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What in adhesive tape and glue makes some people allergic to it?

What in adhesive tape and glue makes some people allergic to it?

Latex: Many adhesives contain latex. Allergic antibodies (ige) can be formed to latex. Testing with a blood test may identify these antibodies however; false negative reactions are fairly common. (testing may fail to identify this problem accurrately) . There have been reports of severe allergic reactions to latex and if you are latex allergic, report this to all healthcare providers, including dentists. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to self-adhering wrap on knee which required prednesone. Whats in some adhesives? 2nd surgery coming soon!! Know its not latex

Allergic reaction to self-adhering wrap on knee which required prednesone.  Whats in some adhesives?  2nd surgery coming soon!! Know its not latex

Good question: Take the packaging or a piece of the wrap you are allergic to your next surgery. Adhesives are a general class of materials that many patients have allergies. to. Tell your anesthesia and nursing team about the allergy. Discuss options including a steroid during for just after next surgery. Be well. ...Read more

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When i wear powdered latex gloves, some parts of my skin turn red, become dried and itchy. I have to work with gloves. So what is the solution?

When i wear powdered latex gloves, some parts of my skin turn red, become dried and itchy. I have to work with gloves. So what is the solution?

Gloves: You might be allergic to the latex in the gloves. They make very good gloves out of nitrile. They are inexpensive and are almost like latex and are disposable. Otherwise you could use vinyl gloves but they are not as stretchy. ...Read more

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Allergic to cockroach a problem to everybody or just people from slums and the south?

Allergic to cockroach a problem to everybody or just people from slums and the south?

Anyone: Anyone can develop allergy to cockroach. Cockroaches are one of the most prevalent insects on the planet. Most, if not everyone, has had enough exposure to develop allergy if they are an allergic individual. However, to have significant symptoms from cockroach allergy, a higher exposure is necessary. This would be common in multifamily dwellings, the inner city, or areas of poor sanitation. ...Read more

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My adhesive allergy is over. Now all the skin around the adhesive allergy is starting to fall out. It doesn't seem like its healing. Keep falling out.

My adhesive allergy is over. Now all the skin around the adhesive allergy is starting to fall out. It doesn't seem like its healing. Keep falling out.

Inflammatory respons: Sounds like may need steroid cream to quiet the inflammatory response that is going on there--but should be seen by a dr. To be sure there is not something else happening since it is not a common occurrence. ...Read more

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What is the black cream that people use to pull infections from skin?

What is the black cream that people use to pull infections from skin?

Black Salve: You might be referring to an ointment called drawing salve. It is black because it contains ichthammol. However, also be aware that there are many products referred to as black salve that are used as an alternative treatment for skin cancers which contain bloodroot. ...Read more

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Is there something in gunpowder that people can have allergic reactions to?

Irritant dermatitis: Gunpowder is all chemicals and caustic substances so it is entirely possible that you are reacting to one or more substances. ...Read more

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My ring is 10k white gold and i think that i'm having allergic reactions to the nickel. Is there anything i can do to prevent that?

Nickel allergies: If you cannot replace the ring with one with more gold content, you can try using a clear lacquer nail polish to coat the inside of the ring. Otherwise, avoid nickel-based jewelry. ...Read more

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Could juvederm cause an allergic reaction? I have very sensitive skin and have to be careful about the lotions i use, because a lot of them make my skin break out. What are the ingredients in juvederm? I want to make sure i don't have an allergic reaction

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Could juvederm cause an allergic reaction? I have very sensitive skin and have to be careful about the lotions i use, because a lot of them make my skin break out. What are the ingredients in juvederm? I want to make sure i don't have an allergic reaction

More probable: Yes, its prob the offending agent causing your problems, and the best way to find out is to stop, heal all areas, return to normal, and if you're game, use it again (if your reactions are mild). Thats the best real world test. Juvederm can cause allergies in those with allergies to certain proteins, like bacterial proteins. ...Read more

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Is formaldehyde an allergen to many people? I have some trouble with cosmetics since exposed to it back in the lab.

Is formaldehyde an allergen to many people? I have some trouble with cosmetics since exposed to it back in the lab.

Fomaldehyde: Formaldehyde is an allergan to some people. It can be found in some hair and skin care products. If you are allergic, also avoid quanterium (spelling?) which is a derivative of formaldehyde. ...Read more

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What metals in jewelry are people usually allergic to?

What metals in jewelry are people usually allergic to?

Metal allergy: The most common metals associated with contact dermatitis allergy are nickel, cobalt, gold sodium thiosulphate. The T.R.U.E. Test can help clarify if these metals are implicated with the contact allergy associated with rash. Here is a link for more information on the T.R.U.E. Test: http://www.smartpractice.com/Apps/WebObjects/SmartPractice.woa/wa/content?f=product-truetest.html&m=SPA ...Read more

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Could someone with a food allergy possibly breathe something they are allergic to and have a reaction with hives? My son is allergic to something so we have been avoiding a lot of the most common allergens but is still breaking out in hives.

Could someone with a food allergy possibly breathe something they are allergic to and have a reaction with hives? My son is allergic to something so we have been avoiding a lot of the most common allergens but is still breaking out in hives.

Allergist: Finding the cause of recurrent hives is very elusive and in these cases an allergist is best qualified to do the investigation. The offending agent could be internal or external including temperature change, exercise, etc. While waiting for the allergist's appointment, the pediatrician may prescribe an antihistamine for symptom relief. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get itching sensation on may body and my body gets some popups in those are. Some say that is due to allergy. Please tell me what is it?

Sometimes i get itching sensation on may body and my body gets some popups in those are. Some say that is due to allergy. Please tell me what is it?

Dry skin?: Dry skin may show up this way and the condition is called keratosis pilaris. Consider applying a moisturizer all over immediately after bathing and perhaps 12 hrs after that +/- bathing. If this does not help after 2 weeks. see dermatologist ...Read more

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Hi I would like to know if it is true that some eye drops contain some sort of Botox in them.

Hi I would like to know if it is true that some eye drops contain some sort of Botox in them.

Botox: I am unaware that there are eye drops that contain Botox. However, there are always advances in pharmaceutical delivery and there may be a product I am unaware of. ...Read more

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Is it better to through out an expensive watch band or wash it when chiggers have attached to the fabric (have about 20 bite marks)?

Is it better to through out an expensive watch band or wash it when chiggers have attached to the fabric (have about 20 bite marks)?

Treat the band: There are many ways to treat the band with petsicides (not the watch mechanism-just the band) that will erradicate and kill chiggers. Simply microwaving the watch band for a few minutes (again-not the watch mechanism) will kill all living chiggers as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've read about people using medical super glue to seal cuts, but would it be safe to do it on the eyelid?

I've read about people using medical super glue to seal cuts, but would it be safe to do it on the eyelid?

Super glue: The use of these products near the eyelid, especially by yourself, is simply not a great idea. The fear is that some of the product would get into the eye itself. ...Read more

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