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Can swelling in neck restrict blood flow to the head? Feeling dizzy on and off but it might be my allergies.

Can swelling in neck restrict blood flow to the head? Feeling dizzy on and off but it might be my allergies.

Swelling in neck: Swelling in neck may be a swollen lymph gland. It would not likely cause dizziness. The dizziness can certainly be caused by your allergies. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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My 12 yr old son has a lymph node in his neck that has been swelling & shrinking for 4 mos. His dr said it was allergies & wasn't worried.Sound right?

My 12 yr old son has a lymph node in his neck that has been swelling & shrinking for 4 mos. His dr said it was allergies & wasn't worried.Sound right?

How large?: If they are buck shot size, then it just needs to be followed. If it is a pecan size one, then i would be more concerned. Absent other symptoms, i would make sure that he does not have sinus or dental infection. Allergy is not usually associated with noticeable node swelling. ...Read more

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What can cause hives and swelling if its not an allergic reaction?

What can cause hives and swelling if its not an allergic reaction?

Hives and angioedema: Most hives and angioedema are caused by allergic reactions however they can also be caused by reactions to medications or things like heat, cold or sunlight. A variety of infections, including viral or bacterial infections, or collagen vascular disorders can cause a very similar rash. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling and pain caused by an allergic reaction to fire ant stins?

How can I reduce swelling and pain caused by an allergic reaction to fire ant stins?

Antihistamine/steroi: The best is probably steroids--such as prednisone, but this needs a script from your doc. You can try otc zyrtec/benadryl etc...Motrin/aleve may help. Topical calamide lotion and hydrocrtisone may help a bit as well. If severe, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can blue dye, such as fd&c blue no. 2, cause an allergic reaction such as swelling?

Can blue dye, such as fd&c blue no. 2, cause an allergic reaction such as swelling?

Possibly: I suspect the answer is yes. 11 patients with chronic, unexplained itchy skin rashes that responded to medication changes centered around avoidance of coloring agents, fd&c blue no. 1 (bright blue) and blue no. 2 (indigo carmine). Reactions to agents that color medications and foods may be more common than previously appreciated. This is from journal of drugs dermatol. 2013;12(1):99-102. ...Read more

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What are conditions that causes swelling in feet hands face not associated with allergic reaction?

What are conditions that causes swelling in feet hands face not associated with allergic reaction?

Peripheral edema: Swelling of the extremities could be caused by many things. If you feel it is not an allergic reaction, an md consult is warranted. Perhaps your kidneys are not functioning properly, a common source of peripheral (and other ) edema: swelling. Any changes in medications? The internet is really unsuited to diagnosis of such symptoms, don't fool around; see an md. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can allergic reaction to fruit cause a pea-size lump inside my tongue? It's tender but not painful, slight swelling. What can I do?

Can allergic reaction to fruit cause a pea-size lump inside my tongue? It's tender but not painful, slight swelling. What can I do?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Foot swelling for no reason and it looks like I have an allergic reaction. It hurts its a shooting pain but i don't know what caused this?

Foot swelling for no reason and it looks like I have an allergic reaction. It hurts its a shooting pain but i don't know what caused this?

Evaluation needed: Allergic reactions limited to one foot is a bit unusual. It will be important for the treating physician to distinguish between soft tissue, swelling, joint swelling, and angioedema from allergic reaction. Frequently with allergic reaction there is itching and redness and less "shooting pain." insect bite or sting reactions may be a possibility and a close examination will aid in this. ...Read more

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Could red wine like syrah or shiraz and/or blueberries suddenly cause brow & lip swelling then lip rash afterwards, ie allergic reaction?

Could red wine like syrah or shiraz and/or blueberries suddenly cause brow & lip swelling then lip rash afterwards, ie allergic reaction?

Possibly: It's common to be allergic to these things, and it would be best for you to be evaluated in person by your family doctor (or a dermatologist or allergist). ...Read more

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Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Not needed: Multivitamins have not been shown to improve health or longevity when studied scientifically. It would be better for you to follow a healthy and nutritious diet with a lot of veggies and fruits. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are 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