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Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin

...n injections then it is very unlikely to be a drug hypersensitivity reaction. The eruptions could be due to the underlying disease itself for which penicillin was prescribed or could be because of an unrelated coincidental cause. So the next time someone says they have penicillin allergy, make sure to do a simple sk...

Risk of allergy more to children staying in day care centers

...y cause allergic reactions like allergic rhinitis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, asthma and various other diseases. Some of the symptoms experienced by people in presence of allergens are sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, shortness of breath, dizziness, lethargy etc. The research team which had looked into the condi...

Irritable bowel syndrome associated with food intake, confirms blood test

...from the disease. The research results show that hypersensitivity to certain types of food may be playing an importa... these patients that excludes the foods that cause hypersensitivity is showing encouraging results. Reference: American Journal of Gastroenterology, July 2005...

Deadly Kiss - Peanut allergy kills a teenager

... soon after the kiss she could not be cured of the hypersensitivity reaction and died a week after the kiss. The exact...tion of immune reaction leading to an inflammatory hypersensitivity reaction. Peanut protein acts as an allergen in very susceptible individuals leading to an inflamm...

Mathematical Model Can Now Help Predict Asthma Risk

...e probable reason behind this observation could be hypersensitivity of the airways even to minor environmental stimulus such as pollutants or allergens. Surprisingly, lung function instability has been noted in individuals who use inhaler for asthma relief. Infact, regular use of the inhaler can predispose to an ac...

ARIXTRA drug for venous thromboembolism

...ts of causing bleeding, bacterial endocarditis and hypersensitivity but the benefits of the drug is more beneficial than its side effect....

Effects Of Certain Food Related To Single Pain Receptors

...that stimulates neurons of pain sense and leads to hypersensitivity to heat and touch. They are hoping this would lead to a new break through for pain management, as pain therapy is one of the biggest challenge in modern medicine and finding and developing new pain medications is urgently needed to fill the therapeu...

New Therapy For Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

...uma location. Many become emotionally numb or show hypersensitivity to other events by doing things like getting startled easily. Israeli and U.S. researchers have found relatively short periods of stress induced changes in mouse brain neurons that lasted for weeks and made them hypersensitive -- in a way also cha...

ROZEREM? Can Be A Better Option For Insomnia Patients

...m use. ROZEREM should not be used in patients with hypersensitivity to any components of the formulation, severe hepatic impairment, or in combination with fluvoxamine. Failure of insomnia to remit after a reasonable period of time should be medically evaluated, as this may be the result of an unrecognized underlying...

Eye Drug Macugen Shows Allergic Reactions

...rned doctors to evaluate patients for a history of hypersensitivity reactions before giving the drug. The drug makers said that the complaints came in after the injectable drug was approved in the United States in 2004. The sensitivity occurred when Macugen (pegaptanib) was given along with other medications as part ...

Alcoholism Drug Vivitrol Approved By FDA

...opioid withdrawal or who have previously exhibited hypersensitivity to naltrexone, PLG or any other components of the diluent," Alkermes and Cephalon said in a statement. Patients must be opioid free for at least seven to 10 days before starting VIVITROL treatment because VIVITROL is a potent opioid antagonist. "Any ...

Goodbye, Blue Smarties

...4R and Carmoisine. Brilliant Blue can also cause hypersensitivity and skin rashes. ...

Clopidogrel Allergy Can Be Tackled By Methodical Desensitization

...als and Clinics. Eight patients with clopidogrel hypersensitivity were treated with the desensitization protocol, which was developed by University of Iowa allergist Mary Beth Fasano, MD. While being monitored in the cardiac intensive care unit, patients were first given a dose of clopidogrel so small it had to be ...

Silence Puts Comfort For Digestive Syndrome

...between brain and gut, scientists now believe that hypersensitivity is caused by its abnormal. A potential biological explanation for the disorder has made way to the discovery of two prescription drugs, Lotronex and Zelnorm, which works on serotonin receptors. Johanson said, Lotronex was withdrawn from the marke...

Parents, More Cautious On Food Allergies

...gens in food. ‘Gold standard’ in diagnosing food hypersensitivity like open food challenges, double-blind, and place...ersensitivity. Open food challenges claimed food hypersensitivity in just 14 percent, and double-blind, placebo controlled testing confirmed it in 6 percent. About ...

Anxiety In Parents Over ‘ Food Allergy’ In Infans

..., only two to six per cent of the infants had food hypersensitivity that was clinically confirmed, the scientists’ report in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Such a finding lays emphasis on the need for a correct clinical diagnosis to prevent insufficient nutrition in children. ...

Study Finds That Food Wrappers Could Be A Source For Health Risks

... Hospital in London, said, “Latex can give contact hypersensitivity ... and so these individuals should avoid touching contaminated packages. There should be legislation on latex used in food packaging.” Graham Lowe, who is an expert adviser to the ‘UK Latex Allergy Support Group’ said, “For a few people, natural r...

A New Target for Painkillers: Snail Toxins Show the Way

... snail toxins named RgIA and Vc1.1 can treat nerve hypersensitivity and pain by blocking a molecule in cells known as the “alpha9alpha10 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.” “The numerous analgesic compounds currently available are largely ineffective” for chronic nerve pain, McIntosh and colleagues write. “Our findi...

New Study Shows Efficacy of AROMASIN on Early Breast Cancer

...emenopausal, are nursing or pregnant, have a known hypersensitivity to the drug, or are taking estrogen-containing agents. Dose modification is recommended for patients who are receiving certain medications, including strong CYP 3A4 inducers such as rifampicin and phenytoin. In patients with early breast cancer, el...

Antibiotic Vancomycin May Trigger Dangerously Low Platelet Count

...ispose individuals to experience this type of drug hypersensitivity reaction,” says Dr. Aster. Source-Nwswise SRM...

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