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Allergies Asthma Make Viral Illnesses
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
Not really.: People with allergies and asthma are more prone to get sinus infections, ear infections and occasionally pneumonia. Asthma or allergies do not make you particularly prone for viral infections. People with allergies do have some changes in their immune system, but clinically we do not see more viral infections in this group of people. ...Read more
Do people in the same family suffer from an immune disorder such as allergies, asthma, or arthritis?
Typically: Tendencies toward allergies and other immunologic diseases definitely run in families, but there's a lot of variation. Allergic parents won't necessarily have allergic kids (70% risk if both parents are allergic), and non allergic parents might have allergic kids. Only an allergic tendency, not necessarily specific allergies, is passed on; kids might not have the same allergies as their parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok so I have hs disease chronic boils, asthma, allergies , anxiety. my white count is 19000 hemoglobin 11.5?
Are allergies/asthma related to autoimmune disease! since both are a an over reaction of the immune system?
No: It makes an interesting hypothesis but there is no evidence to prove it. People with autoimmune disorders can develop lung disease that are often misdiagnosed as asthma. Check this out: http://www.Dailymail.Co.Uk/news/article-2032695/venus-williams-speaks-sjogrens-syndrome-forced-us-open.Html venus williams was diagnosed with "asthma" previously that turned out to be something else. ...Read more
22 year-old woman is 59" and 85 pounds, found to have osteoporosis, and despite not having any eating problems, cannot gain weight to get back.....?
36 year-old woman with a winter chest rash the past 3 years, without a definitive diagnosis by Dermatology despite a biopsy, without any certain.....?
Simplify: Occurrence only in winter suggests eczema rather than LE or any connective tissue disease. You are on multiple meds and can eliminate those which are useless placebos. Fish oil and glucosamine are a waste of money. Mg-Ca-Zn pill is of questionable benefit. Melatonin is difficult to assess but is not useful for the great majority who tried it. You mentioned a steroid by the allergist but nothing from the dermatologist! Exactly what was the steroid and what was the response??? What happens to the rash when you take prenisone? What indication and what dose of prednisone? If you have not used a potent topical steroid you have not yet been treated. I think you need no more tests but you do need a good dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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