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How To Know If You Re Allergic To Dogs
If I'm allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in medications can I take an antibiotic that's called Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin, prescribed by a Nurse practitioner? She knows my history
I think you know: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is brand name for ciprofloxin. They are the same thing. What is the nature of your allergy? What happened last time you used it? What is the reason for an antibiotic now? Are you SURE you will benefit from it? If you are allergic to it, you will be sorry if you take it again. 70% of antibiotic prescriptions are not appropriate. If you are allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin), you may be allergic to all fluoroq ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Itching swelling: Food allergy usually occurs from minutes to 2 hours after contact. The most common reactions are itchy mouth and throat but severe reactions can cause throat swelling, hives, itching , flushing, breathing problem, vomiting, diarrhea, fainting (shock) -> potentially death. If this fits, avoid almond which may also contaminate other nuts product. See allergist & you may need an epinephrine set. ...Read more
Allergy: You have to take the medication and see if you have an adverse reaction. There is no way to find out otherwise. ...Read more
Not usually: I have never heard of tea allergy and wonder as to what your actual symptoms are after drinking that type of tea. More information is needed. ...Read more
Allergic Reaction?: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more
History/testing: Either you have a history of a reaction to a bee sting, whether localized or generalized, or you can be tested by an allergist, if concerned you might get a reaction if stung accidentally, please keep any antihistaminic handy and ask your doctor to prescribe you epinephrine pen if you're at high exposure risk, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more
Diagnosing allergy: Diagnosing allergy is based on both symptoms and confirmed by allergy testing. Each alone is not suffice for a diagnosis. For cat allergy, it means that you have allergy symptoms each time you pet the cat or when the cat is nearby. If allergy testing showing sensitivity to the cat, you have a diagnosis of cat allergy. Seeing a local allergy could help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you are allergic : If you are not allergic to dog, no major health issue is expected (other than some parasites the dog may carry and of course fleas). If you are allergic, then it may depend on how much time you are exposed to the dog likely having it sleeping on your bed. If you have nasal, eye, and /or respiratory symptoms from dog exposure, avoidance is the best answer. Else consider getting allergy shots. ...Read more
Not necessarily: A person who had an allergic reaction after eating a particular type of tree nut has up to a 40 % chance of experiencing allergic reactions to other tree nuts. Skin testing performed by an allergist can help determine to which particular nuts a person is allergic. Examples of tree nuts are almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, and walnuts. Peanuts are in the bean family and are not a true nut. ...Read more
What can you do to politely deal with social eating when you're allergic to everything on the menu?
Bring snacks: Bringing snacks with you that you can eat will reduce your need to explain yourself, though will not eliminate it. We are becoming more aware of allergies and this helps allergy sufferers not have to bear the burden of having to worry about offending others. An alternate source of foods you can eat and a brief, kind explanation ought to suffice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoidance: The hallmark and gold standard of controlling allergic reactions is simple avoidance. Alcohol or ethanol can actually mimic an allergic response (which is an immunologic reaction) by causing flushing, itching and possibly hives by dilating blood vessels in people who might respond in this manner. Either way identifying the trigger and avoiding that trigger is paramount. ...Read more
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