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Allergy Tests Because Of Chronic Cough
My son has had chronic cough for four months, repeated episleritis, negative allergy test and low IgM value. What does this indicate.?
Episcleritis: Your son needs additional evaluation by an eye care specialist. Recurrent episcleritis (when we are able to find an associated condition) is most often related to autoimmune disease. The negative allergy test and IgM levels are not too helpful in my opinion in regards to working up the episcleritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies can be identified by allergy tests. The best allergy test is a skin test. It is safe and reliable. The next best allergy test is a blood test - less reliable than skin tests but also safe. If we are looking into food allergy then a challenge test is very reliable but ...Read more
Allergies to many meds; now chronic cough. I'm 40, never had asthma, but could I have it suddenly now? Drs ask if I have it, but how would i know?
If u been told b4: Drug allergy and celiac don't directly increase asthma risk. Adult-onset asthma is one of several common causes of chronic cough at 40, Asthma often returns; knowing this makes asthma meds worth a try. Also helpful: X-rays, family story, physical exam, spirometry (blowing tests done right); consider, but don't assume asthma. Allergists and pulmonologists are specialists in cough and asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doubtful: I don't think a child would be allergic to the nasal steroid spray flonase. There are certainly children whose cough may not respond to treatment with flonase, but the reason is most likely a mis-diagnosis rather than an allergy to it. One needs to think about an infectious cause, asthma or possibly reflux to name a few reasons for lack of response to flonase. ...Read more
Causes for chronic cough? (tested negative for asthma, allergies, etc. And my GERD is controlled with meds.)
What could be the cause of my chronic cough? I have GERD which is controlled with protonix (pantoprazole). Tested negative for allergies. Do have sinus congestion.
He could have whooping cough, asthma, chronic cough, allergies, croup. I am so confused. How do I tell the difference?
See a doctor: Your doctor's job is to make the proper diagnosis, don't wreck your brain with it. ...Read more
57 year old healthy male with chronic cough, not asthma, not allergies, no pulmonary cause. Where should he go next? Chronic cough for over 5 years....Been to pulmonologist, allergist, no cause found, no medication has helped. Allergy meds, inhalers, me
Living in Singapore. SOB, Chronic cough, itchy throat in office and home for 1 year. What allergies should I be tested for besides dust, cats, mold?
Environmental: allergens you need to be tested.They cause post nasal drip which makes you cough plus itchy throat. Cold/flu is not associated with itching. There is also a condition known as pollen-fruit or oral allergy syndrome wherein one gets itching mouth/throat from eating certain fruits due to cross-reaction with pollen allergy. Apple, banana, melon, avocado are the more common culprits. ...Read more
I have what seems like chronic bronchitis. My dr has given me all blood & allergy tests & nothing's indicating what the issue is. What could it be?
Repeated Neg allergy tests by different allergist no structural sinus issues. Past 40 yrs chronic thick post nasal drip. Could it be related to UCTD?
Post nasal drip: This can be a chronic problem for some people. It is due to thick mucin, not too much like people often think. Dry mucus can be caused by insufficient water intake, too much caffeine, medication side effects, deviated septum, small polyps that maybe haven't shown on allergy or CT exams, and laryngopharygeal reflux. I suggest seeing ENT if not done to get nasal and laryngeal endoscopy to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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