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Allergic Rhinitis Exposure To Chemicals
This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more
Probably not: If this were true, there would be more in the city than in the countryside and neither I nor anyone I've read about has observed this. Don't look for a cause for your acne. It's fruitless. Treat it. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more
Food, drugs, stings: Common causes of acute hives (hives lasting less than 6 weeks) are foods, medications and insect stings from honey bees, yellow jackets, hornets and wasps. Most common foods: peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, milk & any dairy product, egg, shellfish, fish, wheat, corn & soy. Most common drugs: antibiotics, aspirin, ibuprofen, naprosyn (naproxen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?
I have seen this: While the +ANA is suggestive of SLE there can be other causes - other connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, auto immune hepatitis to name some. I have seen a lot of people with + ANAs who only have as another problem a history of allergic reactions and I am convinced that thee allergic reactions can cause a + ANA. Everyone can have very low titters (amount) of ANA. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Fragrance allergy: You have answered your own question in part. Fragrances or perfumes are traditionally made of flower herbs or other plant material that is distilled to extract the aromatic perfume. It contains aromatic oil, alcohol, and other chemicals. A rash or contact dermatitis can develop in allergic person. Fragrances can also call irritant rhinitis and trigger asthma. ...Read more
Don't look for cause: Acne is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle and only marginally to diet. Don't try to figure out the cause, but manage your illness until it self-cures with age. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength rx. ...Read more
Possible to be allergic to the cannabis plant (contact or inhaling allergens while cultivating) but have no allergic reation to ingesting the bud?
THC: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 times higher than tobacco. 3 times more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation& wheezing & cough. ...Read more
Suffer from allergic rhinitis.I'm having allergic reaction when smoke & drink gin.Is it possible to be allergic to gin?
LIsten to Yourself: How about you put on your doctor and thinking cap and read your question out loud to yourself. Can you body get any louder in trying to tell you that you are harming it? It is screaming at you. Stop smoking. Stop drinking. Pay attention when you body is trying to talk to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a severe allergic skin reaction including: dermatitis, hives, eodema, erythmaderma cause new sensitivities to other chemicals to begin?
High mold exposure when cleaning. Allergic to mold. 1 wk increasing sinus/chest congestion, itching nose/eyes/throat. Antihistamine? Fluticasone?
Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?
Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...Read more
Yes: Sinuses have tiny openings into the nasal cavity allowing air exchange. When the nasal cavities are "congested" either from allergies (any cause), or a prolonged cold, these openings are blocked. The oxygen in the sinuses then slowly disappear and thus allows excessive growth of bacteria and consequently may cause sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?
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