Allergy or a virus

Common Questions and Answers about Allergy or a virus


Avatar n tn It all started last year right before I got married, I was under a lot of stress,I felt like I'm coming down with flu and behind my right thigh started itching after a day or so little red bumps showed up became blisters it took about a week and went away ,6 months later same spot same rash went to doctor told me herpes but I never had sores never had herpes .
932657 tn?1244560217 I took him to my parents because we thought he may be allergic to something in the apartment. After about a week we took him to a different vet to get a second opinion and THEY are saying it is a virus. They gave him meds and sent him home. Its been a couple of days and still not getting any better. I have attached a picture of what it looks like. Help! What can this be?
Avatar n tn Thanks for your response. I'm pretty sure it is not a seasonal allergy since it happened from Fall to the present, and only lasts about 3 days at a time, always coming with the same symptoms and going the same. It's really weird, and such a puzzle. I do think it is a virus of some type but I've never heard of a virus that acts this way. I suppose it could be an allergy to something but I have no idea how to even begin to find out what.
7052683 tn?1392938795 Next day make apt with doctor who says it is not a reaction to the new Nyaspan or regular Flu. Thinks it may be a gastrointestinal virus. CBC taken on Thursday still waiting results. I still have tenderness when pressing on my stomach, have been constipated since, other than that feel ok. Question antibiotics given for throat (not strep) could have caused allergic reaction that could mimic these symptoms and rip up my stomach a week after they had been finished??
1451438 tn?1285236545 The sudden onset makes me question is this a cold? Flu? Streptococcus? Or isthere a virus going around? I am trying to get a doctor appt this morning.
Avatar f tn When I only had four pills left, I was coming down with some sort of virus, and found it impossible to stomach the antibiotics, so I stopped taking them. A few days later, I noticed that the skin around the burn was still warm to the touch (not burning hot but definitely warmer than the rest of my skin) and that I still had a low-grade fever (ranging from 99.0-99.9). Also, I noticed that my entire body felt like it was constantly trembling and that my pulse was constantly rapid.
1069117 tn?1320276427 My daughter has had a low-grade fever every day for a month now. She is also fatigued and irritable at times. She is 8 years old and has been tested for mono, CMV, and the doc says it is not bacterial. He wants to send her to an infectious disease doc. I have been all over the net trying to figure out what could be causing this for so long...its really bothering me. Have kept her out of school for a month now. HELP!
Avatar n tn It sounds like an allergic response, so it would be wise to avoid the penicillins, and I would also ask for an allergy referral, because if she has a true allergy to an antibiotic, she should have a medic alert bracelet. If you are seeing swelling in the lips, it is possible that she could have an anaphylactic reaction in the future. It's probably taking some time for the strep to clear because her first doses of amox were not effective....
Avatar m tn I do get rarely cold sores on my mouth, but I presume I picked up the virus when I was a kid as both my parents and brother have had cold sores. My question is: were the genital sores I received an allergic reaction to the ointment? Or possibly the condom? I use condoms always and have never had a problem with them since. Sometimes I think it was HSV-1 and that the girl may have given me genital herpes orally because she did kiss my penis before putting on the condom for oral sex.
Avatar f tn Getting a cold or the influenza virus is nothing to do with being pregnant. It is just coincidental that you have experienced this at the beginning of each of your pregnancies. We catch colds and flu when our immune system is lowered and we have been exposed to the airborne virus by people coughing and sneezing. Germs are also passed by they hands and if the virus is on your hands and you touch your eyes, you will have contaminated yourself by that way too.
Avatar m tn My immediate instinct is that your body is reacting in the same way it would if it had developed a systemic allergy to something. While you may be one of the rare percentage of patients who have very adverse immune reactions to the virus, you may also be reacting to something else.
Avatar n tn It seems like i start feeling better with morning sickness and something else hits! Im not sure if i have allergies or a really bad cold . Ive tried allergy meds and cold meds and nothing helps ! Puffs tissues with vicks and lotion are my best friend right now.
Avatar m tn The 2 main concerns with hep b are liver damage caused by immune system creating fibrosis then cirrhosis then hcc or the hep b virus mutates into HCC. If we keep virus under control and the immune system can not attack it, we only have to worry about the hep b virus mutating or causing hcc. I know you are nervous just like the rest of us and want to think hep B is causing many problems but it really is unrelated.
Avatar n tn Is is possible that having a yeast allergy could also be related somehow to Epstein barr virus? I am beginning to think I have a yeast allery. I was diagnosed with EBV several years ago but I am having alot of vaginal/vulvodynia issues and thought maybe they could be related. Also if you have an allergy test done for yeast do you get the results immediatly?
Avatar m tn That makes it sound more viral. Some viruses this year have lasted a long time. My husband has had a cough for months. The doctor said it wasn't pneumonia or bronchitis just a virus hanging on. I have heard a lot of people this year with this kind of thing. It could still be both allergy and virus.
Avatar n tn I have a 2 yr old who 2 months ago suddenly had a massive allergy attack all over her body to the point she lost her voice had several amounts of allergy meds then sent home, explaination allergy or virus. then she got a vomiting bug which affected her badly, again her hive like things appeared. Drs claim virus again. skin goes red swollen white white circle lumps.sometimes large.anywhere over there body, attacks happened anywhere anytime.
Avatar n tn I have been getting allergy shots for over a year, but very recently I have not been tolerating them well. My blood work shows mild reactivation of EBV, and I am wondering if the virus is causing my decreased tolerance to the shots.
Avatar m tn t know what else to do , any doctor i see , they just tell me this is not an std , but this is really something and i feel it the slight pain in the shaft along with the symptoms i have mentioned.. I get the feeling that what when the virus or allergy kicks in my body reacts to it in some way that might explains why i get these hives on my upper legs and lack of blood in my penis.. it comes and goes and stays for 2-3 days every other week,,, should i do specific blood test , if so which one ?
Avatar m tn I dont have any rashes or liasons and it is not confined to any place and it is not intensive, I have gone to a doctor they took a blood test he told me I was ok and it was just an allergy. Is it possible I have contracted a virus or STD with similar sypmtoms I have checked and all std seem to take at least a couple of days before there are any syptoms showing. The temperature here in Saudi Arabia doesnt help as it is 45 degrees +. Can anyone offer advice or suggestions.
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Asthma/infection-or-allergy/show/1780551">infection or allergy</a> was started.
Avatar f tn The rash you are talking about could be a heat rash, a reaction to something, a virus or a skin infection, among other things. A 13 month old must be eating other things too. Did you start something new with the child about 1.5 weeks ago—that is when the rash erupted? Cutting dairy or gluten products will only help if the child is allergic to them. Peanut butter, egg, fish, soy products etc are more commonly known to cause rash in children. See if anything was started recently.
Avatar f tn t drink coffee or have hazelnut on a regular basis, but I do take medicine for panic attacks (this was like all the physical symptoms of a PA but none of the mental ones). Could this be an allergy (happened with on minutes? Maybe just an intolerance? Or just a coincidence? I'm not allergic to anything else, so this idea is new to me. Thanks in advance!
Avatar m tn Doctor told me to do blood work it comes normal, then he said me allergy given me allergy medicine and a cough syrup. Did not help but when I took the cough syrup urge of coughing and throat tickling gone for 2-3 hours then again come.One day the cough gone automatically, though it bothers me some time, after almost 5 months with out coughing , last week i had a mild cold, and again that cough came.
202436 tn?1326474333 Franky had a virus called Roseola a couple of months back... started with a low grade fever for two days about 100 degrees, then when the fever broke he broke out into a bumpy red rash on just the trunk of his body. Not on the arms or legs just on his face a little and his neck/back and arms. It did look similar to this. But, if she has it on her arms it is probably not that. I just wanted to mention Roseola so all of you other moms know about it.
Avatar f tn I have been sick off and on, more like on and on, for three and a half weeks. Many things going on so Ill start from the beginning. I orginally went to the Dr for dry cough and laryngitis. Was told I had bronchitis and was given antibiotics (bactrim). A week and a half later, I felt somewhat better. Suddenly two days later, I didnt go to the dr this time, I had sinus drainage hard core.
Avatar n tn She feels bad after and knows its wrong but said something is wrong inside of her. She even woke at night kicking her best friend. Does she have a disorder or is it allergy or illness? If it happens during the night sometimes then can she control it during the day? I tried giving healthier foods, we even started small snacks in the day because I have seen reaction in foods and lack of. I dont want her to continue to hurt anyone so what advise do you have?
Avatar m tn You could do some serious damage to your sensitive skin - you are trying to treat what may or may not be a virus, not bake a cake! See a doctor for proper treatment if you have had tests confirming that you have herpes.