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Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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Been drinking beer & having an allergic reaction, is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe?

Been drinking beer & having an allergic reaction, is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe?

Yes, if not too much: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drowsiness, which would be potentiated by alcohol. It would likely be safe after 1 beer, but would be problematic after more. I definitely would not drive after the combination. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit juice & ibuprofen cause an allergic reaction?

Does grapefruit juice & ibuprofen cause an allergic reaction?

No interactions were: noted using the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker but that is not a guarantee that one could not occur. ...Read more

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Drinking vodka and other drinks with sulfa allergy, is this okay?

Drinking vodka and other drinks with sulfa allergy, is this okay?

I don't believe : That vodka contains sulfites - but lots of other types of alcohol do. This could make you ill. ...Read more

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Does red wine contain gluten?

Does red wine contain gluten?

No: Red or white wines are made from grapes and are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in such grains as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc... ...Read more

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I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis Clindamycin- anaphylaxis Bactrim- rash Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis 
Clindamycin- anaphylaxis
Bactrim- rash
Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more

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Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

I have seen this: While the +ANA is suggestive of SLE there can be other causes - other connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, auto immune hepatitis to name some. I have seen a lot of people with + ANAs who only have as another problem a history of allergic reactions and I am convinced that thee allergic reactions can cause a + ANA. Everyone can have very low titters (amount) of ANA. ...Read more

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Why does beer not affect my gluten allergy? Isn't beer made from grains containg gluten?

Why does beer not affect my gluten allergy?  Isn't beer made from grains containg gluten?

Some can: Most beers are filtered liquids and contain little to no gluten protein. Some beer, especially unfiltered, can exacerbate gluten intolerance. The amount of gluten in most beer is negligible though. Many patient with celiac will tolerate low amounts of gluten without difficulty. ...Read more

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If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

Only if true allergy: Often, a side effect to a particular drug may by mistaken as an allergic reaction to a drug. If what you have experienced is a true allergic reaction, then you should avoid these types of drugs. ...Read more

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Are metabollic food reactions allergic reactions?

Are metabollic food reactions allergic reactions?

No: Food allergic reactions are mediated by the ige allergic antibody. Reactions mediated by metabolic factors occur without an ige antibody, so an allergy skin or blood ige test is not helpful. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to sulfa drugs, could i be allergic to sodium cetostearyl sulphate?

If i'm allergic to sulfa drugs, could i be allergic to sodium cetostearyl sulphate?

Sulfa allergy?: Not all sulfas cross react. Sulfa antibiotics do not cross react with most other sulfa drugs. Of course you could develop a second allergy though it is unlikely. ...Read more

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Does benedryl contain alcohol?

Does benedryl contain alcohol?

No: Benadryl is diphenhydramine, an anticholinergic antihistamine over-the-counter medication used for allergies. It can be sedating and is found in sleep aids for this reason. It does not contain alcohol. ...Read more

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Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Potassium sorbate: Sorbic acid can cross-react with potassium sorbate. It is a rare cause of contact dermatitis (a rash) or contact urticarial (hives). ...Read more

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What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

Drug reactions: The most common drug allergic reactions are to antibiotics like penicillin and sulfa. The second most common drug allergic reactions are Aspirin and nsaids such as ibuprofen. It is also very common for narcotics (morphine, codeine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) etc) to cause itching and hives. ...Read more

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Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Not candida: Candida or other yeast or fungal infections do not cause alcohol intolerance. Alcohol induced flushing, lightheadedness, and other symptoms are especially common in people of Asian ancestry. ...Read more

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Tomato allergy - unique? Typical reactions?

Tomato allergy - unique? Typical reactions?

Unusual: The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shell fish. Tomato allergy is unusual but possible. ...Read more

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Will calamari trigger a shellfish allergy?

Will calamari trigger a shellfish allergy?

Yes: About 10-15% of people who are shellfish allergic (shrimp, lobster, etc) are also clinically sensitive to mollusks (clams, squid(calamari), octopus). Ask your allergist before introducing mollusks to your diet. ...Read more

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What is sulfites? If I'm allergic to sulfur does that mean I'm allergic to sulfites

What is sulfites? If I'm allergic to sulfur does that mean I'm allergic to sulfites

No: Sulfa ( short for sulfonamide) is a common allergy to a class of drugs. Sulfites are additives in wines and some foods. Some people are allergic but these two allergies are not related. Nobody is allergic to sulfur. It is a common element in virtually every food we eat, all our amino acids and all the important chemicals in our body. Sulfa, sulfites, sulfur... Sound the same but no relation ...Read more

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What ingredients in neosporin can an allergic reaction?

What ingredients in neosporin can an allergic reaction?

Neosporin: Neosporin is a very common allergen, as is Bacitracin (both are very commonly used). Interestingly, neither is better than vaseline at preventing infection, but both are usually better at treating one. So, if you have a scratch, simple use of vaseline (or equivalent) is best to prevent an infection, and save the antibiotics for a proven infection. Stop using neosporin if it causes a rash for u. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more