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What is the definition or description of: Primsol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Primsol allergy?

Primsol allergy: Primsol (Trimethoprim) is a folate synthesis inhibitor & antibiotic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-18054/primsol-oral/details ...Read more

Primsol Allergy (Definition)

Primsol (Trimethoprim) is a folate synthesis inhibitor & antibiotic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects ...Read more


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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy questions?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy questions?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy: Most commonly a rash. Sulfa drug.

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy --what do I do?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy --what do I do?

Avoid it: Simply avoid the drug. Inform all your doctors - current & future. If you need an antibiotic, that's one you cannot take. There are alternative antibiotics. ...Read more

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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy - timing and symptoms?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy - timing and symptoms?

Rash.: Most common side effect or allergy to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a rash. Often occurs a few days into the course of treatment, but may occur within a few hours of first dose especially if due to a true allergy to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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If I have a bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy how fast when symtpoms appear after taking it?

If I have a bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy how fast when symtpoms appear after taking it?

Sulfonamides: Depends on what the reaction is. Ige mediated allergy such as hives and anaphylaxis can occur in minutes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cotrim (trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cotrim (trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole) allergy?

Cotrim: Cotrim (trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole) is an antibiotic that combines trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substance that are harmless to most. Reactions may be mild to severe.
For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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I have taken bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) many times w/out incident. Am I at risk for stevens johnson each time I take it or only if I have sulfa allergy?

I have taken bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) many times w/out incident. Am I at risk for stevens johnson each time I take it or only if I have sulfa allergy?

Each time: Everyone is at risk of having sjs from sulfa drugs and other drugs carry that risk too. These reactions are idiosyncratic and are not predictable. ...Read more

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Is this possible bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy if it hurts when I pee it out?

Is this possible bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy if it hurts when I pee it out?

No, U still have: Cystitis or urethritis. Uti symptoms usually improv after acouple of days on the correct antibiotic. You may need to be on a different antibiotic if symptoms persist whilst you are taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). You may need to get a urine culture & sensitivities to identify the optimal antibiotic for you. ...Read more

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If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

Only if true allergy: Often, a side effect to a particular drug may by mistaken as an allergic reaction to a drug. If what you have experienced is a true allergic reaction, then you should avoid these types of drugs. ...Read more

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How can I test if I'm allergic to doxycycline? I took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and had a bad reaction. Is it likely/probable to have a similar allergy to doxycycline?

How can I test if I'm allergic to doxycycline? I took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and had a bad reaction. Is it likely/probable to have a similar allergy to doxycycline?

No: They are completely different types of antibiotics so a bactim allergy would not indicate a Doxycycline allergy. If you've never used Doxycycline there is no reason to suspect or look for an allergy to it. ...Read more

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Severe palpitations 8hrs after start Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Nausea & no other symptoms. Side effect or allergy? Should I worry? And if so, when should I seek care?

Severe palpitations 8hrs after start Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Nausea & no other symptoms. Side effect or allergy? Should I worry? And if so, when should I seek care?

Yes: Stop Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) immediately although this is may not be an allergic reaction in the absence of any skin involvement, The question is why was Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) given in the first place? If the problem worsens or persists, you need to seek medical care. ...Read more

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Can someone with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) sulfa allergy take doxycycline?

Can someone with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) sulfa allergy take doxycycline?

Yes: There should be no interaction between sulfa or an allergy to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (which contains a sulfa antibiotic - sulfamethoxazole and another component, trimethoprim) and doxycycline. ...Read more

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My daughter was put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) last night for a bladder infection. She has sulfa allergy. Is it ok?

My daughter was put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) last night for a bladder infection. She has sulfa allergy. Is it ok?

Absolutely NOT!!!!: Do not give your daughter bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which is a sulfonamide (sulfa) and could, if she is truly allergic, produce a life-threatening reaction. If she has already taken it and has no reactions, might continue, but if any reactions stop and see the dr. Who prescribed this. ...Read more

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Can I take an otc antihistamine along with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and prednisone? It is not for allergic reaction from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim), just for pollen allergy

Can I take an otc antihistamine along with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and prednisone? It is not for allergic reaction from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim), just for pollen allergy

Yes: However, you may find that the prednisone (assuming you're using it for something else) helps more for the pollen allergy than antihistamine. If you are receiving treatment for chronic or worsening sinus pressure/infection, then I strongly recommend seeing an Allergist to get help in the future. Recurrent sinus infections will persist unless the allergy is addressed properly. Good luck! ...Read more

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PAINFUL blisters in mouth & vagina due to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy. Ok to put benzocaine cream on outer vag, offers a little relief. What else can I use? Help!

PAINFUL blisters in mouth & vagina due to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy. Ok to put benzocaine cream on outer vag, offers a little relief. What else can I use? Help!

Symptomatic relief: Is best after discussion with your PCP or doctor. Make sure this is documented in your chart as ALLERGY TO BACTRIM/SULFAS. The symptomatic relief is perhaps the best, like ice chips, no hot, spicy, foods. Keep it bland, hydrating, easy to digest as your entire throat may also be affected down to your gut. Tepid, soothing, nonstinging baths like Aveeno (oatmeal) may be helpful. No chemical shampoos or soaps. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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How often should children be tested for allergies?

How often should children be tested for allergies?

It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more

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Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more

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How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

Skin testing: The easiest way to determine whether or not a child is allergic to certain foods is skin testing. Blood testing might also be considered. The gold standard (best) test for food allergy is an oral food challenge (should be done under supervision of a qualified allergist). ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Trimethoprim (Definition)

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