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Why does the skin react to ivig?

Why does the skin react to ivig?

IVIg reactiions: There are many possible explanations for irritation at the site of ivig infusion in the skin. Many experts feel that this may come from aggregation of immunoglobulin molecules that are capable of activating the blood proteins called "complement". Other times, skin reactions may occur as an allergic reaction to a component of the ivig. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (Definition)

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a way to provide antibodies to children with documented immune deficiencies and to treat other problems involving the immune system, such as Kawasaki disease. It has also been suggested as a treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders based on the idea that fetal brain development is related to the prenatal immune response, but there is little data ...Read more


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Why does our immune system sometime overact to harmless allergens? Instead of using suppressants, can we tell our body to ignore specific allergens?

Why does our immune system sometime overact to harmless allergens? Instead of using suppressants, can we tell our body to ignore specific allergens?

Ah, super question: Within this question lies the mysteries of the immune system, allergy, and immunology. (karthik, are you an allergist-:). Why does body make antibodies to its' own tissue? What are evolutionary 'advantages' for survival 'allowing' this to happen? Was it always this way? Is it largely our fault-shield our kids too much, everything becomes 'foreign'? How is brain involved? Need a textbook 4 here? ...Read more

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How often does allergy immunotherapy fail? (in terms of not being able to build immunity to allergen?)

How often does allergy immunotherapy fail? (in terms of not being able to build immunity to allergen?)

Rarely: Immunotherapy when administered by a board certified allergist who has tested for relevant allergens and builds to an appropriate concentration with extracts is successful in up to 85% of patients for desensitization. ...Read more

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But what makes HIV able to avoid the immune system?

But what makes HIV able to avoid the immune system?

Hiding inside cells: The HIV is able to avoid the immune system because of its ability to hide inside the cells. The antibodies your body makes to prevent future infections cannot enter the cells, thus they are useless once the HIV is already inside. While inside, they can multiply and thus continue to cause disease for years. So, the best treatment we have =prevention. Live well, evangelineli1. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does clindamycin given during surgery stay in the system I had a reaction to it blistered rash and want to know how to minimize the reaction benedryl does not help ?

How long does clindamycin given during surgery stay in the system I had a reaction to it blistered rash and want to know how to minimize the reaction benedryl does not help ?

Only hours: Clindamycin is only around for a few hours. It should be completely gone by 24 to 36 hours. Reactions are commonly caused by histamine. Any antihistamine such as tagamet or Zantac (ranitidine) may provide some relief as well. You should make sure your doctor knows about your issues in case you need something stronger like steroids. ...Read more

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What are some medications to urticaria(skin rashes all over the body)? Does avyl work and when does its effect start to appear?

What are some medications to urticaria(skin rashes all over the body)? Does avyl work and when does its effect start to appear?

Rash or welts?: I don't know if you are referring to rashes (which tend to be raised or scaly lasting > 1day) or hives (which are raised bumps lasting for a few hours at a time). If it is an itchy rash, topical cortisone cream may help. If it is hives, then antihistamines may help. Cortisone takes several hours and antihistamine about an hour to work. ...Read more

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How does the body react to prevent us from overheating?

How does the body react to prevent us from overheating?

You sweat: For one.....but keep in mind don't leave it up to your body.....drink fluids and rest. Overheating is not good for you.... ...Read more

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What do they mean when they say there's darkening of the skin will mealona skin cancer?

What do they mean when they say there's darkening of the skin will mealona skin cancer?

Unclear ?: Darkening of the skin just means that there is more pigment (melanin) on the area . Melanoma is a skin cancer usually diagnosed by examining the tissue itself. Both are related to melanin but the medical outcome are vastly different. ...Read more

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Does anybody actually know why Accutane causes your skin to get much worse first? Why does this happen?Is it because the drug isnt fully in the system

Does anybody actually know why Accutane causes your skin to get much worse first? Why does this happen?Is it because the drug isnt fully in the system

Acne: Acne is caused by clogging of pores in the skin. These clogged pores can stay dormant for a while before they breakout. Accutane works by trying to shrink the oil glands in the pores and in doing so can cause the problem pores to breakout in synchrony early in the course. This slows down as the course is continued until all the problem pores settle down. ...Read more

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In general, what does epinephrine do, i.e. how does it work to remedy anaphylactic reaction? Thank you.

In general, what does epinephrine do, i.e. how does it work to remedy anaphylactic reaction? Thank you.

In many: ways it helps- acts on a number of receptors causes constriction, or tightening, of the blood vessels, which decreases swelling and also helps to increase blood pressure, increases the heart’s contraction and heart rate, which can help to prevent or reverse cardiovascular collapse. Epinephrine relaxes the muscles around the airways in the lun ...Read more

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How can a stimulatant overdose permanently affect the CNS? Why would the sympathetic system not return to normal? What treatments are best to do so?

How can a stimulatant overdose permanently affect the CNS? Why would the sympathetic system not return to normal? What treatments are best to do so?

Nifedipine: causes increased heart rate as it lowers blood pressure. Pseudoephedrine causes increased heart rate and BP. You indicate you are taking these medications. Your heart rate I would expect to be elevated. Talk to your doctor about the use of these agents and your "failure of the sympathetic nervous system to return to normal" Both agents can increase the risk of stroke too. ...Read more

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What does the immune system do? If it fights infection, why does everyone still get the flu and the cold?

What does the immune system do? If it fights infection, why does everyone still get the flu and the cold?

What is the level of: general immunity for the person? Has the person developed antibodies to the specific viruses that they are being exposed to? Are person who is immunodeficient is more likely to become infected. Or if the person is exposed to a germ that is novel to them - they are more likely to be susceptible. ...Read more

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How can the body become accustomed to allergy meds before the allergy itself?

Probably not true: The concept being asked to called "tachyphylaxis" where by repeated use of a medicine results in the med being less and less useful. This has never been clearly demonstrated for allergy meds. Probably what is happening when an allergy med is "not working" is that it is the wrong med for the symptoms or patient is develop more symptoms that require different treatment. ...Read more

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What else does HPV cause to the body apart from warts and cancer? Does it assist to worsen other diseases if any? Will it ever attack the body?

What else does HPV cause to the body apart from warts and cancer? Does it assist to worsen other diseases if any? Will it ever attack the body?

Only warts, cancer: HPV doesn't cause any health problems other than warts and cancer. And cancer is quite rare. It doesn't worsen any other diseases, and it doesn't "attack the body" other than warts or cancer. Having HPV is normal: it happens to almost every human being who has sex. If you see any genital area bumps, warts, etc see your doctor; and have regular pap smears. Otherwise nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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If mushrooms help the immune system and someone with auto immune eats them.does that mean they would help the attack on the body ?

If mushrooms help the immune system and someone with auto immune eats them.does that mean they would help the attack on the body ?

Mushrooms:no effect.: Mushrooms have no impact on the immune system, and are as safe for people with autoimmune diseases as they are for everyone else. ...Read more