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What are local reactions?

What are local reactions?

Swelling: Local reactions are fairly common and present as redness and swelling at the injection site. This can happen immediately, or several hours after the treatment. ...Read more

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What are systemic reactions?

What are systemic reactions?

Mild to severe: Systemic reactions are usually mild and respond rapidly to medications. Symptoms can include increased allergy symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion or hives. Rarely, a serious systemic reaction, called anaphylaxis, can develop after an immunotherapy injection. ...Read more

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What reactions to latex exist?

What reactions to latex exist?

Sometimes severe: Some people may have a severe allergic reactions to latex and may go into anaphylactic shock which is a medical emergency. People with latex allergies may carry an epinephrine pen in case of such an emergency. ...Read more

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What are the possible reactions?

What are the possible reactions?

Local & systemic: There are two types of adverse reactions that occur with immunotherapy: local and/or systemic reactions. ...Read more

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Are allergic reactions hereditary?

Are allergic reactions hereditary?

Yes and No: Allergies to specific triggers, like peanuts, shrimp, dust mites, etc., are not inherited from one generation to the next. However, the general state of "being allergic" (atopy) can be hereditary, so children of parents with asthma or seasonal allergies may have increased risk to develop those or other allergic conditions. See an allergist for more information. ...Read more

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How come we have allergic reactions?

How come we have allergic reactions?

Complete ans unknown: It technically is misguided immune reaction. The body misinterprets a harmless protein or complex carbohydrate as a potential invader. Specifically it mounts a response as if there is a parasite in the area involved: skin, airway, gut - but if large areas involved or the trigger gets into the bloodstream (like bee sting or food allergy) life-threatening generalized allergic reaction=anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Are allergic reactions always immediate?

Are allergic reactions always immediate?

Not at all: Because there are many different immune mechanisms(the specifics aren't important in this setting) that cause "allergic" reactions, you can have immediate reactions on the order of seconds all the way to weeks out(like in the case of some drug rashes). It really depends on the type of allergic reaction you are referring too. ...Read more

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How can I avoid my allergic reactions !?

How can I avoid my allergic reactions !?

Allergist: See a board certified allergist to fully evaluate the symptoms, perform an exam and testing to accurately identify the allergy issues and then provide a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergic reactions?

What are symptoms of allergic reactions?

A range of symptoms: Allergic reactions can be non life threatening and only include hives and itching, or can include multiple organ systems and present with swelling, throat tightening, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and light-headedness. See an allergist for definitive allergy testing. ...Read more

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How can I stop allergic reactions to cats?

How can I stop allergic reactions to cats?

Avoid and meds: Avoiding cats and cat dander is the most important, but challenging since 50% of all households have pets. Antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops can decrease the symptoms after exposure to cat dander. The best long term treatment is allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) for long lasting relief even after allergy shots are stopped. ...Read more

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How long do allergic reactions usually last?

How long do allergic reactions usually last?

Depends: For medication reactions, if the drug is stopped, symptoms improve within 1-2 days. Food allergic reactions will subside within hours to a few days after avoiding the culprit food. For eczema triggered by food allergies, it may take up to a week. Poison ivy reactions may take several weeks to resolve depending on the severity. Treatment can shorten the duration of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Which metals do not cause allergic reactions?

Which metals do not cause allergic reactions?

Metal Allergy: Cheap metals tend to cause allergic reactions with nickel being the most common. Gold, silver, solid steel, platinum and titanium tend not to cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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How does the body fortress allergic reactions?

How does the body fortress allergic reactions?

Immune regulation: Complex question. When genes and environment interact , some people become allergic. Much of this is determined by immune regulation. The body would try to counter the allergic reaction but usually the counter-offense is insufficient leading to allergic diseases. Exposure to bacteria from animals (preferably multiple) in the first few months of life appears to reduce the development of allergies. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the risk of allergic reactions?

How can I reduce the risk of allergic reactions?

Know your triggers: Identification of allergic triggers, done by time association and confirmed with skin testing, specific ige test or a supervised medical challenge is the first step. After confirmation, do as much as possible to avoid exposure to the triggers. Antihistaminic reduce the severity of the reactions. ...Read more

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Are bad reactions to medicine really too common?

Are bad reactions to medicine really too common?

Can be: Bad reactions can be anything from one of the listed side effects to something like shock. Some people also just have opposite reaction for the intended purpose. I.E. Sleep medication that keeps you awake. ...Read more

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In what ways are allergic reactions actually formed?

In what ways are allergic reactions actually formed?

Protein antibodies : Are produced by white blood cells when they recognize "something "foreign "..Like a bacteria ... But it also happens when the body is exposed to tree pollen (for ex. ) and mistakenly thinks it is harmful. Then you may sneeze , get itchy eyes etc. ...Read more

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Do allergic reactions to food last more than one day?

Do allergic reactions to food last more than one day?

Delayed-type allergy: Allergic reactions caused by allergic antibody (ige) have an early phase (caused by pre-formed chemical granule release, such as histamine, from white blood cells and typically lasting less than 4 hours. This is often followed by a delayed-reaction caused by the continued secretion of inflammatory chemicals from the blood cells. Delayed reactions can continue for days. ...Read more

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What should you do if you experience systemic reactions?

What should you do if you experience systemic reactions?

ER: Go to the er immediately or call 911. If you have been given an Epipen (epinephrine) prescription, use that asap while you seek additional medical help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain allergic reactions later in life?

Is it possible to gain allergic reactions later in life?

Yes: A person is not too old to develop allergies although they are less common in the elderly compared to children and young adults. I have seen patients in their 70s and 80s who developed new onset allergic rhinitis after age 60. Medication reactions may be more common as many older individuals are on multiple medications or have been taking medications longer. ...Read more

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What are some allergic reactions from natural rubber latex?

What are some allergic reactions from natural rubber latex?

Many-some dangerous: Latex allergy may cause allergic reactions ranging from sneezing or a runny nose to a rash, to throat swelling, to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition. Your doctor may determine if you have a latex allergy or if you're at risk of developing a latex allergy. ...Read more

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