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Are asthma and eczema related?

Are asthma and eczema related?

Yes: Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...Read more

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Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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Child with severe asthma and allergies..Is it hereditary?

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Child with severe asthma and allergies..Is it hereditary?

Probable: Asthma is often hereditary as are allergies. However whether a disease condition will develop or not is dependent on how the body interacts with the environment. For example, in identical twins there is a close to 60% that the other twin would develop asthma if one of the twin has it. In non-identical twins, the chance is slightly under 30%. ...Read more

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Allergy asthma fighting foods I have a tons of allergies. I also have asthma. What types of food fight allergies and asthma?

Allergy asthma fighting foods I have a tons of allergies.  I also have asthma.  What types of food fight allergies and asthma?

Healthy diet: No specific foods fight asthma and allergies. Focus on eating a well balanced with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Some people with pollen allergy may experience itchy mouth or throat when eating raw fruits or vegetables. Usually the foods are tolerated if peeled or cooked. ...Read more

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I have seasonal allergies similar to allergic tension fatigue syndrome. However I have no food allergies. And the neurologist and allergist is stumped?

I have seasonal allergies similar to allergic tension fatigue syndrome. However I have no food allergies. And the neurologist and allergist is stumped?

Allergies: Seasonal allergies usually consist of trees and grasses in the spring and ragweed in the summer. Food allergies Don't necessarily coexist with the seasonal allergies. Has the allergist tested you and tried treating your seasonal allergies with specific shots as well as medications? ...Read more

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Envir. allergic rhinitis severe, on max flutic/monteluk/allegra. +1yr worsening tired. Norm polysom/CBC/CMP/TSH/ESR/CRP. Who to see, allergist? Rheum?

Envir. allergic rhinitis severe, on max flutic/monteluk/allegra. +1yr worsening tired. Norm polysom/CBC/CMP/TSH/ESR/CRP. Who to see, allergist? Rheum?

See allergist: Your problems appear to be allergic and an allergy consult would be your best bet. I don't know why you thought that a rheumatologist could help you. ...Read more

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For allergies is there anything better than journal of allergy & clinical immunology?

For allergies is there anything better than journal of allergy & clinical immunology?

Yes : There are mutiple resources for allergic diseases including jaci, annal of allergy, allergy, pedicatric allergy, erj, jrccm. ...Read more

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Does kid qualify for vaccine exempt with family hist of scleroderma, Raynaud's, psoriasis, scoriatic arthritis, and personal hist of eczema and celiac?

Does kid qualify for vaccine exempt with family hist of scleroderma, Raynaud's, psoriasis, scoriatic arthritis, and personal hist of eczema and celiac?

No: Vaccines will prevent you from getting serious diseases which might complicate your personal history of eczema and celiac disease. Go see your Pediatrician and get all protections you can. ...Read more

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Can a person with normal IgE and eosinophil have allergic rhinitis and asthma.

Can a person with normal IgE and eosinophil have allergic rhinitis and asthma.

Yes: Unfortunately, there are other allergic cells and reactions not dependent on ige which makes some of our medicine not useful enough and makes some people not qualify for novel treatments. ...Read more

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Occasionally when allergy is high i get mild SOB and some light wheezing. Asmanex VS. Singulair (montelukast). Which one is better to treat Allergy induced Asthma.

Occasionally  when allergy is high i get mild SOB and some light wheezing. Asmanex VS. Singulair (montelukast). Which one is better to treat Allergy induced Asthma.

Depends : Montelukast (Singulair (montelukast)) works well in some patients, but inhaled steroids (Asmanex is one of several) are more reliably effective, in general. Singulair (montelukast) has the advantage of helping nasal and eye allergies, too. Always start with a emergency inhaler like albuterol first. All three are prescription; discuss side effects w/ provider. ...Read more

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Hi! I have allergy induced asthma. I'm currently taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 24 to mask symptoms, but i'm finding the allergies still instigate my asthma. Any help?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for asthma: Zyrtec (cetirizine) 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 more

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I am an eczema patient should I go for ALLERGY ECZEMA COMPREHENSIVE PANEL, SERUM (FEIA) or ALLERGY COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE, SERUM (ImmunoCAP,FEIA).

None of these: Eczema---atopic dermatitis----is NOT an allergy. Allergy tests are not useful, often harmful, for eczema. It is not related to foods. Not "stress" either. It is a genetic defect in the surface of the skin. We have very good technology to help eczema, but no cure. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. Meanwhile use skin cleansers with pH 6 to 7. Apply a liberal amount of a ceramide cream after washing. A prescripti ...Read more

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Causes for chronic cough? (tested negative for asthma, allergies, etc. And my GERD is controlled with meds.)

Causes for chronic cough? (tested negative for asthma, allergies, etc. And my GERD is controlled with meds.)

Cough: Hello. A chronic cough can be caused by a number of etiologies. As you mentioned, you have had a good work up so far. Other suggestions would be to review your medications, have an endoscopic evaluation of your vocal cords then see a pulmonary doctor. ...Read more

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Do you recommend allergy shots ( I have atopic dermatitis & many allergies)?

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Do you recommend allergy shots ( I have atopic dermatitis & many allergies)?

See below: Allergy shots work best for allergic rhinitis and bee sting (venom) allergy. Benefit is limited for asthma. ...Read more

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Is black tattoo ink hypoallergenic? Are allergic rxns to this rare for those with history of allergies? (AR, chronic urticaria....)

Is black tattoo ink hypoallergenic? Are allergic rxns to this rare for those with history of allergies? (AR, chronic urticaria....)

Tattoo inks are safe: But some people still react to them. "hypoallergenic" isn't a guarantee against allergy. Anyone can have an allergic reaction to nearly any substance, even after years of exposure. In general, tattoo ink allergic reactions are fairly rare. Only use a reputable artist. If you're concerned, ask for a test spot in an inconspicuous area 1-2 weeks before a full tattoo as a precautionary measure. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy pill will help most with indoor and dust allergies?

What kind of allergy pill will help most with indoor and dust allergies?

Antihistamines: The most common type of allergy pill is an antihistamine, and are generally the most effective against indoor and outdoor allergies. However, each body is different and some antihistamines work better for some, but not for others, like a "lock and key". Trial and error is the only way to find out which antihistamine is the best for your body. ...Read more

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2 year old seen allergy & asthma dr, has asthma & showed signs of allergies prescribed singular, tests schd 2weeks, but what can be causing bad eczema?

2 year old seen allergy & asthma dr, has asthma & showed signs of allergies prescribed singular, tests schd 2weeks, but what can be causing bad eczema?

Food or dust mites: 1/3 of children with eczema have food allergies. The culprits are usually egg, milk, peanut, wheat, tree nuts, corn, soy. 1/3 are allergic to house dust mite. 1/3 have no discernible allergies. The presence of asthma & allergic rhinitis makes allergy more likely. ...Read more

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Any lifelong treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma ?

Allergy treatment: Ideally you should be tested to find out what you are allergic to. Once you know what you are allergic to, you should undertake environmental control of your environment. You can also undergo a desensitization program as well as taking antihistamines for your rhinitis and bronchodilators for your asthma ...Read more

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What should I avoid/ or eat often for atopic dermatitis & allergies?

Food allergy: Food allergy can be involved in worsening atopic dermatitis or eczema; especially in children (probably about 1/3rd of cases). Some food allergies are caused by allergic antibody (ige) that can be detected by blood work, in other cases if is presumably caused by blood cells that have become reactive to foods (no reliable testing is felt to exist for this type of allergy). Dietary diary might help. ...Read more

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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


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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more