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Can you catch a cold if you have allergies?

Can you catch a cold if you have allergies?

Unfortunately, yes: Yes, a person can still catch a cold (virus) even if they have allergies. The cold will run its course over a week or so. The allergies (depending on the allergen) may last weeks or months or years. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Can you catch conjunctivitis?

Can you catch conjunctivitis?

Yes you can: A majority of infectious conjunctivitis is caused by viruses- the better known one is adenovirus (aka pink eye). This is highly contagious and can be spread by touch. By not washing their hands and contacting their eyes, a person who is exposed to an infected patient can get it. ...Read more

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Can you catch norovirus from someone breathing on you?

Can you catch norovirus from someone breathing on you?

No: It is spread from fecal contamination of things subsequently swallowed. Aerosol inaction of particles swallowed may also occur. It is not spread from breathing it in. ...Read more

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How can you catch shingles?

How can you catch shingles?

Shingles: If you had chicken pox as a child, the virus is already in your body. It remains dormant in most people but can activate if the immunity is lower e.G in hiv, cancer or even old age. These days it can be effectively treated if medical attention is sought early on. If you think you have shingles, please see a physician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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If someone with HIV scratches you can you get hiv?

If someone with HIV scratches you can you get hiv?

Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance on their nails and it got into your cut, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to catch chicken pox twice?

Can you explain if it's possible to catch chicken pox twice?

Want to test ?: Many years ago kids were often labeled cpx for several forms of blistering illness because 2 million cases/yr occurred in the us and docs didn't want you coming to their office.Having it twice may or may not have really happened.Your pcp could do a blood test for antibodies and see if you showed protective levels. ...Read more

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Can you catch allergies or are you born with them?

Can you catch allergies or are you born with them?

Neither are likely: You can inherit the tendency to become allergic in your genes but you don't inherit specific allergies. You don't catch allergies, like you might a cold or strep.You can develop allergies after a material is introduced to your system and your system reacts in that way. You can be exposed to certain foods during pregnancy and have an allergic response to them the first time you are fed them. ...Read more

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How can you catch dengue fever?

How can you catch dengue fever?

Mosquito bite: Bite of an infected mosquito in places where dengue is endemic. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are allergy to latex condoms without getting some rash?

How can you tell if you are allergy to latex condoms without getting some rash?

Different events: Allergies include not only rash but many other symptoms. Difficulty breathing, swelling of tissues are a few of the signs. ...Read more

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How can you tell whether you have hives or allergic reactions?

How can you tell whether you have hives or allergic reactions?

Histamine driven: Hives (or welts) are histamine driven reactions. These lesions come and go within hours and do not leave scales or marks. Hives can be a form of allergic reaction (ie to drugs or shellfish), but they can often be idiopathic (unknown trigger). Because we know this is a histamine driven problem, we treat with oral antihistamines, or oral steroids if severe and associate with wheezing. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are allergic to dogs or cats?

How can you tell if you are allergic to dogs or cats?

Allergy sympoms: When you enter a house with dog or cat you will start sneezing, the nose runs and eyes itch and some times you may develop more severe symptoms. After petting a dog or cat if you touch your eyes they may swell up, get puffy, run and itch. If you a pet at home and are allergic to it, you will feel the allergy symptoms begin when you come home. ...Read more

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Can you develop allergy to latex?

Can you develop allergy to latex?

Yes: It is possible to develop allergy to latex, even in adulthood. Unfortunately, the testing for establishing a diagnosis is not as accurate as other allergy tests. ...Read more

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How can you catch ringworm?

How can you catch ringworm?

Contagious: Ringworm can be spread from skin to skin contact with another person or with an animal like your cat or dog. It can be spread on combs, brushes, towels, clothes, sheets, etc. ...Read more

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Can you get hives from scabies ?

Can you get hives from scabies
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Anything is possible: That said. I have never seen, nor heard or, nor read a report about an association of hives and scabies. ...Read more

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If you kiss someone and you get coldsores but not active can they catch it?

If you kiss someone and you get coldsores but not active can they catch it?

HSV1: Cold sores are caused by the HSV 1 which is contagious and close contact such as kissing can transmit the infection, at times, even if a visible lesion is not seen yet. Of course during active infections, then risk of transmission is much higher. Best wishes. ...Read more