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Bottle Brush Allergy
Big toe so itchy in using a hard bristle bottle brush to itch it!!!! It woke me up from sleep itching, started about 6 and has some numbness at the ti?
Scratching the hell: Out of something unfortunately is not helpful. You must find out why it itches to begin with….and treat appropriately. ...Read more
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
My daughter (4yrs old) has bad breath, brushes everyday 2-3times and flosses, no cavities. Why and what can be done? Could it be from allergies?
Tonsils: Yes. Her bad breath may be caused by allergies that produce post-nasal drip. She may also have enlarged tonsils that trap bacteria in our mouths or food particles. I would visit your pediatrician and question whether a consultation with an ENT would be a good idea. I think that it would! ...Read more
Tongue is white but I can brush some off and it comes right back. Looks like its more from my sputum? I have been taking allergy pills daily lately.
Brushed my tounge, with a tooth brush, and I brushed it abit 2 hard. Can that make my tounge swell? Have no allergies at all. Afraid to die. Anxiety?
Can swell.: If you brush too hard your tongue can swell a bit. If your tongue is swelling a great bit something else is wrong. ...Read more
If I have problems with allergies, do the eyes and lips products need to be hypoallergenic too? Do the makeup brushes need to be hypoallergenic?
How serious can nut and salmon allergies be? If I have these foods and then brush my teeth, is it possible for me to kiss a guy with these allergies?
Food allergies: Some people are extremely sensitive and even being in the same room with these foods can trigger allergic reactions. Talk to, the guy and ask how sensitive he is. But for the most part it would be safe to refrain from eating these food when you are with him. ...Read more
Whenever I wake up my mouth/breath smells very bad even after brushing. When I get early in morning I get allergy type condition I get cough nd cold?
Many reasons but: Mouth-breathing due to nasal obstruction from allergies may be one of the answers. Get your nose opened up and you may find improvement in your breath. Other factors: Poor dental hygiene (gingivitis), odorous foods (curry?), acidic stomach etc can also cause bad breath. You may also try using mouthwash before bedtime. ...Read more
Leave area: To protect your nose and lungs you need to buy a type of mask called a respirator. You can get this special kind of mask that looks like a bug at a place that is like Lowes or Home Depot. A regular mask will not protect. You should get the kind of goggles that people use when they are working around chemical fumes also available at places already mentioned. The only safe thing to do is leave the area particularly if you have problems with your long or with your heart. ...Read more
Can my nickel/silver allergy be the cause of my gums swelling around my braces, despite how often I brush my teeth/floss?
SS Band allergy?: It's more likely physical irritation and plaque accumulation although some individual may have a soft tissue reaction to foreign materials such as stainless steel bands. This should be discussed with your Orthodontist who can determine what's going on in your particular case and make suggestions and\or modifications if necessary. ...Read more
I have burning/itching in both inner corners of eyes under eye also feels like brush burn. Nothing visable. Have been using prescription allergy/steroid drop?
Are there any reports of allergy or anaphylaxis to bottled waters, flavored waters, or mineral waters?
Flavored water: People can be allergic to flavored water but this is very rare. ...Read more
What should I feed a toddler with milk allergies that is very picky and just wants his bottle of soy formula?
Finger foods: Offer small servings of finger foods- crackers, pieces of fruit or veggies, pieces of meat, rice/noodles/potatoes- that your child can pick up and feed himself. Stop the bottle- if your child is over 1 year old, it can damage the teeth. Give milk in a cup at meal times and water at other times. Many kids are picky at this age- don't make it a battle- just offer healthy choices. ...Read more
I'm taking montelukas for allergies but it only helps somewhat at night since that's when I take it according to the prescription bottle.?
I just drank a bottle of sake but my allergies are killing me and I can't sleep. Would it be safe take to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Is there any chances of allergy or reaction with nipples of bottles cause respiratory infection to babies?
No: I don't know of any situation where an allergy or reaction to nipples of bottles causing respiratory infection in babies. However, if the baby is having silent aspiration, which can only be diagnosed with a modified barium swallow, then pneumonia can result from this. If your child is getting frequent resp. Infections, I would suggest having a modified barium swallow done. ...Read more
6 mo old son has bad allergies, his doctor said to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but on the bottle it literally says "do not use in children under 2" idk who to trust?
Told to take b1 B6 and B12 by doctor. After 1 dose, 8 hours later got rash. I have Peanut/tree nut allergy. Safe to take if not on ingredient bottle?
3 month old spits up after every bottle! Gaining weight and doesn't cry after spit up! Generally, a happy baby! Reflex? Switch formula? Allergy?
Thicken Feeds: You can try thickening the feeding with one teasoon of rice cereal per ounce of formula, feed the baby just a smaller feeding and more often, elevate the head of the bed, and keep him upright between feedings as much as possible. If he is gaining weight, happy and not having painful feedings, I'd try these simple measures. Be sure and make your four month appt with his pediatrician! ...Read more
I'm 18. Left eye swollen over period of a week. Hurts to blink No known bites, no allergies. No makeup used other then mascara *new bottle. What now?
Allergic reaction: Most likely you have a senstivity to the new mascara. Stop using that tube and avoid all eye makeup until your eye is better. If your eye itself is painful or your vision is blurry, see MD ASAP. If it is just your lid that is swollen and painful, you can try cool compresses 2-3x/day and take an oral antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine, for a few days. Always use hypo-allergenic eye makeup. ...Read more
My 8 week old has been diagnosed with reflux and milk protein allergy; been giving breast milk in a bottle and on a complete dairy free diet. Going back to work, travel a lot and need to switch to formula. Tried alimentum and neocate. Baby's reflux is s
Use hubby' dandruff shampoo Wed/Thurs. End of bottle marbled color like old. Thurs aft itch & RED where ear touches scalp & into hair. Walk In rx'd hydrocortisone 2.5%. Itch gone still pink. Allergy?
Possibly: It sounds like that may be the case. If you need dandruff shampoo, see your doctor and let them know about the reaction so they can advise you on an alternative. ...Read more
No: It's a matter of regulation. Best to use baking soda in recipes, peroxide to clean traumatic lesions. Use products specifically tested for intro-oral use (look for the ada seal of approval on the package. Baking soda can be too abrasive. Peroxide can be too strong. ...Read more
My son of 3 years old, has bottle tooth decay. Is there any risk of other infections spreading because of it? What else should we do except of brushing
Discuss with Pedo...: Yes, teeth with decay can become infected and spread to any other part of the body. This would be very serious and needs to be avoided at all costs. The teeth should be repaired if possible, or extracted if necessary. Have a discussion with a pedodontist what would be best the best treatment for all teeth and how to prevent further dental problems in general. ...Read more
I just cleaned my floor withbleach straight from the bottle and scrubed floor with a hand brush, never thinkin bout being pregnant, wil it harm baby?
No: Short answer is no; you would really have to ingest bleach to cause health issues for yourself that could secondarily harm you baby; ...Read more
Wakeup nasues and with bad taste in mouth when I rinse n spit in a bottle its white phlemg like and stinks horribly what cud b brush b4 bed don't help?
See below: If you have seen your dentist and was told tgat there are no dental problems, one condition I can think of that can cause halitosis is chronic post nasal drips produced by chronic inflammation. Also if you have pockets in tonsils causing accumulation of food particles can do this too. See an ENT specialist to rule out both condition. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes I smell my son`s mouth having a bad odor. He`s 3yr old but I did brushed his teeth evry other night and he`s drnking milk tru bottle. Thanks?
Bacteria: Your child's bacterial makeup may be more heavily weighted toward the smelly bacteria. If no cavities are present then it will be good to limit sugary intake but also to be brushing their tongue and mouth more often. Often these odor causing ones aren't necessarily cavity causing varieties. I suggest as the previous doctor did a visit to the dentist. Best to you! ...Read more
3yr old son's lower teeth is yellowish frm bottom, in & out. Brushes twice, washes aftr almost every meal. No bottle to bed. No-fluoride paste & water. Hlp.
I had 4 months of neck pain no one could find anythinng it went away three monts later got pain in both my hands it hirt so bad I could not brush teeth. Or open bottles what is going on?
Medical physical: You should set up a medical physical with a doctor in the area. Let him know all your symptoms and past medical history. On a side note...Never use your teeth to open bottles as you will cause trauma to the teeth and joints. ...Read more
Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more
Allergies dynamic: Many children's allergies, foods more than inhalants, can greatly lessen or disappear (outgrow) over time, however cat (feline) sensitivity is one if the least likely of the inhalants to be list. The only treatment that may result in loosing one's cat allergy symptoms is immunotherapy (allergy shots) since they can lessen or resolve sensitivity rather than just treat symptoms. ...Read more
Two main ways: Allergy testing can be done either through skin testing checking for sensitivities, or by doing a blood test checking for antibodies. There can be advantages and disadvantages to both. Best to discuss this with your doctor for your specific situation. ...Read more
Depends: Most allergies untreated and environmental will give sneezing and rhinitis lasting a few hours to a couple of days. A severe allergy reaction, anaphylaxis, is a rapid severe response of swelling, difficulty breathing, elevated heart rate and is a medical emergency. This develops over about 10 minutes. ...Read more
Yes: Allergies can cause chronic coughing, but a doctor will evaluate to look for other causes. Asthma (some people cough but don't wheeze), gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), allergic rhinitis (allergies in nose), non-allergic rhinitis (runny nose with negative allergy tests), TB (tuberculosis infection), throat cancer, lung cancer, sinusitis, drug side effects, etc... Can all cause chronic cough. ...Read more
Avoid, Treat, Shots:
1) avoid cats
2) treat the symptoms of the allergy with antihistamines
3) an allergist can test you for various allergies and formulate allergy shots (immunotherapy) that will slowly build up your immune system's responce to those allergens (tolerance) over time (years). Cat allergy responds well to this therapy, when given by a properly trained allergist that follows the acaai/aaaai guidelines. ...Read more
Not likely: If you're allergic to anything at 17 year of age, it is unlikely that you are going to grow out of it. You may need an evaluation of your allergies and reduce exposure to known allergens. ...Read more