Doctors want to do cervical surgery on me and use titanium for the fusion... Im allergic to a lot of things, like latex, colbalt dichloride, carba mix, epoxy resin, p-tert-butylphenol, even gold...food as in citrus citrus acid, banana, meds like all cains, sulfer, pennacillins, cephalosporins...neomycin sulfate...im very worried about having an allerigic reaction im anaphylaxis and have died from anaphylaxis shock.... what should i do? the Dr. acts like no would be allergic to titanium, but after being unresponsive and not breathing for more than 7min and not knowing the trigger im afraid.
When were you unresponsive? Was it during a medical procedure? Many hospitals and clinics only became completely latex free in the past 10-15 years. They are much more sensitive to.. unconventional allergies than they used to be, so it's possible whatever you reacted to wouldn't be allowed near a hospital today.
I know they use titanium because it's one of the least reactive, strongest metals. (My mother and grandmother are both allergic to some metals- including gold of less than 24 carats- and neither of them had a reaction to titanium.) However, you have some pretty unusual and very sever allergies- so I don't blame you for being afraid. Can you ask the doctor to do a test to make sure you're not allergic to the titanium? If you are allergic to it, would you get a reaction from touching it? That may be an easy test to help set your mind at ease. Also if you do have a reaction to it, it's saving your own skin as much as the doctor's to find it out about it now.
Because of your medical allergies, I would also suggest a family member to be present to make sure that there are no mess ups. If they were to give out antibiotics after a surgery, it could be deadly for you if they make any clerical error.
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