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Can a case of severe allergic skin reaction be related to water intoxication?

Can a case of severe allergic skin reaction be related to water intoxication?

Probably not: Allergic reaction r usually mediated by an antibody called ige in the body. Ige has to bind usually large molecules, such as proteins to cause an allergic reaction. Water molecule is very small. It will not be recognized by human ige. So no one will be truly "allergic" to water. In the rare cases of aquatic urticaria, contact of skin to water can trigger hives, but not a true allergic process. ...Read more

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Water Intoxication (Definition)

Water intoxication is a condition where too much water has been ingested and is causing the salt levels in your body to be too diluted. It is very rare for this condition to happen (you have to drink a LOT of water!), ...Read more


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Can numbness of the face be due to an allergic reaction?

Can numbness of the face be due to an allergic reaction?

No: Allergic reactions usually cause itching, rash and some swelling but not numbness. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop allergic reactions from having any type of worm?

Is it possible to develop allergic reactions from having any type of worm?

Strongyloides: This is a roundworm called threadworm. Symptoms include dermatitis: swelling, itching, and mild hemorrhage at the site where the skin has been penetrated. If the parasite reaches the lungs, the chest may feel as if it is burning, and wheeze and cough may result, along with pneumonia-like symptoms (löffler's syndrome). If a person has traveled to tropics/subtropic especially rural areas get seen. ...Read more

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Can the type of contact solution you have, cause an allergic reaction with your eyes?

Can the type of contact solution you have, cause an allergic reaction with your eyes?

Contact solutions: Can definitely cause an allergic reaction in your eyes. There are different active ingredients in these solutions, depending on the brand you use. If you are intolerant to one brand, then try another. If you continue having problems, you may be having a reaction to the contacts themselves or having a problem unrelated to them. ...Read more

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Can you have an allergic reaction to a food in excess amounts?

Can you have an allergic reaction to a food in excess amounts?

Too much food: Only if you are allergic to it in the first place. Some allergies need only the slightest exposure to trigger a reaction, while others take a lot. ...Read more

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Is a 20 CM local reaction to insect sting exaggerated? and what harm can it cause if left untreated?is this person considered atopic?

Is a 20 CM local reaction to insect sting exaggerated? and what harm can it cause if left untreated?is this person considered atopic?

Insect bite: 20 cm local reaction is an exaggerated local reaction. It most likely represents an allergic reaction to an insect bite. Need to make sure it is not cellulitis which is a secondary bacterial infection. Insect bite reactions usually resolves itself. Using oral Benadryl/ avoid itching/ applying ice helps it get better quicker. If an infection needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Could an allergic reaction be easily determined as cause of death in an autopsy?

Could an allergic reaction be easily determined as cause of death in an autopsy?

Tryptase: The history's the key. Autopsy can rule out other causes. The savvy pathologist can order up a serum tryptase to confirm anaphylaxis. It's a more tricky call than perhaps a TV viewer might guess. A few may be missed. Life-threatening allergies are well-known to the person, and they take sensible precautions and have time to alert others. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an allergic reaction to be easily determined as cause of death in an autopsy?

Is it possible for an allergic reaction to be easily determined as cause of death in an autopsy?

It's not: The events recorded around the time of death are critical. Serum tryptase can help the pathologist spot anaphylaxis if it could have been missed. Still, like botulism, glue-sniffing and black widow spider bite, it's a possible cause of a "negative autopsy" if the body is simply discovered. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to a medication which caused pin and needles and nerve pain in my body .Can an allergic reaction cause multiple sclerosis?

I had an allergic reaction to a medication which  caused pin and needles and nerve pain in my body .Can an allergic reaction cause multiple sclerosis?

You didn't and No: 1) Allergic reactions don't cause "pins and needles" or "nerve pain" (whatever that means). They cause rash, itching and swelling. Whatever kind of reaction you had, it wasn't an ALLERGIC reaction. 2) Your symptoms sound nothing like MS. 3) Nobody knows what does cause MS, but "allergic" (or whatever) reactions don't. Whoever discovers the cause of MS will win a Nobel Prize in Medicine. ...Read more

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What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?

What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?

Eczema Triggers: Eczema Triggers include Chemicals, Hot water, Overbathing, detergents, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, scented body care products, stress, pet dander, molds, dust mites, cockroaches, to name a few. Yes, a severe reaction to poison ivy could definitely trigger an eczema flare! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to a drug, not metabolize it, or w chemical used Titanium Dioxide is in question for severe allergic asthma. ?

Is it possible to be allergic to a drug, not metabolize it, or w chemical used 
Titanium Dioxide is in question for severe allergic asthma. ?

Highly unlikely: Titanium may potentially cause a systemic contact allergy but this is far from proven but I know of no known mechanism for it to cause severe asthma. I hope you are under the care a B/C allergist. If he cannot help you, consider consult at a specialty asthma center. If you have failed all medications, then need to reassess the diagnosis. Vocal cord dysfunction is just one such possibility. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a bee or wasp sting cause severe diarrhea?

Would it be possible that a bee or wasp sting cause severe diarrhea?

Never heard of that.: Most often a bee sting causes localized pain, swelling, itching & redness of the site. Or there can be continued swelling with nausea or vomiting. A severe reaction can lead to difficulty breathing, swelling of mouth, tongue, lips or throat, hives, etc. ...Read more

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Could you become allergic to lidocaine all of a sudden?

Could you become allergic to lidocaine all of a sudden?

Yes: Lidocaine is an amide type local anesthetic and in general low in allergy potential. However anything that you are exposed to can create an allergic response after the initial exposure. So yes although not common you can develop an allergy to Lidocaine all of a sudden. ...Read more

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Is there a common chemical in all insect repellents that can cause an allergic reaction?

Is there a common chemical in all insect repellents that can cause an allergic reaction?

Allergy to various c: There are individual sensitivity which can be any of common chemicals. Test small spot to see if ot is tolerated. In severe cases see allergist for controlled allergy testing. ...Read more

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Penicillin is a type of fungus which i'm allergic to. If I have a minor feet fungus can it lead to brain damage?

Penicillin is a type of fungus which i'm allergic to. If I have a minor feet fungus can it lead to brain damage?

Penicillin : This antibiotic was isolated from cultures of a mold, penicillium notatum. If you are truly allergic to penicillin consider getting a warning wrist band. Superficial fungal infections of your skin will not lead to brain damage. ...Read more

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