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Can alcohol in drinks cause an allergic reaction in someone?

Can alcohol in drinks cause an allergic reaction in someone?

Doubtful: Alcohol may cause increased nasal congestion and worsen an itchy condition but can't make another person allergic unless you count being drunk as allergic. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Can gerbils cause an allergic reaction?

Can gerbils cause an allergic reaction?

Yes: Proteins in skin and urine can be allergenic. An allergist can confirm with available testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can protease cause an allergic reaction if it's hiding in some processed foods?

Can protease cause an allergic reaction if it's hiding in some processed foods?

Usually airborne: Proteases are a subgroup of proteins, which are most common cause of allergies. For example, mold allergies are caused by contact with proteases found in molds. Allergies to proteins that are proteases have been described for respiratory allergies. Whether an individual can develop an allergic reaction (respiratory) by ingesting a protease is possible but unlikely. ...Read more

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What can cause an allergic reaction to pasta and pizza?

What can cause an allergic reaction to pasta and pizza?

Food allergies: Would need to know more details about your reaction before calling it a true allergic reaction. Both foods have wheat in them which is a common food allergen. In more rare instances people can be allergic to tomatoes. Important to record details of reaction, timing, what foods were eating, etc. and bringing info to local allergist for further testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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Good morning can herpes cause lips to swell resembling an allergic reaction?

Good morning can herpes cause lips to swell resembling an allergic reaction?

Yes: and they can be very uncomfortable. See dentist or PCP asap for Rx for antiviral meds. This should shorten the duration and lessen the severity. Best to start meds when the first symptoms appear. ...Read more

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Can an allergic reaction cause damage to the intestines?

Can an allergic reaction cause damage to the intestines?

Not usual: Allergy reactions do not usually result in intestinal damage. There are several auto-immune reactions which do though. ...Read more

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Can a person who is allergic to penicillin also have adverse reactions to to fruit mold?

Yes/unrelated: People that are allergic to penicillin can be allergic to "fruit mold" but they are completely different reactions and are unrelated. The "fruit mold" that you are mentioning is probably pennicilium - the mold that actually makes penicillin. However, allergic reactions to those are separate and unrelated. ...Read more

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What ingredients in neosporin can an allergic reaction?

What ingredients in neosporin can an allergic reaction?

Neosporin: Neosporin is a very common allergen, as is Bacitracin (both are very commonly used). Interestingly, neither is better than vaseline at preventing infection, but both are usually better at treating one. So, if you have a scratch, simple use of vaseline (or equivalent) is best to prevent an infection, and save the antibiotics for a proven infection. Stop using neosporin if it causes a rash for u. ...Read more

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Can there be anything in immunizations that can cause allergic reactions?

Can there be anything in immunizations that can cause allergic reactions?

Yes: Gelatin has been shown to cause allergic reactions; it is found in MMR vaccine. Also, some individuals are sensitive to the preservative thimerasol. The risk of reaction to influenza vaccine in egg allergic patients is minimal and not considered a reason to avoid the flu shot or even test for sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can vomiting be an allergic reaction from injesting personal lubricants?

Can vomiting be an allergic reaction from injesting personal lubricants?

Vomiting: Please rephrase question and give details on what personal lubricants you are referring to, and how do you get this into the stomach. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to bees will this cause a reaction?

I'm allergic to bees will this cause a reaction?

Depends: If the reaction was merely swelling localized to a single area, no treatment is needed. However if you have an anaphylactic reaction (fainting, breathing problem, choking etc) , then you need to consult an allergist asap. Since an anaphylactic reaction is potentially fatal. ...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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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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Can a case of severe allergic skin reaction be related to water intoxication?

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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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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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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

A sensitivity to substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract. They can be breathed into the ...Read more