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Is It Possible To Not Be Allergic To Medicine If You Developed Hives
No: Maybe you never were allergic to it. ...Read more
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
No: It is not possible to be allergic to every medication. Nobody is that unlucky, and there are too many medications in the world (to ever try in one person). ...Read more
If someone has an allergy to asprin (anaphylaxis) but they need to take it for whatever reason, can they be desensitized to it?
Yes: Yes, it can be done. But after the procedure, you need to take it everyday or you have to repeat the procedure again. Your local allergist could help you with this. ...Read more
Yes: Most people who are allergic to apples have bad seasonal allergies as well. Typically, their fruit allergy results in itching of the mouth, throat and lips, as well as a sense of tingling swelling and other similar symptoms. My experience is that these fruit allergy symptoms tend to develop in teenage years or later even if seasonal allergies were already present. Many fruits can cause it. ...Read more
The force is with ya: No. Vemon testing is only appropriate once one or multiple stings have lead to a systematic reaction. The only questionable exception is the person with large local reactions. In vivo or invitro testing cannot prognosticate whether a person will become allergic. Statistically the odd are with you and against anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Yes: You cannot actually be allergic to a drug you have never taken before. Therefore, anytime you have a drug allergy you have taken it at least once before. ...Read more
Not rare: An allergic respose takes place when your immune system recognizes a foreign substance. Highly allergic people's immune system does this quickly. Another person may need to be exposed to the substance (food) hundreds of times before it reacts to it. Once it recognizes it as foreign it will repond instantanously every time it sees it. A never allergic respose turns into an always response. ...Read more
Talc: Unlikely to be allergic to talcGet a more detailed answer ›
Words matter: Allergy and eczema are two different but related conditions. Someone with eczema usually has other allergic problems. As many as 1/3 of those with eczema have food allergies that aggravate it. You are never allergic to eczema, the words matter and these have specific definitions that exclude the possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. You're not. : You have to be stung at least once to develop an allergic reaction to bee stings. About 17% of persons who have ever been stung have allergy antibodies to bee stings. Only 1% of stung persons develop life-threatening anaphylaxis. So even the presence of allergy antibodies doesn't predict the risk of a future severe allergic reaction to bee sting very well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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