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Allergy Or Allergies
I think you may be: mistaken about your "moisture allergy".Could you better describe your ailment? ...Read more
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
Possibly: Both local anesthetics are esters, which means they are in the same family. However, true allergy is rare. Most commonly it is a side effect of Epinephrine added or a preservative. Lidocaine, Marcaine and other amide local anesthetics shouldn't cross-react. Cocaine has its own side-effects that are very dangerous so stay away, allergic or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Congestion is a normal response of the airway to inhaled dust, fumes, dry heat, pollen, etc. As well as infection. Airway mucous traps debris particles and works to remove them. Vaporizers help thin heavy mucous in some. Avoid cleaning products with heavy odors, perfumes, and smoke and change ac filters often. A particle filter for babys room may also help.Nasal saline as a wash is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoidance: Don't eat what causes allergy.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've had a cough for awhile. And my parents smoke ariund me. Everyone says it's allergies. Can allergies be an everyday issue?
I recently tested positive for a milk and casein allergy. The allergy presented after delivery of my third child. Why now? I've always drank milk b4.
See answer: Though allergies can occur at any age, merely having a "positive" allergy test does not mean you have an allergic condition. Often, patients will have large allergy panels done by skin testing or blood testing. In the absence of symptoms, these are largely unnecessary. The delivery issues are most likely not related to your testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have really good skin but highly sensitive, can I take over-the-counter allergy meds for hives that developed due to a cat allergy (severe allergy)?
Yes: You may try it but if the problem is severe , avoidance would be the best answer. Allergy shots often help as well. At the minimum, keep the cat out of your bedroom. ...Read more
Severe allergy: This would be prescribed for a serious food allergy that has the potential to cause as a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. A history of hives or respiratory symptoms caused by a food ingestion with evidence of allergy to that food on testing suggests the need to carry epinephrine. Common foods would include peanut, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish, although any food can be implicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers