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I am an eczema patient should I go for ALLERGY ECZEMA COMPREHENSIVE PANEL, SERUM (FEIA) or ALLERGY COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE, SERUM (ImmunoCAP,FEIA).

I am an eczema patient should I go for ALLERGY ECZEMA COMPREHENSIVE PANEL, SERUM (FEIA) or ALLERGY COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE, SERUM
(ImmunoCAP,FEIA).

None of these: Eczema---atopic dermatitis----is NOT an allergy. Allergy tests are not useful, often harmful, for eczema. It is not related to foods. Not "stress" either. It is a genetic defect in the surface of the skin. We have very good technology to help eczema, but no cure. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. Meanwhile use skin cleansers with pH 6 to 7. Apply a liberal amount of a ceramide cream after washing. A prescripti ...Read more

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Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Immunization: There is no specific adverse reaction to tetanus booster- unless someone is allergic to the tetanus vaccine itself. Otherwise the reaction will be like any other vaccine: mild malaise, low grade fever, soreness on the site of immunization. ...Read more

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I am diebetic for 11 year ' now last 2 year i haven't tested any health profile test ' because now i feeling well?

I am diebetic for 11 year ' now last 2 year i haven't tested any health profile test ' because now i feeling well?

Get tested: Diabetes is a disease that has many consequences such as kidney, eye , nerve and vascular problems, it is imperative to be proactive rather than wait for symptoms to occur, by then, it may be too late. ...Read more

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When we patients submit questions here what exactly the doctors on healthtap see from information beside the question?What info in my profile do u see

Limited Info: The clinician see a small profile pic, a screen name, a gender symbol, an age and text questions or comments. Below the comment section are tag words and that's about it. ...Read more

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Does desensitization vaccination works for allergic asthma?I got positive skin prick tests for 4-5 allergens....

Does desensitization vaccination works for allergic asthma?I got positive skin prick tests for 4-5 allergens....

Yes: It is effective about 80% of the time. However I'd doubt that getting allergy shots for 4-5 allergens would work for you since most people are allergic to dozens of airborne allergens except in the case of occupational exposure. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Limited use: The value of an Epipen (epinephrine) is its ability to help block a tragic evolving allergic reaction and provide time for a person to reach urgent followup care.It's effect is relatively short (hour or so).If you simply break out in hives as a food reaction, it could help some, but since the food will be processed in your body for days, a longer agent like Diphenhydramine or citirazine would be more benificial. ...Read more

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Checking for info on celiac disease, food allergy profile?

Checking for info on celiac disease, food allergy profile?

Not food allergy: Celiac is not an ige mediated disease, so food allergy screening is not appropriate for celiac disease. Celiac is an immune reaction to grains. ...Read more

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Boyfriend snorts methamphet 2-3x/mo. CBC, Chem panel, liver panel, lipid profile drawn this am. Last use 6hrs ago (2"lines")can meth affect lab values?

Boyfriend snorts methamphet 2-3x/mo. CBC, Chem panel, liver panel, lipid profile drawn this am. Last use 6hrs ago (2"lines")can meth affect lab values?

Get an new BF: It does not seem that your boyfriend is concerned about his health. His habits are likely to affect your health and you may wish to consider your options. Meth can affect some of the lab results, it would depend on what tests are being done. ...Read more

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My anus skin looks little pink By almost year,Itch a little and sometimes burns,U can see the picture and my profile pliss tell me what is and what2do?

My anus skin looks little pink By almost year,Itch a little and sometimes burns,U can see the picture and my profile pliss tell me what is and what2do?

Pruritus Ani: The most prevalent anorectal diseases related with pruritus ani are hemorrhoids and anal fissures; others are anal fistulas, abscesses, proctitis, rectal cancer, adenomatous polyps, etc. Skin disorders as etiologic factor are contact dermatitis, lichen planus, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, vitiligo, squamous cell carcinomas, Paget's disease, etc. Infectious causes, medications and food. ...Read more

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Does epipen (epinephrine) work for cat allergies?

Does epipen (epinephrine) work for cat allergies?

All severe allergies: Epipen (epinephrine) is self injectable Epinephrine and the medication of choice for any severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). It is effective for allergic reactions triggers by pet dander, medications, latex, foods, stinging insects, pollens, etc. An allergist may be able to offer other treatment options in an effort to avoid needing epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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What is the purpose of an mmpi? And how do you interprit the results?

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MMPI: The benefits of the mmpi compared to other personality inventories is that it has lie and fake scale. This can help to determine if the patient is faking or manipulating in their stance towards the testing. In addition the mmpi is validated with 100's of thousands of patients worldwide. Certain profile scores can help detect challenging personality types like borderline, i.e., "gull wing" scatter. ...Read more

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Would allegra (fexofenadine) prevent allergic skin reactions to animal fur?

Would allegra (fexofenadine) prevent allergic skin reactions to animal fur?

Pet allergy: Allegra should tame down your reactions to pet fur, as it should also improve your nasal symptoms. ...Read more

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Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

See opthalmologist: Optician specializes in refraction and not diseases. Allergy is associated with itchy as would be ocular rosacea. I suspect that your problem is more likley form dry eye. ...Read more

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I have had severe agitation ever since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose. I've been clean for a year and none of the meds in my profile work. What do I do?

I have had severe agitation ever since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose. I've been clean for a year and none of the meds in my profile work. What do I do?

Meds: how long have you been on the brintellix? seroquel (quetiapine)? tough to offer any insights with our knowing you whole history. how are your other meds working and when did you start them? tell me more about your adderall OD. you have complicated polypharmacy and would be best served by getting a second opinion, find another psychiatrist and see if they what they say after full eval. ...Read more

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Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

I have seen this: While the +ANA is suggestive of SLE there can be other causes - other connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, auto immune hepatitis to name some. I have seen a lot of people with + ANAs who only have as another problem a history of allergic reactions and I am convinced that thee allergic reactions can cause a + ANA. Everyone can have very low titters (amount) of ANA. ...Read more

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When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

Depends: When hypnosis works, it can be long lasting and for others it is the beginning of the changes and needs further work. The positive work that has happened is great and i would let that help you lead a better and healthier life. If you need it again, go back until you feel comfortable again. ...Read more

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