Allergy vs irritation

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Avatar n tn Photos showed ulceration in descending colon and ulcers in the Ilium. Pathology results revealed acute irritation with increased eosinophils. Did not look like chronic colitis, Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis, although possible it's an early presentation. It looks like "acute colitis" which could be from an infection or possibly an allergy-like disorder.
Avatar f tn He said he believed my eye problems were from allergies and had me start allergy injections at his office. I had done allergy injections at another clinic for 2 years, but it had probably been 6 months between offices. I've tried taking different allergy and sinus meds, as well as taking none at all. Things that happened about a year and a half ago before my eyes started having problems: I was sick and bedridden for 2 years prior, from silicone implants.
1474611 tn?1416632958 Often they are weight dosed, even for cats, which also are kitten vs. adult cat dosed. If the dosage was too much, that could have caused irritation. Lastly, if the medication was a "cheap" product like Hertz and similar...these products often have other ingredients that tend to be irritants. Also, they often aren't that effective (from what I've seen from clients who have tried them).
Avatar n tn Hi gaby! I too just started reading about this. I've been wearing VS IPEX, and BBV for a few years now. Last September '07 I started breaking out in hives ALL over my body and have not been able to figure out what is causing it either. I'm glad to see your post b/c I was about to shrug this off as not what is causing it since all the other women say its only on their breats and back. I guess we're gonna have to try not wearing them and see what happens?
Avatar f tn Hi, If you notice irritation, redness or itching after using a condom, there may be an allergic reaction to the condom. Allergy to rubber or latex condoms is very unusual, but it would be helpful to switch to a polyurethane type. Irritation may also be due to the spermicide component of some lubricated condoms. Try to avoid condoms that are labelled 'spermicidally lubricated'. Another possible cause of irritation is too much friction, so use extra lubrication.
Avatar m tn Are you having any throat irritation as well? Sometimes throat irritation and cough may be caused by GERD and zintac will take care of that. The doctor is getting the x-rays and blood test to look out for other systemic diseases like liver disease which may be aggravating your condition. If your itching does not improve with these medicines also, you can go in for immunotherapy. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Hello, It can be due to insect bites, scabies( but you should have continuous symptoms then) or hives due to allergy to dust mites. Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They have a tendency to change size rapidly and to move around, disappearing in one place and reappearing in other places, often in a matter of hours or days.
Avatar n tn One can develop a reaction to the active ingredients and Side effects include irritation, pruritus, and possible skin discoloration. In addition, patients with sensitivity to sulfa should avoid these products. Testing the product on a small area of skin prior to use may help the patient avoid a more pronounced reaction. I suggest you to consult allergy specialist. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn 2 days ago i went for an eye test. pupil dilation drops were administered. 10 hrs later i developed swelling around the eyes,and severe irritation of the area including itching . i think it is an allergy.i was prescribed cetgel one tablet a day as an antihistamine and flupred eyedrops one drop twice a day for one day face still looks out of a horror film with the swelling and the irritation/itching continuing unabated.
10947 tn?1281404252 I've had the worst rash develop since using the Body by Victoria Full Coverage Uplift bra. Red welts, very itchy, only on the sides and under my breasts, where the uplift pads are. I've stopped wereing the bra, any any bra for that matter since it hurts when I do now. My doctor e-mailed me the web-site with all the info re: other women with the same reaction. I contacted VS today, they've offered to rieumburse me for the bras and requested I send the bras back.
Avatar f tn Have your found any other foods that cause you irritation? Have you found any literature about this specific allergy?
Avatar n tn Because in shell fish there are components like tropomyosin, which have a propensity to cause allergy in certain people and is completely different to what causes allergy due to iodine. Best.
Avatar m tn Allergies to medications can occur upon exposure or can be a delayed response up to 48 hours after exposure. The symptoms you are describing are not that of an allergy but a side effect that can be experienced when taking these medications.
Avatar m tn My mom was bit by a lonestar tick (female, with the white dot) last night, I am VERY worried in regards to her developing the alpha-gel allergy.. should I get the test done right away or what do you advise? She had meat on the same day prior to the bite and today. This was our first incident of a tick bite so we were concerned.
Avatar f tn and Dentist seem to think it might be an allergy. No lesions or thrush or infection. Just constant burning sensation. Inner lips get red. Any input?
Avatar f tn However, non-proteins can trigger the same sort of response, probably by altering a protein to make it look like a target. Physical allergy refers to reactions in which a protein is not the initial inciting agent. Heat allergies can be caused by exercise or even strong emotions in sensitive people. nervousness raise the body temperature and can trigger this off.Some people can be allergic to their own sweat.
Avatar f tn I had some irritation in my vaginal area and went to the dr who did a culture and diagnosed BV. my question is on the side of my labia i have an irritation that in the back of my mind wonder if it resembles genital is not an ulcer from what i can tell but feels like a scratch.and i think the more i pay attention to it with rubbing over it the worse it gets.there is a small raised area circular in shape but does not resemble a cluster.
Avatar n tn Cold sores usually present with fluid-filled blisters that become covered by scabs. Aside from allergy and infection, it can also be due to irritation and dermatitis such as perioral dermatitis. Refrain from applying anything including medication at this point. With irritation or allergy, the symptoms usually resolve after after a few days of removing the offending trigger. If it persists, check with your doctor for proper evalaution. Direct clinical examiantion is important.
Avatar f tn I just had a chemical patch allergy test done. I am allergic to rubber accelerators. They are chemicals used in rubber to keep it soft and bendable. This means I cannont wear a bra or panties without getting itchy and rashes. You can go to and find bras if you're not supersensitive and ones with drawstrings if you are hypersensitive. Ladies, you are not allergic to the bra, but the chemicals they add to the rubber in the elastic!
679466 tn?1247006054 Redness, skin irritation and itching are very common symptoms of allergies in dogs. Since the symptoms come and go and improve with the cortisone cream, she most likely has allergies to environmental factors such as pollen, grass, and dust.
Avatar n tn Hi, It could be an allergy or an eczema.Allergic reactions to the material of the sports bra or to the chafing action of the material. Alternatively it could be extremely dry skin which is causing this itching and peeling of the skin. You can stop the anti-fungals and instead use emollients which are moistening agents which can trap moisture in skin. Light emollients like aqueous cream can be tried. Also avoid using soap on the area as it tends to dry the skin even more.
Avatar f tn I have been experiencing a terrible irritation/rash underneath my armpits that started out as making my skin feel like it was burning or on-fire sometimes with or without deodorant applied to the area. The skin underneath my arm was not only burning but also peeling, inflamed & changing color from translucent gray to dark blackish-brown.
Avatar m tn Penile irritation can be due to allergy or infection. To know exactly what ails you, consult a doctor and he will give you the cure for that. You can also go back here to ask other remedies once you're certain of your condition. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn You can develop an allergy to anything, including petroleum jelly. However, in you case this may happen due to long term use of the product. The best decision would be to consult your physician for him to determine after an exam if the sores are allergic in origin. Had an allergy to skin product once, but it disappeared after I started using it, hope it would be the same in your case.
Avatar m tn First, I would want to rule out Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Cut out/cut down on alcohol, tobacco, coffee, chocolate and peppermint. Wait at least 2 hours after having your evening meal and before going to bed. Over-the-counter medicines Prevacid taken WITH either Pepcid or Zantac will decrease the stomach acid causing the GERD symptoms. Sleeping with a wedge under your mattress so your chest is higher than your stomach may help. If you could stand to lose a few pounds, lose them.
Avatar m tn Along with the lower Decadron® (dexamethasone) dosage at 4 mg vs 80 mg, this may account for the resurgence of your symptoms. You may want to ask your doctor if he can special-order the Kenalog® (triamcinolone acetonide) or would he be willing to increase the dose of Decadron® (dexamethasone). Finally, both of you may want to consider the substitution of a prescription steroid spray, be it for nose/sinuses or lungs, to provide the same benefit with less risk of side effects.