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Doctor insights on: If You Are Allergic To One Thing Can You Pass It On Geneticlly To Your Childern

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If you are allergic to one thing can you pass it on geneticlly to your childern?

If you are allergic to one thing can you pass it on geneticlly to your childern?

Not Exactly: What is passed genetically from parent to child is the propensity to develop atopy (such as eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies) but usually not sensitization to specific allergens which the parent is allergic to. The exception, which is a controversial topic, is drug allergies, but this is usually dependent on metabolism of the drug which is inherited rather than the allergy. ...Read more

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Was wondering if you were allergic to a food, will you be allergic to it for the rest of your life?

Was wondering if you were allergic to a food, will you be allergic to it for the rest of your life?

Depends: Depending upon the age of the patient, the food involved and when the food allergy developed, a food allergy can be short lived or long lived. ...Read more

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If you are out to eat and your child has reaction to something what do u give them until u can get to doc?

If you are out to eat and your child has reaction to something what do u give them until u can get to doc?

EpiPen or Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If s/he has had severe allergic reactions previously, you should be prescribed an Epipen to carry with you, and you should administer it to your child as soon as you think the child is having a systemic reaction to a food. If this is your child's first reaction and the child has trouble breathing or talking or is red all over or passing out, you should call 911 immediately. Give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if mild. ...Read more

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Peanut allergies can be out grown.  how can you determine if they have out grown them and what at what age does it start to become likely?

Peanut allergies can be out grown.  how can you determine if they have out grown them and what at what age does it start to become likely?

Allergy testing: Usually you need to be allergy tested both skin prick testing and if negative then confirmed with specific ige test to peanut. If these 2 tests are negative then consider a peanut challenge. However, only about 18% of children will outgrow this allergy (and this is in children who have had very mild symptoms to begin with). ...Read more

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What happens if someone is allergic to a medicine they need to be taking... Can.They be desensitized to it so they can take it?

What happens if someone is allergic to a medicine they need to be taking... Can.They be desensitized to it so they can take it?

Yes can be done: Allergic reaction ( to any thing ) is complex process , several factors & different mechanisms are involved . Allergy - like penicillin which will give anaphylatic shock (and death ) is caused by type-i mast cell / ige reaction , is being done for certain drugs , by specialized centers ( or offices ), and is not a routine procedure. ...Read more

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What dose the drug sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim do to the fact if you want to have a baby. Cause it says not toto taketake if you consider being preg?

What dose the drug sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim do to the fact if you want to have a baby. Cause it says not toto taketake if you consider being preg?

Okay: We prescribe this drug, otherwise known as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) all the time, especially to treat uti's in pregnancy. There is a insignificant increase in cleft lip with this drug. Most doctor in pregnancy will prescribe a penicillin, cephalosporin or Erythromycin as first line, but sometimes a woman has an infection that's resistant to those drugs, and a drug like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) may be prescribed given risk so low. ...Read more

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What happens if someone is allergic to peanuts can you still eat them and sit next to them?

What happens if someone is allergic to peanuts can you still eat them and sit next to them?

Maybe: It is always best to avoid exposing people who are allergic to peanuts to peanut. However, most patients who have peanut allergy need to eat or at least touch the food to have a reaction. The best thin is to ask the person and respect their wishes as peanut allergy can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you smoke while you are pregnant, the child will grow up to be a smoker too?

Is it true that if you smoke while you are pregnant, the child will grow up to be a smoker too?

No: Smoking while you are pregnant will not determine if your child will smoke later in life. It is not good for the baby. Your smoking around the child, and your attitudes about smoking will have a great impact on whether he/she smokes in the future. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to feel your own stomach to tell if you are pregnant?

Is it possible for you to feel your own stomach to tell if you are pregnant?

Early in pregnancy,: There would be very little difference in your uterus. So, would encourage use of home pregnancy test to determine pregnancy rather then self- palpation. Take care. ...Read more

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If you had a mental illness that pushes you to stalk people in order to imitate them, what type of measures would it take to "get better"?

If you had a mental illness that pushes you to stalk people in order to imitate them, what type of measures would it take to "get better"?

Evaluation: It is difficult to give an opinion on such a presentation, it is much more helpful to you if you make an appointment with a psychiatrist and get face to face evaluation. The symptoms you describe can be associated with several disorders with different lines of treatment good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Taxoplasmosis: if you have always owned cats for most of your life, are you immune to it or can you still be susceptible to it while pregnant?

Still susceptible: Harmful exposures to toxoplasmosis are very rare. Notwithstanding the odds in your favor, the best thing to do is avoid cat feces--even if you've had cats for a long time. ...Read more

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Can you avoid infecting your baby? If you were h.I.V. Positive since birth, and you were to get pregnant... Is there a way to protect your baby from the virus? (the father does not have h.I.V)

Can you avoid infecting your baby? If you were h.I.V. Positive since birth, and you were to get pregnant... Is there a way to protect your baby from the virus? (the father does not have h.I.V)

Can reduce chance: Effective antiretroviral therapy can reduce chances of HIV transmission to baby while pregnant. Specially if HIV virus remains undetectable in blood throughout the pregnancy by taking antiretroviral regularly. Also antiretroviral prophylaxis to baby during delivery further reduce the chance of infection to baby. ...Read more

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When you know the baby is going to be stillborn, do you have to do it vaginally? Can you request c-section and do they agree to do one in that case?

When you know the baby is going to be stillborn, do you have to do it vaginally? Can you request c-section and do they agree to do one in that case?

Var: That is something that you will need to discuss with your doctor. It is not inappropriate to perform a cesarean delivery in the case of a fetal demise, but it is not usually indicated just for that reason. ...Read more

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How should you tell a child to be quiet when you are starting to lose it?

How should you tell a child to be quiet when you are starting to lose it?

Stay calm: I know it us hard to do when you are about to explode and pull your hair! remember you are your child's role model.You need to stay as calm as possible.Say what you have to say, leave the scene and vent it out somewhere where your child does not see you. ...Read more

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If you have fibroid and you want to take it out and still give birth is that going to pose any threat to ur womb?

If you have fibroid and you want to take it out and still give birth is that going to pose any threat to ur womb?

It depends: On the size and position of the fibroid. If the fibroid is large and/or extends deep into the wall of the uterus, the surgery to remove it may commit you to cesarean with future pregnancies. This is because incisions made in the upper (contracting) portion of the uterus have a greater risk of bursting during labor. In that case, cesarean before labor is the safer option. ...Read more

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How much time would it take for you to know if you were allergic to latex/latex condoms or not?

How much time would it take for you to know if you were allergic to latex/latex condoms or not?

Usually 2-3 days: from exposure, patients vary in their sensitivities though, but if you feel you are allergic to latex better avoid exposure and seek alternative, an allergist can help, good luck ...Read more

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Is there a form that you can sign if you don't want the ER to remove your clothing if you see unconscious ?

Is there a form that you can sign if you don't want the ER to remove your clothing if you see unconscious ?

Confusing question: Are you saying you would rather be allowed to die undiagnosed and treated rather than have your clothes removed ? Interesting idea, but not one that would be acceptable to any er or caregiver.If found unresponsive but alive, you would be transported and treated until you could be found mentally competent to refuse treatment. ...Read more