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Dr. Luis Matos
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Sensitivity To Medication (Overview)

Sensitivity to medication is a symptom in which a person responds to much smaller amounts of medicine, compared to the average person of the same sex, gender, and racial/ethnic group. Sensitivity to medication can also mean a person has an allergy or intolerance to a medication.


Dr. Luis Matos
17 doctors shared insights

Sensitivity To Medication (Overview)

Sensitivity to medication is a symptom in which a person responds to much smaller amounts of medicine, compared to the average person of the same sex, gender, and racial/ethnic group. Sensitivity to medication can also mean a person has an allergy or intolerance to a medication.


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Relating to a diagnostic procedure what does the term sensitivity mean?

Relating to a diagnostic procedure what does the term sensitivity mean?

See below: Sensitivity is the chance of getting a positive test in someone who has the disease. For example, if you have 100 people with a strep throat who get a throat swab, and 95 of those throat swabs are positive, that throat swab test has a sensitivity of 95%. Notice that a sensitivity of 95% means that 5 out of 100 who have a strep throat would be falsely negative on the throat swab. ...Read more

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Each time i take dairy my ENT problems and breathing worsens, [allegy test was negative] , if its a food sensitivity is that issue treatable if so how?

Each time i take dairy my ENT problems and breathing worsens, [allegy test was negative] , if its a food sensitivity is that issue treatable if so how?

Dairy: You may be sensitive to dairy. Your doc or a natural doc can order a food sensitivity lab test (great plains lab). Even if not allergic or full blown you may be sensitive and need to avoid/replace certain foods. The standard tests the doc gives may not be sensitive enough. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is sensitivity to various medications inherited?

Is sensitivity to various medications inherited?

Inheritance: There is a possiblity of getting similar sensitivity inherited. There are testing available to find out about it. ...Read more

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What is treatment for UTI that is resistant to all oral antibiotics based on culture and sensitivity ??

UTI with resistance: You may need IV or IM antibiotics depending upon the clinical situation. This depends on numerous factors, including the manner in which the sensitivity studies were done. Suggest you see an Infectious Diseases expert. ...Read more

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Symptoms: pain & irritation in my right lung, jaw, ear, throat, tongue. Dizzy, light sensitivity. What did i inhale and how do I get rid of it?

Symptoms:  pain & irritation in my right lung, jaw, ear, throat, tongue.  Dizzy, light sensitivity.  What did i inhale and how do I get rid of it?

Unknown: Was i there with you to see what you did or didn't do? Was i there to see you inhale anything? Get real and take responsibility for whatever you did and see an md. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent sensitivity to cold in my teeth ?

What is the best way to prevent sensitivity to cold in my teeth ?

Sensodyne: Teeth that are sensitive to cold you should be using a desensitizing tooth paste . One such is sensodyne. You can also use a prescrition tooth paste that has a higher concentration of fluoride. ...Read more

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I'm having problems staying hard And I get hard but I lose sensitivity after while and I do get hard but I get soft how can I fix this?

I'm having problems staying hard And I get hard but I lose sensitivity after while and I do get hard but I get soft how can I fix this?

Please see a: urologist. It may be a vascular or hormonal issue. That said, most ED situations are psychological in nature or that is at least a component of it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My dad has RLS and I think I do as well. Is it be genetic? Should I use his medication?

My dad has RLS and I think I do as well. Is it be genetic? Should I use his medication?

Autosomal dominant: About 60% of RLS is familial, meaning it runs in families, and the inheritance is believed to be autosomal dominant with variable penetrance, so the inheritance part is unpredictable. I think you should see a neurologist, get a diagnosis, and let the doctor decide what medication is best for you. You shouldn't use someone else's medication if you don't exactly know what you are treating. ...Read more