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Can dental sealants stop sensitivity?

Can dental sealants stop sensitivity?

Yes and no: yes and no, this same material can be placed on exposed root surfaces to seal them and prevent sensitivity. sensitivity is usally not found on the top of the tooth unless decay has progressed and when that happens a filling is needed as a sealant wont work. ...Read more

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Will desensitizing me to penicillin reduce my penicillin allergy?

Will desensitizing me to penicillin reduce my penicillin allergy?

Yes, but...: Desensitization is not permanent. You have to be desensitized each time you need to take penicillin, if there are no effective alternative antibiotics that could be used. Your state of desensitization will continue for as long as you take penicillin every day, but you'll have to be desensitized again if you don't take penicillin for more than 48 hours in a row. ...Read more

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How is nut allergy testing and de-sensitizing done? Orally? Shots?

How is nut allergy testing and de-sensitizing done?  Orally?  Shots?

Nut Allergy: Testing for nut allergy can be done either by skin test or by blood testing. There is no currently available desensitization for nuts, outside of that being done for clinical research. If someone offers you nut allergy desensitization, be very skeptical. ...Read more

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How is nut allergy testing, de-sensitizing done?

How is nut allergy testing, de-sensitizing done?

Orally in small incr: Nut desensitization is still not approved by the fda. Nut allergen is given orally in progressively larger doses, starting from a dose that does not cause systemic reactions. Progressive doses cause a desensitization, actual tolerance after discontinuation of daily doses may or may not develop. Standardized extracts for use in practice are not in use today. ...Read more

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Is orajel effective to use as a desensitizer for anal intercourse?

Is orajel effective to use as a desensitizer for anal intercourse?

No!: Quite likely to inflame the sensitive anal tissues instead, so a lubricant made for this purpose is beat to use. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get allergy desensitization / immunotherapy shots for food allergies?

Is it possible to get allergy desensitization / immunotherapy shots for food allergies?

No: There are no injection protocols for desensitization to foods. Oral desensitization is being carried out at several research centers, but is not ready for general clinical use at this time. ...Read more

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How does bee venom immunotherapy work?

How does bee venom immunotherapy work?

Makes you immune: After seeing an allergist and being tested...They will make a vaccine from the specif bee causing the allergy( yellow jacket was p etc).Each time you get a shot your immune system begins to develop new cells that make you "resistant" to future stings...You develop immunity..Just like after you get a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction using sensodyne toothpaste. What is a good alternative?

Allergic reaction using sensodyne toothpaste. What is a good alternative?

Discuss options: It's difficult to recommend an alternative. Most desensitizing toothpastes have multiple ingredients & most are common to all. You can't be sure which specific ingredient you are allergic to. What was your reaction & how do you know it's the toothpaste? Tom's of maine and mi paste might be alternatives, but discuss with your own dentist as to need and options. ...Read more

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Will allergy shots work?

Will allergy shots work?

Yes: Allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) is effective for most people and is the only "disease modifying" treatment available. In general about 30% of patients have great response, 30% have good response, 30% have a fair response and unfortunately 10% don't respond. There is no way to predict how good the response will be. It's excellent and safe therapy in the right hands (an allergist). ...Read more

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How effective are allergy shots for bees allergies?

How effective are allergy shots for bees allergies?

Very effective: After a true bee/wasp/hornet allergy is determined, there is approximately a 40-60% chance of another systemic reaction occurring if stung again without ever receiving allergy shots. However, if a patient receives allergy shots to the specific allergic venom, the risk of another systemic reaction reduces to less than 3%. Consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended. ...Read more

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Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

No: The only way to prevent tooth decay is by having a good oral care, meaning proper brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year for an exam and a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Can de-sensitizing cream/spray really work for pre-ejaculation?

Can de-sensitizing cream/spray really work for pre-ejaculation?

They do: For some men, but generally it's related to anxiety and relaxation is much more important than desensitization. A loving and compassionate partner is also helpful. Remember to slow down, enjoy foreplay and stop obsessing. ...Read more

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How effective are allergy shots, immunotherapy injections or drops?

How effective are allergy shots, immunotherapy injections or drops?

Depends: The efficacy of allergy shots (immunotherapy) can be maximized by seeing a board certified allergist. Allergists receive extensive training in treating with allergy shots. In the right patient, they can be curative, and hopefully decrease or eliminate the need for allergy medications. Allergy drops have also been shown to be very effective, but are not yet fda approved. ...Read more

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Will immunotherapy help allergic shiners?

Will immunotherapy help allergic shiners?

It can: Allergic shiners often improve with allergy treatment but not always. ...Read more

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Can topical lidocaine & prilocaine help treat sunburn?

Can topical lidocaine & prilocaine help treat sunburn?

They will: Reduce your pain, but not augment the healing or reduce the risk of infection for deeper burns. ...Read more

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Can sensodyne toothpaste really work?

Yes: Try it ; see. I personally use it ; it works. Recommend it to my patients all the time. ...Read more

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When can children use fluoride toothpaste?

When can children  use fluoride toothpaste?

That depends: Children should not use a fluoridated toothpaste until they can reliably rinse and spit. For many children this is not until they are between 3 1/2 - 5 years of age. There are many non-fluoridated infant toothpastes that can easily be found in your pharmacy and/or supermarket. ...Read more

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Does desensitization vaccination works for allergic asthma?I got positive skin prick tests for 4-5 allergens....

Does desensitization vaccination works for allergic asthma?I got positive skin prick tests for 4-5 allergens....

Yes: It is effective about 80% of the time. However I'd doubt that getting allergy shots for 4-5 allergens would work for you since most people are allergic to dozens of airborne allergens except in the case of occupational exposure. ...Read more