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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Please recommend the best allergy med for young child with mold allergy?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Please recommend the best allergy med for young child with mold allergy?

See below: There is no specific allergy medicine against mold. In case child's allergy symptoms are not well controlled by prescribed allergy medicine along with environmental control, allergy shots against mold allergy should be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Ent consultation or allergist for chronic allergy/enlarged turbinates. Each has different opinions. Diagnosis after allergy tests, allergic rhnitis.

Ent consultation or allergist for chronic allergy/enlarged turbinates. Each has different opinions. Diagnosis after allergy tests, allergic rhnitis.

Expert! Please reply: You have seen experts so far w/out success, but they are still experts. My inexpert advice as co-sufferer follows: learn self-management skills including meditation, breathing exercises, best personal dietary & activity routines, consider modifying living situation (then re-consider). Plan activities to take advantage of your best cirumnstances & surroundings. If allergy shots & pills help, good! ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Allergies in young children so question about seeing an allergy specialist?

Allergies in young children so question about seeing an allergy specialist?

Please clarify: Yes children have allergies and yes there are specialists.You have not provided enough background information to determine whether the situation needs a doc, much less a specialist.You can start over with the additional info and we may be better able to help you. ...Read more

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Are asthma specialists lung specialists or allergy specialists?

Are asthma specialists lung specialists or allergy specialists?

Asthma Specialist: Asthma specialist usually are allergist as well. Asthma is mostly allergy induced. Asthma specialist can do allergy test as well. ...Read more

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Do allergy shots (immunology) give relief for allergy symptoms?

Yes: Allergy shots help to relieve nasal allergy symptoms and their effects on sinus disease and asthma as well. ...Read more

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Probably: Not as strongly effective as with airways allergies, need to be prescribed and monitored by an expert, an allergist, in selected patients, after controlling the environment and trial of other modalities, and control of symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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What happens if a child has an anaphylactic reaction during allergy testing at the allergist's office?

What happens if a child has an anaphylactic reaction during allergy testing at the allergist's office?

Epinephrine: Anaphylaxis is primarily treated with Epinephrine injection. The allergist's office should be prepared for this rare risk and have various medications ready. It is also important not to test at the wrong time such as during an acute infection or asthma exacerbation. ...Read more

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What?Kinds of?Kids qualify to see ?A pediatric allergist.?

What?Kinds of?Kids qualify to see ?A pediatric allergist.?

Many reasons: Possible causes to see an allergist include food allergy, rash, eczema, asthma, or inhalant allergies. ...Read more

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Are there pediatric allergists who specialize in dealing with food allergies?

Are there pediatric allergists who specialize in dealing with food allergies?

Yes: All allergists are trained in both pediatric and adult allergy. Aaaai.Org is website that list board certified allergists in us. Be careful of some doctors who misrepresent themselves as allergists -- ask if they are fellowship trained in allergy, how long was the fellowship (2-3years) and are the board certfied by the american board of allergy and immunology. ...Read more

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Fruit/coconut/cashew allergy do they comprise oral allergy syndrome?

Fruit/coconut/cashew allergy do they comprise oral allergy syndrome?

Reactions can be OAS: All these foods have been associated with the oral allergy syndrome, but reactions to coconuts and cashews can also be life-threatening allergies independent of pollen allergies. ...Read more

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What is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

What  is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

Interesting!: I'm wondering about the reason for your question. The one place they will commonly overlap is in treatment of childhood brain tumors. Both pediatric neurologists and pediatric oncologists become pediatric neuro-oncologists, doctors who specialize in brain tumor treatment. And in my experience, they both do an excellent job of it! ...Read more

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Best treament for anaphylactic allergies?

Best treament for anaphylactic allergies?

Epinephrine: Anaphylaxis is always treated with epinephrine, avoiding the triggering factor is essential. Consult an allergist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Most preferred medicine for grass allergies?

Most preferred medicine for grass allergies?

No single one: Depending on the severity of your condition. There is no one best drug for anyone but most people respond well to intranasal cortisone + a intranasal antihistamine. Dymista is currently the only rx drug with this combination. Avoidance remains the best and consider allergy shots if your symptoms are not adequately controlled. However allergy shots are not medicine. ...Read more

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What is pediatric asthma compared to adult asthma?

What is pediatric asthma compared to adult asthma?

More likely allergic: Allergy is present in 90% of children with asthma but only 50% of adults with asthma. ...Read more

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Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Doesn't help much: H2 histamine blocking drugs are safe for children with allergies to take, but they are of limited value in treating allergies. ...Read more

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Would my allergy medicine react with novocain (procaine)?

No: A reaction between you allery medication and dental novocaine (a brand name for dental anesthesia) should not happen. ...Read more

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Why are doctors recommending Zantac (ranitidine) for an allergic reaction or hives?

Why are doctors recommending Zantac (ranitidine) for an allergic reaction or hives?

Good question: Hives (or urticaria) represent a sensitivity to something dilating the small vessels under the skin, causing a raised pink lesion; if u press on it, it will blanch, let it go it pinks up again. Many causes: foods, chemicals, perfumes, very often stress. Stress can increase acid formation in stomach, Zantac (ranitidine) reduces it. Over 50% of time, one can't find cause. I treat initially c antihistamines. ...Read more

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I am an eczema patient should I go for ALLERGY ECZEMA COMPREHENSIVE PANEL, SERUM (FEIA) or ALLERGY COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE, SERUM (ImmunoCAP,FEIA).

I am an eczema patient should I go for ALLERGY ECZEMA COMPREHENSIVE PANEL, SERUM (FEIA) or ALLERGY COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE, SERUM
(ImmunoCAP,FEIA).

None of these: Eczema---atopic dermatitis----is NOT an allergy. Allergy tests are not useful, often harmful, for eczema. It is not related to foods. Not "stress" either. It is a genetic defect in the surface of the skin. We have very good technology to help eczema, but no cure. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. Meanwhile use skin cleansers with pH 6 to 7. Apply a liberal amount of a ceramide cream after washing. A prescripti ...Read more

Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

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