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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

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 more

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How can you know if you're allergic to almonds?

How can you know if you're allergic to almonds?

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

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How do you know if you're allergic to hydroquinone?

How do you know if you're allergic to hydroquinone?

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

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Would you know if you're allergic to a type of tea just by smelling it up close or touching it?

Would you know if you're allergic to a type of tea just by smelling it up close or touching it?

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

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How to deal if you're allergic to dogs and cats?

How to deal if you're allergic to dogs and cats?

Three options: There are three treatment for allergies: avoidance, medications and immunotherapy. If avoidance and medications are not helpful, then allergy vaccine therapy may be the next option and potentially could be curative. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're having an allergic reaction? How do you treat it?

How do you know if you're having an allergic reaction? How do you treat it?

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

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How to find out you're allergic to bees?

How to find out you're allergic to bees?

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

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How to find out if you're allergic to cats?

How to find out if you're allergic to cats?

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 more

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What to do when you're allergic to fragrances?

What to do when you're allergic to fragrances?

Perfumes: This is a common problem, and is best resolved by using fragrance free body products, including soap, deodorant, lotion and laundry detergent. If you want to wear a perfume, spray it on your clothes not directly on your skin. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you're allergic to cocaine?

What would you do to decide if you're allergic to cocaine?

Nada: The adverse effects from Cocaine are not related to allergy. If you sniff it too often , you may end up with a perforated nasal septum. ...Read more

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What to take for arthritis if you're allergic to n-saids?

What to take for arthritis if you're allergic to n-saids?

See your doctor: They may be able to give you a steroid injection, topical cream or viscosupplementation to help alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can you use if you're allergic to latex?

What can you use if you're allergic to latex?

Latex-free products: I know that sounds simple, but if you're allergic to latex, you should avoid products that contain latex (gloves, condoms, balloons, etc.). You might also be careful with certain foods that cross-react (kiwi and banana for example). ...Read more

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Who knows what a "t.E.N.S" machine is & where to get one that is safe?

Who knows what a "t.E.N.S" machine is & where to get one that is safe?

Safe: The tens is adjusted by a hand held controller which usually contains the batteries. You may need a little trial and error. Our office uses the national company emsi which has sales reps that will personally instruct the patient. ...Read more

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Are there long term health ramifications for living with a dog when you're allergic?

Are there long term health ramifications for living with a dog when you're allergic?

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

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If you're allergic to a particular type of nut, does that mean you're allergic to all nuts?

If you're allergic to a particular type of nut, does that mean you're allergic to all nuts?

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

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What can you do to politely deal with social eating when you're allergic to everything on the menu?

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 more

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What can you do if you're allergic to alcohol?

What can you do if you're allergic to alcohol?

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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Is it possible to try peanuts if you're allergic?

Is it possible to try peanuts if you're allergic?

No : If one is allergic to peanut then one should never consume peanuts --- the result could be devastating. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you lick a pill & the pill contains something you're allergic too?

Tablet allergy: And why do you want to try that? And what medication are you talking about it? Most pills have a sugar coating, so probably you are licking sugar. Are you trying to harm yourself? ...Read more