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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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I often get random patches full of itchy bumps on my body mostly on my forearms they're not bug bites or an allergic reaction. What causes this?

I often get random patches full of itchy bumps on my body mostly on my forearms they're not bug bites or an allergic reaction. What causes this?

Many things!: What you are describing is a very common condition and not specific for any one diagnosis. You could have a contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction to something coming into contact with your skin), hives, eczema or any number of things. If your primary care physician is stumped, please consider seeing an allergist or a dermatologist. ...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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Can black fly and/or deer fly bites cause flu like, severe body aches as an allergic reaction??

Can black fly and/or deer fly bites cause flu like, severe body aches as an allergic reaction??

Ixodes scapularis: Of concerned with Deer ticks is Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans ( ...Read more

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Does an allergic reaction to a body wash, soap or shower gel cause a yeast infection in your vagina?

Does an allergic reaction to a body wash, soap or shower gel cause a yeast infection in your vagina?

Possible: I definitely know people who have very sensitive genitalia to different chemicals including ones you just mentioned. Make sure you don't get those inside when you are showering. Try to use plain water. If you already have discharge/discomfort/symptoms, seek help, as you may need to have them treated. ...Read more

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Could a manicure cause itching in throat and all over body- no rash. Allergic reaction? No rash or redness at the nails or hands or feet though.

Could a manicure cause itching in throat and all over body- no rash. Allergic reaction? No rash or redness at the nails or hands or feet though.

Real or not real?: I wonder if you have inhaled the dust from the filing of the nails. This dust can be dangerous. Consider changing salon to one with good ventilation and extraction system. ...Read more

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30 yr albanian male. Joint pain, 99.8 temp, food allergies. Hemoglobin 6.7, RDW 18, mvc 74, platelets 530. Sed w rate 58. Ferr. 105, iron sat. 6.

30 yr albanian male. Joint pain, 99.8 temp, food allergies. Hemoglobin 6.7, RDW 18, mvc 74, platelets 530. Sed w rate 58. Ferr. 105, iron sat. 6.

U r seriously sick: You're a 30 year old man and no matter how dysfunctional your health care system is, you have a right to demand that your physician explain why you are apparently iron deficient. You have a bleeding ulcer or gastrointestinal cancer until proved otherwise. ...Read more

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Does platelet rich plasma injections work for rotator cuff tears?

Not a recognized: Treatment. While some providers use platelet rich plasma from the patient, there is no credible evidence that it helps in healing. ...Read more

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Are platelet rich plasma injections a successful treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Yes: A recent multicenter study showed that platelet rich plasma injections, particularly if guided by ultrasound for better precision, is beneficial for different tendinopathies. http://www.aaos.org/news/acadnews/2012/aaos15_2_8.asp. ...Read more

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Can prolotherapy be a cure to patellar tendonitis? Or platelet rich plasma? Which is best?

Can prolotherapy be a cure to patellar tendonitis? Or platelet rich plasma? Which is best?

Prolotherapy & PRP: Prolotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma) goals, in the case of patellar tendonitis, is to markedly reduce the tissue degeneration occurring within the patellar tendon at the time of injury. They decrease pain at rest, with daily activities, and during aggressive sports activities. It would be great if either one of these modalities was the cure all - not yet. Still more patients to be studied. ...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