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Cause Of Lithane Allergy
Lithium carbonate is a medication approved to treat bipolar type 1 acute manic episodes. It is also used for as maintenance therapy to prevent future bipolar mood episodes. Its clinically efficacy is related to serum levels which require blood draws. It can cause a minor to serious side effects and is life threatening in overdose. For additional information, please refer ...Read more
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Can you tell me if lithium carbonate causes a Parkinson's favoring to one side? Will stopping the meds help?
I don't: completely understand the question ('favoring to one side'), but lithium can cause a tremor that will usually go away after it’s been weaned. We should (almost) never stop medications on our own; if you’re worried about a side effect, please see your provider and discuss those concerns with him/her to determine a course of action. ...Read more
Can lithium carbonate cause a Parkinson's favoring to one side and by ceasing the medication will it go away?
Lithium induced : Tremors are usually seen in outstretched fingers and is not usually limited to one side. They go away sometimes with reduction in dosage or discontinuation if the medication. ...Read more
Yes: The exact process of lithium causing tooth decay is not known. But health professionals have observed an increase of amount of tooth decay in some patients on lithium. The most probable cause is due to the side effect of the medication, poor oral hygiene and bad dietary habits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My Comprehensive Metabolic -Creatinine test results were .85 in February and in1.05 March. Does my taking Lithium carbonate er cause this? Will retest again at the end of April.
My pcp wants me to stop lithium my psychiatrist says no.
It very well may: Lithium is a very helpful medication but it is very rough on the kidney. It may be helpful to test the urinary concentrating ability, since lithium is rougher on the medulla than other things that might be raising your creatinine. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can 400mg lithobid (lithium carbonate) daily cause thyroid problems? Since my TSH before-after rise from 3, 2 to 14, 3 mlu/l.
Yes...: It is not at all unusual for lithium to affect the thyroid and cause hypothyroidism, which is what it appears you are seeing with that increase in the tsh. If someone needs to stay on lithium, then the thyroid issue needs to be treated. See the dr prescribing your lithium who may want to refer you to your regular medical dr or an endocrinologist. It is not usually a reason to go off the lithium. ...Read more
Allergy is inherited: The tendency to develop allergy is inherited. Therefore, children of allergic parents are likely to develop allergies as well. Still, it is not 100% and feeding during infancy and exposures to the outside, viral infections and other factors contribute to the severity of allergic symptoms. ...Read more
Triggers, vs. causes: "Allergy" occurs when your immune system misinterprets harmless things in your external environment as potential threats and starts reacting in a recognizable way. Food, medication, stings, and airborne allergens like pollen, dust mites, animal proteins, mold spores all can trigger severe allergies in some, but why some people develop allergy and some don't is still a mystery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indoor allergies: Common indoor allergens include dust mite and animal dander. Other less common indoor allergens are mold, cockroach, other pets (birds, rodents), and feathers (pillows, comforters). During tree, grass or weed pollen season, pollen may blow through screens or open doors or windows, making it seem like indoor allergens. An allergist can perform skin tests for these and have an answer in 20 min. ...Read more
Depends: Crab allergy is a shellfish allergy and can develop at any time during adulthood. Why some adults can consume crabs their entire life without any problems and others can go on to develop symptoms is unknown. Shellfish allergy is a common adult allergen and symptoms can vary from one accidental exposure to the next so avoidance once symptoms develop is the best way to manage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: People can have adverse reactions to ingesting eggplant, possibly due to the pharmacologic action of histamine and other non-protein components, rather than to specific protein allergen. The prevalence of ige-mediated eggplant allergy is estimated at 0.8%, with higher rates of sensitization in females and more common in india. ...Read more
Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Milk allergiy is not necessarily more or less common than other food allergies. Common food allergies in children are soy, egg, and milk, whereas older children and adults are more often allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. ...Read more
Depends . . .: Where you live affects what allergens are prevalent during any given season. At the risk of schilling for big pharma (which i'm not), check out this link to a MAP of states that gives you some idea of what allergens tend to dominate where (http://www.Clarinex.Net/application/allergyinfo.Action?Link=geography). I tried to look for non-commercial maps but couldn't find any. Sorry! ...Read more
Need testing: Although the patient's history is very helpful skin or blood testing is required to obtain an answer. ...Read more
Unlikely but...: A single episode of pneumonia is usually caused by an infection especially by the bacteria pneumococcus, multiple viruses or atypical pneumonia caused by mycoplasma (walking pneumonia). A person with recurrent pneumonia should be checked for abpa (aspergillus mold) that goes along with allergy and asthma. ...Read more
Not likely: Dizziness is usually not caused by seasonal allergies. But some medicines used to treat allergies may cause dizziness, such as first generation antihistamines, Diphenhydramine or chlorpheniramine. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about your problem and see if there's something else that may be causing your symptom. ...Read more
Must read labels...: A person with contact dermatitis allergy to balsam or Peru, or some other reaction to the substance, he must read all labels (and hope the labels are accurate). DermNet New Zealand lists the following: hemorrhoidal suppositories and ointment eg: Anusol™, tincture of benzoin, wound spray, calamine lotion, dental cement, cough medicine, lozenges, lip preparations, insect repellents, toothpaste... ...Read more
Yes.: Anaphylaxis is often an extreme allergic reaction, but may not always be readily attributable to an allergy. Some people, for example, may experience anaphylaxis from exercise under certain circumstances. Most episodes of anaphylaxis may be linked to allergic sensitization as in the case of insect sting reactions, certain drugs, foods, and in some individuals with severe inhalant allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genes & environment: The tendency to develop allergies to foods & other innocuous environmental things is inherited. Allergy to tree nuts & peanuts probably occurs because exposure is too low during the critical period when the infant's immune system is sorting out self from dangerous stuff & foreign but safe stuff. Allergists currently think that early exposure to tree nuts might prevent allergy to these foods. ...Read more
No: You would not get a fever with an allergic reaction. Skin may feel or look flushed, but the core temperature would not rise (thus no fever). If temperature is over 100.4, it is not just allergies, but could be something minor like a virus. Push fluids, have child rest and monitor for new symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, which can be due to allergies, infections, gland dysfunction, or other skin disorders such as seborrheic dermatitis or rosacea. Sometimes patients will actually have a contact dermatitis (local allergic reaction) to make-up or even nail polish (transmitted when they rub their eyes). ...Read more
Food allergy: Urticaria is a common presentation of food allergy. The common food allergens r peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg white, wheat, seafood, etc. But any food can cause allergy. Urticaria can also happen w drug allergy, sometimes pollen/animal allergy, but not as often. Sometime urticaria can happen w no obvious reason. See an allergist if it bothers u often, or u suspect it is due to an allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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