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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


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What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

Drug reactions: The most common drug allergic reactions are to antibiotics like penicillin and sulfa. The second most common drug allergic reactions are Aspirin and nsaids such as ibuprofen. It is also very common for narcotics (morphine, codeine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) etc) to cause itching and hives. ...Read more

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How can I handle a severe unknown allergic reaction?

How can I handle a severe unknown allergic reaction?

See an allergist: An allergist is specialty trained and uniquely qualified to assess and treat severe allergic reactions. Even if the cause is not currently known, an allergist can assist in finding the cause and preventing another reaction. ...Read more

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Can you have an unexpected allergic reaction to an old drug?

Can you have an unexpected allergic reaction to an old drug?

Old drugs: You can have a reaction to any drug at any time. The main thing that happens to old drugs is that they lose potency. Most drugs are more stable than we think, especially if kept dry and clean and in a stable temperature. So, yes, you can have a reaction, but you would probably have the same one if you took a new pill. Your immune system is more likely to have changed than the pill. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm having an allergic reaction to my medicine?

How do I know if I'm having an allergic reaction to my medicine?

Symptoms: Most reactions to medications are not true allergies but an issue of side effects or intolerance. It's important to be clear because being truly allergic to a class of meds means you shouldn't take them which may limit your treatment options going forward. True allergic reactions typically manifest as a rash, difficulty breathing, or swelling. Symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea are unlikely allerg. ...Read more

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How long after taking a medicine can an allergic reaction occur?

How long after taking a medicine can an allergic reaction occur?

Varies: If severely allergic, symptoms such as itching, hives, or wheezing can start immediately, or may develop 30 minutes to 4 hours after taking it. Milder reactions, such as rash, may not start for several days after starting he medication or, as is often the case with antibiotics, not until the second or third time you take it. ...Read more

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Can a medicine that causes an allergic reaction still be effective?

Can a medicine that causes an allergic reaction still be effective?

Yes: Most allergic reactions to medications, such as a rash that develops with antibiotics, have nothing to do with the action of the medication. It will still work, but simply make you uncomfortable at the same time. Regardless, the medication needs to be stopped - the allergic reaction will continue to get worse the longer you take it. ...Read more

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Prescribed bisoprolol 1.25mg what's my chances of allergic reaction to this drug?

Drug allergies: The chance of having a drug reaction to this class of medications is really low in the general population. Certain antibiotics and biologic medications that have large structure are more allergenic, meaning the chances of getting allergy are higher. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an allergic reaction to the dentist's numbing medicine?

What are the signs of an allergic reaction to the dentist's numbing medicine?

Inflammation: Allergic reactions to local anesthetics are very rare, but possible. Depending on the type of hypersensitivity reaction, (allergy is typically termed hypersensitivity type I, or immediate) you can have different symptoms. Commonly you might experience nausea, trouble breathing, hives, itchy skin, cough, runny nose, or swelling. If you have trouble breathing, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Can a severe allergic reaction cause urine to get cloudy for a bit

Can a severe allergic reaction cause urine to get cloudy for a bit

Possible: Also, quality of diet e.g. Diet rich in phosphate like dairy products may at times do that with fluctuations of urine ph. Prompt clearing is reassuring. However, persisten cloudy urine may suggest a problem like infection. ...Read more

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Need help with amoxicillan allergic reaction. Is there a drug that combats this?

Need help with amoxicillan allergic reaction. Is there a drug that combats this?

Depends: You can usually control the allergic reaction but will need to know more about the timing and the specifics of your reaction. ...Read more

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Does allergic reaction to medicine like not being able to breath happen right away?

Does allergic reaction to medicine like not being able to breath happen right away?

Within 30 min-1 hour: Usually allergic reactions after ingestion of food or medication occur within 30 min to an hour. ...Read more

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How often does a severe allergic reaction occur? What percent of people have anaphlaxis?

How often does a severe allergic reaction occur? What percent of people have anaphlaxis?

1.5 to 15%: Depends on what you read and the type of agent causing anaphylaxis, the reported incidences ranged from 1.5% to 15% although I think the incidence is under 0.1% annually. The severity was not detailed in the reports but a survey done about 10 years ago noted that there were 1500 deaths/yr from anaphylaxis in the us- some cases of unexplained deaths might not be included. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a pill/medicine you can take daily to prevent a allergic reaction beforehand?

Can you tell me is there a pill/medicine you can take daily to prevent a allergic reaction beforehand?

Depends: If you want to control urticaria for exampl, e then your doctor would prescribe you a medicine to take to control the symptoms, but if you are allergic to a food or a medicine and want to take a medicine to prevent an allergic reaction due to such food or medicine you are allergic to, this is not advisable, see your doctor or your allergist and discuss your allergy problems with, take care ...Read more

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What can I take for a allergic reaction to sty medicine?

What can I take for a allergic reaction to sty medicine?

Let me explain: You could use steroid by mouth and locally over the eye. That will stop the reaction. ...Read more

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My medicine I am taking could it be the allergic reaction from why my chin swollen underneath.?

Allergic reaction: You need to be careful with allergic reactions. With allergies they can be itching, red blotches or hives. Severe allergic reactions can make it hard to breathe. If you suspect that it is an allergic reaction then call your doctor, don't wait. ...Read more

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Can I have an allergic reaction to the dentist's numbing medicine?

Can I have an allergic reaction to the dentist's numbing medicine?

Unlikely: Local anesthetic allergy is extremely rare. Most of the side effects is from the Epinephrine mixed in it to extend the effectiveness. The short answer is yes, almost any medication cause cause problem for some but in the case of local anesthetics the answer would be unlikely. If you are allergic to latex, make sure your dentist is aware of it. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have an allergic reaction to the dentist's numbing medicine?

Is it possible that I have an allergic reaction to the dentist's numbing medicine?

Unlikely: What reaction did you have?
There are a lot of reactions to dental work that are completely normal. There are also many more likely causes of abnormal reactions, including allergies to other substances, like latex.
A list of your symptoms/reactions would help. However an allergist would be able to pinpoint what is the problem definitively. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics?

How long does it take to recover from a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics?

Depends: On the reaction, which can range from some rash to full anaphylactic shock to other complications, first step is to stop the medicine, at times it might take weeks for the rash to go away with certain antibiotics, just keep away from direct sunlight as much as you can while you have the rash, follow up with your pcp/allergist, goodluck ...Read more

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If I am allergic to Medicine like Motrin, could I get an allergic reaction from just touching it?

If I am allergic to Medicine like Motrin, could I get an allergic reaction from just touching it?

Unlikely: Unless it is crushed and you accidentally inhaled or swallowed the powder, also depends on the degree of sensitization, if you are extremely sensitive to the drug or to it's family, NSAIDS, even a minute amount if gets absorbed into your system would affect you, otherwise not, have a good day ...Read more

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What is safest type of hair color for someone in early fifties? Some brands can result in severe allergic reaction.

Everyone's Unique: Everyone 's immune system responds differently to proteins that are not our own. Some people develop allergies after one exposure, while others it may take 30 years. Some people NEVER develop allergies to certain chemicals. Unless you're set on coloring your hair, the safest product is no hair color at all. ...Read more

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What are the common reactions to clobetasol proprionate that determines an allergic reaction or side effect to the drug?

Clobetasol: This is a steroid usually used to treat skin inflammation. You could have skin thinning or sometimes redness from localized irritation. Should that happen, stop it and seek medical care. ...Read more

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How long does methotrexate stay in your system after you stop taking drug. I am having a allergic reaction to the medicine.

Rapidly leaves: 1/2 life depends on dose 3-10 hours with low dose and 8-15 hours with high dose

We usually say it is out after 5 1/2 lives bt there are tissue effects too - maybe 3 weeks ...Read more

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If I'm having a strong radiating burning sensation after taking medicine, does it mean I'm having an allergic reaction to it?

If I'm having a strong radiating burning sensation after taking medicine, does it mean I'm having an allergic reaction to it?

Intolerance: This is not the usual allergic response but may be a side effects from your medication. Call your doctor to find out if an alternate choice may be better for you ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop an allergic reaction to a drug/antibiotic that you've never had an allergic reaction to in the past?

Is it possible to develop an allergic reaction to a drug/antibiotic that you've never had an allergic reaction to in the past?

Yes...: Developing allergic reactions to some medications esp. Antibiotics would require prior exposure to the medicine. The allergies could be idiosyncratic meaning that it is time and dose independent. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more