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Does Antibiotic Allergies Cause Food Allergies
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
Never had antibiotics/allergies.9th day on antibiotics, reaction to food i ate.Still having food allergies month later. Had foods before. What is it?
Reaction to food: You need to define your symptoms, a food reaction cannot last for a month. Please details your symptoms so we can provide adequate advice. ...Read more
I developed food allergy for first time after taking antibiotics for 4 months. Do i consult a doctor or this will just go away? Do i need probiotics?
4 months?: I am wondering why you took antibiotics for such a pronged period. And this may well have changed your GI flora. But to develop "allergies" seems unrelated to the antibiotics as such.By all means take "probiotics" or pick up food with probiotics within: fresh natural organic yogurt, kefir drinks, goodbellly drinks etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immune activation: The body recognizes foreign substances as invaders at time and will immunologically react against them. Antibiotics, especially in certain categories, will unite with bodily chemicals and become more likely to generate an immune response. When this happens, an allergy sets up. This would only be annoying except the reaction can be extreme and even shut down the lungs. ...Read more
Exposure = Risk: Inappropriate/excessive use of antibiotics has multiple potentially negative effects one of which is the increased risk of sensitization, allergy to the medication. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with an antibiotic allergies at a young age. Recent testing failed to prove if I'm really allergic. Can an oral challenge test help?
Drug allergy: Most of the time there is no true allergy to a certain drug, rather and adverse drug reaction interpreted as an allergy, yet we cannot speculate. I'm not sure what kind of allergy testing you had that failed, and why do you want to go for an oral challenge if there is a safer antibiotic alternative that you aren't allergic to. If necessary, consult an allergist,check aaaai.org for one in your area ...Read more
It varies.: It can occur within seconds of swallowing the first dose, to hours after the 'umpteenth' time someone takes it. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes, however it is somewhat limited. The only fda approved antibiotic that we can skin test for is penicillin. It is tested in small amounts by scratch testing and then small amounts are injected, in increasing doses. Finally if these are negative a small oral dose is given. It is important to test for possible pencillin allergy as this is still an effective, inexpensive antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will an antibiotic allergy go away on its own? I got hives from Hydrochlorothiazide on my face & chest. I've been using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & water gels for pain
Yes: But the time it takes for remission to occur (if it goes away at all) depends on the medication. People with sulfa allergy almost never loses the allergy but those with penicillin allergy tend to lose it in 5-6 years. Do note that hydrochlorothiazide is not a common allergen and you should consider seeing an allergist to document this allergy . Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel for pain?Does it work? ...Read more
Lower right flank pain! not sharp, duller, present & persistent. Need to urinate more than usual.No uti. Antibiotic allergy & steroid shot today. Recent mva w/in 1.5 wk. Have virus/cold. Why/what
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