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Nickel Allergy Symptoms
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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?
Not if nickel: If one has nickel allergy then all products that contain nickel should be avoided. ...Read more
I recently got the Paragaurd IUD. It's been about 2weeks&I am still getting cramps.. Would copper interfere with my nickel allergy?
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?
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
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 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more