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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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Can you tell me what is in the allergy shot other then the purified form of the allergen?

Can you tell me what is in the allergy shot other then the purified form of the allergen?

Few Ingredients: In addition to including allergens that you are sensitized to allergy shots include stabilizers. Examples include glycerin (stabilizes extract, inhibits bacterial growth), human serum albumin (preservative effect, protects from phenol denaturation), and phenol (prevents microbial growth). These products are essential parts of what makes up your vials. Without them shots wouldn't be as effective. ...Read more

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What are the common reactions to clobetasol proprionate that determines an allergic reaction or side effect to the drug?

What are the common reactions to clobetasol proprionate that determines an allergic reaction or side effect to the drug?

Clobetasol: This is a steroid usually used to treat skin inflammation. You could have skin thinning or sometimes redness from localized irritation. Should that happen, stop it and seek medical care. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an allergic reaction to the dentist's numbing medicine?

What are the signs of an allergic reaction to the dentist's numbing medicine?

Inflammation: Allergic reactions to local anesthetics are very rare, but possible. Depending on the type of hypersensitivity reaction, (allergy is typically termed hypersensitivity type I, or immediate) you can have different symptoms. Commonly you might experience nausea, trouble breathing, hives, itchy skin, cough, runny nose, or swelling. If you have trouble breathing, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients in an epidural? Are they safe?

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What are the ingredients in an epidural? Are they safe?

Epidural: Combination of Corticosteroid with local Anesthetic. Safe under experienced hands. ...Read more

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What happens if the only two medications that are used to treat MRSA cause an allergic reaction in the patient, what would be the next step?

What happens if the only two medications that are used to treat MRSA cause an allergic reaction in the patient, what would be the next step?

Consult: I would recommend referral to infection diseases doctor and allergist to check for IgE or non IgE mediated allergy to the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi. What foods can be used to reduce the effects of allergy especially those that are rare such as rinheit allergy.I am allergic to soil ¬ums.

Hi. What foods can be used to reduce the effects of allergy especially those that are rare such as rinheit allergy.I am allergic to soil &notums.

What foods can I eat: Some advocate rotation of your foods to every four days to minimize likelihood of acquiring food sensitivity. A food allergy on the other hand can not be reduced by other specific foods. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective allergy medicine for allegies that affect the skin?

Depends: To treat allergies, identify the trigger and avoid it is the best approach. Antihistamines can decrease itching. Topical steroid lotions, creams, and ointments are available in various strengths depending on the location and severity of the rash. Avoid topical benadryl (diphenhydramine). An allergist or dermatologist can assist in identification and treatment of allergic skin reactions. ...Read more

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Can I use the following topical: Prosacea Rosacea Treatment Gel, if I have a Sulfa/Bactrim Allergy? Sulfer is an ingerdient listed on the box, is that the same thing?

Can I use the following topical: Prosacea Rosacea Treatment Gel, if I have a Sulfa/Bactrim Allergy? Sulfer is an ingerdient listed on the box, is that the same thing?

Yes: Avoid topical sulfa also. There are other creams or lotions not containing sulfa yet at least as effective. However sulfate or sulfite are not the same and needs not be avoided. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a severe allergic reaction to the cat scan dye they use? 

What are the chances of having a severe allergic reaction to the cat scan dye they use? 

Low: Severe reactions to ct scan dyes are low unless you have a history of a reaction, are on certain medications that work through your kidneys or you are very dehydrated. It is always good to questions why you need the ct scan in the first place as it also exposes you to more radiation. Will the results of the scan change how you are treated?.. And that can outweigh the small risks of the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the possible symptoms of an allergic reaction to phenyxyethan?

What are the possible symptoms of an allergic reaction to phenyxyethan?

Phenoxyethanol: Do you mean "phenoxyethanol?" according to a warning by the fda of 2008 "phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It also can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants". ...Read more

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What are the contraindications for receiving the flu vaccine other than severe allergy to eggs?

What are the contraindications for receiving the flu vaccine other than severe allergy to eggs?

Vaccine Info: The cdc publishes vaccine information sheets for all vaccines given in the us. For influenza: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flu.Pdf. ...Read more

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What's the most commonly used allergy test if hives?

All of them.: If someone has hives that are consistent with allergy, they may be tested to most of the food allergens if it is unclear which foods are the likely culprits. However, frequently people that have hives due to allergy have a pretty good idea which food or foods may be the cause. Most common food allergens are milk, egg, wheat, corn, soybean, peanut, tree nuts, and shellfish. ...Read more

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What are the italian eye drops used for allergy relief called?

What are the italian eye drops used for allergy relief called?

Off the Market: They are off the market and not available for purchase in the United States so finding the correct name will require some legwork. ...Read more

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Could the steroids that are used to get rid of poison ivy still give you the physical effect of ones athletes use?

Could the steroids that are used to get rid of poison ivy still give you the physical effect of ones athletes use?

No: Short term use of oral steroids(like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak or equivalent)for a week or two for tx. Of poison ivy or similar condition will not affect your body habitus.If you have further concerns contact your pcp. ...Read more