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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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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 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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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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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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What happens with an allergic reaction to food?

What happens with an allergic reaction to food?

Often delayed rxn: Foods must generally first be digested, then absorbed into the body so reactions to them are usually delayed and are igg reactions. One often thinks of the peanut allergy that is immediate and deadly which is and ige reaction. The reactions can vary from diarrhea to constipation, skin rashes, joint pains, hair loss and more so testing with a specialty igg blood test is required to "figure it out". ...Read more

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What can I do after a possible allergic reaction?

What can I do after a possible allergic reaction?

Avoidance: After someone has an allergic reaction the most prudent step is to try, as hard as it might be at times, to identify the allergic trigger and avoid future exposure. If you were referring to treatment after an allergic reaction it depends on the degree of response ie mild, moderate or severe. An allergist can help you answer these questions often just by taking an in depth history. ...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 to do for allergic reaction without an epipen (epinephrine)?

What to do for allergic reaction without an epipen (epinephrine)?

Antihistamines: And then call 911. Please always carry epi with you! ...Read more

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What to do if I had an allergic reaction to oxaliplatin chemo?

What to do if I had an allergic reaction to oxaliplatin chemo?

Ask: Ask your oncologist about your options. Depending on the malignancy, oxaliplatin may be your best option even after having a reaction. An Allergist can help to evaluate the reaction, and depending on its nature, suggest an effective premedication regimen or even assist with a desensitization procedure (basically fooling the immune system into accepting the drug). ...Read more

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What can I do to solve an allergic reaction on?The ?Face?

What can I do to solve an allergic reaction on?The ?Face?

See an allergist: The universal symptom of allergic skin reactions is itching. So for relief of itching try a long-acting non-sedating antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. To solve the problem see a board-certified allergist. You can find one in your area by using the locate allergists function at either www.Aaaai.Org or www.Acaai.Org. These are the websites of the two national allergist organizations. ...Read more

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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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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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What can I do if i had an allergic reaction to anesthesia?

What can I do if i had an allergic reaction to anesthesia?

Get tested: Allergica reactions are life threatening. Speak with your anesthesiologist to determine which medications were suspected in causing the reaction. Then it's a really good idea to get simple skin tests for those meds to truly determine if they were the culprit. This will make your future anesthetic experiences much safer and less life threatening. ...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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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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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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How to determine if I have an allergic reaction to a wasp sting?

Local or general: Can be just hives and soon progresses to big swelling and then trouble breathing. ...Read more

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What to do if face allergic reaction!?

Unsure: A physician will need to know more about the trigger, nature and severity of the reaction to begin to offer advice. Some severe reactions require immediate epinephrine injection via epipen whereas others can be managed through avoidance strategies or less potent suppressive or as needed medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do after a possible allergic reaction?

Avoidance: After someone has an allergic reaction the most prudent step is to try, as hard as it might be at times, to identify the allergic trigger and avoid future exposure. If you were referring to treatment after an allergic reaction it depends on the degree of response ie mild, moderate or severe. An allergist can help you answer these questions often just by taking an in depth history. ...Read more

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How long will augmenting stay in your system after an allergic reaction?

How long will augmenting stay in your system after an allergic reaction?

Not long: The half life is 1.1 hours. So 4-5 half lives and it will be gone. The allergic response however can be several days to weeks. ...Read more

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What can do you do quickly to get swelling down in face after an allergic reaction..

What can do you do quickly to get swelling down in face after an allergic reaction..

Reducing swelling: If allergic reaction is ongoing, you need to see your doctor asap. Some allergic reactions, like hives, can be treated with antihistamines. If severe enough, may need oral steroids. As for swelling itself, applying ice for 5 min every 2 hours cover the ice pack so you don't damage your skin) & sleeping on 2 pillows to keep head elevated helps. Any tongue/throat swelling-go to er immediately. ...Read more

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Extreme itching after an allergic reaction, how does epinephrine work to stop it?

Extreme itching after an allergic reaction, how does epinephrine work to stop it?

Does not: Epinephrine is not useful for itching, it is more for internal reactions such as bronchospasm. For severe itching oral ntihstamnies, cold compresses and oral prescription steroids if necessary. The cause of the allergy needs to be identified to avoid in the future. ...Read more

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Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Why is my skin gray after an allergic reaction rash?

Trauma: Need to know what is the normal color of your skin. The greyish coloration is likely from the residual of the allergic inflammation or from scratching and should subside within weeks if the allergic reaction was the cause. I assume that this is a case of contact allergy. ...Read more

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My mouth tastes funny after an allergic reaction. Is this normal?

My mouth tastes funny after an allergic reaction. Is this normal?

Can be: In severe allergic reactions, a metallic taste in the mouth can occur. Some medications can also leave an unusual taste in the mouth. In pollen-food syndrome aka oral allergy syndrome, mouth swelling and itching occur and may make some foods taste different until the reaction subsides. ...Read more

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After an allergic reaction at the dentist i can't wear my retainer anymore, help?

Allergy to retainer: It is not likely that you are allergic to your retainer but rather something to which you were exposed during your dental visit, such as latex gloves, medications, or dental materials. This, mom needs to understand, so you can retain those good results of orthodontic treatment you worked so hard for. ...Read more

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What happens after an allergic reaction to food? Does your stomach throw it up?

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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I took a Benadryl pill after an allergic reaction. I pumped two hours afterwards. Is the pumped milk ok to give my five month old.

I took a Benadryl pill after an allergic reaction. I pumped two hours afterwards. Is the pumped milk ok to give my five month old.

Will be fine: A;though we prefer people use the newer non-sedating anti-histamines if they need them for regular use, this is unlikely to bother baby at all. A small amount will pass in the milk & we occasionally give it to babies. You are fine to use it. ...Read more

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How can I ease a swollen lip after an allergic reaction?

How can I ease a swollen lip after an allergic reaction?

Medication: Either an antihistamine or a steroid or both, depending on the severity of the reaction, can aid in reducing the swelling. Your physician needs to prescribe these meds. ...Read more

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How long might vaginal irritation and itching last after an allergic reaction from latex condoms?

How long might vaginal irritation and itching last after an allergic reaction from latex condoms?

Likely days: It will likely last for days but topical steroid cream often gets rid of it in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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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!?

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?

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?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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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