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Can someone explain to me "idiosyncratic allergic reaction"?

Can someone explain to me "idiosyncratic allergic reaction"?

Idiosyncratic Rx: An idiosyncratic allergic reaction is an unexpected adverse reaction, typically due to a drug or food, not involving the immune system in the same way that one might reaction to a pet, pollen or a food allergy like peanut. For example, hives from Aspirin or x-ray contrast are due to their chemical properties in the body, not allergic antibodies. Allergy skin or blood tests are not helpful. ...Read more

Idiosyncratic (Definition)

Reaction or process that is not expected to happened and is not fully understanded or explained for scientifical analysis and is especific to a ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: idiosyncratic?

It just happens : Reaction or process that is not expected to happened and is not fully understanded or explained for scientifical analysis and is especific to a patient or a condition. ...Read more

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What is an idiosyncratic response to a medication?

What is an idiosyncratic response to a medication?

Oppositive or negati: Idiosyncratic refers to an unusual response to a medication, sometimes the opposite for which it was given. These are not allergies, but drug reactions, which should be relayed to any health professional you see. ...Read more

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What is an idiosyncratic response to medications?

What is an idiosyncratic response to medications?

Oppositive or negati: Idiosyncratic refers to an unusual response to a medication, sometimes the opposite for which it was given. These are not allergies, but drug reactions, which should be relayed to any health professional you see. ...Read more

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Ways to limit idiosyncratic fainting/seizures?

Ways to limit idiosyncratic fainting/seizures?

2 different things: Seizures are electrical events in the brain interfering with normal brain functions including muscle tone and consciousness. Causes of seizures may be undeterminable at times, hence "idiopathic". Fainting on the other hand results from interruption or reduction of blood supply to the brain. If the cause of this is undeterminable, then this is also idiosyncratic, i.e. Not determinable in your case. ...Read more

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Can you explain idiosyncratic masturbation in men with delayed ejaculation?

Can you explain idiosyncratic masturbation in men with delayed ejaculation?

Idiosyncratic: Masturbation develops in some men who masturbate frequently and get used to a particular rhythm and a specific pressure holding the penis to achieve orgasm. Such a combination can not be achieved with vaginal intercourse & causes delayed ejaculation. These man may need to self manipulate during sex achieve orgasm. Some men with idiosyncratic masturbation only climax with self manipulation. ...Read more

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To have obsessive compulsive disorder or fake idiosyncratic traits?

OCD v. idiosyncrasy?: Ocd sufferers experience their symptoms as odd or shameful, and tend to hide them and their suffering. This can be quite different from character quirks, or idiosyncrasies that may not really involve obsession [ driven thoughts] or compulsions [driven, unwanted, behaviors]. Psychobabble is rampant everywhere, and care should be used in "labeling". "label" only to understand, empathize and help, . ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: drug reaction?

What is the definition or description of: drug reaction?

Drug reaction: A drug reaction is an unintended health consequence of taking a medication. This includes known pharmacological side effects as well as known idiosyncratic effects. Drug allergy is a bit different and involves suspected immunologic response to the drug. An allergy can involve hives, anaphylaxis, angioedema, itchy or blistering rash, joint pain, blood disorders and even organ failure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop an allergic reaction to a drug/antibiotic that you've never had an allergic reaction to in the past?

Is it possible to develop an allergic reaction to a drug/antibiotic that you've never had an allergic reaction to in the past?

Yes...: Developing allergic reactions to some medications esp. Antibiotics would require prior exposure to the medicine. The allergies could be idiosyncratic meaning that it is time and dose independent. ...Read more

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I have hicky-like bruises! could this be an allergic reaction to my new pills or simply itchiness due to the change in temperature?

I have hicky-like bruises! could this be an allergic reaction to my new pills or simply itchiness due to the change in temperature?

Stop the pill: This may be an idiosyncratic reaction or an autoimmune reaction affecting your clotting system. Stop the medication now and consult your doctor about this . ...Read more