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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?

Anything else: The vast majority of people allergic to nickel do not react to other metals such as silver or gold. Alternatively, if you have some nickel-based jewelry that you still want to wear, coating the surface with clear nail polish will insulate your skin from the metal, so you can wear it without getting a rash. ...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

Yes, some do.: Yes, if a base metal is used under the crown, there may be nickel in the metal. There are others types of crown options that do not contain nickel however, such as all porcelain and Porcelain fused to gold. Make sure you inform your Dentist of the allergy, and they should make sure to recommend the correct type of crown for you. ...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?

Nasal and Eye Signs: Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products, weather changes). There are also medication and food allergies with more immediate symptoms. See an Allergist. ...Read more

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

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