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What are the ingredients used in an allergy shot?

What are the ingredients used in an allergy shot?

Allergen Extracts: Allergy shots contain extracts of common inhalant substances (dust mite, cat, dog, mold, pollen, etc) that are called allergens. The extract should be prepared under the direct supervision of a board-ceritifed allergist who has specialized training in allergy & immunology. Allergy shots do not contain serum. ...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


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What are the symptoms of a shellfish allergy?

What are the symptoms of a shellfish allergy?

Oral and Stomach: Typically shellfish allergy would cause itching, burning, stinging and/ or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or lips. It may also cause stomach upset such as nausea, vomiting, cramping and possibly diarrhea. In some cases, it may cause a rash, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and drop in blood pressure, or in severe cases death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food allergy?

What are the symptoms of food allergy?

Can vary: Ige mediated food allergy symptoms may include hives, swelling, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, and even drop in blood pressure. Symptoms typically occur within 2 hours of food ingestion. For more info go to foodallergy.Org. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having gelatin allergy?

Avoidance needed: As with other food allergies, strict avoidance is required. It is important to check labels carefully. You should carry an Epinephrine auto-injector (epi-pen, ets.) vaccines, such as dtap, mmr, varicella and certain influenza vaccines contain gelatin. Desensitization protocols for these vaccines exist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pollen allergy?

What are the symptoms of a pollen allergy?

Varied: Typical symptoms of pollen allergy include sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. Pollen allergy can also trigger asthma symptoms with coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

Nose runs, sneeze: Primarily it involves the nose - itch, run, sneeze, congestion. But often also involves eyes and neighboring palate, with an itch sensation that is hard to quell. More significant disease can trigger tiredness, fatigue, exhaustion, and lead to sinus infections, wheezing/asthma, ear infections, eustachian tube disfunction and lead to poor quality of life. This is where an allergist helps. ...Read more

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What are the skin symptoms of milk allergy?

What are the skin symptoms of milk allergy?

Milk allergy: Immediately after consuming milk, signs and symptoms of a milk allergy might include:hives, wheezing, vomiting, signs and symptoms that may take more time to develop include:loose stools, which may contain blood, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, coughing or wheezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy skin rash, often around the mouth, colic in babies. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of dog allergy?

What are some of the symptoms of dog allergy?

Please see below.: The symptoms of allergies to animals are similar to those of allergies to other things: rash (including hives), runny or stuffy nose, wheeze, watery, red, or puffy eyes, itch, cough, sneezing, etc. ...Read more

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What are the different manifestations of almond allergies?

What are the different manifestations of almond allergies?

Often itchy mouth or: Rash or if severe -- trouble breathing or swelling. The symptoms are similar to any food allergic reaction--nothing specific about almond. Check out this link. http://www.foodallergy.org/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a lily pollen allergy?

What are the symptoms of a lily pollen allergy?

Sneezing, runny nose: The most likely symptoms of allergy to lily pollen are sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and itchy eyes. Asthma could occur. Treatment would be similar to that for 'hay fever, ' with an antihistamine such as Claritin or allegra. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of of cold allergy drugs?

What are the side effects of of cold allergy drugs?

It depends: Strictly for allergy you have the antihistamines that are divided into sedating and non-sedating. The sedating are a heterogeneous group, the commonest side effect is sedation. They can also cause dry mouth and constipation. The non-sedating have generally few side effects. The decongestants (pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine) in combinations and alone cause palpitations, restlessness and increase bp. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a shrimp allergy?

What are the symptoms of a shrimp allergy?

Multiple: Allergy to shrimp, or any food, is usually characterized by significant symptoms within 30-90 minutes of eating the food--these symptoms may include hives, swelling of the lips/tongue, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, vomiting or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of amoxicillin allergy?

What are the symptoms of amoxicillin allergy?

Amoxicillin allergy: Symptoms may include 1 anaphylaxis which can be life threatening 2hives ang itching 3 asthma symptoms 4serum sickness, like joint pains, body aches and rashes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dairy allergy?

What are the symptoms of a dairy allergy?

Same for all foods: Allergic reaction to any food produces some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, itchy/red skin, hives, nasal congestion, chest tightness, wheezing (especially in asthmatic), light headedness, low bp. These symptoms will occur each time as little as one sip or bite of the food is eaten. Avoid dairy until consult md. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a wheat allergy?

What are the symptoms of a wheat allergy?

Wheat: Usually it causes irritable bowel symtoms but I have have seen it aggrevate asthma occasionally and even affect skin allergies or nervous system problems. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of an aspirin allergy?

Variable: It's the same as any other allergy - it can range from a mild rash with itching to serious, life-threatening obstruction of breathing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an avocado allergy?

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What are the symptoms of an avocado allergy?

Hives, itchy mouth: Allergy to avocado is rare, but similar to other food allergies it can cause hives, swelling, breathing trouble, abdominal pain and vomiting. Some patients will have "oral allergy syndrome" from fruits and vegetable. Symptoms from this include itching and swelling in the mouth and lips. ...Read more

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What are the causes and effects of food allergies?

What are the causes and effects of food allergies?

Food allergy: Food allergies occur when the body develops antibodies against the food. The tendency for this to occur is often genetic. The symptoms can be mild to severe including hives, itching, eczema, trouble breathing, asthma, throat closing, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, fainting. See an allergist for evaluation and management of food allergies. ...Read more