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What is the definition or description of: Digoxin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Digoxin allergy?

Digoxin allergy: Digoxin (Lanoxin, Digox) is a a medication that is used to support blood pressure support & as an antiarrhythmic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-4358/digoxin-oral/details ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Whitbeck
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Digoxin (Definition)

It is a heart drug...A purified product of the foxglove plant. It has effects which include strengthening the contraction of the heart muscle, slowing conduction of the heart's electrical impulse through the av node and thereby helping to slow the heart rate during atrial fibrillation. Because of potential toxicity, its use has been largely replaced ...Read more


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What can I do about a terrible allergy to lanoxin (digoxin) and colophony?

What can I do about a terrible allergy to lanoxin (digoxin) and colophony?

Avoidance: The only option for dealing with allergy to either lanoxin, (digoxin) which is a drug, or colophony, which is from pine resin, is strict avoidance. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to be immune to dog allergies?

Can you explain if it's possible to be immune to dog allergies?

I am not quite: Sure what you are asking but many people are not allergic to dog dander. ...Read more

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Are allergies/asthma related to autoimmune disease! Since both are a an over reaction of the immune system?

Are allergies/asthma related to autoimmune disease! Since both are a an over reaction of the immune system?

No: It makes an interesting hypothesis but there is no evidence to prove it. People with autoimmune disorders can develop lung disease that are often misdiagnosed as asthma. Check this out: http://www. Dailymail. Co.Uk/news/article-2032695/venus-williams-speaks-sjogrens-syndrome-forced-us-open. Html venus williams was diagnosed with "asthma" previously that turned out to be something else. ...Read more

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What's the best way to boost your immune system to fight off a cold, allergy, or flu if you have an autoimmune disease?

What's the best way to boost your immune system to fight off a cold, allergy, or flu if you have an autoimmune disease?

Allergy: It is presumed, though not very well proven, that having sufficient body stores of vitamins c/e, zinc, and b vitamins to fight off illnesses. The best way is to get good sleep and eat plenty of healthy calories during sickness. ...Read more

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What can I do to get immune to my allergy?

What can I do to get immune to my allergy?

Allergy shots!: The best way to get to the bottom of allergies; that is, to train the immune system to no longer react to known allergens, is to pursue allergy shots. These shots occur over a series of months and will help generate a desensitivity and tolerance to your allergies! Talk to an allergist to learn more. You can find one at www. Aaaai. Org. ...Read more

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Could a strong immune system help with allergies?

Could a strong immune system help with allergies?

No: Allergic and autoimmune diseases are from misdirected immune responses and not because of the immune system is strong or weak. I think the question you may be asking is " Could a well regulated immune system help with allergies? ", then the answer would be yes. In fact, that's what allergy shots do by shifting your immune response towards the normal range. ...Read more

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Can people with aids have bad immune responses like allergies or r.A.?

Yes to allergy: I have seen patients with aids developing allergic diseases but uncertain about ra. ...Read more

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Why is my immune system so weak during allergy season?

Why is my immune system so weak during allergy season?

Immune system: Allergies generally indicate that your immune system overreacts to normally harmless substances, so it does not mean that you necessarily have a weak immune system. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause your immune system to not work well vs fighting off a sickness?

Allergy: By itself means over reactive immune system, fighting agents in some individuals considered by other individuals as harmless. The reaction (s) cause the symptoms of allergy. That doesn't weaken the immune system nor its ability to fight infection, rather a different process, hope this clarifies your query ...Read more

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Could treating yourself better and strengthening your immune system help with allergies?

Could treating yourself better and strengthening your immune system help with allergies?

Unrelated: Allergies are rather due to over reactive immune system, boosting your immunity would help warding off an infection, although there is no such thing as boosting immunity, you're either immune competent or immune compromised, maintaining good immunity necessitates maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as simple as that, so good sleep, healthy diet, lots of fruits and vegetables, fresh air and exercise ...Read more

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What is the treatment for overactive immune stystem that causes allergies?

What is the treatment for overactive immune stystem that causes allergies?

Not overactive: Allergy is the result of part of the immune system causing reactions to substances that non-allergic people do not react to. The treatment depends on what kind of allergy a person has. Food allergies - at this time only avoidance is suggested. Asthma, allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis - medications and desensitization (allergy shots). Atopic dermatitis - medications and avoidance of allergens. ...Read more

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Can my alpha gal allergy weaken my immune system? .

Can my alpha gal allergy weaken my immune system? .

No: Delayed anaphylaxis to red meat occurs in association with allergy to a particular carbohydrate allergy acquired usually from frequent tick or chigger bites, typically from the lone star tick. Alpha-gal is the carbohydrate involved. As in cases of more traditional IgE-mediated immediate sensitivity to pollen, venom or food allergy, it is an over active, not a weakened immune system. ...Read more

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Because I have oral allergy syndrome does that mean my immune system is weak and not working well?

Because I have oral allergy syndrome does that mean my immune system is weak and not working well?

Immune system is OK: People who have oral allergy syndrome are allergic to plant pollens. This means that their immune system is quite reactive and otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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Should sarcoidosis patients avoid allergy shots due to the immune system being involved? Will it aggravate this condition and make it flare up?

Should sarcoidosis patients avoid allergy shots due to the immune system being involved? Will it aggravate this condition and make it flare up?

No problem: Allergy shots have never been proven to exacerbate any other form of immune disorders. In fact, one recent study suggested that those who received allergy shots are less likely to develop autoimmune diseases. Do note that allergy shots are effective only in 80-90% of the patients. ...Read more

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What's the best thing you can do to boost your immune system. I have hypothyroidism and allergies does that mean that my immune is system is low?

What's the best thing you can do to boost your immune system. I have hypothyroidism and allergies does that mean that my immune is system is low?

Sort of: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Any problems with your thyroid gland will affect your immune system health. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Digoxin Immune Fab (Definition)

Digoxin-immune Fab is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more