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Any thoughts for remedies for hypersensitivity (e.G. People experience sensory input more strongly). Would something like Prozac (fluoxetine) help?

Any thoughts for remedies for hypersensitivity (e.G. People experience sensory input more strongly). Would something like Prozac (fluoxetine) help?

? Misophonia: En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/misophonia misophonia, literally "hatred of sound", is a neurological disorder in which negative experiences (anger, flight, hatred, disgust) are triggered by specific sounds. Read the article and if that does indeed sound like what you have, then copy out the article and bring it to your physician. Prozac (fluoxetine) and some of the other ssris have occasionally been helpful. It's certainly worth a try. Best wishesand thanks for clarifying what you meant earlier. ...Read more

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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity reactions = adverse reactions produced by a normal immune system. ...Read more


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What is the treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

What is the treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Depends: Number one is removal of the precipitating allergen (cause of the hypersensitivity). Then, depending upon the severity, short courses of anti-inflammatory meds which may include steroids may be helpful. Supportive care may include other factors depending upon the cause and the degree of impairment. ...Read more

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What is visceral hypersensitivity and its cause. Can it be the same as chronic continuous IBS pain? What are the latest treatment options available?

What is visceral hypersensitivity and its cause. Can it be the same as chronic  continuous IBS pain? What are the latest treatment options available?

Close, but...: Visceral hypersensitivity is believed to be one mechanism thru which ibs manifests--but there are many, each representing a target for possible treatments. Effective therapeutic options include: receptor-mediators, various antidepressants, motility-acting agents, non-pharmacologic approaches, more. Distinction of ibs from organic pathology is critical. As to your "continous pain", don't you sleep? ...Read more

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Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Experimental: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) (mycophenolate) is a medication that has been used to treat interstitial lung diseases that are autoimmune in nature. While hypersensitivity pneumonitis is an interstitial lung disease, it is triggered by "extrinsic' triggers such as airborne mold, and other "organic" substances. There is not enough data to prove that CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) would be helpful at this point in time. ...Read more

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Can TB spread in the body during treatment of 5 months.tb neck lymph nodes increasing in size .is it hypersensitivity?

Can TB spread in the body during treatment of 5 months.tb neck lymph nodes increasing in size .is it hypersensitivity?

?correct diagnosis: Biopsy of the lymph node will give an accurate diagnosis. If it is tuberculosis, drug resistance may play a part in treatment.You need to see a specialist in TB to settle it. You may need a different combination of anti-tubercular medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lymph node to enlarge during the fifth month of TB treatment? No weight loss or fever.is this hypersensitivity or what?

Normal: It's possible to have enlarged lymph node after 6 months. It can be related to immune responsive reactivation or persistent TB inflammation. It's comment n to see what we call immune reactive inflammatory syndrome ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypersensitivity to onions?

What are the symptoms of hypersensitivity to onions?

Typical symptoms: Regardless of the food triggering an allergic reaction the allergic reaction consists of some or all of these symptoms: itchy & swollen of lips, tongue, mouth, throat, nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, hives, swollen face, eyelids, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, a sense of doom, dizziness, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What are the common types of hypersensitivity reactions?

What are the common types of hypersensitivity reactions?

Many possibilities: The word "hypersensitivity" often is used to describe an allergic reaction. Possible causes of allergic reactions are sensitivities to foods, insects, medications, etc... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypersensitivity?

What is the definition or description of: Hypersensitivity?

Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity reactions = adverse reactions produced by a normal immune system. (i.e., allergies or autoimmunity) ...Read more

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What is the difference between type I hypersensitivity and type ii?

What is the difference between type I hypersensitivity and type ii?

Big difference: Type 1 is mediated by the IgE antibody and responsible for anaphylaxis, hay fever, allerg etc. Allergy skin test can identify these. Type 2 is mediated by IgG or IgM antibody and complement proteins that are "cytotoxic" that ends up killing the target cell. Examples of this are hemolytic anemia, Graves disease, Myasthenia gravis, Rheumatic heart disease, etc. For anemia, a Coombs test is used ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between type i hypersensitivity to type ii?

Help please? What is the difference between type i hypersensitivity to type ii?

Type I is immediate: hypersensitivity reactions, involves IgE with histamine and other mediators release from mast cells, while type II is cytotoxic hypersensitivity reactions involving IgG or IgM bound to cell surface antigens, with subsequent complement (a protein in the blood) fixation, there are also type III and type IV reactions, type I reactions are responsible for immediate allergic symptoms to foods or drugs ...Read more

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What is coratid sinus hypersensitivity?

What is coratid sinus hypersensitivity?

Easy fainting: Carotid sinuses are bulb like structures in the carotid arteries that contain blood pressure sensors. When blood pressure (bp) increases they send signals to drop the bp. As we get older the arteries become stiff with calcifications and an outside stimulus for instance like when shaving can cause an exagerated response, dropping bp so much that we get nauseated and even faint. ...Read more

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Hypersensitive to noise. What can I do?

Hypersensitive to noise. What can I do?

Not an allergy: Consult an ENT surgeon to find out if there is anything wrong with your hearing or ears and follow his/her advice. Until you have been examined, you may use ear protectants. ...Read more

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What is a type 4 hypersensitivity reaction?

What is a type 4 hypersensitivity reaction?

Delayed reaction: Type 4 reactions are delayed reactions involving t cells (i.e. Poison ivy). ...Read more

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What is cytotoxic hypersensitivity (type 2)?

What is cytotoxic hypersensitivity (type 2)?

Type II hypersensitivity: Or cytotoxic reactions, are antibody dependent, IgG or IgM binds to the own body cell surface after being altered by a protein, so the immune system recognizes as non-self (foreign) attacks and destroys the cell by fixing a protein called complement, which in turn forms the Membrane Attack Complex and destroy the cell, the most famous is hemolytic anemias and some auto immune diseases ...Read more