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Doctor insights on: Types Of Allergies Treatable With Shots

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What risks are associated with getting allergy shots for people with severe allergies?

What risks are associated with getting allergy shots for people with severe allergies?

Several : The risk of allergy vaccine therapy is an allergic reaction to the vaccine. These reactions can include itchiness, hives, lip or tongue swelling, asthma attacks and very rarely death. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


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How effective are shots for people with a severe cat allergy?

How effective are shots for people with a severe cat allergy?

Varies: Allergy shots for cat allergy are usually moderately effective and in many individuals may be high effective. Many patients obtain complete remission from cat allergy symptoms while on shots. Once shots are discontinued some symptoms could redevelop over a period of several years. ...Read more

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Are allergy drops or allergy shots available for treatment of food allergy/ or intolerance or are they only 4 treating environmental allergens ?

Are allergy drops or allergy shots available for treatment of food allergy/ or intolerance or are they only 4 treating environmental allergens

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Food allergy: Allergy drops and shots are now only administered for environmental allergies. There is ongoing research on treating food allergies with oral immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Which types of side affects are associated with taking shots for ms?

Which types of side affects are associated with taking shots for ms?

Many: Injection site reactions common with subcutaneous shots, and these can range from bumps to full blown infections, or divots called lipoatrophy. The interferons can cause depression, flu reactions, thyroid problems, liver abnormalities, in addition. But why worry about needles and shots, as we now have three oral agents, and each as potent, or more potent than the old-fashioned shots. ...Read more

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Which type of medicines work for "hives" allergies?

Which type of medicines work for "hives" allergies?

Antihistamine: It depends on what the cause for your hives may be. Unfortunately, although hives can usually be controlled with antihistamine, we often can't find the cause for them. If the hives have lasted over 6 weeks, see an allergist. Otherwise, keep on scratching if otc antihistamine fails. ...Read more

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Types of psychotherapy what type of therapy is used for young adults with autism?

Types of psychotherapy what type of therapy is used for young adults with autism?

Autism: The spectrum of autism is very broad. Therapies can range from talking to behavior shaping. For young adults as well as children, social skills and language communication skills should be targeted for improvement. ...Read more

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Are there allergy shots available for people with mice/rodent allergies? Thank you!

Are there allergy shots available for people with mice/rodent allergies? Thank you!

Yes, but: You need to be evaluated by an allergist to know the type of exposure, and testing be made to assess your sensitivities,is it to the mouse epithelia, saliva or urine. The shots are available for the epithelium (dander) only, whether you are a candidate or not for immunotherapy (allergy shots) will be decided after full evaluation.If you have occupational exposure, wear protective gear,masks/gloves ...Read more

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What kinds of eye problems are associated with JRA?

What kinds of eye problems are associated with JRA?

Eye inflammation: JIA/JRA patients are at higher risk for getting autoimmune eye inflammation called uveitis that can lead to blindness if not detected and treated. It is essential that patients get eye screeing (slit lamp exam)from eye doc at least once yearly and up to 2-4 times per year depending on age at JIA diagnosis and if ANA test is positive or neg.Can be silent with no symptoms or can be with pain/redness ...Read more

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What types of medications do people most commonly have allergic reactions to?

What types of medications do people most commonly have allergic reactions to?

Antibiotics: The most common classes of medications that cause allergic reactions include antibiotics, pain medications, and seizure medications. ...Read more

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Have you had success with alternative allergy treatments instead of antihistamines and allergy shots?

Have you had success with alternative allergy treatments instead of antihistamines and allergy shots?

Natural : Consider saline nasal rises such as neilmed that you can get at any pharmacy without a prescription to remove nasal allergies but also using a otc med such as naph con a. ...Read more

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Can steroid shots for allergic rhinitis at the beginning of allergy season be considered standard of care? Is there good data backing these up?

Can steroid shots for allergic rhinitis at the beginning of allergy season be considered standard of care?  Is there good data backing these up?

Depends: Since there are so many effective nasal sprays and oral medication for hay fever, giving steroid injection pre-seasonal is likely not the best solution because of the many potential side effects with injectable steroid. On the other hand, if you are getting the injection only once a year and have no problem with osteoporosis or brittle diabetes, the side effects may be acceptable. ...Read more

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How is chronic urticaria of children resolved? With allergy testing?

How is chronic urticaria of children resolved? With allergy testing?

See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more

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Are allergies and lupus associated with each other?

Are allergies and lupus associated with each other?

No: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder. Allergies are not autoimmune in nature. ...Read more

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What are effective combinations of drugs to help with type 2 diabetes?

What are effective combinations of drugs to help with type 2 diabetes?

Many options: It all depends on your risk factors, h/o heart trouble, stroke, neuropathy, retinopathy, kidney problems, weight but at the present time, we're very concerned about weight gain so the best combination for me is something that does not induce weight gain or better yet, can induce weight loss. Good combination is thus metformin + either victoza/byetta/bydureon or januvia/tradjenta/onglyza. ...Read more

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Is there a flu vaccine for those of us with severe egg allergies?

Is there a flu vaccine for those of us with severe egg allergies?

Flu shot may be OK.: There have been a number of recent studies addressing this problem. Recommendations now include that the flu shot can be given to someone with mild to moderate egg allergy (hives, for example) with doctor supervision. Not enough space here to adequately describe rules for this. For more info, see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6033a3.Htm. ...Read more

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Is black tattoo ink hypoallergenic? Are allergic rxns to this rare for those with history of allergies? (AR, chronic urticaria....)

Is black tattoo ink hypoallergenic? Are allergic rxns to this rare for those with history of allergies? (AR, chronic urticaria....)

Tattoo inks are safe: But some people still react to them. "hypoallergenic" isn't a guarantee against allergy. Anyone can have an allergic reaction to nearly any substance, even after years of exposure. In general, tattoo ink allergic reactions are fairly rare. Only use a reputable artist. If you're concerned, ask for a test spot in an inconspicuous area 1-2 weeks before a full tattoo as a precautionary measure. ...Read more

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What allergies are associated with asthma?

What allergies are associated with asthma?

Cats, cockroaches: While any allergies can be associated with and trigger asthma symptoms, there are 2 in particular which have been shown in the medical literature to be highly linked to asthma flares. Cats allergies are by far the most associated with asthma, followed by cockroach allergies (most common in inner-cities). Chlorine has also been associated with asthma, but it is not considered an allergy. ...Read more

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