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should i worry about allergies?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If too many symptoms: Hay fever (allergies) is usually due to pollens that are in the air. Some people are allergic to molds and other substances. One can wear a mask when working outdoors or when hiking. Avoid playing outdoors when the pollen or smog levels are high. Medicines such as Claritin otc, zyrtec otc, or prescription eye drops and nasal steroid sprays are helpful. Allergy shots are another option.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Yes..and no: Depends what you are allergic to. What type of allergy it is. Are you allergic to meds, foods, pollens, latex, etc...

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Can forced air heaters trigger allergies?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Many people who have allergies are allergic to house dust. Running the forced hot air can circulate this in the house. Using a good filter in the heating system and using an air purifier in the child's room might help reduce some of the exposure.
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How can I discover my allergies?

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Testing: By skin or serum testing which is consistent with your clinical history.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are so-called cross allergies?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 32 years experience
Cross reactive?: I think what you are asking is what are so-called cross-reactive allergies. Plants in similar families can show cross reactivtiy. This is true of trees such as cottonwood, aspen, and poplar. Many of the so-called "northern pasture grasses" (grasses found in north america) also show cross reactivity - that is, if you are allergic to one species, you are probably allergic to other related species.
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What are the chances of having an antiretroviral allergy?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Reaction to HIV meds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects "allergy" is probably not the best word to use when describing reactions to medications. There are lots of side effects that are typical and common with medications for hiv. They are catalogued in the article above. Sometimes true allergies to these meds do occur. Best to google the individual medication to learn about its issues.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

Would allergies cause almost constant lightheadedness 24/7 for years worry neuro issues or more?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Unlikely: Although an allergist is the best doctor to properly give an answer to your issue, it is very unlikely that constant light headedness is the result of allergy in the absence of other allergic symptoms. Low blood pressure, hypothyroidism, hyperventilation, heart disease, are among issues to be ruled out by your physician.

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