A 23-year-old female asked:
i have respiratory allergy (rhinitis) from about 3 years old. i never knew the cause, but is more likely when i sleep late... is due to serotonin?
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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 54 years experience
On paper it could be: I assume you are referring to "allergic Rhinitis". It is usually triggered by pollens, weeds, buds, etc. mainly in the Spring and Fall. If you are allergic to these substances, you do develop runny nose, sneezing, runny eyes, etc, but no fever. This may be due to serotonin and histamin release from a type of white cells, mast cells that reacted to your immune response. Anti-histamins are good meds
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A 26-year-old member asked:
I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: I often recommend that pregnant patients sleep with a body pillow as it can help relieve low back pain in pregnancy. Consider a buckwheat stuffed head pillow or foam head pillow if you find you are not getting proper neck support.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Are there herbal supplements that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?
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Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
No: Aspergillosis infects the lung when the immune system does not work well, or when the lung is damaged in some way, such as when there is a cavity or cyst in the lung that can become infected. It requires specific antibiotics, treatment of the underlying immune or lung problem and similar measures. There is no evidence that herbs of any kind do any good.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What can I do to relieve hip pain when I sleep on my side? A pillow between my legs doesn't help.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Try a chiropractor: Try seeing a local chiropractor who is certified for pregnancy care. Many of my patients see a chiropractor to help with back and hip pain during pregnancy. Most say it helps a lot.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
How is it that I can get the h1n1 swine flu vaccine if I have an egg allergy?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Some ok with vaccine: Many people have only mild allergic reactions to eggs, and some people say the had past egg allergies but now eat eggs without problems. For the mildly allergic, they can get blood-tested and skin-tested. If egg allergy shows up on the tests, they can still talk to the allergist about trying a flu shot under supervision at the clinic. People with severe egg allergy should not get the vaccine.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
My son which is 2 years old and I have had diahhrea for 6 days and vomitting only off and on usually when we eat we also have runny noses and no fever?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Sounds like virus: Sounds like a viral "enteritis" - basically a "stomach flu". Viral gastrointestinal infections can not only be tedious to get through, they can also be quite serious in a small child. With symptoms of that duration in a 2 y/o you may need to get reassurance from a pediatrician or urgent care doctor that he/she is staying hydrated enough (as 2 y/o's don't have much reserve). Hope this helps!
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Last updated May 26, 2014
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