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What Is The Average Time A Person Can Have An Allergic Reaction
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
If someone starts a rash after being on claritin, (loratadine) might it be from the drug? How likely is it for a person to be allergic to an allergy drug?
Is it possible for a person to have an alleregic reaction to a TB skin test, if so what are the symptoms?
When you develop an allergy after multiple exposure to a medication what are the chances it will be anaphylactic rather than a rash?
Tobacco allergy: Unlikely but perhaps the smell bothers you. Or the spit. Tobacco allergy is rare but is documented. ...Read more
Worrisome issue: This can be something as minor as localized swelling, hives, or a frank anaphalaxis where the person is at risk of death. If major, that person should be carrying an epipen, (epinephrine) self administered Epinephrine to use as initial treatment until they can get to a hospital for additional care. ...Read more
If I had an allergy to a certain medication, could the reaction stay the same or progress over a course of 10mos? I think this is what's wrong with me
Unclear question.: Once you are allergic, the reaction tends to be more intense 10 months later. Having said that , some people do lose their penicillin allergy after no contact with the drug for >5 years. However sulfa allergy will likely last forever. The response depends on drug . Many drug reactions are from intolerance which will likely persist. Your allergist will be the one to help you sort out these issues. ...Read more
Allergic reactions: Allergic reactions come about when a particle or substance gets your immune system to react. This causes your body to produce hitamine from blood cells and often there is a reaction between your immunoglobins and the offending agent that will result in variou swelling and redness. Treatment for most acute allergic reaction includes and antihitamine and often a steroid. ...Read more
How can u tell if the child reaction to an allergen will be simple rash or anaphylactic shock ? Is there a test
It could start: Immediately after the sting.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on reaction: True allergy to penicillin is actually rare, although many people mistakenly believe they are allergic to penicillin. If there is any doubt, there are skin testing protocols available that could answer the question. I would recommend seeing an allergist for this testing, and then possibly an oral challenge to penicillin if the skin tests are negative. ...Read more
What is the best antihistimane to take for an allergic reaction resulting in hives and or a rash?
What happens if one has developed an allergy to penicillin is one likely to develop similar allergies to other things?
What are the risks of an allergy shot for a person with severe asthma? I had bad reaction to the allergy test which caused bronchitis.
Allergy shots: Patients with uncontrolled asthma are at somewhat higher risk of systemic reactions to allergy shots. Once asthma is controlled with medications most asthmatics are able to receive allergy shots without difficulty assuming that they are closely monitored. Since allergy injections lessen allergic sensitivity over time most allergic asthmatics will see improvement in their condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food allergies: The problem with allergies, is that it can progress pretty quickly from mild to severe very quickly. My kids have food allergies, and even as a doctor, it scares me! if you are not sure, do not hesitate! get your child to an emergency room as quicly as possible, as every minute counts. Having Epinephrine pens will buy you time as well. Please discuss this with your child's docotr as well. ...Read more
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