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Visceral Hypersensitivity Treatment
Depends: Number one is removal of the precipitating allergen (cause of the hypersensitivity). Then, depending upon the severity, short courses of anti-inflammatory meds which may include steroids may be helpful. Supportive care may include other factors depending upon the cause and the degree of impairment. ...Read more
Inflammation in lung: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a lung disease in which an inhaled substance capable of triggering an immune response called and "antigen" is inhaled and causes an illness that is like pneumonia, with fever , shortness of breath etc.. Symptoms resolve when exposure to the antigen is stopped, but repetitive exposure can result in chronic scar formation in the lung. Steroid medicine can also help. ...Read more
causes visceral/hyp: I n many cases it starts after a viral illness or other infection or insult to the GI tract.This causes temporary damage to the mucus lining of stomach, causing pain, it then sensitises the stomach and other parts of intestine and cause abdominal pain. Other conditions like abdominal migraine, pancreatitis, and esophageal reflux may trigger this condition, and it can happen in other visceras as well. ...Read more
Type II hypersensitivity: Or cytotoxic reactions, are antibody dependent, IgG or IgM binds to the own body cell surface after being altered by a protein, so the immune system recognizes as non-self (foreign) attacks and destroys the cell by fixing a protein called complement, which in turn forms the Membrane Attack Complex and destroy the cell, the most famous is hemolytic anemias and some auto immune diseases ...Read more
If the immune system killed the peripheral nerves and caused severe rare progressive irreversible anaphylactic allergic reaction what's this diagnosed ?
Sherlock Holmes: It can be extremely difficulty to identify the source of hypersensitivity penumonitis; there are literally tens and tens of sources for the illness. Some of the top offenders include: •bird droppings •humidifiers, heating systems, and hot tubs •liquid chemicals used in the landscaping and florist industries •moldy hay, straw, and grain •chemicals released during the production of plastics and ele. ...Read more
Multiple pathologies: Inflammation of the pleura, pleurisy, may be due to infections in the pleural cavity or overlying lung. There is generally inflammation of the pleura overlying lung infarcts. Auto-immune diseases, e.g., lupus can also cause inflammation of pleura. Pleurisy of apparent unknown cause should be treated as tuberculosis unless proven otherwise. ...Read more
22yr female. Experience the following symptoms: angioedema, chronic urticaria, anaphylaxis, bone/muscle pain etc, is this systemic mastocytosis?
Serum tryptase level: You're certainly describing an entity that sounds histamine mediated but of course can be due to other causes and mediators. Does she have urticaria pigmentosa? Have you done a serum tryptase level? To my knowledge the one definitive diagnostic is a bone marrow bx. The other lab i look at to asses a histamine mediated process is anti high affinityfc epsilon receptor antibodies. Any meds? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Distension/bloating: Distension --may be pain in the guts, if lower part of guts, then urgency to use no.2 bloating-- may be more gassy but not necessary; may be a abdominal fullness sensation. ...Read more
SIRS: Sirs may result from a myriad of underlying causes. Treating the cause and supportive measures are the mainstay of the treatment. ...Read more
Cardiologists treat cardiac conditions & pulmonologists treat lung diseases. What is the name of the type of specialist who treats sirs (systemic inflammatory response syndrome)?
IPT with chemo.: Apparently, this is the combination of low dose chemotherapy, with Insulin targeted at cancer cells. Cancer cells have many more receptors for Insulin and insulin-like growth factor (igf) than normal cells, and Insulin is used to get more chemotherapy drugs into these cells. They die, and less chemo. Is used and so there is less side effects. So this uses a cancer cell's "advantage" to kill it. ...Read more
Is chronic diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with predominant external & secondary demyelinative changes a long-term disability?
It can be: Sensorimotor peripheral neuropathies have many types and various causes. Some of them can be disabling, even long term in some cases. A thorough search will have to include blood tests and urine tests. In some cases spinal tab (lumbar puncture) can be necessary. In delineating the diagnosis. ...Read more
Stay cool.: If you have cholinergic urticariia you get tiny hives that grow & merge when skin temperature increases. This occurs with hot showers, hot weather, exercise & fever. Cooler showers, air conditioning, & tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers will help. All antihistamines are useful but the best is thought to be periactin (cyproheptidine). In difficult cases i add Neurontin (gabapentin). Be prepared to be drowsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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