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Naloxone Allergy And Sensativity Testing
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
Orally in small incr: Nut desensitization is still not approved by the fda. Nut allergen is given orally in progressively larger doses, starting from a dose that does not cause systemic reactions. Progressive doses cause a desensitization, actual tolerance after discontinuation of daily doses may or may not develop. Standardized extracts for use in practice are not in use today. ...Read more
Does desensitization vaccination works for allergic asthma?I got positive skin prick tests for 4-5 allergens....
Yes: It is effective about 80% of the time. However I'd doubt that getting allergy shots for 4-5 allergens would work for you since most people are allergic to dozens of airborne allergens except in the case of occupational exposure. ...Read more
Yes: Patch testing can detect certain types of food allergies. For anaphylactic type (ige mediuated) food allergies, standard skin prick testing or specific ige blood tests are better at identifying food allergies. For other non-ige mediated reactions such as eosinophilic esophagitis, patch testing can identify some additional food sensitivities. Only have test recommended by a trained md. ...Read more
Is immunocap testing for IgE reliable? Can't do the skin prick test because of the chronic hives that I have. Wheat and egg Class 2 and milk and hazelnut class 1. Should I stay away?
Complicated : ImmunoCAP blood tests are useful for foods, but the tests need to be ordered specifically based on the allergic reaction and likely potential causes. The tests are very good at showing sensitization, but classically a positive test only infers a fifty percent chance of being allergic to that food. The best answer is see a professional to order and interpret the right tests. ...Read more
No: Appropriate allergy testing is guided by the patients history and physical examination. Based upon this one's allergist will make a decision what to be tested for. The test, particularly for outdoor allergens is based upon the common allergens is that particular agricultural zone. Does this mean that all allergens will be tested no. ...Read more
How accurate are allergy skin prick tests? Are 'true' allergies only manifested by nasal/eye secretions?
Not just eyes/nose: True IgE mediated allergy can affect all external body surfaces including eyes, nose, intestinal tract, skin, and lungs. As for skin prick test, the accuracy often depends on the extracts used (standardized ones are better) and the size of the reaction (the larger the more likely). Although a positive response indicates sensitization, the test results need be interpreted by an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is immunicap testing reliable for allergy in kids with severe excema?
He already did skin prick and blood tests for specific allergies
Helps some: All allergy related tests have benefits & limitations. Any finding of an elevated IgE response to a particular food is worrisome and worthy of excluding that food. Elevated IgG levels to foods do not always correlate with the kids actual responses to that food. This or other tests can provide a guide to your food selections so you can eliminate candidate foods & see if it makes a difference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Igg allergy test shows moderate allergy to all dairy and eggs. Test prompted by chronic nausea, nothing else. Are these tests reliable?
Maybe: A person with a low IQ may not be diagnosable with adhd. Often we use psychoeducational testing to assess intellectual ability, attention, memory, iq, language in patients with adhd. This information forms a part of the data base that is used to diagnose adhd. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have dermatographia so no allergy skin tests blood tests neg to all usual environ. And foods. Yet have nasal congestion, hives, allergic shiners, reflux, fatigue in response to triggers. Next steps?
What type of allergic reaction is it when allergy skin testing results in extreme itchiness, small wheals all the same size including saline drop.
Dermatographism: The saline negative control on skin testing should be "negative" with no itch or redness. When this is "positive" that is suggestive of dermatographism which is a fairly common form of physical urticaria (hives) just from stroking of the skin. To better define allergies, a serum ige (blood test) can be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patch Test: Basically it places the skin in contact with multiple different substances each separated in a grid pattern. When one causes a reaction we can differentiate it from the others that did not cause one. ...Read more
If the oral allergy syndrome is due to x-reactions between homologous proteins in ingested food and aero-allergens why aren't food skin tests +?
Too complex...?!: The gut is both an immune privileged site and responds adversely (and often unpredictably) to ingested materials (e.g. Bacteria, food, dirt, etc.). There may be too many variables to easily answer your question. A case in point is eosinophilic esophagitis. Sadly, given our knowledge gap, too many patients take too many supplements or exclude too many products for questionable reasons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a person that is sensitive to allergy of certain foods alcohol pollens have a high level of histomine and is anxiety and depression associated ?
No: Oral antihistamines affect the test results, not antibiotics. ...Read more
Is food intolerance testing worth the money? Some places say IgG response food is normal. And is IgG or ALCAT testing better?
IgE: It is usually the specific IgE to foods which is important for diagnosing an allergy. . IgG4 response to food only indicates exposure to that food. None of the antibody tests can establish intolerance , just allergic responses. The quantity of IgE must be large enough to be significant. In general skin testing is more sensitive but both tests complement each other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: but only when the proper precautions are taken. For example, one should be tested to the prick method first before intradermal skin testing is done if the prick test was negative. Even then , anaphylaxis may rarely occur. Is it 100% safe? Nothing is. Is it 99% safe, yes when done by a board certified allergist/ENT. ...Read more
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