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Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Mast cell activation: constellation of symptoms are worrisome for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS = classic IGE to food or airborne particles, and now non-IGE mediated triggers of mast cells, such as alcohol, stress, hormonal .changes. Get evaluated by an allergy specialist who has expertise in mast cell activation, food $ drug allergy, hives, asthma. Avoid known triggers until evaluation. need epipen (epinephrine)? ...Read more

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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Been drinking beer & having an allergic reaction, is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe?

Been drinking beer & having an allergic reaction, is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe?

Yes, if not too much: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drowsiness, which would be potentiated by alcohol. It would likely be safe after 1 beer, but would be problematic after more. I definitely would not drive after the combination. ...Read more

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Why is there caffeine in fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Why is there caffeine in fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Migraine: Because it commonly helps with migraine headaches by improving constriction of blood vessels in the brains of migraine sufferers. ...Read more

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Cardiology-Cocoa & PACs Small amounts of dark chocolate trigger PACs <2 hrs. Coffee seems to have no effect. Is theobromine to blame and why?

Cardiology-Cocoa & PACs
Small amounts of dark chocolate trigger PACs <2 hrs.
Coffee seems to have no effect. Is theobromine to blame and why?

Possibly: Theobromine found in chocolate can be fatal to dogs and cats in low doses because of cardiac effects. Humans are less sensitive to it's potential toxic effects. A theoretical fatal dose for humans might be about 11 pounds of chocolate. It's conceivable that at lower doses it could cause PAC's in sensitive individuals. ...Read more

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Is Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine dangerous, or just addictive?

Is Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine dangerous, or just addictive?

Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine): Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) actually contains 3 drugs that can be addictive codeine a narcotic, butalbital a barbiturate and caffeine all of which may become addictive it also contains aspirin which has its own dangers Care should be taken when used frequently ...Read more

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Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

Narcotic itch: Great question. Any narcotic (or opioid medication) can cause the side effect of itching. If the itching is severe, you may have to change to a different medication. Many other things can cause itching too. If you continue to have itching after stopping the medication, then you have to rule out other potential offending agents. ...Read more

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How much daily caffeine creates risk of caffeine withdrawal headache?

How much daily caffeine creates risk of caffeine withdrawal headache?

Depends: If you are a migraine sufferer caffeine is not your friend. And in fact over time, can make your migraine headaches worse. You should strive to decrease or eliminate caffeine from your daily intake as much as possible. Caffeine is a potent vasoconstrictor much like many migraine medications. Wearing off this often causes rebound vasocongestion causing or triggering more migraine headaches. ...Read more

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Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Not usually: Solar urticaria is not usually associated with anaphylaxis but cold urticaria may. Perhaps extensive exposure can cause problem but most people would have had a sunburn before further complication develops. ...Read more

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Can drinking caffeine trigger a migraine headache?

Can drinking caffeine trigger a migraine headache?

Possible: Caffeine has been used with tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aspirin to stop headaches and is often of value. But many patients are habituated to daily coffee, and may stop their ingestion on weekends, when headaches occur due to caffeine withdrawal. Do not usually see caffeine provoking a migraine. ...Read more

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Can caffeine withdrawal cause itching?

Can caffeine withdrawal cause itching?

Unexpected: It may however cause fatigue and headaches if done too rapidly. ...Read more

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Do hives from food allergies always mean anaphylactic reaction?

Do hives from food allergies always mean anaphylactic reaction?

Not always: Hives as a symptom along the continuium of allergic reactions. The concern is that the next time they are exposed to this allergen they may react more severely (anaphylaxis). This is definitely something you want to see your child's doctor about. ...Read more

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Can beers that have been brewed with nuts trigger anaphylaxis?

Can beers that have been brewed with nuts trigger anaphylaxis?

Yes but: it depends on the nut you are allergic to. I don't believe there has been a study deciphering whether the fermentation process in beer affected the allergenicity of the nuts. The best practice is avoidance until proven otherwise. A visit to an allergist will likely help you unravel the puzzle. ...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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock) (Definition)

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