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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What symptoms would a person get, being allergic to eggs?

What symptoms would a person get, being allergic to eggs?

See below: The symptoms of food allergy can include: itichiness, hives, lip/tongue/throat swelling, trouble breathing, belly pain, nausea, vomiting and rarely death. ...Read more

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What is the average time a person can have an allergic reaction?

Variable: This is highly variable depending on the allergic reaction. Major reactions can occur immediately up to 8 hours after the fact. Minor reactions can have a delayed hypersensitivity occurring 24-72 hours later. ...Read more

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Can a person suddenly develop an allergic reaction to a substance such as latex?

Can a person suddenly develop an allergic reaction to a substance such as latex?

Latex Allergy: Typically patients with latex allergy develop localized redness, rash, and itching around the areas that was exposed to latex. This typically occurs after wearing latex gloves or latex condoms. Latex allergy is less common then it used to be because most products these days are made latex-free. An allergist can do testing in the office to determine if you have a sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can a person be tested ahead of time to see if they are allergic to the anesthesia?

Yes and no: There are multiple drugs given during anesthesia, any one of which can theoretically cause an allergic reaction. It would be very expensive for you to have this done, and I am fairly sure that a health insurance plan would not pay for it. ...Read more

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Is dolfenal safe for person who is allergic to paracetamol?

Is dolfenal safe for person who is allergic to paracetamol?

Many side effects: From this drug as with all other nsaids. There is nothing specific regarding paracetamol. This drug should however be taking cautiously and only for specific indications with consciousness of the complications that are possible. ...Read more

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Could a person be allergic from perfumes as when I smell any perfume I feel as I am going to be fainted?

Could a person be allergic from perfumes as when I smell any perfume I feel as I am going to be fainted?

Not inhaled: Perfume may cause a contact skin allergy but not by inhalation. Since perfume contains volatile organic compounds including alcohol, it may irritate people nose or rarely the lungs. Just wonder if your problem from the perfume is due to association with a previously bad experience or remotely a seizure disorder triggered by the odor. ...Read more

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Can a person be allergic to carotid ultrasound?

Can a person be allergic to carotid ultrasound?

The gel?: It is impossible to be allergic to the actual ultrasound waves. It may be possible to be allergic to the ultrasound gel. Ask to use a different gel if you are having a skin reaction. ...Read more

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Can a person that is allergic to aspirin safely take zantac150?

Can a person that is allergic to aspirin safely take zantac150?

Shouldn't be a: Problem since Zantac (ranitidine) is not an NSAID & contains no aspirin. ...Read more

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What causes a person to be a allergic to bee stings?

What causes a person to be a allergic to bee stings?

Allergy Antibody: A patient who is allergic to bee stings has developed allergy antibody, ige, to one or more of the components in the venom that is injected by the bee. ...Read more

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Can a person be allergic to hydrogen peroxide?

Can a person be allergic to hydrogen peroxide?

Possibly: Hydrogen peroxide, like many other materials, has the potential of causing skin irritation. It, in itself, is probably not an allergen. However, it is feasible that when cleaning the skin or wound with hydrogen peroxide that the skin is more sensitive to other agents (a soap or lotion for example) that could cause a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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What does a strawberry allergy look like in an allergic person?

What does a strawberry allergy look like in an allergic person?

Same as other foods: Food allergy usually starts within 30 min. And involves some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomitting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, flushing, itchy skin, hives, chest tightness, wheezing, runny/stuffy nose, itchy/watery eyes, lightheadedness/low bp. It is rare to have a single symptom except itchy mouth and symptoms resolve within 24 hours.


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Can a person be allergic to silicon - such as a cover for cell phone?

Can a person be allergic to silicon - such as a cover for cell phone?

Contact allergy: I had 2 patients react to their cell phone covers, the markings follow that outline of the phone where you hold it against your cheek, so yes it is possible. ...Read more

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Can a person be allergic to all types of red meat?

Can a person be allergic to all types of red meat?

Yes: A few years ago we learned that one form of red meat allergy was caused by the formation of antibodies to galactose-alpha-1, 3-galactose, which occurs in all non-primate mammalian meats. It differs from other food allergies in that it often results in reactions hours after ingestion. ...Read more

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What would be the recommended diet of a person who is allergic to nuts, eggs, and milk?

What would be the recommended diet of a person who is allergic to nuts, eggs, and milk?

Meat, grains etc: They can still eat fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, chicken, fish, grains and legumes. There is plenty left to eat without eating nuts, eggs and milk. It can still be a well balanced diet with a variety of foods. ...Read more

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Can a person be allergic to flu shots?

Can a person be allergic to flu shots?

Yes: Since the current formulations of flu shots are produced in eggs anyone who is truly allergic to eggs should probably avoid these. Many people confuse feeling crumby after a flu shot with an "allergy." this is not the case - this is body's normal reaction to the vaccine and it usually only lasts a day or two (a lot faster/milder) than the flu. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to be allergic to all antihistamines? (not the die but the active ingredients itself, ie cyclizine, meclozine)

Is it possible for a person to be allergic to all antihistamines? (not the die but the active ingredients itself, ie cyclizine, meclozine)

Allergy: In medicine, anything is possible. However it would be unusual to be allergic to all antihistamines because there are different drug molecules with antihistaminic action that are different in molecular structure and in mechanism of action. If your question is related to a specific clinical situation see your doctor for a substitute medicine. ...Read more

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Confused about nsaids. They r a common cause of chronic hives. Does this mean the person is allergic to nsaids, or just that hives r a common side efct?

NSAIDs: Unlike allergic reactions to pollens, animal dander and foods, in which there are allergic antibodies (ige) against the trigger, reactions to Aspirin and other nsaids generally do not occur as a result of ige. Therefore, allergy testing is not usually of benefit. In some cases, an oral challenge may be performed under the supervision of an allergist to evaluate for sensitivity or tolerance. ...Read more

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How does a person w chronic hives tell if they r having allergic reaction? I saw a couple mild hives after tylenol, (acetaminophen) but I get hives without pills too.

How does a person w chronic hives tell if they r having allergic reaction? I saw a couple mild hives after tylenol, (acetaminophen) but I get hives without pills too.

Timing is important: Urticaria caused by allergy to medications occur often minutes after exposure to the offending drug, so time of onset is very important. If you suspect an allergy to tylenol, (acetaminophen) although uncommon, your best bet is to consult with an allergist or a dermatologist. ...Read more