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Can You Be Allergic To Pigs
Not really: One wouldn't be allergic to allergy shots but because allergy shots contain the allergens one is allergic to one can have significant systemic reactions to allergy vaccine therapy. ...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
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
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
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
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
I am not quite: Sure what you are asking but many people are not allergic to dog dander. ...Read more
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