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A 33-year-old female asked:

i've had 3 uri this year, why do i get so many? o do suffer from allergies. keep thinking of i have lung cancer?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Smoker?: If you do not smoke then your immune system may be low or you have allergies. Lung cancer is at the bottom of the list. Please consult with a pulmonologist who is the best person to but your mind at rest. You are too young to continue this way without a diagnosis.
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Reassurance: It is best to talk to your physician. Allergic rhinitis on its own can mimic uri, and the secretions from allergy can predispose to uri. Uri can trigger the allergic symptoms. Still it is best to talk to your md about these things and if needed, if there are questions, for your peace of mind, tests can be done..
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Resp infection: Allergies, moles in your house, poor diet, smoking, second hand smoking, environment, location. Where you work and what you do for a living can have influence in getting multiple uri.

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Last updated Jan 6, 2015

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