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Doctor insights on: Dystonic Reactions

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Dystonic reactions induced by haloperidol?

Dystonic reactions induced by haloperidol?

Dystonia: The person can have painful muscle spasms, twisting muscular postures, arching or extension of the back, eyes going back in the head, neck spasms, tongue rolling or spasming, jaw spasms, etc. It isn't pleasant. Fortunately medicines such as benztropine and amantadine can help. The person may have to take these meds daily if the dystonia has become chronic. ...Read more

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What are local reactions?

What are local reactions?

Swelling: Local reactions are fairly common and present as redness and swelling at the injection site. This can happen immediately, or several hours after the treatment. ...Read more

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What are systemic reactions?

What are systemic reactions?

Mild to severe: Systemic reactions are usually mild and respond rapidly to medications. Symptoms can include increased allergy symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion or hives. Rarely, a serious systemic reaction, called anaphylaxis, can develop after an immunotherapy injection. ...Read more

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What reactions to latex exist?

What reactions to latex exist?

Sometimes severe: Some people may have a severe allergic reactions to latex and may go into anaphylactic shock which is a medical emergency. People with latex allergies may carry an epinephrine pen in case of such an emergency. ...Read more

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What are the possible reactions?

What are the possible reactions?

Local & systemic: There are two types of adverse reactions that occur with immunotherapy: local and/or systemic reactions. ...Read more

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Are allergic reactions hereditary?

Are allergic reactions hereditary?

Yes and No: Allergies to specific triggers, like peanuts, shrimp, dust mites, etc., are not inherited from one generation to the next. However, the general state of "being allergic" (atopy) can be hereditary, so children of parents with asthma or seasonal allergies may have increased risk to develop those or other allergic conditions. See an allergist for more information. ...Read more

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How come we have allergic reactions?

How come we have allergic reactions?

Complete ans unknown: It technically is misguided immune reaction. The body misinterprets a harmless protein or complex carbohydrate as a potential invader. Specifically it mounts a response as if there is a parasite in the area involved: skin, airway, gut - but if large areas involved or the trigger gets into the bloodstream (like bee sting or food allergy) life-threatening generalized allergic reaction=anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Are allergic reactions always immediate?

Are allergic reactions always immediate?

Not at all: Because there are many different immune mechanisms(the specifics aren't important in this setting) that cause "allergic" reactions, you can have immediate reactions on the order of seconds all the way to weeks out(like in the case of some drug rashes). It really depends on the type of allergic reaction you are referring too. ...Read more

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How can I avoid my allergic reactions !?

How can I avoid my allergic reactions !?

Allergist: See a board certified allergist to fully evaluate the symptoms, perform an exam and testing to accurately identify the allergy issues and then provide a treatment plan. ...Read more