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Is there such thing as a sun allergy?

Is there such thing as a sun allergy?

Photosensitivity: In addition to hypersensitivity to sunlight (uva and/or uvb light) also consider drug-induced photosensitivity. These include sunscreen creams components, thiazides and furosemide, sulfas, antifungals, among other less common drugs. They cause dermatitis in exposed skin areas and resolve with drug discontinuation. ...Read more

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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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Is there such a thing as a sodium allergy?

Is there such a thing as a sodium allergy?

Need more info: There is no allergy to sodium . What else goes with the sodium? ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a hypoallergenic diet?

Is there such a thing as a hypoallergenic diet?

Yes.: 95% of all food allergies are due to a few foods - milk & dairy, egg, wheat (barley, oat), soy, corn, seafood, peanuts, seeds & tree nuts. You can be allergic to others but most of the time you can assess whether you have a food allergy by cutting these foods completely out of your diet for 2-3 weeks. If you get better add 1 food back every few days to find the actual cause. Usually 1 or 2 foods. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as allergy testing for migraines?

Is there such a thing as allergy testing for migraines?

Migraine & allergy: Great question, actually. A large number of people have migraines (up to 10%), and even more have allergies (25%). Migraines and allergies each have their own triggers. So we don't generally do allergy tests for migraine patients' headaches. But, a migraine sufferer who also has allergies should have them treated, because they can aggravate migraines and decrease quality of life significantly. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as vitamin b17?

Is there such a thing as vitamin b17?

No: Amygdalin is sold under this name but it's not a vitamin. This is the laetrile fraud -- the most vicious of all the historic cancer quack regimens, and the most profitable to its proponents. Sadly, it's still around. There's nothing spiritual about "keeping an open mind" about a proven, vicious scan. Simply shun these people and don't reward them with even a little of your money. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as dust allergies?

Is there such thing as dust allergies?

Dust mites: Usually it isn't the dust but dust mites that cause the allergic reaction, but for your there is no difference. Dust reduction will help. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as perennial allergic rhinitis?

Is there such a thing as perennial allergic rhinitis?

YES: Perennial means that the condition stays most of the year, as opposed to seasonal. Examples of perennial allergic rhintis are those associated to exposure to dust and molds. These are usually indoor and difficult to get rid of. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as an allergy to cats?

Is there a such thing as an allergy to cats?

Yes: Cat is one of the most common causes of allergy symptoms in the us.Asthma. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as drug-induced lupus?

Is there such a thing as drug-induced lupus?

Yes: There are certain medications that cause lupus like illness this type of lupus is not like regular systemic lupus erythematosus. If you stop the drug that causes drug induced lupus the lupus usually resolves. Regular lupus has many manifestations not seen in regular lupus especially kidney involvement and neurological involvement. They also have different laboratory tests. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as blind pimples?

Is there such a thing as blind pimples?

Yes: Blind pimples are closed whiteheads that are not unclaimed. Topical salicylic wash can open these or prescription retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as prescription allergy medication?

Is there a such thing as prescription allergy medication?

Many: There are many medications prescribed for treatment of allergies, some are tablets, some are nasal sprays. It depends on your symptoms, consult an allergist for best advice. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a surgery for severe sun poisoning?

Is there such a thing as a surgery for severe sun poisoning?

Well,..: Not really, but maybe if severe and infected, and possible one that causes disfiguring, etc with need for plastic surgery with skin grafting. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as stressed hair?

Is there such a thing as stressed hair?

Kinda: Hair is an outgrowth of skin. It can be "stressed" by too much heat, chemicals (bleach, colors, straighteners, etc) overworked, over processed, overdone hair loses oils, can develop split ends. Hair growth can reflect hormonal genl. And nutrit.Health and well being. Deficiencies of nutrients, including iron, protein, etc can "stress" hair. Hormones, esp thyroid, and sex hormones affect it as wel. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as an acne surgery?

Is there such a thing as an acne surgery?

Yes: Acne surgery or acne scar treatments encompass a wide variety of procedures. This can include laser resurfacing/ dermabrasion to smooth the scar tissue. Scar removal and revision to remove deep scars, subcision and filler treatment to lift tethered scar tissue. A dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon can review all of the options with you and determine which is best. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a red nevus?

Is there such a thing as a red nevus?

Yes: Birth marks can be red and so can a vascular nevus. ...Read more

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