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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 more
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
Allergic reactions to fo. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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