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Can seasonal allergies exacerbate asthma symptoms, even if one has not had an asthma attack in over 5 years?

Can seasonal allergies exacerbate asthma symptoms, even if one has not had an asthma attack in over 5 years?

Yes...: Asthmatics can have long periods of remission, sometimes lasting years. But, it can also return at any time, including seasonal allergy time, resulting in an exacerbation. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Is it possible for 5 out of 6 members in the home to develop allergies and asthma symptoms or could it indicate a mold problem?

Is it possible for 5 out of 6 members in the home to develop allergies and asthma symptoms or could it indicate a mold problem?

Asthma in a family: Asthma can run in families and it is an allergic condition and if you have molds it can trigger episodes of asthma, so if you have molds have them taken care of and see if your asthma and other members improves. ...Read more

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What do you do to prevent pollens going inside your lungs to prevent allergy/asthma symptoms?

What do you do to prevent pollens going inside your lungs to prevent allergy/asthma symptoms?

Hard: You can wear a high efficiency mask, which is hard to do. Some people try to stay indoors in controlled environment. If there is one particular kind of pollen, you might be able to avoid it. ...Read more

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Blepharitis and dry eyes not going away. Have allergies and asthma. Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ointment and feel worser.

Blepharitis and dry eyes not going away. Have allergies and asthma. Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ointment and feel worser.

Not correct treatmen: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a poor choice for treatment of these conditions. Blepharitis and dry eye often occur together and both disorders require treatment. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and management of these disorders. ...Read more

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I have been seeing a homeopath for six months now for anxiety airborne allergies asthma and menopause symptoms still don't have any improvement?

I have been seeing a homeopath for six months now for  anxiety airborne allergies asthma and menopause symptoms still don't have any improvement?

Homeopathy: You may achieve better results in treating your allergies and asthma with allergen immunotherapy, which in concept is similar to homeopathy, by giving small increasing doses of the things you are allergic to and modifying your immune response to them. This is scientifically proven to work, consult a board certified allergist and about it. ...Read more

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How do you determine if a dry cough is caused by GERD vs allergies or asthma? No other symptoms besides a lingering dry cough and I feel a lil post na

How do you determine if a dry cough is caused by GERD vs allergies or asthma? No other symptoms besides a lingering dry cough and I feel a lil post na

Response to therapy: Assuming that you have narrowed the cause of your cough down to these things, it all depends on your response to medical therapy and avoidance of triggers. Your doctor could help with a trial of an inhaler like albuterol and you could also try medicines that are available over the counter for GERD and allergies. If you respond to symptomatic care, that may be al that you need. Also consider URIs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could reduce asthma symptoms from pet allergies?

Can you tell me how I could reduce asthma symptoms from pet allergies?

Pet allergies: The best way to reduce symptoms from pet allergies is to remove the pets from your environment.it may take up to six months to realize an improvement in symptoms ...Read more

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Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Not necessarily: It sounds like these acidic and irritating foods may be just irritating your airways. This doesn't necessarily mean that you're allergic to them, although you should probably still avoid them or pre-treat with your asthma inhaler prior to indulging. See an allergist to be properly tested to ensure this isn't an allergy that is emerging and proceed as they suggest. ...Read more

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Can asthma symptoms and allergies produce a low grade fever together?My son has been complaining of chest discomfort even after using his inhaler.

Can asthma symptoms and allergies produce a low grade fever together?My son has been complaining of chest discomfort even after using his inhaler.

Virus vs. allergy: Initially, both viruses and allergies can produce similar symptoms such as clear runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, slight cough, etc. However, fever is generally caused by infection and should not be attributed to allergies, asthma or teething. ...Read more

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Tickle in chest when breathing in, but no cough. Treated for allergies, asthma, and GERD, but symptoms are random. Chest Xray clear. Anxiety related?

Tickle in chest when breathing in, but no cough. Treated for allergies, asthma, and GERD, but symptoms are random. Chest Xray clear. Anxiety related?

Possibly: Glad your exams seem tto rule out major issues. Still, you want to relieve this. Before medication for anxiety, try CBT therapy to evaluate it. Combo w/ meds works better than meds alone if they're even needed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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


Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more