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What should I do if I have an infection from earrings or allergy to tape?

What should I do if I have an infection from earrings or allergy to tape?

Infection v Reaction: Depends on how long the earring/ tape has been in, how serious the infection, or if it not infection at all but a reaction to metals in the earring ( nickle). If it's a new pierce the earring should be taken out ; the area disinfected ; kept clean. If there is fever, significant pain, swelling or redness antibiotics or drainage may be needed. Metal/tape allergy: remove earring or tape. ...Read more

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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Earring infection or allergy, how can I tell?

Earring infection or allergy, how can I tell?

Drainage: Sometimes it is hard to tell but typically an infection will bring a lot of reactive cells and cause pus/drainage. Allergy causes more of a local reaction with redness/pain and irritation. Typically infection will continue after earing is out unless topical antibacterial (alcohol, neosporin) is applied. Allergy may continue for up to one week but does not require more attention if earring out. ...Read more

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What are the best earrings to wear if I have nickel allergy?

What are the best earrings to wear if I have nickel allergy?

Silver, gold: Avoid costume jewelry. Wear only jewelry that is 100% gold or silver. ...Read more

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Can a metal allergy test be used in determining what type of earrings or jewelry one can wear?

Can a metal allergy test be used in determining what type of earrings or jewelry one can wear?

Yes: You can get a patch test by an allergist that can determine if you're allergic to different things. The most common is a nickel allergy. It can easily be diagnosed by just your history and skin reaction to the offending agent. ...Read more

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Does metal ceramic crowns cause allergy? because I have allergy to all metal and nickel bracelets and earrings

Does metal ceramic crowns cause allergy? because I have allergy to all metal and nickel bracelets and earrings

Metal allergy: I have never seen or heard of a dental patient having an allergic reaction to either an all ceramic or ceramic/gold crown. There are all sorts of metal compositions of semi-precious and non-precious metals that certainly can cause allergic problems, both locally and systemically. If you have those types of existing crowns discuss this issue with your own dentist and an allergist for recommendation ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergies?

Symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergies?

What are symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; dark circles under eyes ("allergic shiners"); crease at base of nose (from "allergic salute"-wiping nose upwards with back of hand; post-nasal drainage; lack of energy. Many treatments available to relieve symptoms: antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec), nasal steroid sprays, mast cell stabilizer spray (cells that release histamine), desensitization tx to allergens. ...Read more

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Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Nothing special: Allergic reactions are pretty common and for the most part not specific to the specific antigen (cause). If the exposure to titanium is direct skin contact, would expect redness and possible swelling there. See:http://j.Mp/vgz70k. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of allergies?

What are the symptoms of allergies?

The symptoms of Allergies include:: Hives, Congested nose, Flushing, Sneeze, Vomiting, Abdominal spasm, Diarrhea, Swelling around eyes, Low blood pressure, Throat swelling, Ear fullness, Abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?

Identify, avoid, med: In order to reduce allergy symptoms, it is key to identify what the allergy is. See an allergist for testing. After identification, avoidance measures as possible followed by medications. If one is still suffering from allergies despite avoidance measures and medications, then allergy injections may be a very good option. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cat allergies?

What are the symptoms of cat allergies?

Sneezing, runny nose: Itchy eyes, trouble breathing, or even an itrchy rash. If you are very allergic to cats, you can even just enter a room where a cat had been(ie. No longer present) and still feel symptoms. ...Read more

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What is used to relieve allergy symptoms?

What is used to relieve allergy symptoms?

Antihistamine/Sprays: Allergy symptoms can include both nose and eye symptoms and include itching, watering, running, congestion, cough, post-nasal drip, and sneezing. OTC antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, and antihistamine eye drops all help relieve allergy symptoms. Avoidance of triggers that make your allergies worse is also helpful. See an Allergist to determine exactly what you might be allergic to. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergies to animals?

What are symptoms of allergies to animals?

Please see below.: The symptoms of allergies to animals are similar to those of allergies to other things: rash (including hives), runny or stuffy nose, wheeze, watery, red, or puffy eyes, itch, cough, sneezing, etc. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of allergies?

Allergy Symptoms: Allergic rhinitis symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy nose or eyes, sinus pressure, tearing, red eyes, ear fullness, post-nasal drainage.
Allergic symptoms in the skin or lungs can manifest differently but usually when one asks about "allergy" symptoms it most commonly refers to rhinitis. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of commin allergies?

Allergies: Allergies to environmental allergens can cause runny nose, cough, sneezing, rash, itchy nose, itchy throat, post nasal drip. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my allergy symptoms?

Allergy treatment: Allergy treatment involves avoidance of the allergen whenever possible, medication to manage symptoms and in some instances allergy shots to help develop tolerance to unavoidable airborne allergens or stinging insects. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

Nasal symptoms: Cedar pollen allergy causes runny nose, congestion, sneeze and itchy/watery eyes. ...Read more

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How long does symptoms last from allergy pill?

How long does symptoms last from allergy pill?

Varies: If you are asking about side effects from allergy medicine (?Drowsiness), it can vary according to the medicine you took, the dose and how your body handles it. Since many allergy medicines are taken once a day, it could take a day or so for the effects to wear off. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an arv medicine allergy?

What are the symptoms of an arv medicine allergy?

Allergy to HIV meds: Drug allergies can occur to virtually any medication. The symptoms vary greatly. Rashes are a common sign of drug allergy, but so are joint pains and many other symptoms. Most reactions are side effects and not allergies. Here is wiki's index of which HIV medications cause which types of adverse symptoms and reactions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects. ...Read more

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\i have the symptoms of allergies. What do I have?

\i have the symptoms of allergies. What do I have?

Allergies: Most commonly nasal congestion, runny nose, postnatal drip, scratchy throat, watery itchy eyes and sometimes hives and rashes. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of allergies in people?

Depends: Upper airway: stuffy nose, itchy nose, sneezing, sniffing, itchy roof of mouth or throat, itchy, watery eyes.
Lungs: coughing, wheezing, chest pain, shortness of breath
skin: itchy rash. (itchy without rash, rash not itchy is not allergy)
gi: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea after eating certain foods. Gi symptoms are not specific to allergy. History is very important. ...Read more

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Can i develop allergy symptoms later on in my life?

Yes: While most people who develop allergies are children or young adults, a person is never too old to develop an allergy. I have seen people in there 80's who developed dust allergies for the first time while in their 60's or 70's. Medication allergies can occur any time, but especially in older people taking multiple medications. Food allergies are less like to begin in the elderly. ...Read more

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Can my allergy symptoms feel and last like colds do?

Can my allergy symptoms feel and last like colds do?

Yes: A cold is more likely to be associated with sorethroat, aching, fever, headache
Allergy: itching is more likely
Common to both: runny & stuffy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, sinus pressure ...Read more

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Why have my allergy symptoms been lasting for weeks?

Why have my allergy symptoms been lasting for weeks?

Hmm. Is it Fluffy? : If truly from allergies, respiratory sx lasting that long means continued or repeated exposure, usually, unless secondary issue like sinusitis/cough/GERDVCD. In northern climates this time of year think indoor allergens: dust mites, molds, feathers, or pets with fur - dogs and cats, mostly. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms you get with cat allergies?

What are common symptoms you get with cat allergies?

Symptoms: Similar to other allergies. Sneezing, runny nose, and watery & itchy eyes. You could possibly get hives from the cat saliva, if you are sensitive. Unlike tv ads would have you believe, specific allergen causes do not cause specific symptoms or require specific treatment. Although, food allergies are a different story. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of potential allergy problems?

What are the symptoms of potential allergy problems?

Depends on to what.: Allergy symptoms vary based on route of exposure. Examples: runny nose, sneezing and itchy nose with breathing pollen or dog dander, etc. Abdominal pain, nausea, hives with a food allergen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

Various: A medication allergy may cause severe symptoms such as rash or hives, swelling of the tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, or death. ...Read more

Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)

Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more


Watery Eyes, Made Worse By Pets (Definition)

Watery eyes, made worse by pets ...Read more