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Allergies That Induce Hunger
All the same: Good question and many people ask me this. As far as the antigen that causes allergy goes all dogs are the same as remarkable as that may seem. This allergen is especially found in dog saliva and can spread from there. Dogs that salivate , lick or shed more are perhaps more likely to disperse the allergen. ...Read more
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Yes: Allergies and exercise are 2 of the most common triggers for exacerbation of asthma symptoms. If your asthma is not well controlled and you have allergies, treatment of the allergies is an important part of asthma therapy. If exercise is making your breathing worse it doesn't mean you can't do it. It suggests that your asthma is not well controlled and this should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could the smell or even sight of other people eating peanuts induce their allergy if they have one?
No: Unlikely, the allergy is not airborne.Get a more detailed answer ›
Allergy: Number one advise for any kind of allergy is avoidance- if you know the allergen. It can be specific food, house dust mite, smoke, strong odor, outdoor allergen/pollen, exposure to mold/damp environment, animals, occupational exposure, etc. Allergy testing is one way to find it out. There are otc and rx allergy medication. Before using medication consult your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more
How can I reduced exercise-induced rhinitis? I take zyrtec daily for allergies but it doesn't seem to help with rhinitis.
Cat out of bdrm: Getting rid of the cat would be the best option but most people won't follow this advice. Thus the least you need to do is to keep the cat out of the bedroom and perhaps have a hepa filter in the bedroom . You need to consult an allergist to get desensitized to the cat and get the appropriate medications to control your asthma in the meanwhile. Vacuum and keep windows open often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! I have allergy induced asthma. I'm currently taking zyrtec 24 to mask symptoms, but i'm finding the allergies still instigate my asthma. Any help?
Zyrtec for asthma: Zyrtec will not treat asthma. If you have asthma triggered by allergies you need specific asthma treatments see your doctor. You may need to get some additional asthma controller therapy such as steroid inhalers. Allergy immunotherapy can help to control allergies that trigger asthma. In addition for more severe allergic asthma xolair injections are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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