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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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Dr. John Chiu
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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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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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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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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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Poly allergy syndrom?

Poly allergy syndrom?

Allergies: As a doctor, if i heard this it simply makes me think (1) you have allergies, asthma, eczema, etc.... Or (2) you have multiple allergies to pollens, medications, foods, stinging insects, etc... ...Read more

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Can allergy be cured?

Can allergy be cured?

Controlled: Allergy can be controlled with avoidance of known sources of allergy (pets, pollen, etc), medication taken consistently, and perhaps allergy shots. However we are not able to "cure allergy" but these measures help restore a good quality of life. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergies?

Symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more

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Can allergy be treated?

Can allergy be treated?

Yes: The most important treatment for allergies is identification and avoidance as possible. For environmental allergies, new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and allergy injections are current standard of care. Food allergy treatment is avoidance and Epinephrine in case of an accidental exposure. Research is being done on food oral desensitization, but not yet ready for "prime time". ...Read more

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What is a popular allergy?

What is a popular allergy?

Poplar maybe?: Poplar is a tree and many people with springtime allergies have allergy to poplar tree pollen. ...Read more

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