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Autoimmune And Allergic Reactions
They differ: Allergic reaction is your bodies immune response to an outside or external agent that is foreign to you.It can take several forms depending on contacting it, breathing it, or ingesting it.An autoimmune reaction is when your immune system is directed against organs in your own body which can affect any organ including the brain and heart, for example. ...Read more
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
Which autoimmune diseases cause a strong allergic type response to sunlight? I get very itchy for days after being in the sun, and i never let burn
What autoimmune disease causes hives? My friend has been getting hive and the allergic doc she went to did blood work so far.
I developed RA and Fibro after Cervical Spine fusion with implants. C 5-7. I believe I have allergic autoimmune disease. Can that be reversed?
Fibromyalgia: is probably not an auto-immune disorder. You can discuss the natural history of sero-positive arthritis with a rheumatologist. Silicon implants can cause major problems, and there is a whole branch of science that has sprung up around induced auto-immune conditions with surgical implantation. Treatments are many and the rheumatologist knows more than anyone else what to do about this. ...Read more
Is there really a disorder called autoimmune progesterone dermatitis? Can a woman be illergic to her progesterone?
Doubt it: I have never heard of this and think it sounds fanciful. Being allergic to Progesterone would theoretically be incompatible with life, since cortisol is synthesized from progesterone. It is possible a woman might get a contact dermatitis from ingredients in progestrone cream, which rarely even contains any actual progesterone. ...Read more
Vague question: Your question is very vague and does not identify any symptom, so i cannot give you any advice based on it. ...Read more
Self reacting: The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in joints causing rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Body attacks itself: In autoimmune disease your immune system attacks your own body. This causes serious problems like colitis, thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis & lupus. There are often genetic predispositions but there is growing evidence that microbes and environmental toxins such as molds, heavy metals & pesticides play a key role. A well-written book on this is http://www.Donnajacksonnakazawa.Com/blog/?Page_id=7. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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