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Can You Be Allergic To Another Person
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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. Read more
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can become: Sensitized to flea bites over time.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. Read more
Like if one person is severely allergic to something, how likely is it that their sister or brother will be allergic as well?
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. Read more
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. Read more
Yes: People can harbor allergies to many different foods. Read more
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.
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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. Read more
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