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If I am allergic to dust and I swallow a piece of dust, could I have an allergy attack?

If I am allergic to dust and I swallow a piece of dust, could I have an allergy attack?

No: Enzymes in the gastrointestinal system would degrade the allergenic proteins. Most symptoms of dust allergy are respiratory and due to inhalation. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Dust Mite Allergy (Definition)

Dust mite allergy is an abnormal immune response to the typically benign dust mite protein. Dust mites are present in most houses found in the bedding, carpets and fabrics. The dust mite is microscopic but it's droppings and body parts trigger allergic symptoms in sensitized individuals. Symptoms usually include nasal congestion, discharge, sneezing and eye symptoms. It can ...Read more


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I have asthma would i get a bad asthma attack if i were to try weed?

I have asthma would i get a bad asthma attack if i were to try weed?

Yes very likely: Yes it is very likely will cause an asthma attack whether you smoke weed or tobacco cigarretes i will advice against it. ...Read more

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Do I have a dust allergy if I sneeze while vacuuming?

Do I have a dust allergy if I sneeze while vacuuming?

Presumably: But your carpet also harbors pet dander, mold spores, food particles, and plant pollens. Any of these things will be sucked into the vacuum cleaner and spit out the exhaust. Certainly, house dust mite allergy is the first thing we allergists consider. But we also always say "never presume.". ...Read more

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I cough everytime I am near dust. Can i be allergic to dust?

A Symptom: Yes, dust can cause a person to cough. A cough is a symptom caused by some underlying condition. There are many conditions that can cause a cough. If one has a persistent or worsening cough, a visit to their primary care physician would be advised. I see from your profile that you smoke tobacco. Smoking often leads to a cough. Don't dismiss the cough. Pay attention to this symptom. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have allergies to pollen and being outdoors. But I have beenelse can cause sneezing indoors?

What should I do if I have allergies to pollen and being outdoors. But I have beenelse can cause sneezing indoors?

Encourage you to see: An allergist. That way it can be determined exactly what you have allergies to. Allergies can often be successfully treated. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cat or dust allergies?

How do I know if I have cat or dust allergies?

An allergist : Could test you to help differentiate what you may be allergic to. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have real allergies or vasomotor rhinitis?

How do I tell if I have real allergies or vasomotor rhinitis?

Testing: Rhinitis is just a stuff, running nose, with maybe sneezing. Allergic rhinitis is rhinitis that is caused by allergies and this is determined by skin testing. Vasomotor rhinits can co exist with ar and typically is triggered by cold air, odors, perfumes, bad smells. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have asthma would I have a bad asthma attack if i were to try weed?

What should I do if I have asthma would I have a bad asthma attack if i were to try weed?

Yes: Smoking and asthma is never a good combination. One with asthma should anticipate having significant asthma symptoms after smoking anything. ...Read more

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Iam allergic to cats and my inhailer isn't workin will humitifyer work or air filter. Or should I git rid of my cat.. I do have asthma..

Iam allergic to cats and my inhailer isn't workin will humitifyer work or air filter. Or should I git rid of my cat.. I do have asthma..

Cat bad for asthma: The best way is to remove the cat and thoroughly clean the house, including carpeting and furniture. If you are not willing to do that, see an allergist and consider getting on desensitization (allergy shots), which would decrease y our problem. A humidifier will not work, a hepa filter air purifier and preventing the cat from getting into the bedroom may help. ...Read more

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I don't have allergies but I do have allergy like reaction (including nasal congestion) to dust, smoke, scents, etc. Did that cause my dark circles?

I don't have allergies but I do have allergy like reaction (including nasal congestion) to dust, smoke, scents, etc. Did that cause my dark circles?

Non Allergic Rhiniti: Rhinitis is the condition that causes nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy nose, and a runny nose. It can be caused by allergies or not caused by allergies -- this is called non allergic rhinitis (nar). Nar is caused by strong odors perfumes, smoke and other irritants. I would challenge the statement that allergy testing is too cumbersome, costly and painful to perfume. ...Read more

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I have seasonal allergieis and asthma and i'm jut wondering if I can go outside?

I have seasonal allergieis and asthma and i'm jut wondering if I can go outside?

Yes: The goal of management of allergic disease is that the patient should be able to do whatever they want. See an allergist, find out what you are allergic to and develop a treatment plan that may include antihistamines, nasal sprays and allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read more

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I have dust allergies. Do I need a filter or de-humidifier for my home?

Probably neither : Dust allergy usually implies dust mite allergies. Dust mite allergies are caused by dust mites and one's greatest exposure to dust mites is bedding. Dust mite covers are the most appropriate for this. Air filter do not help. De humidifiers can be helpful to lower the humidity but there is very little data to say this improves pt symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sevear asthma and dog allergies can I get a dog?

What to do if I have sevear asthma and dog allergies can I get a dog?

You're kidding: The two issues seem incompatible. You state your asthma is severe, so why would you want to risk life with this type of pet ? I know of no foolproof way of ending the allergy.If it means a lot to you, consult with an allergist and see if they can desensitize you to dog dander and end that issue. ...Read more

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I have 3 cats i'm allergic to. I also have outdoor allergies. Zyrtec (cetirizine) isn't working this spring. What can I do. Also no insurance.

I have 3 cats i'm allergic to.  I also have outdoor allergies.  Zyrtec (cetirizine) isn't working this spring.  What can I do. Also no insurance.

Get rid of cats: I hate to tell patients to get rid of their pets, but if you are allergic to cats and have 3 of them, it may be time to find them another home. On another note...If you have been on zyrtec for awhile, try switching to Allegra to see if that helps more. Generally i would also recommend an allergy nose spray like nasonex, (mometasone) but that may be more of an issue without insurance coverage. ...Read more

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Why do I have symptoms of allergies? I don't have asthma or anything

Reason...: Unfortunately, allergies can occur to any person at any age. You don't need to have asthma to suffer from allergies. There are good treatments available, however, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have allergy-induced asthma attack from my severe cat allergies, what do you recommend?

I have allergy-induced asthma attack from my severe cat allergies, what do you recommend?

Cat out of bdrm: Getting rid of the cat would be the best option but most people won't follow this advice. Thus the least you need to do is to keep the cat out of the bedroom and perhaps have a hepa filter in the bedroom . You need to consult an allergist to get desensitized to the cat and get the appropriate medications to control your asthma in the meanwhile. Vacuum and keep windows open often. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more