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Doctor insights on: Can You Be Allergic To Another Person

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Can you be allergic to another person?

Can you be allergic to another person?

Yes.: Women can develop allergy to their partner's semen leading to anaphylaxis during intercourse. Fortunately, this is a very rare problem.

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Is it possible to be allergic to a person?

Is it possible to be allergic to a person?

Yes: Allergy is due to the chemicals in tampons. Chemicals have been added to make the tampons sterile in order to reduce tampon causing an infection.

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Could it happen that a person be allergic to their own feces?

Could it happen that a person be allergic to their own feces?

No: Feces are the remainder of what you have eaten, if it did not bother you when you ate, you cannot be allergic to it after you digested it.

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Could a person be allergic cats if he never was before?

Could a person be allergic cats if he never was before?

Yes: Cat dander allergy can develop months or even years after having a cat or being exposed to other people's cats. It is not clear why this happens, but it is very common.

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What happens when an allergic person takes penicillin?

What happens when an allergic person takes penicillin?

Varies: Some reactions are mild, such as hives alone. Others are more serious, with breathing problems and blood pressure drop. Some reactions (like some kinds of rashes) are not actually allergies, but different reactions that may or may not recur when you take the medicine. While it may be easier to just avoid penicillin, if it's important, you can find out if you have a "true" allergy by testing.

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How does a person suddenly become allergic to something they have eaten all their lives?

How does a person suddenly become allergic to something they have eaten all their lives?

Possible: There is possible, if that person immune system suffered alterations (disease, medication) also same food can be contaminated with different substances (pesticides, proteins) that can cause severe allergies.

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Like if one person is severely allergic to something, how likely is it that their sister or brother will be allergic as well?

Like if one person is severely allergic to something, how likely is it that their sister or brother will be allergic as well?

Moderate: It depends on the type of allergy. You inherit the ability to be allergic, what you become allergic to depends on a number of factors, including exposure. Families share exposures to dogs, etc., so we do see that increased frequencies of that type of allergy.

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Could a person be allergic to coconut?

Could a person be allergic to coconut?

Yes: Coconut allergy has been described but it is not a common food allergy. Walnut is the most common nut allergy. While fda says coconut is a "nut" it is a drupe. Patients with nut and peanut allergy are not more likely to develop coconut allergy, but they are more likely to develop sesame seed allergy.

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Is it possible for a person to be allergic to mint?

Is it possible for a person to be allergic to mint?

Allergy to mint: Yes you can be allergic to mint. You can be allergic to anything that has molecules big enough to bind to the reactive site on an antigen-presenting cell and capable of stimulating antibody production. Just sneezing when you eat peppermints is not a definite sign of allergy, though. Just as hot sauce opens your nasal passages, peppermint stimulates the nose chemically.

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Is it possible for a person to be allergic to water?

Is it possible for a person to be allergic to water?

Symptoms?: It is. Possible to develop hives from water exposure called aquagenic urticaria. Also can have sensitivities to components of drinking water.

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Can a person be allergic to febreeze plug ins? The scent of something?

Can a person be allergic to febreeze plug ins? The scent of something?

Yes, it's a chemical: A person can be allergic to many chemical substances and a scent is from chemicals. Actually quite a few chemicals. If you read the label of such, there many chemicals in the febreeze and you can be allergic to that. Allergy is different than intolerance. Ie taking a med causes diarhea=intolerance, but causing hives, itching/trouble breathing/asthma attacks etc. =allergic raction. Good luck..

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Can a person be allergic to epinephrine?

Can a person be allergic to epinephrine?

Unusual: But can rarely occur. Usually the allergy is to a compound in the medication.

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Can a person be allergic to stents in the neck?

Can a person be allergic to stents in the neck?

Maybe: Controversial but metal allergies are suspected in coronary artery stent restenosis. May happen in stents elsewhere.

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Can a cillian allergic person take keflex?

Can a cillian allergic person take keflex?

Usually: Recent studies have found that a majority of people who are allergic to penicillin can tolerate cephalosporin (of which Keflex is one) and particularly the 3rd generation one. However if you have had an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, you should check with your allergist before you considering taking any cephalosporin. The risk is very low but it is better to be safe than sorry.

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Could a person be allergic to cigarette smoke?

Could a person be allergic to cigarette smoke?

Yes: Never heard of people being allergic to nicotine because human body produces it endogeneously. But people might be allergic to other ingredients from cigarette smoking.