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I am an eczema patient should I go for ALLERGY ECZEMA COMPREHENSIVE PANEL, SERUM (FEIA) or ALLERGY COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE, SERUM
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
I am diebetic for 11 year ' now last 2 year i haven't tested any health profile test ' because now i feeling well?
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
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
Would menstruation affect these lab results: CBC, metabolic panel, lipid profile, TSH, and Vitamin D?
Menstruation: Unlikely, but please see your doctor to get all your lab results up to date. ...Read more
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
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
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
45yo, day 11 menstrual: serum shgb 144.1(range 24-122); %free testos 0.5(range 0.8-1.4); cortisol 4.5 (8am range 8-19) ;estradiol 122(range follicular 30-100); basic thyroid look norm. Any sig here?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer