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Ivig Allergic Reactions
Know your triggers: Identification of allergic triggers, done by time association and confirmed with skin testing, specific ige test or a supervised medical challenge is the first step. After confirmation, do as much as possible to avoid exposure to the triggers. Antihistaminic reduce the severity of the reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many-some dangerous: Latex allergy may cause allergic reactions ranging from sneezing or a runny nose to a rash, to throat swelling, to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition. Your doctor may determine if you have a latex allergy or if you're at risk of developing a latex allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complete ans unknown: It technically is misguided immune reaction. The body misinterprets a harmless protein or complex carbohydrate as a potential invader. Specifically it mounts a response as if there is a parasite in the area involved: skin, airway, gut - but if large areas involved or the trigger gets into the bloodstream (like bee sting or food allergy) life-threatening generalized allergic reaction=anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Not at all: Because there are many different immune mechanisms(the specifics aren't important in this setting) that cause "allergic" reactions, you can have immediate reactions on the order of seconds all the way to weeks out(like in the case of some drug rashes). It really depends on the type of allergic reaction you are referring too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Anything about food allergy is likely possible but I must admit that there has been no study ,to my knowledge, addressing this issue. Theoretically one can postulate the such allergic combination can occur. Do note however that cooking in general reduces the allergenicity of a food and perhaps that's the reason why we have not observed this type of problem ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consult allergist: An allergist is specifically trained and uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat allergic reactions. Allergy testing may or may not be needed. No need to fear the allergist---we are here to help! ...Read more
What are some tests that can be done to find out what it is that i'm having allergic reactions to?
Skin testing: If you go to an allergist they can do skin tests to a variety of pollens, animals, etc and to some medications. There are also blood tests that may be useful depending on what sort of reactions you are having. ...Read more
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