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Doctor insights on: Alternaria Alternata

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How do you get alternaria in your toenails?

How do you get alternaria in your toenails?

This is a type : Of fungus. Fungus likes to live in dark, wet, moist areas. Your toenails in socks, in shoes set up a perfect breeding ground. Fungus will usually invade a nail after it has been damaged in some capacity. A slight crack in the nail for example. ...Read more

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I just found out I am category 2 allergic to Alternaria Tenuis. I had pneumonia in end of February first time. Could this have caused it?

I just found out I am category 2 allergic to Alternaria Tenuis. I had pneumonia in end of February first time. Could this have caused it?

Possible but: Most patients would more likely have asthma from Alternaria than a condition known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis- the latter usually requires intense exposure. The answer is thus possible . If this recurs, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication?

My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication?

Several Options: The treatment of allergic rhinitis consists of avoidance, anti histamines, nasal steroids and allergy vaccine therapy. Some combination of one or all these modalities will be helpful. ...Read more

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My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication should he take?

My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication should he take?

Anything that works: The specific air born trigger to your child's allergy is less important than the effect the medications.Anti-histamines, nasal sprays & mast cell regulators may be a benefit. Most opt for a 24hr preparation for convenience.I like the non sedating antihistamines like fexophenadine(allegra) , steroid nasal spray (flonase). If your child cooperates & tolerates the med it should help. ...Read more

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Best meds to treat allergy to Alternaria Tenuis ? Atrovent (ipratropium) ? Flonase? Zyrtec?

Best  meds to treat allergy to Alternaria Tenuis ? Atrovent (ipratropium) ? Flonase? Zyrtec?

Perhaps anti-fungals: Check out http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/887374-treatment, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17097985 & http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2008.02024.x/pdf for some ideas. Atrovent (ipratropium) is good for lung symptoms while Flonase for nose & Zyrtec for overall allergies. So treatment also depend upon your symptoms. Best to consult your Allergist & Infectious Disease expert. ...Read more

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Skin itch ?

Skin itch ?

Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read more

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Do aks itch?

Do aks itch?

Not usually: If you are having itching or the aks are spreading, consult your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is drugs bad?

Is drugs bad?

Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read more

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Is same safe?

Is same safe?

Generally, Yes: Same is used in many european countries to treat depression as well as other diseases. That said, before taking any supplement, discuss it with your doctor especially if you are taking any other medications since many otherwise safe medications can become unsafe when combined with each other or with medications. ...Read more