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Could allergy shots make allergy symptoms worse?

Could allergy shots make allergy symptoms worse?

Sometimes: Occasionally allergy shots can exacerbate allergy symptoms especially if symptoms are severe or you are sick. This is why allergy shot should be given in doctors office. ...Read more

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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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Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Nothing special: Allergic reactions are pretty common and for the most part not specific to the specific antigen (cause). If the exposure to titanium is direct skin contact, would expect redness and possible swelling there. See:http://j.Mp/vgz70k. ...Read more

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Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more

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What are typical latex allergy symptoms?

What are typical latex allergy symptoms?

Latex allergy: Can vary from life threatening respiratory and throat swelling if the latex is aerosolized to simply having redness, irritation and a rash in the areas where the latex actually touches. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergic reaction to antihistmine ?

Symptoms of allergic reaction to antihistmine ?

That's curious....: Allergic reactions are when the body's immune system detect something that it recognizes as a foreign substance (ingested, contact through skin, food or medicine, or in the case of auto-immure diseases, it's own cells). One reax is to mobilize cells that secrete anti-histamines to fight the allergic reax. So, allergic relax to antihistamine would be very unusual. Let detective doc sort this out. ...Read more

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Gastrografin allergy symptoms?

Gastrografin allergy symptoms?

Many: Allergic reactions to any drug vary widely from patient to patient. In my experience, it is very uncommon to have an allergic reaction to gastrografin. If you have an iodine allergy, then you should avoid gastrografin. Here is link to more detail information: http://www.Drugs.Com/pro/gastrografin.Html. ...Read more

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Penicillin normal symptoms and allergic reaction symptoms?

Penicillin normal symptoms and allergic reaction symptoms?

Side effects: Side effects include GI upset possible diarrhea and rash. Allergic hives swallowing and breathing difficulties. The latter can be life threatening events and emergent tax needed. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of wheat allergy different that gluten allergy?

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Are symptoms of wheat allergy different that gluten allergy?

Completely different: All ige-medited food allergies have the same symptoms, oral itching and hives if ingestion, progressing to anaphylaxis if large volume ingestion. Gluten intolerance in celiac disease causes an inflammatory bowel disease and in about 15% a blistering rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin allergy symptoms?

Amoxicillin allergy symptoms?

Amoxicillin allergy: Symptoms may include 1 anaphylaxis which can be life threatening 2hives ang itching 3 asthma symptoms 4serum sickness, like joint pains, body aches and rashes. ...Read more

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What causes crab allergies? Shrimp allergy?

What causes crab allergies? Shrimp allergy?

Muscle protein: The allergen in shrimp and crab is probably a common allergen called tropomyosin which is a muscle protein. ...Read more

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Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

The usual culprits: The causes of allergy are many but the symptoms are predictable & limited. Hives, swelling of hands, feet, eyelids & lips called angioedema, breathing issues due to windpipe swelling or asthma & GI symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain & diarrhea. Since Erythromycin commonly causes GI symptoms it's hard to tell if this is allergy or intolerance when skin or breathing symptoms are absent. ...Read more

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Can hives be symptoms of dog allergies?

Can hives be symptoms of dog allergies?

Yes if when with dog: Any severe allergy can cause hives in the allergic person, so yes, hives could be due to a dog. More people are allergic to cats than are allergic to dogs, by a large percentage, but some people have life- threatening dog allergies. Severe reactions can include eye swelling, throat- closing, coughing and asthma, and shock, as well as skin rashes including hives. ...Read more

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Probably: Not as strongly effective as with airways allergies, need to be prescribed and monitored by an expert, an allergist, in selected patients, after controlling the environment and trial of other modalities, and control of symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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What are cedar allergy symptoms?

What are cedar allergy symptoms?

Cedar.: Cedar symptoms are the same as any other inhalent allergy. If you are asthmatic, it may cause asthma, it may cause nasal or eye allergies just like ragweed. It does not cause a fever unless there is a complication. Sometimes cedar allergic patients have problems with other similar trees such as christmas boughs or trees.A tip off is that it affects patients in the winter months. ...Read more

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Can pollen allergies cause allergic contact chelitis?

Can pollen allergies cause allergic contact chelitis?

Doubtful : Certainly not by inhalation, but maybe if the lips came in contact with a lot of pollen. If your lips are swelling and you haven't been chewing on weed leaves, you should see your doctor ...Read more

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Allergic reaction (possible anaphylaxis) after allergy testing, what to do?

Allergic reaction (possible anaphylaxis) after allergy testing, what to do?

Allergy testing: Only physicians trained in the specialty of allergy, asthma ; immunology are trained in a monitored situation during residency to perform skin testing for ige-mediated allergy. Some ENT programs are adding this to their training. If you were skin tested by a non-specialist, consult a specialist, if you were skin tested by an allergist, it is likely that you are unusally allergic. ...Read more

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What types of pollen will trigger allergy symptoms?

What types of pollen will trigger allergy symptoms?

Trees, grass, weeds: Pollen are fertilizing grains produced by plants for propagation. Some plants use the wind to help in pollination producing massive quantities of pollen that become airborne; these include trees, grasses, and weeds. If you are prone to allergies, these plants can cause symptoms during certain seasons. Plants that make pretty, fragrant flowers attract insects for propagation & don't cause allergies. ...Read more

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Symptoms of titanium allergy or toxicity?

Symptoms of titanium allergy or toxicity?

none: To my knowlege titanium is biologically inert meaning it cannot cause an allergic reaction. However, if you have dental implants placed it is possible that the implants are failing or need to be looked at by your dentist. ...Read more

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Can patch testing indicate food allergies?

Can patch testing indicate food allergies?

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

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Would it be very likely for a nickel allergy to go away?

Would it be very likely for a nickel allergy to go away?

Possible but not lik: Nickel allergy tens to be chronic but some people will become less sensitive over time especially if they avoid exposure. ...Read more

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What are the best earrings to wear if I have nickel allergy?

What are the best earrings to wear if I have nickel allergy?

Silver, gold: Avoid costume jewelry. Wear only jewelry that is 100% gold or silver. ...Read more

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What are the options for a nickel allergy other than palladium?

What are the options for a nickel allergy other than palladium?

Nickel Alternatives: It is not clear to me if you are speaking of medical applications or jewelry or other nickel exposures. The diagnosis of nickel allergy is best made by patch testing on the skin. Chromium frequently causes contact allergy and can be contaminated with nickel. Steel also contains nickel. Titanium allergy is virtually non-existent and it can be a good substitute for stainless steel at times. ...Read more

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Tattoos ok if eczema and a nickel allergy?

Tattoos ok if eczema and a nickel allergy?

Depends: Many people have tattoos using different types of ink and different types of metal needles. Your history of eczema should not make you want to draw attention to your skin or rashes and a tattoo would certainly do that. I would avoid causing more stress to your skin and getting more rashes. ...Read more

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Could there be a good diet for pregnant women with nickel allergy?

Could there be a good diet for pregnant women with nickel allergy?

Oral and contact: Nickel causes contact dermatitis, during prennancy eat for one healthy balanced diet lot of fruits, veges and barriers. ...Read more

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Is there a daily medication i can take to help calm down my nickel allergy? I'm in the hospital (lately) every couple of weeks?

Avoid exposure: I agree that has to be very clear that the allergen (the cause) is nickel. Also make sure three is nothing else that you react to including food. Having other allergen will make the picture more severee. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone with a nickel allergy to get their tongue pierced?

Is it safe for someone with a nickel allergy to get their tongue pierced?

Not if nickel: If one has nickel allergy then all products that contain nickel should be avoided. ...Read more

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Having spermatic vein embolization coils removed due to nickel allergy. What are the risks?

Having spermatic vein embolization coils removed due to nickel allergy. What are the risks?

What exactly: do you mean ..the risks of removal are obviously re-currence of the varicocoele plus the risk of anesthesia. I know of no other "risks" Perhaps you should discuss this with the UROLGIST who placed the coils in the firstplace? ...Read more

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I recently got the Paragaurd IUD. It's been about 2weeks&I am still getting cramps.. Would copper interfere with my nickel allergy?

I recently got the Paragaurd IUD. It's been about 2weeks&I am still getting cramps.. Would copper interfere with my nickel allergy?

No, it shouldn't : If you remember the periodic table from your HS chemistry class they are different chemical elements and your having a problem with nickel does not portend a problem with copper. ...Read more

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I currently have a nickel allergy (allergist tested). My problem is I cannot seems to control it. No matter what I eat seems to trigger rash on face?

I currently have a nickel allergy (allergist tested). My problem is I cannot seems to control it. No matter what I eat seems to trigger rash on face?

See a dermatologist: Forget whatever the allergist said. You are not describing Nickel allergy. Diet is important for other reasons but not the reason for facial rash. A skin specialist will help you. ...Read more

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If by chance one has a nickel allergy, or sensitivity to metals inside the body, is it still safe to get a small tattoo?Even with Tics? Tattoo safety?

If by chance one has a nickel allergy, or sensitivity to metals inside the body, is it still safe to get a small tattoo?Even with Tics? Tattoo safety?

Tattoo allergy: There are a variety of heavy metals used in tattoos that can possibly cause allergic reactions and nickel is one of them. If you are concerned (as you should be), I would have a patch done done of all colors you intend to use in your tattoo. The tic disorder has no effect on whether or not to get a tattoo. ...Read more

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I recently had a miscarriage and in the ER they gave me cytotec (misoprostol).. I have a nickel allergy, does cytotec (misoprostol) contain nickel?

I recently had a miscarriage and in the ER they gave me cytotec (misoprostol).. I have a nickel allergy, does cytotec (misoprostol) contain nickel?

No: I have never seen any evidence that cytotec/misoprostol can cause problems for those with nickel allergy. I have not seen that it has nickel. You should not have a problem. If you do experience side effects then let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I have little tiny bumps on my hands arms a doctor told me it was because of nickel allergy I stopped wearing nickel stuff but I still get them why?

I have little tiny bumps on my hands arms a doctor told me it was because of nickel allergy I stopped wearing nickel stuff but I still get them why?

Needs evaluation: If you stopped all exposure to nickel, then the bumps you are describing must be from something else. Probably best to see a dermatologist in person for an evaluation. You also could send a photo of the rash to a dermatologist on healthtap using the private messaging feature on the doctor's profile. ...Read more

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For the past few days my left wrist has been very itchy. I have a bad nickel allergy so no jewelry. I tried lotion, Olux, and Cortizone (hydrocortisone) and no relief.

For the past few days my left wrist has been very itchy. I have a bad nickel allergy so no jewelry. I tried lotion, Olux, and Cortizone (hydrocortisone) and no relief.

What is your exposur: This brings up the question of what you may be exposed to now that you are not aware of. The nickel allergy reaction is contact dermatitis and this suggests you may have another sensitizer. You might do an inventory - watch, new detergent, etc. This is not generalized but localized to something near the left wrist. Is the wrist itchy on the top or bottom? Maybe your dog has somet ...Read more

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Could I have developed an allergy to the nickel fastening on my jeans?

Could I have developed an allergy to the nickel fastening on my jeans?

Yes: An allergy to the nickel in the fastener is common, and there's no way to make this sensitivity go away; all you can do is eliminate contact with any nickel-containing metals. Choosing clothing and jewelry that have no nickel works best, but you can also paint the inside of the fastener with clear nail polish so the metal doesn't actually come in contact with your skin. ...Read more

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How can one develop an allergy to nickel?

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How can one develop an allergy to nickel?

Type 4 immune diseas: We don't know why some people develop this type 4 immune disease. The formal name is delayed hypersensitivity. This is commonly called a rash from poison ivy or nickel. The disease process is the same. Only the cause is different. Certain compounds we are exposed to triggers a reaction by the immune system. ...Read more

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Does metal ceramic crowns cause allergy? because I have allergy to all metal and nickel bracelets and earrings

Does metal ceramic crowns cause allergy? because I have allergy to all metal and nickel bracelets and earrings

Metal allergy: I have never seen or heard of a dental patient having an allergic reaction to either an all ceramic or ceramic/gold crown. There are all sorts of metal compositions of semi-precious and non-precious metals that certainly can cause allergic problems, both locally and systemically. If you have those types of existing crowns discuss this issue with your own dentist and an allergist for recommendation ...Read more

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I was diagnose nickel sulfate hexahydrate allergy....What is the cure? I tried different kind of ointment and steroids.What to do?

NICKLE ALLERGY: Nickel allergy happens if you wear jewelry that are not gold or silver but made of metal.Take it out , apply the steroid and do not wear it again otherwise you will have same problem. ...Read more

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