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Perfume Allergic Reaction
Skin usually: Adverse reactions to Fluconazole are uncommon but can manifest in various ways, but usually involve skin reactions including mucus membranes like oral ulcers. Other organ systems that can be affected include nervous, heart, muscle, eye and kidney. I just saw a young lady with second episode of severe mouth and vaginal symptoms after Diflucan (fluconazole) dose. It happens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Carpets: Carpets are a traditional source of allergy as they harbor dust mites and mold spores. If the carpet got wet in the past more mold spores will be harbored there. The carpet also stores pet dander. A newer carpet also frquently emits chemicals that are irritants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not always: I am answering the question that i often get about armpit stinging with deodorant, this can be immunoglobulin e mediated allergy or cell mediated allergy (delayed type hypersensitivity, or type IV sensitivity) or merely irritation. A patch test can determine delayed type hypersensitivity, ige allergy is less commonly tested, irritation is diagnosed by the lack of other mechanisms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Allergy to the entire class of antibiotics called cephalosporins is indeed possible. That allergy would be the common part of the molecule shared by all cephalosporins and penicillins, the beta-lactam ring. ...Read more
No: Rosacea is an inherited condition characterized by extra sensitive skin, flushing, dilated blood vessels, inflammatory bumps that mimic acne, and enlarging bumpy nose. Common triggers are chronic sun exposure, caffeine, alcohol, and increase in core temperature, etc...The inflammatory reaction of rosacea is not histamine driven as it is in an allergic reaction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Keep pollens away: Eliminate exposure by using facial mask, high efficient hepa filter and vacuum your carpet more often. Use AC at home and when you drive in bad allergy season. Besides, there are OTC oral antihistamines, decongestants, and inhalers available. If not improve, talk to your doctor or allergy specialist for more potent treatments including nasal antihistamines, steroid inhaler and immuno-therapy. ...Read more
Allergy to insect bi: Most of the allergies to insect bites caue local reaction and itching.But some people have severe reaction to insect bites and stings especially bee stings.This is a life threatening allergic reaction and is called anaphylaxis, this can cause breathing difficulty and is an emergency.Need to be treated with Epipen (epinephrine) injection and emergency treatment. ...Read more
Often to nickel: The skin can get red itchy and bumpy...Stop wearing it and if not severe(or infected) try cortisone cream(not benadryl) and avoid the jewelry..If it happens with several pieces, bring them to an allergist with a description of the reaction(and maybe picures). The testing can often be done. ...Read more
Swelling: Angioedema is a medical term for swelling of the deep layers of the skin. Angioedema can be due to a number of different reasons and is not alway due to an allergy. In some cases, angioedema can be life threatening. An evaluation by an allergist can help determine the cause of angioedema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vomiting: Please rephrase question and give details on what personal lubricants you are referring to, and how do you get this into the stomach. ...Read more
Possible: Latex allergy definitely occurs. People with latex allergy often get rash, itching, or swelling at sites of latex contact like the hands after wearing gloves or the genitals after use of a latex condom. Sometimes lip and mouth reactions can occur with balloons. People can also have reactions to the powder in powdered latex gloves that may carry latex particles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes stop product: If you stop using the product that aggravated you, it should get better. It is best to see an allergist to see if it is the perfume scent in the product or another ingredient in the product that causes the reaction. Antihistamines can help decrease the reaction of itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an allergic reaction to a high perfume soap. After using antibacterial soap, the spots are becoming black. How do I get rid of black spots?
Time: After an allergic reaction on the skin, there can be either hyperpigmentation (darker) or hypopigmentation (lighter) areas on the affected skin. These pigment changes will gradually improve over time and usually do not require treatment. If the very dark areas are painful or blistering, see your dermatologist. ...Read more
My throat has been scratchy and I have a cough from the scratchiness. It also feels clogged up. Could this be an allergic reaction to a fragrance?
Irritant: If this has been present for less than 10 days, then it may just be a cold. Strep throat does not cause a cough. It it has been present for 10 or more days or getting worse, it may be from a sinus infection. Once the nose is inflamed , any irritant including fragrance would trigger sneezing. ...Read more
Can an allergic reaction to a fragrance turn into a common cold or something that feels like the common cold -Stuffy nose, tiredness, sore throat, etc?
Fragrance: Probably not. Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more
I use fragrance free products. ive been patch tested for allergies. still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to. ?
Contact dermatitis: I recommend patients try Vanicream line of soaps, shampoos, etc if they have issues with contact dermatitis with various personal care products. It is devoid of most additives/fragrances and is usually tolerated even in patients with very sensitive skin. Try it out if you haven' t already, good luck! ...Read more
Treat your allergies: First, then you won't be offended by any kind of perfumes/fragrances, the problem is the chronic inflammation of your nasal passages, once this inflammation is controlled, you won't get irritated by odors, see an allergist/ENT, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, meanwhile keep using saline nasal wash liberally, goodluck ...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
Fragrance makes me ill. When I go into a home, a taxi, even a spa, I leave asap if someone has sprayed, burnt incense or candles, etc. Is it allergies!?
No: It is not an allergy but a hyper-sensitivity. Many people have this issue. Avoidance is the most effective treatment for it. That's not always possible but you can at least inform acquaintances, friends, and family to not use strong aromas. ...Read more
Control baseline : Besides pouring varathane on the hair of those who use these things and letting it dry, or increasing airway ventilation, getting better baseline control of your airway allergies is the best thing you can do. If you can decrease airway inflammation by (much)better controlling allergies, this, over time, may make airways less sensitive/inflamed. Decreasing the non-specific sensitivity can help. ...Read more
Allergic Reaction?: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more
Why allergists exist: Finding & treating the cause of allergic reactions is the main function of an allergist. A solid understanding of the immune system is required, so that immunology goes hand in hand. Timing, prevalence of various causes, location, description, examination, associated factors, family history and finally testing enables allergists to identify the culprit, if one is present; treatment is pt-centered. ...Read more
Inflammatory rxn: An allergic reaction is the body's defense against an agent it considers harmful or toxic to the body. Most allergic reactions start with food allergies that are undiagnosed and "rev up" the immune system leading to multiple other reactions to environmental items as in mcs. First firgure out what's wrong with the gut and fix it and the immune system will settle down and others will lessen/go away. ...Read more
Typical: Allergic reactions often causes itching but the symptoms are greatly organ-dependent. *Nose- congestion, runny nose, sneezing *Eyes- itching, redness, tearing *chest-wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Other conditions include hives from food, itchy mouth and throat from certain fruits, and rarely anaphylaxis. Contact skin allergy is yet another but the mechanism is different. ...Read more
Immunologic: An allergic reaction is the body's immunologic response to a substance (typically a protein) that it determines is "foreign." the body's th2 type of t cells interacts with b cells that produce ige antibodies. When ige antibodies that are present on mast cells subsequently encounter the allergen, the mast cell releases histamine and other chemical mediators that lead to the symptoms of allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: If the allergy is to a food or ingested medication, the typical symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea and rash (hives, itching). If trigger was airborne like pollen or pet dander, then itching (nose, skin, eyes), sneezing, runny nose and cough. Asthma symptoms can be from an allergy. An allergist can assist in identifying is symptoms are from an allergy and determine specifically which allergen. ...Read more
You mean marijuana?: A rule of thumb is that anything that has pharmacologic effects also has side effects and can precipitate allergic reactions. This is obviously more common for certain compounds than for others, but is theoretically possible for any compound. That being said, i've never seen or read about a true allergic reaction to marijuana. ...Read more
Allergy: If you seek the opinion of an allergist you may be able to elucidate the mystery ...Read more
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