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Explain the antibody reactions of agglutination?

Explain the antibody reactions of agglutination?

Antibody tests: Latex beads are coated with an antigen. You you have antibodies against that antigen, your serum may agglutinate the beads. A titer can be determined by diluting the serum. Sometimes, a high titer may not agglutinate until the serum is diluted (prozone effect). ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Are hypersensitivity reactions are caused by the cross linking of antibodies?

Are hypersensitivity reactions are caused by the cross linking of antibodies?

On the cell surface.: Ige mediated allergic reactions involve 2 ige antibodies directed against the same allergens in close proximetry on the surface of mast cells or basophils. The antibody then fits in between the 2 ige antibodies. That activates the cell to release mediators (chemicals) that directly or indirectly by activating other cells resulting in allergy symptoms. The ige antibodies themselves do'nt cross link. ...Read more

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If you have anti-saccharomyces cerivisiae antibodies (asca), can u have negative reactions to foods/drinks containing this beneficial yeast?

Antibodies : Yes but be careful. High amounts of this antibody are found with celiac disease, chrone's disease and a few other disorders. It is not an allergic antibody but rather indicates antibody against mannan in the outer coating of this form of yeast. Cross reactions with other yeasts including candida can occur. ...Read more

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What would cause severe reactions(fatigue, inflammation)to many foods when you do not have any antibodies against any foods? Mastocytosis? Crohn's?

What would cause severe reactions(fatigue, inflammation)to many foods when you do not have any antibodies against any foods?  Mastocytosis?  Crohn's?

Celiac disease?: Good morning: many patients mean different scenario when they say reaction. If it is general discomfort it may or may not be due to allergy. For nonspecific symptoms we need to rule out celiac disease. There are different antibodies; ige related to allergy and igg related to inflammation. There are tests to make a diagnosis ordered by a physician. Avoiding gluten may be worth a try. ...Read more

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Are allergic reactions common to antibiotics?

Are allergic reactions common to antibiotics?

Yes: Statistically the penicillin family of antibiotics trigger the most reactions because they are so universally used. Penicillin testing is widely available by allergists and is recommended to avoid needlessly avoiding this inexpensive and effective family of antibiotics. But any kind of antibiotic carries with it the chance of allergy, and as a class, is one of the most common drug causing allergy. ...Read more

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When in the course of taking an antibiotic are the severe allergic reactions most likely to occur ? What about mild allergic reactions?

When in the course of taking an antibiotic are the severe allergic reactions most likely to occur ? What about mild allergic reactions?

Variable: Highly variable and depends on the type of reaction. If you are already allergic then the most severe reaction can happen right away. Some reactions can appear after a few doses and some may even occur after completion. There are also non allergic side effects that can occur anytime. ...Read more

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Anaphylactic allergic reactions due to antibiotics. How do I recover from the lingering side-effects?

Anaphylactic allergic reactions due to antibiotics. How do I recover from the lingering side-effects?

Systemic steroids: If you have delayed side effects that are significant, you may benefit from a course of systemic steroids such as Medrol (methylprednisolone) or prednisone. I would discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there some antibiotics without adverse drug reactions?

Are there some antibiotics without adverse drug reactions?

No such animal: Any and all drugs have the potential to cause adverse drug reaction. This does not mean everyone is going to get every potential adverse reaction, just that something bad can happen to anyone. Even sugar pill (placebo) causes adverse drug reaction. Our brain is a powerfully imaginative organ. ...Read more

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What is the safest antibiotic that has the least side effects, allergic reactions, and potential to damage organs like the liver?

What is the safest antibiotic that has the least side effects, allergic reactions, and potential to damage organs like the liver?

Depends: The commonly used antibiotics do not cause organ damage but the dose may need be adjusted if the particular organ has been impaired. There is no drug (or food) which is 100% safe but generally speaking those in the macrolide group (Z pak (azithromycin) etc) have the lowest side effect profile even though erythromycin may cause GI upset in a small % of people. ...Read more

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Can untreated hypothyroidism cause you to have bad reactions to meds for other things, like antibiotics, cholesterol, etc?

Yes: Cholesterol can be elevated. Also, since you metabolize slower than normal (including drugs) any med can lead to unexpected and dangerous reactions. Why is your hypothyroidism not treated, and not treated appropriately. It's the easiest disease to treat in the civilized world. ...Read more

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I am HIV positive and believe I have tonsillitis. If I am prescribed antibiotics, are there any with dangerous reactions to my ARV medication?

Often, yes: Every ARV regimen has a set of interactions. Most of them are not immediately dangerous but can alter metabolism of either your ARV or the other medication and many require dose adjustments or alternate medication choices. Any physician who prescribes an antibiotic to a patient on other medications (ARV or others) should check for and consider such interactions when choosing the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is least likely to cause fatal heart arrhythmias or allergic reactions? How safe is ammoxillin?

Which antibiotic is least likely to cause fatal heart arrhythmias or allergic reactions? How safe is ammoxillin?

Amoxicillin: Is quite safe if no allergy to it, as for the arrhythmia, it isn't a concern with amoxicillin, rather with other groups of antibiotics, as macrolides, again very rare, not dose related, at times when those drugs are combined with other medications in patients with history of arrhythmias. Wish you wellness ...Read more

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I have had serious reactions to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and clindamycin.How can I tell what antibiotics are ok for me to take?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) contains: Two antibiotics: sulfamethoxazole and trimethroprim. Clincamycin belongs to a class of drugs called lincosamides. The most likely culprit is the first one. So any antibiotic that does not contain a sulfa drug is probably ok for you. ...Read more

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My doctor stopped my antibiotic treatment twice because of reactions.Waiting blood results to check aliergy.I am worried about bacteria resistance.

Please Clarify: Thank you for expressing your worries, but you did not include a question. You also did not include anything specific on which to common such as the infection, the names of the antibiotics and the test you are waiting on. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic allergic reactions (like in your photo) frequently confused with scarlet fever (similar skin reaction) that accompanies the strep?

Is the antibiotic allergic reactions (like in your photo) frequently confused with scarlet fever (similar skin reaction) that accompanies the strep?

Preceding feble illn: The two rashes can overlap. Scalet fever will have a precedomg febrile illness with the rash starting 12-48 hours later, usually on the face and upper trunk with subsequent body involvement. Feels like a rough sunbun, there may be broken blood vessels in the folds of the skin with flushed cheeks and pale areas arround the mouth. The tongue is frequently red and enlarged. ...Read more

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Why do my wrists itch so much? Had a baby 12 days ago c section. Have had unusual allergic reactions to anticoagulant and antibiotic eye ointment

Why do my wrists itch so much? Had a baby 12 days ago c section. Have had unusual allergic reactions to anticoagulant and antibiotic eye ointment

Itching: Your itching is related to your allergic reactions., even 12 days ago. Should go away with time. Allergist might help. ...Read more

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Is there an effective non-antibiotic treatment for an inner ear infection? I have had reactions to tetracycline, amoxicillin, clindamycin, erythromycin and smz/tmp 800-160. I have swollen lymph nodes (for 1 week now), no discernible fever and very little

Is there an effective non-antibiotic treatment for an inner ear infection? I have had reactions to tetracycline, amoxicillin, clindamycin, erythromycin and smz/tmp 800-160. I have swollen lymph nodes (for 1 week  now), no discernible fever and very little

You : You are describing a probable viral or allergy symptoms, since you have no pain. Continue daily antihistamines and your flonase. Be sure that you are taking a true sudafed decongestant. You'll need a prescription in oregon, the over-the-counter decongestants are no longer true sudafed. Time should improve your symptoms, with the above interventions. ...Read more

Agglutination (Definition)

Agglutination is the clumping up of substances your blood. It can be platelets or blood cells, fatty ...Read more