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Can You Be Allergic To Paw Paw Cream
Mosquito allergy: Some persons make allergic antibody (ige) to mosquito salivary gland proteins while others develop blood cell allergy caused by sensitized lymphocytes. Taking oral anti-histamines for itching and using topical steroids such as Hydrocortisone might help. The quicker these medications are used after a bite, the more effective they will likely be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patch test: You can check just about any product for skin sensitivity/reaction/allergy by doing a patch test. If you place a dab of the material on the fabric part of a bandaid & place it in a location where it won't be disturbed. (back of a baby or underarm of older kid) leave it on overnight, if no reaction within that time frame the product is likely safe to use over long periods. ...Read more
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
Could you tell me if one is allergic to bee stings will he be allergic to jellyfish or fire coral?
Not necessarily: Bee sting allergy is triggered by ige mediated allergy to specific proteins in the honey bee venom. Mellitin and phospholipase are some of these proteins. These are distinct from jelly fish and coral reactions. Many people will react to jelly fish and coral stings suggesting a toxic reaction as opposed to a true allergic reaction. ...Read more
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
Can someone be allergic to anti-histamines and what else can you take if an allergic reaction occurs?
Occasionally yes: but not to all antihistamines, often times the allergy is to an inactive ingredient in the drug, but true allergy to antihistamines is there, rare though, if need be you can try 2nd or third generation antihitamine under your doctor's supervision, goo luck ...Read more
I am not quite: Sure what you are asking but many people are not allergic to dog dander. ...Read more
How can someone someone be allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if it's presents histamine release therefore shouldn't it prevent a reaction?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): It is very unlikely for someone to develop an allergy to an antihistamine, but you may develop side effects to them. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes sedation and some people agitation. You do not mention the symptoms that you developed with benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
Common: for sufferers of pollen allergy. You can imagine how pollen gets into the beeswax. Because pollen allergies are specific for a class of pollens, one can react variably depending on the beeswax lot. Best to avoid. If you also suffer from seasonal rhinitis, or hay fever, consult an Allergist for individualized recommendations. ...Read more
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