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Do you know if over-sharing and hyper-sensitivity are normal symptoms of asperger's syndrome?

Do you know if over-sharing and hyper-sensitivity are normal symptoms of asperger's syndrome?

Yes: These are indeed quite common to experience with Asperger's. The failure to pick up on social cues can lead to the over-sharing, and the hyper-sensitivity can be a reaction to the social impairment (i.e., the person knows they don't act like other people and becomes anxious about it). ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity reactions = adverse reactions produced by a normal immune system. ...Read more


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Could I with aspergers syndrome develop hyper sensitivity to sound, smell and light at a later stage in?

Could I with aspergers syndrome develop hyper sensitivity to sound, smell and light at a later stage in?

Anyone on the: Autism spectrum can develop the hyper sensitivity you mention. Anyone can, for that matter, but people on the spectrum may be more at risk. Great plains laboratory has a good website with info and lab tests. Please see you doc for a check up to rule out other things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I experience extremely uncomfortable hyper sensitivity to my skin. Its always in patches and there are never any visible markers. Any ideas?

I experience extremely uncomfortable hyper sensitivity to my skin. Its always in patches and there are never any visible markers. Any ideas?

Many possibilities: There can be many possible causes including: allergic reaction (to chemicals, drugs, food, food additives), damage caused by the sun or environmental causes, nerve damage, musculoskeletal problems, vitamin b deficiency, diabetes, herpes zoster (shingles), fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, spinal cord or brain injury. There are so many possibilities--requires work-up by a doctor (s). ...Read more

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Every tooth that gets worked on. Ends up being a root canal. Due to hyper sensitivity. Why do I prevent hyper sensative nerves?

Every tooth that gets worked on. Ends up being a root canal. Due to hyper sensitivity. Why do I prevent hyper sensative nerves?

Speak with dentist: Have the dentist explain the depth and location of the cavity prior to treatment. Have the dentist show you the full mouth series of x-rays and explain to you, what they anticipate. This way you are fully prepared for the treatment needed. After any restoration, it is a good idea to have temperate foods and beverages, until any sensitivity subside. ...Read more

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Anything I can do to end this hyper-sensitivity to smells during pregnancy?

Anything I can do to end this hyper-sensitivity to smells during pregnancy?

Avoidance, incense: The best way, of course, is to avoid the offending odor in the first place. Prevention is a good second choice -- if you can find a pleasing candle or incense to mask bothersome odors. Stories abound of pregnant women wearing garlic cloves as a necklace to cover over bad smells! ...Read more

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What are the common types of hypersensitivity reactions?

What are the common types of hypersensitivity reactions?

Many possibilities: The word "hypersensitivity" often is used to describe an allergic reaction. Possible causes of allergic reactions are sensitivities to foods, insects, medications, etc... ...Read more

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What is a type 4 hypersensitivity reaction?

What is a type 4 hypersensitivity reaction?

Delayed reaction: Type 4 reactions are delayed reactions involving t cells (i.e. Poison ivy). ...Read more

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What is cytotoxic hypersensitivity (type 2)?

What is cytotoxic hypersensitivity (type 2)?

Type II hypersensitivity: Or cytotoxic reactions, are antibody dependent, IgG or IgM binds to the own body cell surface after being altered by a protein, so the immune system recognizes as non-self (foreign) attacks and destroys the cell by fixing a protein called complement, which in turn forms the Membrane Attack Complex and destroy the cell, the most famous is hemolytic anemias and some auto immune diseases ...Read more

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How can I cure my hypersensitivity to insect bites?

How can I cure my hypersensitivity to insect bites?

Desensitization: Allergen desensitization does not work on all allergies--it is most effective with seasonal allergens, indoor allergens and insect bites. Insect bites from bees, red ants and wasps are treated with allergen desensitization. Allergen desensitization uses small amounts of the allergen the person is allergic to and injects the allergen into the individual's body. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of visceral hypersensitivity?

Distension/bloating: Distension --may be pain in the guts, if lower part of guts, then urgency to use no.2
bloating-- may be more gassy but not necessary; may be a abdominal fullness sensation. ...Read more

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Possible hearing hypersensitivity. How do I get tested?

Possible hearing hypersensitivity. How do I get tested?

Audiologist: An audiologist can do a hearing test. If you are concerned about an ear problem, you should see an otologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about immunology - hypersensitivity reactions?

Can you tell me about immunology - hypersensitivity reactions?

AKA Allergies: Immunologic hypersenstivity reactions are any reaction that occurs due to an overreaction or inappropriate reaction by your immune system. The most common example is allergies. Other examples include contact dermatitis, chronic hives, large local reactions to insect bites. There are some types of hypersensitivty that do not involve allergy type reactions, but they are rare. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypersensitivity and autoimmunity?

What is the difference between hypersensitivity and autoimmunity?

Very different: A hypersensitivity is generally what we call an allergic reaction. This is mostly to things you find in the environment, and most of the time is driven by an antibody called ige. An autoimmune disease is usually driven by igg antibody, and what is being attacked is something in the body that the immune system thinks is "foreign" and should be "dealt with" when it shouldn't be. ...Read more

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Which among the 4 types of hypersensitivity reaction would you think is the worst?

Which among the 4 types of hypersensitivity reaction would you think is the worst?

Type one: Type one reaction can progress to anaphylaxis and can be life threatening ...Read more

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What's the chance of having sensory processing disorder if I have hypersensitivity?

What's the chance of having sensory processing disorder if I have hypersensitivity?

Unanswerable: Please tell us what it is that you are hypersensitive to and then we may be able to answer your question. Please resubmit. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have a friend who drank on Friday and is having hypersensitivity reactions in his body?

What did he drink?: It is not at all clear to me what he drank or how much he drank? Was it laced with some other drug etc?
Needs to see his doctor for treatment of symptoms and maybe the allergic type symptoms. ...Read more

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What is coratid sinus hypersensitivity?

What is coratid sinus hypersensitivity?

Easy fainting: Carotid sinuses are bulb like structures in the carotid arteries that contain blood pressure sensors. When blood pressure (bp) increases they send signals to drop the bp. As we get older the arteries become stiff with calcifications and an outside stimulus for instance like when shaving can cause an exagerated response, dropping bp so much that we get nauseated and even faint. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypersensitivity to onions?

What are the symptoms of hypersensitivity to onions?

Typical symptoms: Regardless of the food triggering an allergic reaction the allergic reaction consists of some or all of these symptoms: itchy & swollen of lips, tongue, mouth, throat, nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, hives, swollen face, eyelids, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, a sense of doom, dizziness, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypersensitivity?

What is the definition or description of: Hypersensitivity?

Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity reactions = adverse reactions produced by a normal immune system. (i.e., allergies or autoimmunity) ...Read more

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What is the difference between type I hypersensitivity and type ii?

What is the difference between type I hypersensitivity and type ii?

Big difference: Type 1 is mediated by the IgE antibody and responsible for anaphylaxis, hay fever, allerg etc. Allergy skin test can identify these.
Type 2 is mediated by IgG or IgM antibody and complement proteins that are "cytotoxic" that ends up killing the target cell. Examples of this are hemolytic anemia, Graves disease, Myasthenia gravis, Rheumatic heart disease, etc. For anemia, a Coombs test is used ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between type I hypersensitivity to type ii?

Help please? What is the difference between type I hypersensitivity to type ii?

Type I is immediate: hypersensitivity reactions, involves IgE with histamine and other mediators release from mast cells, while type II is cytotoxic hypersensitivity reactions involving IgG or IgM bound to cell surface antigens, with subsequent complement (a protein in the blood) fixation, there are also type III and type IV reactions, type I reactions are responsible for immediate allergic symptoms to foods or drugs ...Read more

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Can IV Flagyl cause hypersensitivity?

Can IV Flagyl cause hypersensitivity?

I V Flagyl: One can be allergic to this medication. ...Read more

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What is acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

What is acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Inflammation in lung: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a lung disease in which an inhaled substance capable of triggering an immune response called and "antigen" is inhaled and causes an illness that is like pneumonia, with fever, shortness of breath etc. Symptoms resolve when exposure to the antigen is stopped, but repetitive exposure can result in chronic scar formation in the lung. Steroid medicine can also help. ...Read more

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How do you treat hypersensitivity to sound?

Sound hypersentivity: Too broad question. Cause of sensitivity? Treat the cause! Trauma psychological or physical can trigger hyper response to stimuli, even though sound might not have been part of the trauma. Part of hyperarousal, state of hyper stimulation, easily startled...Treat the cause. If cause not found or not remembered (child trauma-abuses), specialists can still help find cause by different modalities. ...Read more