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Asthma Food Allergies
Is there a correlation between asthma, food allergies and hypochlorhydria? Older studies published in BMJ and Nature seem to suggest so?
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?
What is the likelihood of being born with food allergies, asthma, and later on juvenile type 1 diabetes?
At times, have shallow breathing w/numbness/tingling all over and mental confusion;sometimes w/chest pain..No anxiety/food allergy/asthma. Any ideas?
Could be anxiety: These symptoms could easily be explained by limited symptom panic attacks, but you need a full evaluation with your physician to rule out other possible causes. Could also be from various types of substance use (you additionally list "type a medication" in your info, but i don't know what that is.) with the "irrational rage" and memory loss, would also recommend evaluation with a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Seen several allergists, have multiple food allergies, can only tolerate 5 foods (others trigger asthma) chemical sensitivities. Suggestions?
Allergies : Pick one allergist and work on possible allergy shots or other treatments ...Read more
Clarify & re-ask.: It looks like this is an after thought. Where's the actual question? ...Read more
My child has asthma & use 2 pumps & take 2 pills, she has allergy & food allergies oranges, banans, & tomatoes. What can I do to get vitams she neec?
How can I find a better trained/more up-to-date allergist? I have asthma. Should I look into a pulmonologist? Could a pulmo. manage food allergies?
Check aaaai.org: You need to find another allergist if you don't feel comfortable with your current one. I doubt that most pulmonologists have had any training or interest in food allergy. Look in the aaaai.org website to find another allergist and cross- reference your findings with those online rating sites. You are frustrated but need to keep trying since there are many well-trained allergists around. ...Read more
Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more
Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
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