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Can you get an allergic reaction after accidentally cutting yourself on glass?

Can you get an allergic reaction after accidentally cutting yourself on glass?

Usually not: Glass is a very inert substance so is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Any swelling and redness after such an injury is more likely to be caused by infection from something in the air or on the glass. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How come my son can eat yogurt and cheese with no problem but has allergic reaction to a full glass of milk?

How come my son can eat yogurt and cheese with no problem but has allergic reaction to a full glass of milk?

Allergy to milk: Are you sure it is a allergic reation? If the symptoms are intestinal pain and diarrhea then he may have lactose intolerance due to milk sugar lactose not being digested. Yogurt has less lactose than milk and that is why it may be eaten with problem. If it is allergy, then a whole glass of milk carries a lot more allergic portortion compared to yogurt. ...Read more

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Pricked finger on glass micropipette. End (only visible under microscope) broke off in my finger, can't remove. Now allergic reaction. What should I do?

Pricked finger on glass micropipette. End (only visible under microscope) broke off in my finger, can't remove. Now allergic reaction. What should I do?

See a doctor: It is possible for a doctor to remove this piece of embedded glass under magnification (for example with loupes or a dermatoscope). Many times the body's inflammatory process also "works out" these foreign bodies. ...Read more

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I drink water either from a personal container or glass in 15 days an allergic reaction has come from drinking from styrofoam and straw bad reactions?

I drink water either from a personal container or glass in 15 days an allergic reaction has come from drinking from styrofoam and straw bad reactions?

Unlikely: First you need to tell us what kind of bad reactions you have been experiencing? I have however never heard of anyone having an allergic reaction of any type from water in a styrofoam cup or straw. Give more details and you will likely get a better answer. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to get an allergic reaction after contact with the allergen?

How much time does it take to get an allergic reaction after contact with the allergen?

72-96 hours: The usual time period is 72-96 hours after exposure although more vigorous reactions can happen sooner. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your baby is allergic to antibiotics? Is it possible to get an allergic reaction after 7 days of using it?

How can you tell if your baby is allergic to antibiotics? Is it possible to get an allergic reaction after 7 days of using it?

History & exam fit: Allergic reaction to meds usually involves typical itchy rash (measles like or hives). From first exposure to onset of reaction usually 7-10 days and on second exposure within minutes to hours. Get baby to experienced allergist who can examine baby and get detailed history. Except for penicillin there is no reliable skin testing for meds so history, exam are key. Take clear close-up pics of rash. ...Read more

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Can you get an allergic reaction from a crab apple tree?

Can you get an allergic reaction from a crab apple tree?

Allergy: Allergy can occur to almost any protein that is foreign to the human body, and crab apple tree pollen could be an allergen. ...Read more

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What happens if you get an allergic reaction to the contrast dye for CT scan?

What happens if you get an allergic reaction to the contrast dye for CT scan?

See below: With iodinated based contrast you may get allergic reaction ranging from mild skin rash to severe rash, difficult breathing, severe drop in blood pressure and even cardiac arrest. Patients at risk are those with previous reaction, history of asthma or allergy. Please consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get an allergic reaction to a cat the next day with swelling of the eyes and face?

Can you get an allergic reaction to a cat the next day with swelling of the eyes and face?

YES: 10% of general population are allergic to dogs and .... As many as 30% are allergic to cats. Take otc allergy med like loratidine or cyterizine. If concerned, see your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more