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What is the definition or description of: Garden snail allergy?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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What is the definition or description of: Garden snail allergy?

Never seen one: I have never seen or read about a case of garden snail allergy. If you do wish to make escargot with them, I understand that they will need to be fed only corn meal for about 30 days to rid of the poison (Be sure you double check this before sautee your snails since this is not the cooking channel). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tropical fire ant allergy?

What is the definition or description of: tropical fire ant allergy?

See below: It consists of reactions (other than the typical itching and swelling at sting site) of any of the following symptoms: diffuse itching, swelling, hives, flushing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, shock and death. An allergist can order blood tests and perform skin testing to confirm fire ant allergy. Carry an epipen (epinephrine). Allergy shots can provide long term protection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Kiwi fruit allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Kiwi fruit allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case kiwi will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Banana bag allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Banana bag allergy?

Banana Bag allergy: A banana bag (rally pack) contains intravenous fluids (usually yellow in color) & used to correct magnesium or thiamine deficiency. It usually contains multiple vitamins thiamine, folic acid, and magnesium sulfate in normal saline. I suppose an allergy would mean that one has an allergic reaction to one of the components in the intravenous solution. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ocean allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ocean allergy?

Ocean allergy: Ocean Nasal Spray is sodium chloride - intranasal spray. I am not sure that there are any actual allergies for this. For more info see: http://www.medicinenet.com/sodium_chloride-nasal_spray/article.htm ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: red flower petal rash?

What is the definition or description of: red flower petal rash?

Red flower petal : Rash: i believe this question has been answered several times. Use the search function for the topic to find the previous answers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lentil allergy?

What is the definition or description of: lentil allergy?

A reaction on eating: An allergy to a food is due to an immune system reaction. It can lead to hives, an itchy rash, swelling, tingling, swelling of the lips/tongue/mouth, vomiting, belly pain diarrhea, cough, shortness of breath, low blood pressure and unconsciousness. Lentil allergy can be performed by blood and skin testing. I recommend bringing in the prepared lentil for prick on prick testing to diagnose this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cattle allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cattle allergy?

Cattle allergy: Cattle allergy . An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. IIn this situation the person would be reacting to cattle's saliva, skin flakes (dander) or urine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rocky mountain spotted fever?

What is the definition or description of: Rocky mountain spotted fever?

RMSF: Rocky Mountain spotted fever is usually caused when a person is bit by a tick carrying a pathogen called Rickettsia rickettsii. It may take 1 to 2 weeks for symptoms/ signs to appear. There is often a red rash which does not itch. It usually begins on ankles or wrists & can spread both up & down. Other symptoms can include: nausea/ vomiting, headache, muscle pain, high fever, chills & insomnia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Salty sweat?

What is the definition or description of: Salty sweat?

Salty Sweat: Sweat my have a salty flavor as it contains sodium, chloride, & potassium salts. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Kato (potassium) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Kato (potassium) allergy?

Kato allergy: Kato (potassium) is a supplement that is used to treat / prevent low blood potassium. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mephyton (phytonadione) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mephyton (phytonadione) allergy?

Mephyton Allergy: Mephyton (phytonadione) is vitamin K. Unlikely to have a allergy to vitamin, allergic reaction may be due to dye or flavoring in the medication. Allergy reaction could include swelling of lips, tongue and face, hives or skin rash. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Crayfish allergy?

Crayfish allergy.: Allergies to Crustacea can be particularly severe. Symptoms could include hives, difficulty breathing & swelling of lips, tongue, face or throat. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vitamin b?

What is the definition or description of: vitamin b?

B vitamins: There are a number of b vitamins. B vitamins include vit B12 (cobalamin), vit b1 (thiamine), vit b2 (riboflavin), vitamin b6 (pyridoxine), pantothenic acid, folic acid, biotin & niacin. These water soluble vitamins are essential for healthy body function. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hetastarch allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hetastarch allergy?

IV Blood vol expande: Signs Allergic Rxn to Hetastarch (Hespan)= Blood Volume expander Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of face-lips -tongue - throat. Chest pain, easy bruising that will not stop. Rare serious AE = severe headache, mental status changes, vision, speech probs trouble swallowing, loss of feeling in your face red purple skin rash that spreads to face and upper body kidney failure NOT A COMPLETE LIST ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rat allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Rat allergy?

Rat allergy: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case the allergy is to a rat (rodent). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rabbit allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Rabbit allergy?

Rabbit allergy: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case, a rabbit's saliva, skin flakes (dander) or urine would be the problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Japanese encephalitis?

What is the definition or description of: Japanese encephalitis?

Japanese encephaliti: Japanese encephalitis is disease found in Asia and the Western Pacific which can be transmitted by a mosquito carrying the Japanese encephalitis virus. See: https://www.cdc.gov/japaneseencephalitis/index.html ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: insect venom panel?

What is the definition or description of: insect venom panel?

Flying insects: The insect venom panel uses venom from wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, yellow hornets and white faced hornets. Fire ant allergens are also used if there is any indication to test. ...Read more