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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 more
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
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 more
You said allergies can't cause a cold. R u educated? Allergy exposure reduces immune system - stronger reactions or increased risk to colds flu etc
Allergist told wife the chronic hives she getting are Not an allergy reaction to anything it is her immune system reacting back as hives bcos of RA?
Probable: About 30% of the chronic hives are considered autoimmune in nature, and thus the diagnosis is made through guilty by association with an autoimmune disease. However there are other potential causes for chronic hives but the cause may never be found in most cases despite exhaustive studies. ...Read more
My blood test said I have a milk allergy (moderate), but I still drink milk. Could the blood tests have been wrong? Could it weaken my immune system?
Irrelevant test: Unfortunately, food allergy testing by skin test or blood test is not very predictive. A negative skin test is very good about saying a person is not allergic, but positive blood and skin tests are very common and are clinically relevant less than 50% of the time. The real milk test is what happens when you drink it----nothing. This is a problem with the test and not your immune system. ...Read more
Overreaction: The allergic response is an overreaction, to something that normally you should not react to. Once an allergic response starts, depending on the severity of the immune response, the reaction can become very rapid and lead to a cascade of events that makes the blood pressure drop and soft tissues swell to cause choking, this is an anaphylactic reaction and can be fatal. ...Read more
Does having aids reduce or eliminate the effects of allergies, since the immune system is not working?
I've developed 3 or 4 medication allergies over the past year (hives, flushing.) my immune sys seems overreactive. Will this continue?
Drug allergy: You need to be evaluated by an allergist to determine that you are allergic to and discuss testing and alternatives. ...Read more
I get allergies really bad I wanted to know what causes allergies and is it an indication for something serious like a weaken immune system?
Yes and no.: Allergy develops because your immune system has been programmed to react to otherwise innocuous substances such as animal dander, pollen, dust mite, mold, food etc. As such, it should be considered a misguided immune not a weakened response. Having said that, people with allergy asthma are more prone to respiratory tract infection and in that sense the immune system is weak. ...Read more
I'm allergic to MANY things. I understand allergies are caused by overactive immune system but I get infections, colds, etc. So easily & often. Why?
Uncontrolled: Allergy symptoms in the upper airways, nose and sinuses, can lead to the picture you just described, being allergic to many things, you didn't specify if your allergy symptoms are due to things that you smell or breathe, or rather things that you eat, your best bet is seeking professional help, see an allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Can you see an allergist or immunologist to check for sun allergy skin reactions or immune disorders that cause them?
Many docs can: Reactions to sunlight (apart from sun burn) are uncommon. Allergists can help diagnose and treat an itchy sun rash called solar urticaria. Rheumatologists can help diagnose and treat sun-induced rashes in diseases like lupus. Of course, dermatologists can help diagnose and treat many skin conditions. Hepatologists and geneticists may also see some very rare diseases with sensitivity to uv light. ...Read more
I have allergies and hypothyroidism, which I think means my immune system is over active - then why do I often have colds, tummy bugs etc?
Mucus congestion: Allergies of the sinuses cause mucus to build up which in turn could cause infection to set it. Patients with allergies have more sinuses infections but should not have more diarrhea unless they have food allergies. Food allergies can cause diarrhea that appears as tummy bugs. Hypothyroidism can reduce your metabolism and also may effect your immune system. ...Read more
I have autoimmune disease and allergies when my allergies act up it seems the psa does also is that because my immune system is over reacting to the allergon
I have allergies in the spring time every year. They are very annoying. If I just suffer through will I become immune to it?
No: Allergies tend to be chronic and recurrent. There is no need to suffer. There are many treatments from medication to allergy injections. See an allergist to see what is the best treatment for your condition. ...Read more
I have allergies all yr long. Does that mean my immune system is extra vigilant to all invaders or does it mean that I am more likely to get sick?
Not all invaders: Your body is indeed hypervigilant but not to all invaders, only to those you are sensitized to. Allergies develop because your body recognizes specific things as foreign and over-reacts to them. If your allergy symptoms involve irritated and swollen nasal tissue, open skin lesions, things like these can make you more prone to infections. ...Read more
What medication can I get to boost my immune system as I often get sick...I don't have any allergies but also im not picking up any weight even though I eat a lot?
No. Not that simple.: Also, many "non-medical" supplements, foods, herbs, and techniques are claimed to "boost" the immune system, but none have been proven effective. The immune system is complex, and "boosting" it to make it act stronger is not always a good thing. In conditions like arthritis, thyroid disease, diabetes type 1, lupus, eczema, etc..., the immune system is over-acting and damaging the patient's organs. ...Read more
Seems I get a hive or two within an hour of taking almost any pill. Overreaction of immune system? Allergy? Taking meds always triggers it.
See an allergist: This is a complex problem. Hives occur from numerous factors. It is unlikely that you are allergic to "everything". Cholinergic urticaria is provoked during sweating and may be induced by emotional stress or anxiety. The hives produced are typically smaller than classic hives, but would have to see these and examine you for accurate diagnosis. See an allergist and have this thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more
Is it possible that my allergies and immune system can get worse after pregnancy? I seem to get more sinus infections than before I had my child.
I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?
Maybe: Allergy is from a skewed immune reaction to otherwise innocuous substances- usually a protein. People with allergic asthma are more susceptible to respiratory infections for this reason. Allergy does not usually cause body aches although sleep disruption from your allergic conditions may cause body aches and fatigue. Uncontrolled asthma can cause fatigue. See an allergist. ...Read more
Dozens of deep blister like rash feel like splinters. Painful not itchy. Not granuloma annulare Not allergy. This is different. Immune response?
Blisters: There are many different types of blistering rashes. Taking a picture will help your doctor figure what type of blistering rash you have. ...Read more
I have bad allergies. If allergies are caused by overactive immune system, why do I get sick so easy? 2 staph, sinus infect, HPV, MANY colds & flu.
Good question: Allergy causes inflammation of mucus membranes /skin, this inflammation invites bacteria which colonize sinuses, skin and other areas causing chronic infection with frequent flare-ups, sometimes with the allergy there could be a subtle defect in the complex immune system which adds to the problem, you need to see a qualified allergist/immunologist for management, keep follow up with your doctor/ENT ...Read more
I am currently on steroids. And I have an issue with mucus building up a crossed one Eye and not the other. The steroids are to suppress my immune system because I have APS. I also take zertec and Flonase for allergys. The mucus that I have found is muc
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