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Paint Allergy Symptoms
If you have an allergy to latex and use a latex paint in your house, are you allergic to the walls?
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
Is it possible to be allergic to paint? My house is getting painted and ever since it started I cannot get rid of my allergies
Irritant: More likely to be an irritant reaction to the fumes and odor than a true allergy. ...Read more
I have an allergy to paint fumes I have had a headache for a week now how can I get rid of this headache?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen: Reducing further exposure paint fumes will help to relieve the headache. Hopefully you are not a professional painter. Usual measures to relieve headache and exposure to fresh air will help to get a relief. The chemical particles binds to your receptors in the nose and triggers headache. It is not necessarily due to allergies; it could be a irritant reaction; the best way is to reduce exposure. ...Read more
I have allergies to paint, perfumes, scented candles, fresh cut grass, cat dander. I don't know what to do. Every scent bothers me daily.?
Sensitivities: First - would avoid those things at this time. Second, have you seen an allergist? If not, this could be beneficial. ...Read more
There were streaks of a teal color in my mucus from my nose. What does it mean? I'm not sick nor have allergies. It kinda looks like ink or paint.
Irritation nose: The teal - colored mucous from your nose could be from mucous that is drier in the fall. When the heat is on, the air gets drier and less moisture. Saline or warm water spray into nostrils - 3 times/d. Humidifier while sleeping may help w/ mucous in nose. Drink extra fluids. Recheck at doctor's office if mucous from nose gets thicker or does not improve. Stop Afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray this week. ...Read more
Sneezing, runny nose: Itchy eyes, trouble breathing, or even an itrchy rash. If you are very allergic to cats, you can even just enter a room where a cat had been (ie. No longer present) and still feel symptoms. ...Read more
Antihistamine/Sprays: Allergy symptoms can include both nose and eye symptoms and include itching, watering, running, congestion, cough, post-nasal drip, and sneezing. OTC antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, and antihistamine eye drops all help relieve allergy symptoms. Avoidance of triggers that make your allergies worse is also helpful. See an Allergist to determine exactly what you might be allergic to. ...Read more
Allergic rhinitis symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy nose or eyes, sinus pressure, tearing, red eyes, ear fullness, post-nasal drainage.
Allergic symptoms in the skin or lungs can manifest differently but usually when one asks about "allergy" symptoms it most commonly refers to rhinitis. ...Read more
Allergy to HIV meds: Drug allergies can occur to virtually any medication. The symptoms vary greatly. Rashes are a common sign of drug allergy, but so are joint pains and many other symptoms. Most reactions are side effects and not allergies. Here is wiki's index of which HIV medications cause which types of adverse symptoms and reactions. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects. ...Read more
Hmm. Is it Fluffy?: If truly from allergies, respiratory sx lasting that long means continued or repeated exposure, usually, unless secondary issue like sinusitis/cough/GERDVCD. In northern climates this time of year think indoor allergens: dust mites, molds, feathers, or pets with fur - dogs and cats, mostly. ...Read more
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
Same for all foods: Allergic reaction to any food produces some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, itchy/red skin, hives, nasal congestion, chest tightness, wheezing (especially in asthmatic), light headedness, low bp. These symptoms will occur each time as little as one sip or bite of the food is eaten. Avoid dairy until consult md. ...Read more
Avoidance: Avoidance of cats is most important. If it too difficult to avoid cars, try reducing cat dander in home...get cat out of bedroom, purchase HEPA filter, wash cat twice a week. Try medicines like oral antihistamine and steroid nasal spray. See an allergist, allergy shots to cat a possibility. ...Read more
Rash and anaphylaxis: The most common allergic reaction to a drug is a rash. In severe cases this is accompanied by breathing trouble and could even be life-threatening anaphylaxis. Stomach upset is a common side effect and is not likely to be a true allergy. However, it is still important to let your doctor know this. ...Read more
Not an allergy: You would not have an allergy to sweat. You could have a sensitivity reaction to what comes out in the sweat as it is a way for the body to detoxify, and some people are very sensitive to chemicals. You could get itching or a rash. I recall one lady that came to the doctor thinking she was allergic to her husband but it was the chemicals she was exposed to at work that came out in his sweat ...Read more
True tomato allergy is rare. Within 1 hour of eating tomato you would experience hives, wheezing, swelling or more serious reactions.
Tomato is known to be part of the "food pollen syndrome" also called "oral allergy syndrome". This is a cross reactivity between grass pollen and tomato. Symptoms of this would be limited to an itchy mouth. Avoidance or immunotherapy to grass are the treatment. ...Read more
Many dogs few tricks: Symptoms of food allergy are the same regardless of the food - immediate (anaphylactic) hives around the mouth, 2 hours later all over. Swollen lips, tongue, face, eyelids. Expect nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, choking, coughing, difficulty breathing, sense of doom, lightheadedness, loss of consciousness. When not life-threatening as above chronic exposure may exacerbate eczema. ...Read more
Different types: True allergy to the rubber tree sap protein can lead to anaphylaxis, wheezing, hives, throat swelling, fainting, and in extreme cases, even death. The chemicals added during the process making rubber tree sack into latex product (called vulcanizing agents) most commonly cause contact allergy, which is usually a rash that can be itchy, burning, or blistering. ...Read more
A variety!: Depending on the patient, food allergy symptoms can include:itchy mouth/throat, facial &/or airway swelling, difficulty breathing or talking, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (can be bloody), flushing, hives, eye redness, itch, &/or swelling, runny, itchy, &/or stuffy nose, sneezing, abdominal pain, feeling of impending doom and even shock or cardiac arrest! ...Read more
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more
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