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Lithane Allergy Signs
Lithium carbonate is a medication approved to treat bipolar type 1 acute manic episodes. It is also used for as maintenance therapy to prevent future bipolar mood episodes. Its clinically efficacy is related to serum levels which require blood draws. It can cause a minor to serious side effects and is life threatening in overdose. For additional information, please refer ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: Milk problems can be confusing, because you could either have a milk allergy or lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is an inability to digest lactose (milk sugar) due to deficiency of lactase (enzyme to digest lactose) which leads to cramping, gas and diarrhea. Allergy to milk is due to making ige antibody to milk - exposure to milk proteins (not lactose) cause hives, cramps, diarrhea, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a dairy allergy: Adverse reactions to milk (dairy) can include lactose intolerance with stomach bloating and pain and gas or allergy to casein or whey proteins with symptoms of hives, itching, swelling or even more severe like anaphylaxis. Dandruff is not a sign of dairy or any food allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the signs of having an allergy to albuterol? I went in the hospital and started that and I've coughed ever since. Is it an allergy?
No: It may mean that your airways are finally opening up allowing the mucus to be coughed up. But if the problem continues. be sure to contact your doctor since this may also mean that your asthma is getting worse. Usually asthma exacerbation requires a controller drug (inhaled /oral steroid)- using albuterol alone may actually worsen the asthma. ...Read more
I don't have any known food allergies, but it occurred to me that I've never had buckwheat before. What would I monitor as a sign of allergy?
Not to Worry: Just because you haven't tried buckwheat before doesn't put you at an increased risk for allergy. Rare to develop a food allergy later in life, shellfish/peanut more common. Food allergies are typically immediate, minutes to a half hour after ingestion of concerning food with symptoms ranging anywhere from hives, wheezing, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, or fainting. ...Read more
My 1 yr old started waking at 12 and 5 at night. She is now on whole milk. Could it be dairy? She was on alimentum but doesn't have any allergy signs.
2 year old seen allergy & asthma dr, has asthma & showed signs of allergies prescribed singular, tests schd 2weeks, but what can be causing bad eczema?
Food or dust mites: 1/3 of children with eczema have food allergies. The culprits are usually egg, milk, peanut, wheat, tree nuts, corn, soy. 1/3 are allergic to house dust mite. 1/3 have no discernible allergies. The presence of asthma & allergic rhinitis makes allergy more likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I take xopenex at first sign of wheezing or wait? I Wheeze after exercise and during allergies and cold. Sometimes it goes away on its own and i dont want to use too much.
Varied symptoms: The symptoms vary by affected area and type of allergy. Food allergies typically affect the skin (hives, itching). Environmental allergies typically affect the respiratory tract (nose - itching and congestion, throat - itching and mucus, lungs - tightness and mucus). Eyes (itching, redness and watering) and ears (itching) are also frequently involved. See an allergist for specific answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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