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What should be done to bed pillows to reduce allergies, asthma and dermatitis?

What should be done to bed pillows to reduce allergies, asthma and dermatitis?

Hypoallergenic: Buy hypoallergenic ones, and wash the case once a week or so using a detergent that does not bother you. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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My 14 month old has a rash and I think it is contact dermatitis. He has allergies and asthma. My question is can he still go to daycare?

My 14 month old has a rash and I think it is contact dermatitis. He has allergies and asthma. My question is can he still go to daycare?

If contact rash, yes: Contact allergic-type rashes are not contagious to other children. Though your child's rash may be itchy or bothersome to him/her, it will not spread. If your child is comfortable and there are no signs of a secondary bacterial infection (pus/ yellow-green drainage from any of the spots), it should be fine to return to daycare. ...Read more

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Last night before bed, i started to cough. Now all day today, i can't stop coughing! no other symptoms besides a ticklish throat. I have asthma & allergies & received a flu shot. What could this be?

Last night before bed, i started to cough. Now all day today, i can't stop coughing! no other symptoms besides a ticklish throat. I have asthma & allergies & received a flu shot. What could this be?

Lots of things: Could be asthma, post nasal drip down the back of throat, or a virus, or a way some people present from reflux. If over the counter cough medicines don't help and keeping a cool mist humidifier by your bed, see your doctor(assuming you tried using your asthma medication ). ...Read more

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Itchy skin turns into fast spreading rash like bumps when scratched. Both arms and right leg. Do have allergies & asthma. Not on meds for allergies.

Itchy skin turns into fast spreading rash like bumps when scratched. Both arms and right leg. Do have allergies & asthma. Not on meds for allergies.

Happy to help.: There are a couple of possibilities. First, dermatographism is a condition where scratching or marking the skin causes hives. Second, hives can arise without scratching as well. Antihistamines like Zyrtec/Allegra can help. If this persists, I'd recommend seeing an allergist who can allergy test you and help determine if other conditions are present. ...Read more

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How does allergy differ from asthma ?

How does allergy differ from asthma ?

See below: Allergies can present with nasal congestion, itchy and/or red eyes, cough and sometimes as asthma. Asthma refers to the recurrent lower airway inflammation and constriction and can be caused by allergies, but can also be caused by exercise, change in weather or viral infections. ...Read more

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What allergies are associated with asthma?

What allergies are associated with asthma?

Cats, cockroaches: While any allergies can be associated with and trigger asthma symptoms, there are 2 in particular which have been shown in the medical literature to be highly linked to asthma flares. Cats allergies are by far the most associated with asthma, followed by cockroach allergies (most common in inner-cities). Chlorine has also been associated with asthma, but it is not considered an allergy. ...Read more

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What should I do about allergies and asthma?

What should I do about allergies and asthma?

Treatments.....: Asthma therapy typically consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers to treat the bronchospasm and airway inflammation. Additional treatment depends on your symptoms. Allergies can cause asthma exacerbations so avoiding allergens as much as possible is beneficial. Additional allergy therapy can be given by an allergy doctor depending on the particular allergies that are diagnosed. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have allergies or asthma?

How do you know if you have allergies or asthma?

Tests: you can get tested for both - a doctor can also take a good history of any symptoms you may have and let you know what tests, if any, to do. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more