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What is the worst thing that could happen due to an allergic reaction?

What is the worst thing that could happen due to an allergic reaction?

Anaphylaxis: The most severe reaction that can occur after repeated exposure to something you are allergic to is called anaphylaxis. This rare but sudden condition causes itchy welts (hives), followed by wheezing, shortness of breath, and occasionally, swelling of the tongue or throat. Without treatment, swelling of the tongue or throat can sometimes worsen and block the airway. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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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What is the worst thing that can happen from bug bites?

What is the worst thing that can happen from bug bites?

Mostly itching : Although the vast majority of bug bites are at most itchy for several days, in certain geographic areas bites can transmit disease such as lymes, malaria, tsi tsi fever, etc. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if a jellyfish sting could trigger an allergic reaction in the rest of the body?

Does anyone know if a jellyfish sting could trigger an allergic reaction in the rest of the body?

Allergy: Allergy reaction can be systemic [whole body reaction] with the law of "none or all", to any allergen, whether peanut, penicillin, milk, bee-sting, jelly fish.. ...Read more

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What exactly is it in the pollen that gives people allergies?

What exactly is it in the pollen that gives people allergies?

Proteins: Pollens contain proteins that trigger immune reactions in people with a genetic predisposition to develop allergies. ...Read more

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What is the worst thing that could happen when you have an abset tooth?

What is the worst thing that could happen when you have an abset tooth?

Abscess: If you mean abscess then the bacterial infection can spread even causing a bloodborne infection. You need to get it treated. ...Read more

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Is there a chemical compound that is the same in every ssri/snri that could make my friend allergic to all of them?

Is there a chemical compound that is the same in every ssri/snri that could make my friend allergic to all of them?

No: Chemical structures are very different. Possibly your friend may still have class-specific side effects (paradoxical phenomena?); sometimes its use in non-unipolar depression may be the cause. The prescribing dr should be in the best position to contemplate this situation, please consult. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the chemical in grapes/raisins and plums/prunes that can cause an allergic reaction?

What is the chemical in grapes/raisins and plums/prunes that can cause an allergic reaction?

Prunes and grapes: Grape allergy is considered rare; grape lipid transfer protein (ltp; vit v 1), an endochitinase and a thaumatin-like protein (tlp) have been reported as grape allergens. Raisins would be the same. Sometimes a mold reaction to boyitris occurs with infected grapes. Pru d 3, prunus domestica, european plum, foods, lipid transfer protein. Pru da, prunus domestica, european plum, foods, 2s albumin. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a symptom of an allergic reaction to tomato?

Anyone know what is a symptom of an allergic reaction to tomato?

Tomato allergy: Rarely, a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis can occur after eating tomato. More commonly are less severe reactions such as hives or swelling. This may include GI symptoms of pain and cramping. True tomato allergy is very unusual but does exist. ...Read more

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There's a myth in mexico that says that the best way to get rid of hangover is to eat something very spicy and greasy, like chilaquiles. Is that true?

Capsaicin: The chemical that causes the heat in hot peppers is capsaicin. It triggers the release of endogenous (body's own) opioids--morphine like chemicals. That's why eating very hot food can become addictive (i speak from much perspiration and pleasant experience). This can somewhat reduce the subjective effects of a hangover--but not by much, not the dangers the best treatment is moderation. ...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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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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Accidentally swallowed a mouthful of mouthwash! what is the worst that can happen?

Accidentally swallowed a mouthful of mouthwash! what is the worst that can happen?

Nothing: You will have a nice smelling stomach. Mouthwash is basically a little alcohol with different flavorings, such as oil of spearmint, so there's no harm in swallowing a capful. ...Read more

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I believe i had a allergic reaction to smoking but the after the allergic reaction the lymph node is swollen what does this mean?

I believe i had a allergic reaction to smoking  but the after the allergic reaction the lymph node is swollen what does this mean?

Allergic to smoke: It all depends by what you mean "having an allergic reaction". While tobacco smoke does contain many different chemicals, it is very unusual to have a true ige mediated allergic reaction. It would not be uncommon for a patient to experience chest tightness or difficulty breathing after inhalation or exposure but that does not typically constitute an allergic reaction. ...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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What is the worst thing that can happen to someone with a heart murmur?

What is the worst thing that can happen to someone with a heart murmur?

Heart murmur: Heart murmur just means noise usually caused by an abnormal heart valve or other structure. It is a nonspecific term regarding abnormality. For an person with an insignificant murmur, the worst thing is no different from anyone else. For a murmur due to heart disease, the worst is perhaps dying due to the lesion causing the murmur. ...Read more

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Can foods that is cooked in the same oils as shellfish cause a reaction to someone that has shellfish allergies?

Can foods that is cooked in the same oils as shellfish cause a reaction to someone that has shellfish allergies?

Yes: Protein from the shellfish can leach into the oil and then potentially contaminate other foods that would be cooked in the oil ...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


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more