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Can People Develop An Allergy To Silk Or Synthetics More
Yes, if contact derm: It is possible to develop a contact sensitivity to various fabrics or synthetics. ...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
Can you tell me is everyone who is allergic to peanuts equally allergic or are some more allergic than others?
Not equally allergic: some are more equal than others, (just drawing the analogy to "animal farm"), some would even react to its smell, others can eat some, and even few outgrow it altogether, but generally if you are allergic to peanuts, better avoid them, be careful to the ingredients of sweets for instance , keep an antihistaminic and an Epipen (epinephrine) handy, and follow up with your doctor/allergist ...Read more
Is a person with chronic hives whose hives worsen w/nsaids in any more or less danger than someone who gets hives due to an actual allergy from nsaid?
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
Yes: It's hard to get latex allergy. Nurses develop eczema or contact dermatitis after using latex gloves for years. Later anaphylaxis, severe life-endangering form of allergy, occurs if latex contacts a mucosal surface - like a balloon in your mouth - or during surgery when the surgeon's gloves touches the inside of the body. Kids get it if they require multiple catheterizations for neurogenic bladder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a person who has multiple drug allergies and is also just prone to hives also have to avoid high-risk foods even if not officially allergic?
Would the older or newer generation of cephalosporins antibiotics be more likely to cause anaphylaxis in patients severely allergic to penicillin?
See below: Persons with type 1 immediate hypersensity to penicillin antibiotics should generally avoid taking cephalosporin antibiotics because of the low but real risk of cross allergenicity. Safe alternative antibiotics include vancomycin, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) macrolides, tetracyclines, aztreonam, clindamycin, zyvox, quinolones etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Latex Allergy: Typically patients with latex allergy develop localized redness, rash, and itching around the areas that was exposed to latex. This typically occurs after wearing latex gloves or latex condoms. Latex allergy is less common then it used to be because most products these days are made latex-free. An allergist can do testing in the office to determine if you have a sensitivity. ...Read more
Can you tell me how come some people with peanut allergies which are legumes are also usually allergic to tree nuts even thoug?
Peanut and tree nuts: Since they are usually processed in the same facility or plant, tree nuts can be contaminated with peanut. ...Read more
Who tends to get serious allergic reactions to aspirin? Is it almost always people w asthma or nasal polyps or can anyone suddenly have a problem?
Unknown: Many people (at least half) develop shellfish allergy later in life. This probably reflects the way the immune system develops, as some allergies are more common in very young children than adults (like egg), while others develop later (like pollen, and shellfish). The exact mechanism is still unknown though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could the smell or even sight of other people eating peanuts induce their allergy if they have one?
No: Unlikely, the allergy is not airborne.Get a more detailed answer ›
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