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Could I have developed an allergy to the nickel fastening on my jeans?

Could I have developed an allergy to the nickel fastening on my jeans?

Yes: An allergy to the nickel in the fastener is common, and there's no way to make this sensitivity go away; all you can do is eliminate contact with any nickel-containing metals. Choosing clothing and jewelry that have no nickel works best, but you can also paint the inside of the fastener with clear nail polish so the metal doesn't actually come in contact with your skin. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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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Hi I got a painful blister rash on one side of my anus and I think it may have been an allergic reaction to the adhesive on my sanitary pad.

Hi I got a painful blister rash on one side of my anus and I think it may have been an allergic reaction to the adhesive on my sanitary pad.

Shingles?: It may also be a case of shingles. See you doctor to make sure that you get the right Rx since the severity and duration of shingles can be reduced if treated within the first 48 hrs. Even if it is not, painful blister is not something to be ignored. ...Read more

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My skin was itchy after a walk outside. What can I be allergic to in the air?

My skin was itchy after a walk outside. What can I be allergic to in the air?

Skin itching: It is possible that you may have skin itching due to an exposure outside. This could be due to pollen or mold spores. Sometimes the tree pollen levels are high enough for a significant amount of pollen to be deposited on your skin which could result in itching, if you are allergic. Another cause is mold spores which sometimes cause itching with direct contact, i.e. Walking or sitting on grass. ...Read more

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I have small dots on my forearm and big hives on my legs which appears to be an allergic reaction from the woods. It's not healing. Help?!

I have small dots on my forearm  and big hives on my legs which appears to be an allergic reaction from the woods. It's not healing. Help?!

Arms and legs: Please have someone as soon as possible take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The team will take good care of you. Please let me know how things went. ...Read more

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I was recently told that my surgeon put in a stainless steel plate in my arm & not titanium. I have an allergy to Nickel. Will this cause me problems?

I was recently told that my surgeon put in a stainless steel plate in my arm & not titanium. I have an allergy to Nickel. Will this cause me problems?

Ni Allergy: Unless the allergy is severe, the Ni leaching out of a plate should be insignificant. Since there is rarely enough friction to aggravate any elution when placed on a long bone or a flat one your are probably safe. Swelling and redness around the area would prove me wrong. ...Read more

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I had a latex allergy from wearing candom in my pen*** , what will be the medicine for the allergy and inflammation of my pen** ?

I had a latex allergy from wearing candom in my pen*** , what will be the medicine for the allergy and inflammation of my pen** ?

No latex anymore: and the inflammation can be treated by applying topical steroid cream like hydrocortisone cream 1 % OTC, twice a day for 2-3 days, if that doesn't help see your doctor for possible stronger prescription medicines, best wishes ...Read more

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I have a bump behind my left ear that is tender to the touch and was wondering what it could be. Dot believe it's an allergic reaction to earring beca?

I have a bump behind my left ear that is tender to the touch and was wondering what it could be. Dot believe it's an allergic reaction to earring beca?

?: The bump can be an inflamed lymph node draining that area or an inflamed hair follicle, try warm compresses and topical OTC antibiotic cream, if no improvement in one or two days or more symptoms see your doctor ...Read more

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Red bumps on my right arm along with what i believe to be elbow rash. I want to know what is causing it, i'm allergic to dust and mold.

Red bumps on my right arm along with what i believe to be elbow rash. I want to know what is causing it, i'm allergic to dust and mold.

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Could an allergy to the antibiotic Avelox have caused my legs to swell and be painful to touch. I was given them for an infected graze on my leg.

Could an allergy to the antibiotic Avelox have caused my legs to swell and be painful to touch.  I was given them for an infected graze on my leg.

Possibly: Pleae stop the medicine and check with your doctor before resuming it, it could be an allergic reaction, side effect, interaction with other medicine you are on or a spread of the infection, all such warrants re-evaluation, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Hi there I have large goitre on my thyroid it only appeared around the time I found out I had a severe allergy to dust mites could the 2 be linked?

Hi there I have large goitre on my thyroid it only appeared around the time I found out I had a severe allergy to dust mites could the 2 be linked?

Unlikely: Thyroid goiters are caused by insufficient iodine, benign nodules or malfunctioning endocrine glands, among others. Allergies are caused by hypersensitivity to foreign proteins which causes release of chemicals like histamines that then cause allergy symptoms I know of no medical connection between the two. Hope you're being treated! ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a bug bite that has swollen or it could be an ingrown hair, on the inside right cheek of my buttons. Should i lance it?

I have what seems to be a bug bite that has swollen or it could be an ingrown hair,  on the inside right cheek of my buttons. Should i lance it?

Avoid lancing it...: Depending on the size, if it's a pimple, then warm compresses will hastens its drainage. Aniy larger, it would be more prudent to see a healthcare professional to have it drained. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to lanyards? I am 17 years old and I have eczema, after wearing a lanyard a lot, the back of my neck constantly has eczema on it

Can you be allergic to lanyards? I am 17 years old and I have eczema, after wearing a lanyard a lot, the back of my neck constantly has eczema on it

Irritation vs allerg: You may have developed a contact dermatitis to a chemical in the lanyard. However the lanyard may also be rubbing against your neck causing irritation and aggravating a common eczema area, the neck. Either way remove the lanyard, use your topical anti inflammatory medication and see if the area clears. ...Read more

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Can i be allergic to EKG electrode patches? I had an EKG yesterday, and this morning I have an itchy red rash in all the spots where the patches were. Could it be an allergic reaction? It itches a lot. Could it be serious?

Can i be allergic to EKG electrode patches? I had an EKG yesterday, and this morning I have an itchy red rash in all the spots where the patches were. Could it be an allergic reaction? It itches a lot. Could it be serious?

Yes. : Yes. This sounds like an allergic reaction to the adhesive or latex in the ekg electrode patch. Many people are sensitive to adhesives. Be sure to tell your health care provider to add this to your list of allergies. Also, let your health care provider know about your rash/itchy reaction so he/she can recommend treatment. (usually an over the counter cream). ...Read more

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