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Am I Allergic To Dust Or Smogs Or Do I Have Asthma
No: Enzymes in the gastrointestinal system would degrade the allergenic proteins. Most symptoms of dust allergy are respiratory and due to inhalation. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What should I do if I have allergies to pollen and being outdoors. But I have beenelse can cause sneezing indoors?
I am allergic to various trees, weeds, mold, grasses, and dogs. Can this be the root of my trouble breathing? I do not have asthma. I get frequent URI
Multiple allergies: could certainly have an effect on your pulmonary function. Make an appointment with an allergist or pulmonologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No asthma, i don't smoke and i don't have any illnesses or allergic reactions. So why do I keep getting chest infections?
Chest infections: You need to see an allergist/immunologist to investigate your immune system and other causes of chest infections. ...Read more
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