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Titanium Allergy Symptoms
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
No: Never heard of an allergy to titanium, and inert element. I suppose anything's possible. ...Read more
Titanium allergy: Not to downplay your concerns, titanium allergy is very rare and most always associated with jewelry. It is found in most all paints, rings, body piercings, replacement knees, hips, laptop covers and even toothpaste! Any symptoms arising after an implant can raise suspicions, but 'documented' allergy to titanium is more a by product of a cottage industry (allergy testing) than a clinical finding. ...Read more
How common is titanium allergy form dental implants. When can it shows up or develop? What are the symptoms and treatments if any.
What are symptoms of a reaction/allergy, rejection to titanium. I had a rod out in my femur 8 months ago and have sudden symptoms. Fatigue, coughing, shortness of breath, random high heart rates.
Sudden symptoms: I am concerned that you are throwing emboli. Go to the er asap. ...Read more
Titanium allergy: I suppose it is possible, there have been reports of people having problems with them, part of the problem is that allergy to titanium is not as prevalent as other allergies and people coming into contact with titanium is not as prevalent as well. Many dental implant materials, as well as prosthetic implant materials are made of titanium because of the low incidence of allergic reaction. ...Read more
I am allergic to all metals but titanium. It causes a skin reaction of redness and swelling. I was debating getting a tattoo. Can I with this allergy?
Would not advise it: It may be wise you're not to do the tattoo. If you wish to pursue your choice you need to see a dermatologist who can skin test you to see exactly what metals you may be allergic to. A lot of people are allergic to nickel, but a dermatologist can clarify this. ...Read more
I was recently told that my surgeon put in a stainless steel plate in my arm & not titanium. I have an allergy to Nickel. Will this cause me problems?
Ni Allergy: Unless the allergy is severe, the Ni leaching out of a plate should be insignificant. Since there is rarely enough friction to aggravate any elution when placed on a long bone or a flat one your are probably safe. Swelling and redness around the area would prove me wrong. ...Read more
I had elbow surgery and had a plate put in a titanium plate put in my elbow to secure my radial head and since then I have been very sick I've haven't felt good I been sick too is this what kind of allergy reactions to titanium allergy
Probably unrelated: In marked contrast to nickel. There are no clear reports on allergic reactions to titanium. The few reports that claim to describe allergy to the metal raise serious questions. In short, your symptoms are unlikely to be due to titanium. ...Read more
I have had pain & some swelling in my knee & lower leg since my replace. W/ titanium knee 3 yrs ago. R there other metals in it that causes allergy?
Metal knee allergies: I have had pain & some swelling in my knee & lower leg since my replace. W/ titanium knee 3 yrs ago. R there other metals in it that causes allergy? ANS: I would look up the replacement you had and see what they report. Discuss with your Dr. Who did implant to see what others have experienced. ...Read more
I had 2 biopsies with titanium clips inserted 4 days ago. Breast feels hot and burns. No sign of infection. Could this be titanium allergy?
Unlikely: Titanium is an inert metal and does not cause allergic reactions. Most likely it is discomfort due to the biopsies. ...Read more
If I can come up with the money to order the melissa allergy test for titanium where can I get the test ran on me? #nqlu I am really sure I am allergic to surgical clips I have on the inside of me from a lap. Gallbladder surgery.
There is a wealth of information about the melisa allergy test on the melisa foundation's website. There is a link that provides information on testing centers. I have included the link.
I wish you the very best. ...Read more
Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more
Allergy symptoms: Sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; dark circles under eyes ("allergic shiners"); crease at base of nose (from "allergic salute"-wiping nose upwards with back of hand; post-nasal drainage; lack of energy. Many treatments available to relieve symptoms: antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec), nasal steroid sprays, mast cell stabilizer spray (cells that release histamine), desensitization tx to allergens. ...Read more
Identify, avoid, med: In order to reduce allergy symptoms, it is key to identify what the allergy is. See an allergist for testing. After identification, avoidance measures as possible followed by medications. If one is still suffering from allergies despite avoidance measures and medications, then allergy injections may be a very good option. ...Read more
Sneezing, runny nose: Itchy eyes, trouble breathing, or even an itrchy rash. If you are very allergic to cats, you can even just enter a room where a cat had been (ie. No longer present) and still feel symptoms. ...Read more
Antihistamine/Sprays: Allergy symptoms can include both nose and eye symptoms and include itching, watering, running, congestion, cough, post-nasal drip, and sneezing. OTC antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, and antihistamine eye drops all help relieve allergy symptoms. Avoidance of triggers that make your allergies worse is also helpful. See an Allergist to determine exactly what you might be allergic to. ...Read more
Allergic rhinitis symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy nose or eyes, sinus pressure, tearing, red eyes, ear fullness, post-nasal drainage.
Allergic symptoms in the skin or lungs can manifest differently but usually when one asks about "allergy" symptoms it most commonly refers to rhinitis. ...Read more
Allergy treatment: Allergy treatment involves avoidance of the allergen whenever possible, medication to manage symptoms and in some instances allergy shots to help develop tolerance to unavoidable airborne allergens or stinging insects. ...Read more
Allergy to HIV meds: Drug allergies can occur to virtually any medication. The symptoms vary greatly. Rashes are a common sign of drug allergy, but so are joint pains and many other symptoms. Most reactions are side effects and not allergies. Here is wiki's index of which HIV medications cause which types of adverse symptoms and reactions. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects. ...Read more
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more