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Allergen D Farinae
Skin prick allergy test with green duo tip. D.pteronyssinus=Wheal:7, Flare:15 (mm);D.Farinae=Wh:6, Flare:15.How mild/moderate/severe my dust allergy is?
Can stress (or anything other than the allergen) be a factor in the frequency or severity of a dust mite allergic reaction?
Stress worsens: Our bodies are so complex, and we really only understand a fraction of how our bodies' systems interact with our environment. In general, chronic ongoing stress seems to worsen many illness. So yes, I'm sure stress has the potential to worsen allergy. It's good to make a concerted effort to lessen overall stress. See stress reduction techniques on health tap.See 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately, no: To truly decrease dust mite symptoms, several measures are needed including encasements over bedding, hot water washing, reducing humidity and no carpet or frequent vacuuming. Some sprays kill mites, others denature mite proteins, but by themselves they are not sufficient to decrease symptoms.See 1 more doctor answer
With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?
Eight foods: Milk eggs peanuts tree nuts such as almonds, cashews, walnuts. Fish (such as bass, cod, flounder) shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp) soy wheat the eight foods included in food allergy labeling account for an estimated 90 percent of allergic reactions.
Yes: If your nachos contain chips (wheat) or cheese (dairy) these are very common food allergens. The other common food allergens are egg, peanut, soy, nuts, fish and shellfish. However, any food can potentially trigger a food allergic reaction.
Immune response: In sensitization the immune system has recognized an allergen as foreign to the body & developed an elaborate mechanism to rid itself of the substance on re-exposure. Sensitization involves processing of allergen by dendritic cells that recruit t lymphocytes to instruct b lymphocytes to make a specific class of antibody, ige class, against the allergen. Ige binds to mast cells. You're sensitized.
Eczema & Allergy: There are 2 types of dermatitis or eczema caused by allergy - contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is like the rash you get with poison ivy and testing consists of a number of patches that are worn for 48 - 72 hours. Atopic dermatitis can be caused by food allergy and testing is done by skin prick with a drop of each suspected food and left on for 20 minutes.
Facial Rejuvenation: Facial rejuvenation can be accomplished with a variety of topical treatments, injectable products, lasers, ipl or surgical procedures. A small number of patients can be allergic to the treatments, injectables or medications used to facilitate lasers, ipl or surgical procedures. Inform your doctor of any allergies you have so that those allergens can be avoided.See 1 more doctor answer
Medicine: Allergy medicine can lessen allergy symptoms while allergy shots can help induce tolerance but avoidance of the allergen still is the best approach especially if medicines and allergy shots do not help enough. Good luck.
Overactive immunity: An allergy is an overactive immune response to allergens (typically proteins that are found in dust, mold, pollens, dander, foods, etc) that do not affect most people. The immune response is via ige (the allergic antibody) that triggers the release of chemical mediators (including histamine) when the allergen comes into contact with ige on mast cells in the nose, lung, GI tract etc.
Tonsils not allergic: Tonsillar tissue is lymphatic in origin and function covered by mucosa. As such the mucosal lining could swell with any acute allergic reaction involving the mouth. However, I am unaware of any allergic reaction that would cause isolated acute tonsillar inflammation (tonsilliitis).See 1 more doctor answer
Often with 2 hours: Hives or urticaria caused by exposure to allergens (such as food) typically occur rapidly, often minutes but can occur up to 2 hours later. It is important to know that not all hives are due to allergy.
Yes: Allergens are most commonly a protein although other molecules can sometimes be recognized as an allergen. So, yes most foods are allergens. An allergic reaction is caused by your immune system recognizing those unique proteins and causing a reaction. Luckily it is fairly rare, so other foods don't cause a reaction and you can eat them.See 1 more doctor answer
Your body: The degree of response your body mounts to the allergen determines the severity of the reaction.