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Dr. Luis Matos
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Sensitivity To Medication (Overview)

Firstly a "sensitivity" can be understood as an allergy This can be not only to the drug itself but other ingredients added to the drug to make tablets, capsules,etc. Sensitivity can also be related to an individuals over reaction to a drug's effects. This can be due to a difference in elimination,, metabolism or your genetic makeup in general.


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Why would an antibiotic medication give me sensitivity to light?

Why would an antibiotic medication give me sensitivity to light?

Known side effect: Some antibiotics, especially the tetracycline class, are known to cause photosensitivity; it is advised to stay out of direct sun during the period of use. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Matos
17 doctors shared insights

Sensitivity To Medication (Overview)

Firstly a "sensitivity" can be understood as an allergy This can be not only to the drug itself but other ingredients added to the drug to make tablets, capsules,etc. Sensitivity can also be related to an individuals over reaction to a drug's effects. This can be due to a difference in elimination,, metabolism or your genetic makeup in general.


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Can exposure to genamicin neb tx cause irritation to another persons lips?

Can exposure to genamicin neb tx cause irritation to another persons lips?

Very unlikely: There isn't enough gentamicin present on your lips to cause irritation, unless someone was highly allergic to gentamicin to begin with. I've never heard of this being a problem before, so i think it's highly unlikely. ...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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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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Can lotensin (benazepril) cause over sensitivity to heat?

Can lotensin (benazepril) cause over sensitivity to heat?

News to me: I've never seen it. Would certainly be an extremely rare case if so. Just about any med can do anything to at least someone sometime. Having said that, I've never encountered your complaint in setting of lotensin (benazepril) therapy. Good luck, hope you successfully sort it out! ...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?

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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Can you be resistant to depression medication?

Can you be resistant to depression medication?

Not exactly.: More often it is that you haven't found the right medication for you. And some people break down medications much more rapidly than others. Whatever you do, don't give up! ...Read more

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How to cure conversion reaction which causes the inability to speak temporarily?

How to cure conversion reaction which causes the inability to speak temporarily?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression (which can manifest as a conversion reaction) is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...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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Can medication for depression anxiety stop working or need to be changed?

Can medication for depression anxiety stop working or need to be changed?

Yes: Antidepressants sometimes don't work as well after a while (say, a year), and the dose may need to be increased, or a different medication substituted. People develop "tolerance" to common tranquilizers for anxiety, so these meds tend not to work as well over time if they've been taken constantly. There are several alternatives, including other medications and non-medication treatments. ...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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Can allopurinol cause a sensitivity to the sun leading to severe sunburn?

Can allopurinol cause a sensitivity to the sun leading to severe sunburn?

??: Not generally reported, but Allopurinol is associated with rashes in general and some very severe ones at that. Might be a good idea to stop now and discuss with your doc. No one ever died of an Allopurinol deficiency and gout attack would not be likely if you missed just a few days. ...Read more

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