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Can You Catch Hives
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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