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What can you do to treat an allergic reaction?

What can you do to treat an allergic reaction?

Depends on severity: Severe allergic reactions (like anaphylaxis) that involve chest/throat symptoms are treated with Epinephrine for immediate relief and oral steroids. Milder allergic reactions that affect skin, nose, eyes are usually treated with antihistamines. The real goal is to identify the trigger, so it can be avoided. An allergist is uniquely trained to diagnose and appropriately treat allergic reactions. ...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 someone be allergic to anti-histamines and what else can you take if an allergic reaction occurs?

Can someone be allergic to anti-histamines and what else can you take if an allergic reaction occurs?

Occasionally yes: but not to all antihistamines, often times the allergy is to an inactive ingredient in the drug, but true allergy to antihistamines is there, rare though, if need be you can try 2nd or third generation antihitamine under your doctor's supervision, goo luck ...Read more

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What can I do if someone has an allergic reaction to medication?

What can I do if someone has an allergic reaction to medication?

Stop the medication: Unless the medication is essential to the treatment of a condition, you should talk to your doctor and find an appropriate substitute. For example, if you react to one type of blood pressure medication, you could be prescribed a medication from a different class to treat the same condition. In rare cases you could be admitted to the hospital and undergo desensitization if it was essential. ...Read more

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What to do about an allergic reaction?

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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Can you tell me can I have an allergic reaction even if someone isn't allergic?

You are allergic: People feel that they are safe from allergic reactions if they have been taking something or using a product for a long time. However, in order to develop and allergic reaction the immune system has to have a first time exposure to build the allergic components. Thus you develop and allergy to that substance ...Read more

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What can I do about an allergic reaction to eye makeup?

What can I do about an allergic reaction to eye makeup?

Cool compresses: First, remove the offending product, then start with some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally and then use cool compresses 15-30 minutes 4 times daily to soothe the area. You can also safely apply some 1% Hydrocortisone cream from the pharmacy carefully to the skin around the eye. ...Read more

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How to tell if i had an allergic reaction to antihistimine?

How to tell if i had an allergic reaction to antihistimine?

This is uncommon: Antihistamines are used to treat allergic reactions. Unfortunately, some people have adverse reactions to antihistamines, but these reactions are not true allergic reactions. They can include drowsiness, dry mouth, GI upset, etc. Thankfully, there are many antihistamines to choose from so their are options. Sometimes, it may not be the antihistamine itself but another ingredient like a dye. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an allergic reaction to dairy?

How to tell if I have an allergic reaction to dairy?

Timing and symptoms: Dairy or milk allergy is most common in young children and can present as hives, rash, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, flare of eczema or even more severe symptoms. The symptoms will improve when dairy is stopped and return if dairy is reintroduced. An allergist can perform a skin test or order a blood test to confirm your suspicion. ...Read more

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What to do about an allergic reaction to mascara?

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What to do about an allergic reaction to mascara?

Stop using it: When you are allergic to something the best treatment is to avoid it. You can apply some steroid cream such as Hydrocortisone for rash. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell if I have bug bites or an allergic rxn?

Can you tell me how to tell if I have bug bites or an allergic rxn?

One in same, really: Bug bites are allergic reactions to the saliva of the insect; sometimes the anticoagulants that keep the blood flowing till they've had their fill. Local release of histamine and other chemicals trigger the swelling and itching. One tip is that bug bites are isolated bumps, often appearing in clusters ("breakfast, lunch and dinner"). Often there's a tiny blister right in the center of the bite ...Read more

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How to know if I have an allergic reaction?

How to know if I have an allergic reaction?

Typical: Allergic reactions often causes itching but the symptoms are greatly organ-dependent. *Nose- congestion, runny nose, sneezing *Eyes- itching, redness, tearing *chest-wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Other conditions include hives from food, itchy mouth and throat from certain fruits, and rarely anaphylaxis. Contact skin allergy is yet another but the mechanism is different. ...Read more

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How do you treat an allergic reaction to guacamole?

Treatment varies: Good morning, the treatment for allergic reaction varies whether it is an acute (immediate) or a delayed such as skin rash. Benedryl may relieve itching. Complete avoidance of allergen is important. I have not come across a case of reaction to guacamole yet. ...Read more

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How can you tell whether you have hives or allergic reactions?

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How can you tell whether you have hives or allergic reactions?

Histamine driven: Hives (or welts) are histamine driven reactions. These lesions come and go within hours and do not leave scales or marks. Hives can be a form of allergic reaction (ie to drugs or shellfish), but they can often be idiopathic (unknown trigger). Because we know this is a histamine driven problem, we treat with oral antihistamines, or oral steroids if severe and associate with wheezing. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an allergic reaction to lidocaine?

How can I tell if I have an allergic reaction to lidocaine?

Hard to tell: Allergic reactions to Lidocaine are very rare. Most "allergies" with injected Lidocaine are caused by the adrenaline/epinephrine that is included with the lidocaine, and is felt as rapid heart rate and anxiety. A true allergic reaction is more serious, and could include swelling of the lips and tongue, asthma/breathing trouble, nausea/vomiting, low blood pressure, and fainting. ...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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Can you tell me about an allergic reaction?

Can you tell me about an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: Theycan vary but can include hives, wheezing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, shortness of breath, throat closiing, syncope, lip or facial swelling ...Read more

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Can you have an allergic reaction to omeprazole?

Can you have an allergic reaction to omeprazole?

Yes: Theoretically, a person could have an allergic reaction to any medication including omeprazole. There is no good way to know ahead of time if a person is going to have a reaction. In general Omeprazole and other ppi drugs are well tolerated. However, if a reaction occurs, stop the drug and call the doctor. Frequently there is a suitable alternative that can be used. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an allergic reaction to alcohol?

How to know if I have an allergic reaction to alcohol?

Couple things: Couple things here-first of all, there are medications well know to interact with alcohol: 'disulfiram reactions'. Common one: Flagyl. I saw this on an airplane; little old lady was beet red after a mixed drink. No harm. Also some people develop nasal congestion - wicked stuffed up - trick is certain drinks bother them, and not others. Or simply exaggerated flushing, such as with Rosacea. See MD. ...Read more

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What can I do about an allergic reaction to lip ring?

What can I do about an allergic reaction to lip ring?

Remove it: Assuming it is really an allergy to the metal in the ring, you have only 2 choices. The better one would be to remove it. Reactions to metals can be treated with corticosteroids (cortisone-like) either topically or orally. To treat your problem you would need to see a physician and get a prescription. In general, surgical steel grade piercings are better tolerated, but not by everybody. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

A sensitivity to substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract. They can be breathed into the ...Read more