Doctor insights on: Medicine for digoxin immune fab 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
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
I read that drug allergies can go away on their own as one's immune sys changes. I have many true drug alrgies (hives); is this true? Could give me hope
Drug allergies: Drug allergies may sometimes resolve over time but not always. See a board certified allergist for a consultation. ...Read more
I am not quite: Sure what you are asking but many people are not allergic to dog dander. ...Read more
I'm always getting allergies or sinus problems will a multi vitamin help me? Will it build my immune system
No: They cannot. Save your money.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 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
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
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
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
Rare: But not impossible, as with any other drug. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Because I have oral allergy syndrome does that mean my immune system is weak and not working well?
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
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 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