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What are signs of an allergic reaction to something?

What are signs of an allergic reaction to something?

Several symptoms: Allergic reactions may include any number of symptoms including hives, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, throat discomfort, swelling of the lips/tongue, vomiting or diarrhea. Milder symptoms include runny nose, congestion, sneeze, or itchy/watery eyes. ...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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Please tell me how long it takes for to show signs of an allergic reaction from medication?

Please tell me how long it takes for to show signs of an allergic reaction from medication?

Varies: Most allergic reactions to medication occur after 1 or 2 doses but sometimes it can take a week or more to develop. ...Read more

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How to tell what are the signs of an allergic reaction to novocaine?

How to tell what are the signs of an allergic reaction to novocaine?

See Allergy: Local anesthetic allergy is very rare, some argue that it does not even exist. If there is a concern about a reaction to a local anesthetic agent see and allergist. They will review your history, perform a physical and if needed they can skin test to the local anesthetic if needed. Based upon those results decision can be made about if one is allergic and how to proceed. ...Read more

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What are signs of an allergic reaction to fabric softeners?

What are signs of an allergic reaction to fabric softeners?

Contact allergy: Usually dry, itchy, red, flaky skin, sometimes causing blisters/vesicles if severe. ...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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Can you tell me the signs of an allergic reaction due to artificial joints?

Can you tell me the signs of an allergic reaction due to artificial joints?

Joint Failure: If one has an allergic reaction to the materials in a joint replacement typically the patient will have complications with the joint or joint failure. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to food?

What are signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to food?

Varies: Immediate reactions to a food can include hives, feelings of throat tightening and itching, shortness of breath, flushing of the skin and overwhelm feeling of doom. This can develop into nausea and vomiting as well as diarrhea. Some foods can cause a delayed skin reaction such as eczema and not always the immediate reaction. As always consult with your doctor get tested and avoid possible foods. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs for an allergic reaction to prawns?

Prawns: The same as with shrimp. It can make hives, a rash or swelling. It may activate asthma or cause an allergic response in the eyes or nose. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to recognize the early signs a child is having an allergic reaction?

Can someone tell me how to recognize the early signs a child is having an allergic reaction?

Rash: Most children/people develop hives as the first sign of an allergic reaction. Some will itch, some will complain of throat or mouth itching....In babies or children not yet speaking, hives are the earliest obvious sign. ...Read more

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Signs of a tanning bed allergic reaction?

Signs of a tanning bed allergic reaction?

UV allergic reaction: It is possible to have an allergic reaction to exposure to uv rays. Reactions include bumps across exposed area, rash, hives, and extreme itching.

It is important to also remember a tanning bed greatly increases your risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my entire body is itching with no sign of bumps or allergic reaction?

Why would it be that my entire body is itching with no sign of bumps or allergic reaction?

Itching: There are several reasons for this: exposure to ambient pollen if you have severe nasal allergies, a drug reaction, an underlying autoimmune process, etc. See your doctor or a dermatologist for answers. ...Read more

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What are signs of possible oral pencillin intake allergic reaction in toddlers?

What are signs of possible oral pencillin intake allergic reaction in toddlers?

Penicillin allergy: Penicillin or other drug allergy includes rash including hives, swelling of lips, tongue and around eyes. Diarrhea is not a sign of allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Any warning signs for allergic reaction to chickenpox vaccine?

Any warning signs for allergic reaction to chickenpox vaccine?

See below:: Becoming infected with chickenpox is much more dangerous to your health than receiving the vaccine to protect you. Like any medicine, the vaccine can cause side effects, but the risk of serious side effects is extremely low. Signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor to discuss this more if needed. ...Read more

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I recently got a tattoo that has the color pink in it. No obvious sign of allergic reaction near it. But body has been feeling itchy. Allergic reacti?

Possibly: How long has it been since you tattoo? All signs of irritation should subside by six weeks. Is there any associated rash? If so just check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Have been taking macropen for 6 days and now have a fuzzy feeling on tongue. Is this possibly an allergic reaction. No rash or other signs/. Thank you?

Have been taking macropen for 6 days and now have a fuzzy feeling on tongue. Is this possibly an allergic reaction. No rash or other signs/. Thank you?

Fuzzy tongue: No that's a FUNGAL over growth on the tongue from knocking out all the bacterial commensals in the mouth from 6 days of PEN. If you have normal T cells and if the overgrowth not too bad you can do nothing AND as the bact come back the fungi will go down. You can also get ANY anti-fungal OTC vaginal supp and suck one a day for 5 days and that will nail it too. Next time take antifungal Rx simultan ...Read more

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Is lip swelling a sign of severe or mild allergic reaction?

Is lip swelling a sign of severe or mild allergic reaction?

Could be: Unless it was traumatized or you have an infection. Can't tell without visualization. See your dentist or physician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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The tatto I got 3 days ago showa no sign of allergic reaction. No swelling bumps or redneas. Body has been feelinf itchy. But no rednes, bumps. Reacti?

Answer: Mild itching can be just a normal sign of the area healing up; if you do see redness/swelling/pain then you should have your family doc look at it. ...Read more

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I have been using some hand cream for awhile and my hands are really red and itchy there also burning is this signs of allergic reaction?

I have been using some hand cream for awhile and my hands are really red and itchy there also burning is this signs of allergic reaction?

Yes: Contact dermatitis can cause red and itchy skin. Contact dermatitis can be due to a hand cream, soap, cosmetic, etc. Treatment includes removing the offending agent, steroid creams and antihistamine pills to reduce the itch. ...Read more

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Is a rash on the chest a sign of an allergic reaction to Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution?

Is a rash on the chest a sign of an allergic reaction to Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that the ophthalmic eye solution caused the rash on the chest. The medication is not systemic. Please see you doctor for the rash. ...Read more

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Stung by a yellow jacket on my eyebrow, no swelling redness or sting marks but pain 3+ hours later. No sign of allergic reaction. Should I be worried?

Stung by a yellow jacket on my eyebrow, no swelling redness or sting marks but pain 3+ hours later. No sign of allergic reaction. Should I be worried?

No: Anaphylactic reactions take place within 15 minutes or so. Pain is response sting venom. It should resolve without medications ...Read more

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Small bumps on arms and legs. Very itchy. No puss. Dry skin. What could it be? No other signs. Allergic reaction or more?

Small bumps on arms and legs. Very itchy. No puss. Dry skin. What could it be? No other signs. Allergic reaction or more?

Probably: An irritative folliculitis...inflammation of the tiny pouches I which your hairs are growing. This is often caused BY SHAVING TOO CLOSE or TOO OFTEN! An antibacterial moisturizing soap may help! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a suggestion!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can I have developed an allergy to shrimp or is the seasoning the culprit? I have eaten seafood all my life including shrimp. I recently had some shrimp that I had an allergic reaction to. I beleive it was the seasoning I may have been allergic to.

Can I have developed an allergy to shrimp or is the seasoning the culprit? I have eaten seafood all my life including shrimp. I recently had some shrimp that I had an allergic reaction to. I beleive it was the seasoning I may have been allergic to.

Based: Based on your history of eating shrimp it is more likely the seasoning is the culprit. One other possibility is that the shrimp was spoiled. The only way to determine if you have a true allergy is to have a sensitivity test performed. ...Read more

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What is an allergic reaction?

What is an allergic reaction?

An altered reaction: The roots of "allergy" are from greek "allos" (different) and "ergos" (action). So, an allergic reaction is a "different" (from normal) reaction. The reaction occurs to an allergen. An allergen can be a pollen (ragweed), food (peanut), animal (dust mite or bee venom), or other foreign substances. Symptoms occur due to histamine and other chemicals and cause sneezing, runny nose, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if allergic reaction!?

What to do if allergic reaction!?

Allergic Reaction?: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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What is causing my allergic reaction?

Why allergists exist: Finding & treating the cause of allergic reactions is the main function of an allergist. A solid understanding of the immune system is required, so that immunology goes hand in hand. Timing, prevalence of various causes, location, description, examination, associated factors, family history and finally testing enables allergists to identify the culprit, if one is present; treatment is pt-centered. ...Read more

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How can I treat an allergic reaction?

How can I treat an allergic reaction?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If your reaction is worse: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, hives all over your body, swelling of lips and tongue, etc., then you need to use your Epinephrine autoinjector (epipen, twinject) and go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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What to do about an allergic reaction?

Call your doctor: For mild symptoms I would call your doctor. If there symptoms are severe such as trouble breathing, throat closing, feeling faint you should call 911 and go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Could I get the same allergic reaction?

Could I get the same allergic reaction?

Yes.: The nature of allergy is that repeat exposure results in repeat, and often more exaggerated, response. There is always the question of whether the initial reaction was true allergy or something else like irritant response or drug side effect. Another important aspect of allergy is "cross-reactivity", which occurs when similarly structured molecules (eg drugs in the same family) are recognized. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more