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Can platelet rich plasma cause an allergic reaction in the body?

Can platelet rich plasma cause an allergic reaction in the body?

Unlikely: The platelets are your own and should not cause an allergic reaction. The injection will cause a local inflammatory relation that will be painful for 4-6 wks at the injection site. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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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Why when my son has an allergic reaction his platelet levels drop?

Why when my son has an allergic reaction his platelet levels drop?

Several thoughts: Apparently it triggers an autoimmune rection that either attacks and destroys the platelets.Or bleeding is occurring internally which uses up the platelets faster than they are being produced. Your doctor or a specialist should help. ...Read more

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When my son has an allergic reaction, why do his platelet levels drop?

When my son has an allergic reaction, why do his platelet levels drop?

Not typical: Most minor allergic reactions would not normally involve platelets. Anaphylaxis could possibly involve platelets, but typically I don't expect to see overall platelet counts on a CBC decrease after an event. I really don't know why. Perhaps someone working in a research lab might have an explanation for your experience. ...Read more

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Is platelet rich plasma healthy for the body even if its good for the knee?

Is platelet rich plasma healthy for the body even if its good for the knee?

Unhealthy?: Platelet rich plasma (prp) is created by spinning blood in a centrifuge and drawing off the heavier, platelet rich, component to use for medical purposes. Typically it is injected into the knee or tendon of the same person from whom it was obtained, so its as healthy as they are. Use of prp is experimental and has not been proven to help with the problems for which it is being recommended. ...Read more

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Does platelet rich plasma injections to ligaments cause scar tissue or new connective tissue?

Does platelet rich plasma injections to ligaments cause scar tissue or new connective tissue?

Both: Injecting platelet rich plasma is supposed to amplify the response of the repair cells by supplying growth factors to the area of injection. It's a good theory, but evidence of other than short term changes is lacking. ...Read more

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My skin stings whenever anything scratches it. The sensation is all over my body and is similar to allergic reaction. What causes it and what can I do?

My skin stings whenever anything scratches it. The sensation is all over my body and is similar to allergic reaction. What causes it and what can I do?

Histamine possibly: If the scratch produces a red bump and flare you could have heightened histamine response, mediator of allergic reactions. At 45 in the perimenopausal stage, look at your life and increase health: avoid tobacco smoke, alcohol, eat lower histamine foods, take enough vit d3 and vit k2, get a good night sleep, move through the day and learn to manage stress well. See kelly mcgonigal's book. ...Read more

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Could an allergic reaction cause a rash all over my body?

Could an allergic reaction cause a rash all over my body?

Absolutely.: Certain rashes are definitely not related to allergies; diagnosis starts with the appearance. This is where a knowledgeable, experienced diagnostician is key. Many viruses do, too, and some are quite itchy. So do medications, too, and continuing to take the drug may be risky. Better get checked out. ...Read more

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What are the problems of mercury(element) that can cause allergic reaction to our body?What are the symptoms?What are the causes and effect?

What are the problems of mercury(element) that can cause allergic reaction to our body?What are the symptoms?What are the causes and effect?

Heavy metal: Mercury does not cause an allergy it is a heavy metal that is highly toxic to the body particularly the brain and nerves. Ideally you should be exposed to almost none. Sources of mercury in very small amounts can include preservatives and vaccines. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more