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Doctor insights on: Insulin Allergy In Children

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Can I purchase an insulin allergy/resistance testing kit?

Can I purchase an insulin allergy/resistance testing kit?

I don't think so: To my knowledge there are no commercially available kits for home measurement of Insulin allergy or resistance. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Humulin (insulin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Humulin (insulin) allergy?

Humulin allergy: Humulin (insulin) is a medication that is used to control blood sugar control in diabetes mellitus. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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If someone has an insulin allergy, how can they stop itching on bumps?

If someone has an insulin allergy, how can they stop itching on bumps?

It depends: Insulin, even human recombinant, can cause allergic reactions. If rashes are severe, depending on what preparation of insulin is used, changing to another may help and taking antihistamines. If not, desensitization to insulin can be performed. To do that, you would have to see a board-certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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I teach patients how to use their insulin pens, lately I experience severe allergy everytime I deal with insulincam I allergic to insulin's (smell)?!

I teach patients how to use their insulin pens, lately I experience severe allergy everytime I deal with insulincam I allergic to insulin's (smell)?!

Control baseline: I'd need to know more about what exactly happens. From what you said, i'll presume you have nasal reactions. Mechanisms that could explain your reactions are multiple- irritation from the described "smell", contact allergy to something in the air, anxiety (sorry but possible) etc. If you can get better control the baseline allergy/nasal lining tenderness, this should be easier to assess and solve. ...Read more

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Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di

Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di

No: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine 2 receptor reverse agonist and would not significantly affect histamine production. When withdrawn. There is a theoretical possibility that Zantac (ranitidine) itself may lead to more histamine release by blocking the histamine 2 receptor (which acts as a feedback switch) but this has not been clinically a significant issue. ...Read more

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Been using Lantus (insulin glargine) since 2011, A1c 6.7. New dr wants me off to take orals, many allergies/intolerances. CKD 4, asthma, HBP. Does Insulin stop working?

Been using Lantus (insulin glargine) since 2011, A1c 6.7. New dr wants me off to take orals, many allergies/intolerances. CKD 4, asthma, HBP. Does Insulin stop working?

No: With CKD-4, your oral choices are limited. Lantus (insulin glargine) is obviously still working well for you as your A1c is controlled and excellent at 6.7%. It depends on how much lantus (insulin glargine) you are on and whether or not you are experiencing a lot of low blood sugar. Not sure what oral choice your doctor is switching you over to but make sure he/she knows you are a diabetic pt with CKD-4. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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I read that children under 1year can not eat any dairy products because they might be more liable to allergy or asthma. Is it true?

I read that children under 1year can not eat any dairy products because they might be more liable to allergy or asthma. Is it true?

No: Most infant formula products are derived from milk, but the protein is broken down to help digestion. It would be best to use them until age 1. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read more

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My son will be 8 months on the 15th and I was wanting to know if I can give some children's allergy medicine and hpw much will be safe?

My son will be 8 months on the 15th and I was wanting to know if I can give some children's allergy medicine and hpw much will be safe?

See below: It would be unlikely for a child this age to have environmental allergies. They normally emerge around 2 years of age. I would not recommend any medications. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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Where can I find information about children allergy?

Where can I find information about children allergy?

Website: Go to your pediatrician and ask about specific symptoms. The website www. Healthychildren. Org is useful for many pediatric conditions ...Read more

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Should I keep a cat even if it causing allergy problems with my children ages 2 thru 7?

Depends: Several factors here. I usually never recommend it if the family is attached to the pet, but if it is causing severe symptoms, you should sequester the animal out of the bedrooms and living spaces. Then make sure you thoroughly rid those areas of cat dander as it is a potent and tenacious allergen. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more