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Can allergies to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy? I has a bilateral pe and pleurisy.

Can allergies to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy? I has a bilateral pe and pleurisy.

No: Mold allergy can cause asthma and even a pneumonia-like condition but not pleurisy per se. Cigarette smoke is unhealthy can can cause breathing problem in susceptible people but not pleurisy. What do you mean by pe-pulmonary embolism?

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


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I've been smelling cigarette smoke when none exists. What is the cause? What kind of doc. Should I see? I do have seasonal allergies from aug-nov.

I've been smelling cigarette smoke when none exists. What is the cause? What kind of doc. Should I see? I do have seasonal allergies from aug-nov.

Smell hallucination?: Olfactory hallucinations can result from head injury, upper respiratory infection (uri), sinusitis, migraine. Phantosmia can also occur with temporal lobe seizures, brain tumor or other neurological disorder. Consult with your doctor or allergist to make sure any allergy symptoms are optimally controlled. Saline nasal spray or rinse can be quite helpful. If the smell persists, see a neurologist.

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In what way can I help an allergy to cigarette smoke I am snorting, headache, congested & sinus pain after exposure?

In what way can I help an allergy to cigarette smoke I am snorting, headache, congested & sinus pain after exposure?

Rhinosinusitis: Sinus pain, congestion and headache are signs of rhinosinusitis. Cigarette smoke like other air pollutants play as irritants. The inflamed nasal and sinus mucosa get irritated easily and more inflamed when it exposure to pollutants. Therefore, you should seek help treating rhinosinusitis first. Several etiologies can cause rhinosinusitis with the most common one is allergies.

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I think I have allergy to cigarettes. I don't smoke, when I get in contact who's smoking I start to sneeze and tears appear. Is this allergy? What to do?

I think I have allergy to cigarettes. I don't smoke, when I get in contact who's smoking I start to sneeze and tears appear. Is this allergy? What to do?

Many people: Are sensitive to smoke. What to do? Ask people not to smoke around you. As someone else who also has this allergy - my personal opinion is that we should be able to tell other's not to smoke in the air space we are in.

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Does even the odor of cigarettes on clothes cause problems for a child with asthma?

Does even the odor of cigarettes on clothes cause problems for a child with asthma?

Yes: The odor itself isn't an issue but where there is odor there are chemicals from the smoke that can cause all sorts of problems for people.

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Can you be addicted to cigarette smoke if you don't smoke cigarettes?

Can you be addicted to cigarette smoke if you don't smoke cigarettes?

Yes: Repeated exposure to second-hand smoke, both in cars and homes, is associated with nicotine dependence symptoms in non-smokers. Unfortunately, this often happens to children of parents who smoke around them. Years ago non-smoking nurses and doctors would become addicted to second-hand smoke when patients were permitted to smoke inside hospitals (seems strange to imagine these days).

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1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. Symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. Symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk.

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How would a patch test distinguish between a latex allergy and other clothing or fabric allergies?

How would a patch test distinguish between a latex allergy and other clothing or fabric allergies?

Reaction to allergen: Patch testing is designed to help identify a potential allergic skin reaction to common suspected allergens. The allergens are applied to the back and covered. 48 hrs later the patches are removed and any reaction noted. A 2nd reading is then performed 24-48hrs later. The intensity and duration of the reaction helps identify positive reactions.

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Tumble dryer or dehumidifier to dry clothes for someone prone to skin allergies?

Tumble dryer or dehumidifier to dry clothes for someone prone to skin allergies?

Skin allergy: Tumble drying is a good idea if you have a dust mite allergy, as is washing bedding in hot water weekly. If you have sensitive skin, I would avoid harsh heavily scented detergents, use a second rinse cycle to get detergent off clothes, and abstain from the use of dryer sheets. Use of a dehumidifier again may help with mold or dust mite growth in the home. The target for humidity is about 40-45%.

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What should I use to wash my clothes if I have allergies?

What should I use to wash my clothes if I have allergies?

Detergent: If you have sensitive skin, you can use free and clear detergents. If you are simply asking about allergies to dust mite/pollen and washing it off, you should wash in whatever detergent you choose, but hot water, which will break down and get rid of the allergenic proteins.

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In winter I catch flu n sneezing often specially when I go into open air. I cover myself with warm clothes but still I suffer from allergy at once?

In winter I catch flu n sneezing often specially when I go into open air. I cover myself with warm clothes but still I suffer from allergy at once?

Seasonal allergies..: ...that can cause congestion and your symptoms are common. See your Dr. And get treated for your issues and you may be able to help yourself.

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I've always had sensitive skin rash around my neckline. My hair and my clothes agitate it. It reappears regularly. Possibly an allergy? What to do?

I've always had sensitive skin rash around my neckline. My hair and my clothes agitate it. It reappears regularly. Possibly an allergy? What to do?

Eczema vs. Contact: You may have just an irritant reaction to sweat and friction at the neck line, but you also may have a perfume/cologne allergy or a nickel allergy (found in jewelry of many types). Otc Hydrocortisone 1% may help if used 3 times a week or so. If the reaction is not controlled easily there would be a benefit from seeing a doctor to discover the true cause or use stronger prescriptions.

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What kind of medicine best for dust allergies? Now a days am going out by covered my nose and mouth with cotton cloth and feeling better. Please sugg.

What kind of medicine best for dust allergies? Now a days am going out by covered my nose and mouth with cotton cloth and feeling better. Please sugg.

Antihistamines: In general I recommend antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec for most environmental allergies. Very little side effects.

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If a 52 month girl changes her clothes frequently (>10) without any explainable reason can be ocd?, no any infection or skin or allergy or sweating...

If a 52 month girl changes her clothes frequently (>10) without any explainable reason can be ocd?, no any infection or skin or allergy or sweating...

Possible: A repetitive behavior can be a compulsion if itis driven or occurs in response to distress /anxiety. Usually compulsions are rigid and seem rule bound. Not always easy to tell. May be in response to contamination but maybe not.

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