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Can You Be Allergic To Spiders
I have alitle bit of spiderfobia. Was just wondering, can house spiders kill you or be allergic? I don't have any insets allergies. Advice?
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/brown_recluse_spider
is the spider we are most concerned about in the us; depending on your location, there may be others. ...Read more
A small white spider bit me are they poisonous? I caught the spider I'm allergic to bees, should I be worried'
No and no: No spiders are not poisonous. No there is no cross reactivity between bees and spiders. Be nice to the spider. ...Read more
I'm extremely allergic to insect bites esp spiders besides a ridiculous over reaction by my immune system any other possible reasons for this?
May not be allergic: Reactions to insects range from local reactions to life-threatening anaphylaxis. Spiders usually cause local reactions, which can get large and may get infected. These symptoms are due to local irritation of the skin, which results in local inflammation. Signs of anaphylaxis include a combination of hives, swelling, breathing difficulty, vomiting, passing out due to systemic histamine release ...Read more
Unlikely: Spider's venom contains many proteins that can damage the skin and affect the neurological system. Most reactions are toxic reactions rather than allergic reactions. With that said, the potential for an allergic reaction can be passed down from parents to child, but frequently it is not to the exact same allergen as the parent. ...Read more
No: They provide no benefit to any allergic process. ...Read more
Noon I felt an ithciness on my arm. When I got hpme four hours later, I noticed 12 little spots on the crease of my arm. Theyr very iychy and painful. I'm not sure wheter its multiple spider bites in the same area or an allergic reaction. Please help me as
Got a rash or irritation on back. It's a couple inches in spot, kind of blistery. Allergic reaction? Spider Bite? Mild pain/discomfort on it.
I was bit by a spider on my right eye lid Tuesday night. Now it is swollen shut and I'm experiencing migranes. Note that I'm allergic to spider bites.
Go to ER: Swollen shut eye (s) shouldn't be taken lightly, let alone the spider bite/spider bite reaction, good luck ...Read more
Sudden rise in cherry angioma, spider veins and keratosis pilaris. Could it be an allergic reaction, circulation problem, or hormonal changes (i'm 31)?
Many factors: It is unlikely to be an allergic reaction. However it does sound suspicious for a hormonal problem. If you have recently changed oral contraceptives you may want to condiser this as one possible source. Spider veins may be indicative of unfolded lying venous problems and should also be evaluated. Consider discussing this with a dermatologist or your internist who may want to perform an exam & labs. ...Read more
Doc gave me Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a large spider bite? 8" round. I am very allergic to many antibiotics and afraid to take it. How dangerous is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Has been used for decades but there are people who are allergic. No one knows if you are one of them. Here is my question, why didn't you discuss this at the time with your prescribing physician? Personally, I'd be more concerned about my 8 " spider bite. ...Read more
Large red bumps on my neck and stomach that itch terribly. Thinking spider bites or allergic reaction. Am I on the right track here?
Hives: You are on the right track. It could be from a variety of causes. It could be spider, insect related. Other possibilities include allergic reaction, contact dermatitis, food reaction, and drug or medication reaction. Some people get urticaria of uncertain cause (idiopathic). A lot depends on exactly what the rash looks like, so best option is to see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
What is the best antibiotic for cellulitus? I'm allergic to sulfur and pcn. Spider bit me. Led to staph/cellu. Er dr gave me cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) seems to be good
MRSA: Unless you actually saw the spider bite you this is most likely to be an MRSA boil. If the organism is sensitive, Clindamycin is an excellent choice of treatment. If you are getting better continue this for 10 to 14 days. If it recurs you may need to attempt to change nasal carriage and skin colonization. Good luck and get better. ...Read more
Complete ans unknown: It technically is misguided immune reaction. The body misinterprets a harmless protein or complex carbohydrate as a potential invader. Specifically it mounts a response as if there is a parasite in the area involved: skin, airway, gut - but if large areas involved or the trigger gets into the bloodstream (like bee sting or food allergy) life-threatening generalized allergic reaction=anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Dark eyes: When you have allergies, the capillaries below your eye dilate. The pooling of blood in these areas give a dark hue to the skin below your eyes. It can occur with allergies but is nonspecific and can occur at other times as well. For example, you may notice dark circles below your eyes if you don't get a good night sleep. If you see this you may think about allergies but it is not a guaruntee. ...Read more
Flea allergy: Fleas are parasites and live only with blood meals from a host. Fleas haves a special mouthpiece that punctures intact skin and siphons blood. Like many proteins and allergy inducing chemicals in nature, fleas secrete saliva which has these chemicals, which can be very antigenic (allergy-inducing). The saliva helps to prevent the host's blood from clotting, which facilitates their feeding ...Read more
Yes: Any food can potentially trigger an allergic reaction. Severe apple allergies are not common, but many people with birch tree allergy have "pollen food allergy syndrome" where eating a fresh apple leads to itchy mouth and throat. This is due to cross reactive allergen. An allergist can assess for food allergies including apple. ...Read more
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
Allergic symptoms can vary depending on which organ is affected and can range from rash to anaphylaxis.
Most people who are affected by exposure through the air might experience allergy-like symptoms from the eyes, nose or throat and this is far more likely to be and irritant effect than an actual allergic (immune) hypersensitivity. ...Read more
Varies: Each person's immune system is unique. It reacts to the environment uniquely as in how each of us has unique features. However, when you are allergic to cats, the chance is you would develop allergies to many other environmental allergens too. The only way to know exactly which one you are allergic to is to do allergy testing. A local allergist could help you figure it out. ...Read more
Get allergy tested: Allergy can present with many symptoms including: skin rashes (eczema or hives) runny or stuffy nose (heyfever or sinusitis) or trouble breathing or coughing (asthma). If these symptoms intefere with your life then going to an allergist to get tested and developing a plan to deal with the allergies and their symptoms. ...Read more
Yes and No: Allergies to specific triggers, like peanuts, shrimp, dust mites, etc., are not inherited from one generation to the next. However, the general state of "being allergic" (atopy) can be hereditary, so children of parents with asthma or seasonal allergies may have increased risk to develop those or other allergic conditions. See an allergist for more information. ...Read more
Allergic symptoms: Humans can be allergic to one or more allergens produced by cats. The most common of these allergens are secreted by the cat's sebaceous glands and expressed in saliva. An allergic reaction is a histamine reaction that is usually characterized by coughing, wheezing, chest tightening, itching, nasal congestion, rash, watering eyes, . ...Read more
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