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Hypersensitivity (Overview)

Hypersensitivity is a clinical term in which a normally tolerable trigger results in a larger than expected response. Examples include emotional responses to social situations, or sunburn from average amounts of sunlight that normally do not cause a burn.


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Hypersensitivity (Overview)

Hypersensitivity is a clinical term in which a normally tolerable trigger results in a larger than expected response. Examples include emotional responses to social situations, or sunburn from average amounts of sunlight that normally do not cause a burn.


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What does it mean if my friend is hypersensitive to touch?

Too sensitive: It means that what you or i might consider a simple touch, your friend might perceive as painful. ...Read more

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When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic dermatitis is allergic in origin manifested by eczema or other itchy rashes located in the cubital and popliteal areas, recurrent in nature unless allergen is discovered. The allergy shots are given to desensitized the patient. ...Read more

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How do you treat hypersensitivity to sound?

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

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Why can some people be hypersensitive to pain?

Why can some people be hypersensitive to pain?

Pain.: Pain is a complex psychoocial and physical process that has genetic and racial influences. Certain cultures reports more pain to stimuli than others. Early learning plays a role (modeling). In addition after a lot of pain the nervous system can become sensitized to the pain and either increase or decrease the response to it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

What is the treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Depends: Number one is removal of the precipitating allergen (cause of the hypersensitivity). Then, depending upon the severity, short courses of anti-inflammatory meds which may include steroids may be helpful. Supportive care may include other factors depending upon the cause and the degree of impairment. ...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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Is there any history on the drug simvastin and hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Is there any history on the drug simvastin and hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

No: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is mostly associated with inhaled particles. That the body has a reaction to). Typically with molds, bacteria etc. This may be associated with certain hobbies. A classic cause is related to having a pet bird. There are some drugs which can cause and inflammation of the lung that is similar, amiodarone the antiarrythmic is one, some cancer drugs, not usually statins. ...Read more

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