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Can You Be Allergic To Braces
As a concept?: Fashion aside, yes you can be allergic to some of the less expensive metals used. Look for posts made from surgical/stainless steel, silver or gold. Avoid nickel, as the most common cheaper metal used that is notorious for allergy / sensitivity reactions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: The components and chemicals in concrete are very irritating as well as allergenic. Most often it is allergic contact dermatitis. You need to be patch tested by an allergist or dermatologist to truly determine what components you might be reacting to in the concrete. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, contact allergy: Bees wax can cause contact allergy, usually due to a component named propolis or bee glue. Propolis is derived from tree resins and contains known contact allergens (allergy causing substances) such as cinnamic acid, vanillin, components of balsam of peru. Patch tesing by a dermatologist would clarify which allergens are involved and what to avoid in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: But it is more common to have a problem only with raw apple, particularly the peeling, due to oral allergy syndrome. This is caused by an allergy to birch tree pollen. Some of the proteins in the apple peel are similar enough to birch tree pollen proteins to cause a "cross reaction." usually this causes only mouth and throat symptoms. Talk to your allergist for more info. ...Read more
Unlikely, happily: Tequila & mezcal is a distilled spirit - like vodka and gin. The distillation process removes virtually all impurities - especially proteins that trigger allergy. So whatever adverse effect you are experiencing with drinking tequila are not allergic. You could however be allergic to something you are eating or drinking at the same time - like the avocado in the guacamole. ...Read more
It is possible: It is possible to be allergic to any medication. A medication has other ingredients, such as stabilizers, preservatives, pH buffers, etc..., and a person may be allergic to one of the other ingredients. Also, a person can be ok with the drug, but react to a breakdown product of the drug, or react to a "bound" combination of the drug+substance (the substance may be from the person's own body). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sperm allergy: Absolutely. Allergic reactions during intercourse are well described whether from sperm, spermicide or latex condoms. While vaginal and perivaginal itching is a frequent complaint, there have been reports of anaphylaxis. Successful treatment can consist of use of various barrier devices like condoms, pretreatment with various topical meds and/or immunotherapy with the allergenic sperm protein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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