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Sensitive To Epi
Nickel allergy: Contact dermatitis to metals that contain nickel or cobalt can develop at any time. Any item that contacts your skin directly and contains nickel can 'sensitize" your immune system to nickel and the result is rash at the site where your skin contacts nickel in the future. ...Read more
Find out details: It is unclear to which drug you are allergic to. Anesthesia is combination of pain relief, reversible unconsciousness, immobility, and amnesia (forgetting of event). There are many different drug combination that can lead to anesthesia. And many of the drugs are very different from each other. So try to find out what you are allergic to, and have md try alternatives. ...Read more
Is it possible to become hypersensitive to insulin? Is everyone's sensitivity to insulin different?
Not usually: It is very rare that lamotrigine would cause increased sensitivity to the sun. That said, though, it's important to limit direct exposure to the sun and to protect your skin when you're outside. If you notice a rash, blistering, or other skin problem after being in the sun, see your doctor in case it may be the result of a medication you are taking. ...Read more
Some foot numbness, over all aching, itching, trouble making decisions, sensitive to cold, sensitive to loud sounds, sensitive to light, sensitive to ?
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Sensitivity: If sensitivity increasing it means the cause of the sensitivity has never been addressed. The toothpaste has simply masked the symptoms as the causative problem grew in intensity. Please see your dentist to try to discover the cause of this symptom and then arrive at an appropriate solution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergic/Highly sensitive to chlorine. PT appt yesterday; since then Im red/itchy. Rxn to chlorine in the disinfectant spray they use on the tables?
Yes: The surface lining of the front of the eye is a skin, with many biochemical characteristics in common with ordinary skin. So it can burn from sunlight (wear sunglasses), tanning bed light ( they usually supply an eye cover) and uv light burns such as arc welding and accidental electrical light sparking. All of these can create a painful "sunburn" of the front of the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anyone that has had immediate allergic symptoms from ingestion to a food must avoid the food as much as possible and carry epi in case of accidental exposure. ...Read more
If someone's allergic to peanuts but wants to eat them, can they technically inject themselves with epipen (epinephrine) before hand to prevent reaction?
Russian roulette: If you love russian roulette, the answer is yes. Otherwise a definitely no. Not all anaphylactic reactions can be reversed by Epinephrine and about 1/4 of anaphylactic reactions need a second shot of epinephrine. Peanut is not an essential food group, so don't go nuts over it. ...Read more
What if someone has anaphylaxis and they are allergic to epinephrine? Also, is it possible to be epinephrine resistant?
Not possible: I know of no one who is allergic to Epinephrine even though you may get shaking or rapid heart beats from it. However i would take the side effects anytime if I have an anaphylactic reaction. If the anaphylaxis is severe and the treatment is delayed, you may not respond to Epinephrine alone and IV fluid may well be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always carry EpiPen (epinephrine): Peanut and tree nut allergies have some of the highest rates of fatal anaphylaxis, and Epinephrine can be life saving. Unfortunately, you cannot predict how severe a person's reaction will be based on a previous reaction--there are too many variables. For that reason, in general we recommend that everyone with any history of reaction to these foods carry an epi pen. See an allergist for more info. ...Read more