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Are there some genetic reasons I get allergic conjunctivitis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get allergic conjunctivitis off and on?

Not really: There is a genetic basis of allergic disease, but what you may be seeing is a seasonal variation due to the presence of specific pollen at certain times of the year. People who are allergic to ragweed may have symptoms from mid august to mid october, and at no other time. People sensitive to animals will have symptoms with exposure and not at other time.. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Are there some genetic reasons I get sinusitis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get sinusitis off and on?

Maybe: There are genetic defects that can lead to immunodeficiencies for example, that can present with recurrent sinus infections. Usually these diseases will also present with recurrent ear and lung infections. It's not until patients describe 4 or more episodes in one year, that i would consider this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get eye swelling off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get eye swelling off and on?

Occasionally: Your eye swelling may be from an allergic phenomenon of which antioedema is the most common from a genetic standpoint. There are other causes with genetic underpinnings but eye swelling is sort of a side effect of things like heart failure, kidney disease and other alterations of overall bodily fluid imbalance. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get angioedema off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get angioedema off and on?

Could be : Hae or hereditary angioedema is a genetic swelling disease due to deficiency or dysfuntion in a protein called c1 inhibitor. Typical symptoms include recurrent swelling without hives and unexplained abdominal pain that typically lasts 3-5 days on average. Each child of a parent with hae has a 50% risk of having the disease and it should not skip generations. An allergist can help. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get anaphylaxis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get anaphylaxis off and on?

Poss food allergy: The symptoms of anaphylaxis can begin as swelling of the head and neck area, tightness in the throat or chest, rash or flushing, or hoarseness (among others) and are very serious! if they recur then you may have an undiagnosed food allergy or an allergy to a certain chemical or medication. You must be aware of your surroundings, your symptoms and what your eat. See an allergist asap! ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get tinea off and on?

Local immune system: Prevalence to infection is combination of localized immune function and colonization by strain of fungus. The use of oral antifungal may eradicate the fungus. A dilute clorox bath 1 cup per tub one tp tpw times per week may decrease decolonization. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get periorbital cellulitis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get periorbital cellulitis off and on?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis research has shown that people with certain risk factors are more likely to develop periorbital cellulitis. These risk factors include:upper respiratory infection, eye trauma, insect bites.   ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get pneumonia off and on?

Enough antibodies?: If you are an adult, it's usually a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Sometimes, the body has a problem producing antibodies (ab) that protect you from pneumonias. Your doctor can determine levels of ab classes. Also, specialists like infectious diseases doctors, can perform a vaccine challenge test to diagnose more complex problems like common variable immunodeficiency(cvid). ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get orchitis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get orchitis off and on?

Possibly, not likely: Infections are the most common reasons, especially chlamydia and gonorrhea, which are sexually transmitted diseases (stds). There are very good tests for these. Very rarely recurrent orchitis is caused by a birth defect of the urinary tract - an abnormal connection of your "plumbing" for your urine. This link might be helpful: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002259/. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get skin swelling off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get skin swelling off and on?

Eval may help: There are many causes of skin swelling and not all are genetic. One condition called hereditary angioedema is a genetic type of swelling that often runs in family. In this condition, swelling occurs without hives. Blood tests can evaluate for this. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get bursitis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get bursitis off and on?

No: Bursitis is almost always a secondary proble and /or a problem related to use if you have a genetic prblem it would be like something that alters your joint function that would then cause secondary bursitis but in thses case the body adapts and overuse or trauma stillis the problem. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get sepsis off and on?

Maybe: Some people are more vulnerable than others to infection (due to deficiencies in ige, or iga, etc) or, when they become infected have an inability to fight off infection due to either a problem with their white blood cells, their ability to form an immune response, an autoimmune disease, etc. All of these have a genetic component... But you should see an immunologist regardless. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get tooth infection off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get tooth infection off and on?

Possibly: You may have an inherited condition that interferes with your immunity but it's much more likely that repeated tooth infection is related to infrequent professional care, inadequate oral hygiene, and choice of foods. Frequent brushing with good technique, flossing, and regular professional cleaning are the keys to avoiding further infection. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get autoimmune conditions off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get autoimmune conditions off and on?

Not usually off/on: If you are prone to a genetic reason to get an autoimmune disease, the off and on depend on th activity of the autoimmune disease. In theory genetic risk factors put you at risk for the autoimmune and if the symptoms are off and on may control the disease activtiy at some point but often environmental conditions, therapy including compliance may affect the activity much more. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get fibromyalgia off and on?

Dom't know: But in general. Almost every illness humans can get has some genetic component. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get pancreatitis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get pancreatitis off and on?

Probably: Some genetic variants lead to activation of the pancreatic enzymes while still in the pancreatic glands and cause pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get steatorrhea off and on?

Possibly: Steatorrhea, defined as greasy/oily stools, can result from inadequate digestion and/or absorption of fats in the diet. Pancreatic insufficiency, short bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, crohn's disease, celiac disease, bile salt disorders can all result in steatorrhea. A specialist in gastroenterology can help make the right diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


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Allergic Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of eyes due to allergic reaction to allergens (i.e.; ...Read more