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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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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I am atopic nd have asthma. Using seroflo tabs for inhalation and mometasone furoate. Chronic fatigue and palpitation. Madical exam...Cant study?

You need better: Care by the people who are experienced it treating atopic dermatitis. Please find a dermatologist who has the expertise in managing this dreadful condition! read this great article to find out more... Good luck! http://dermatology.Cdlib.Org/92/reviews/atopy/beltrani.Html. ...Read more

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Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma( hence the term "Atopic March") Is this correct?

Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma( hence the term "Atopic March")

Is this correct?

Yes that's correct: atopic march explains natural history of allergy progression in atopic individuals, while dyshidrotic eczema is different usually has no known cause, and treatment is different, but an individual can have the condition and have asthma too as two separate conditions not necessarily linked ...Read more

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How can I treat asthma and how can I prevent allergic asthma attacks?

How can I treat asthma and how can I prevent allergic asthma attacks?

See below: You can lower the risk of continued flares by avoiding the triggers that set off your asthma and allergies and using your maintenance medicines as directed. ...Read more

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What is the difference b/w allergic bronchitis and allergic asthma/asthma?

What is the difference b/w allergic bronchitis and allergic asthma/asthma?

In name only: Various terms have been used to define/describe Asthma, which has a strong allergy component, and genetic predisposition. The main thing is what precautions can be taken to prevent an exacerbation of asthma symptoms and what treatment works fir the patient. Allergy testing and treatment of allergies, as indicated is an important part of work up if these patients. ...Read more

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Hi i was wondering if you would know if there is a connection between high ESR and allergic reactions/ allergic asthma/that has got worst?

Hi i was wondering if you would know if there is a connection between high ESR and allergic reactions/ allergic asthma/that has got worst?

Yes: The esr, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation. A researcher decades ago ?Dr mason guest i believe, found that red blood cells collected in a tiny capillary tube fell out of suspension faster in patients with inflammation. Rbcs coated with inflammatory factors are heavier and fall faster.It doesn't matter what caused the inflammation. ...Read more

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Only atopic eczema increases the chances for asthma right? If i only have dyshidrotic eczema, i wont get asthma right?

Only atopic eczema increases the chances for asthma right? If i only have dyshidrotic eczema, i wont get asthma right?

Relax: Your age is listed as 18 years. If you have not developed symptomatic asthma by now the chances of it happening are minimal.Asthma comes in a broad spectrum of expressions, from a mild cough variant form to those that require multiple medications and occasional hospital care. Males with significant asthma will generally present with problems by a year of age. ...Read more

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Can allergic asthma ever be totally cured?

Can allergic asthma ever be totally cured?

Not really: There is no cure for asthma. But triggers can often be properly addressed, thus minimizing asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffering from allergic asthma?

What to do if I'm suffering from allergic asthma?

Consult allergist: An allergist is uniquely trained to treat asthma. Allergen identification followed by allergen avoidance (where practical), medications and allergy injections are the main steps of treatment. There are many details that make a specialist visit worthwhile--lung function testing, detailed asthma action plan, review inhaler technique and more. Many treatments available! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have allergic asthma without asthma?

Is it possible to have allergic asthma without asthma?

Not really.: Asthma is a complicated airway response to some irritant, generally. In some patients, allergens in the air are major triggers. Their symptoms may only be noticeable in certain seasons or with certain exposures. This is usually called extrinsic (allergic) asthma. Others have a predisposition (intrinsic) to this airway response and triggers are not obvious. Either way, it needs controlled. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic irritative skin condition where the skin becomes ...Read more