with depression & despair, also effect of some medications used can add to that, along with quality of life issues. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for someone who has strep B, has symptoms, and is not pregnant? What if antibiotics do not help?

What is the treatment for someone who has strep B, has symptoms, and is not pregnant? What if antibiotics do not help?

Symptoms?: I'm assuming this is a vaginal infection with GBS? If you have symptoms then an antibiotic can be used to treat. If they symptoms persist another culture and check for yeast should be done. ...Read more

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What are the sure symptoms of heart attack? How long does it last for??????

What are the sure symptoms of heart attack? How long does it last for??????

Heart attack: Typically some form of chest discomfort often accompanied by breathlessness,sweat,nausea,palpitations,a sense of impending doom ,anxiety,with radiation of discomfort to various areas in the SVC distribution;BUT some or all of these may or may not be present in the majority of presentations. A large minority up to 20=40% present with very atypical symptoms inc. painless ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a trace of herpes in ur blood? And only one doc found it and the other two didn't how will i know the truth?

What does it mean when you have a trace of herpes in ur blood? And only one doc found it and the other two didn't how will i know the truth?

Herpes serology: My focus is lab medicine and herpes serology -- detecting the antibodies -- is far from a perfect test. Truth be told, the real question is, 'do you get fever blisters on your lip? Do you get genital herpes?' having the antibodies suggests you've met the respective viruses. As is so often the case in lab medicine, the real value is in the history and physical exam. And the labs are unreliable. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son has onychomadesis and it says one of the causes is "systemic illness." what does that mean?

What do you suggest if my son has onychomadesis and it says one of the causes is "systemic illness." what does that mean?

Underlying cause: Common systemic illnesses associated with this problem are: hand-foot-mouth disease, autoimmune diseases, pemphegus vulgaris, medications patient is taking, critical illness, or can be idiopathic. Effects the germinal matrix that produces the nail. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dad has cirrhosis of the liver, what are the end symptoms how do we know it's happening?

What can I do if my dad has cirrhosis of the liver, what are the end symptoms how do we know it's happening?

See below: The symptoms and signs or cirrhosis are variable and include weakness, jaundice, bleeding, abdominal swelling etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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If a person has a herpes, is there any other signs like fever or something? And how many days does the sores will appear from the day it started to each? Thank u dr.

If a person has a herpes, is there any other signs like fever or something? And how many days does the sores will appear from the day it started to each? Thank u dr.

It's sort of random: After having the first episode of herpes type 1 or 2, a person cannot tell when the next episode will be. In between episodes, the herpes virus causes no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What exactly is malaria? What are some of the symptoms, how does it happen, and how can it be cured?

What exactly is malaria? What are some of the symptoms, how does it happen, and how can it be cured?

Caused by an : Organism that is injected into the body from a mosquito bite. The major effect is recurrent high fevers with drenching sweats. ...Read more

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What is HPV of the mouth? What are the symptoms and how is it treated. Once infected how long does the take to go away?

What is HPV of the mouth? What are the symptoms and how is it treated. Once infected how long does the take to go away?

HPV: Hpv (human papilloma virus) causes warts inside the mouth and in the genital organs, affects both males and females and causes increased risk of cancer in the mouth, cervix, and rectal and anal regions. Oral lesions are white and painless. Treatment is excisional biopsy. Prevention by hpv vaccine (3 doses in 6mo) for males and females preferably before engaging in sexual intercourse and oral sex. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when the thought of having no one there in life makes you feel suicidal?

What exactly does it mean when the thought of having no one there in life makes you feel suicidal?

Suicidal thoughts: It may have to do with feeling empty inside or the perception that you have been abandoned. It could be related to loneliness or the sense that you just can't function without having a significant other in your life. Do any of these ring true? Do you ever engage in self-harm when upset or when feeling numb? If you are not already in some form of psychotherapy - would strongly encourage it. ...Read more

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My aunt has had blood cancer that is now leukemia. She heard that acai can eradicate most of the leukemia. Does it work, how well and in what dosage?

My aunt has had blood cancer that is now leukemia. She heard that acai can eradicate most of the leukemia. Does it work, how well  and in what dosage?

No: Please don't do this- acai won't eradicate any of her cancer, nor anyone else's either. It's a great berry and a wonderful breakfast food but it's not a cancer treatment in any sense. Leukemia is a serious condition but there are a number of good, accepted, standard of care treatments that can have remarkable efficacy. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of conversion disorder and what exactly is and is something you could grow out of answers asap?

A complex problem: Conversion disorder(cd) is a psychiatric disorder that mimics neurologic disease. Usually the symptoms prevent the person from performing some problematic activity that they have at least mixed feelings about. The cd often goes away when the demand for the activity goes away. One does not grow out of it, but one can grow from learning about it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lime disease and how long does it last?

What are the symptoms of lime disease and how long does it last?

Let me explain: Lyme disease is a serious disorder transmitted by ticks to humans. It was first identified in the United States in 1975. Headache chills and fever muscle and joint pain fatigue swollen lymph nodes a red rash that resembles a bull's-eye if you're treated with appropriate antibiotics in the early stages of the disease, you're likely to recover completely. ...Read more

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Why do some people get flu like symptoms when quitting zoloft (sertraline)? What is happend to the body when the flu symptoms comes? Is it the body who works hard?

Why do some people get flu like symptoms when quitting zoloft (sertraline)? What is happend to the body when the flu symptoms comes? Is it the body who works hard?

Slower taper easier: "Flu" complaints are not uncommon. It depends on how quickly the dose is tapered. It is much more likely if the medication is stopped all at once. The timing of these symptoms depends on the half life of the medication.Short acting meds like paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft etc have more issues than long acting meds such as prozac. See link: http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/withdrawal-from-antidepressant ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food poisoning, and how long does it last ?

What are the symptoms of food poisoning, and how long does it last ?

Depends: Nausea, vomiting diarrhea are usual symptoms and the duration depends on the type of bug involved. Food poisoning also includes botulism that causes paralysis. ...Read more

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I am just curious about what are the first symptoms of lung cancer, how long does it take a smoker to get it and what is the average age of diagnosis?

I am just curious about what are the first symptoms of lung cancer, how long does it take a smoker to get it and what is the average age of diagnosis?

Often asymptomatic.: This is often asymptomatic with about 5-15% detected from symptoms. Pesistent cough is the usual presenting sign, with hemoptysis, wheeze, dyspnea or difficulty breathing, depending on its site. Hoarseness, and respiratory failure can mean spread beyond the lungs. This occurs most at 55-65 years and since smoking is the most common cause, it likely takes from its start so don't start smoking. ...Read more

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I was told there are 4 different levels of mono and this time I have the worst level...What exactly does it mean?

I was told there are 4 different levels of mono and this time I have the worst level...What exactly does it mean?

Difficult : This is a very complex disease. It can produce chronic fatigue, enlargement of the spleen with concomitant decrease in platelets, there can be anemia, central nervous system symptoms and so on. Caused by epstein barr virus (ebv) it is a lifetime companion and can produce recurrences even after recovery. Your doctor can best assess where you are in the stage of illness. Get better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock) (Definition)

A severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. ...Read more