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Can You Grow Out Of Allergies And Asthma
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
Can you grow out of asthma? I smoke and am around allergies often but with no effects on my " asthma" I was diagnosed with 12 years ago.
One causes the other: The two walk together. Asthma commonly is caused by allergies affecting the lower airways - the bronchial tubes tighten, become swollen and become congested with excess mucus. Asthma can also be triggered by other things, such as exercise, smoke, viruses etc., but by controlling allergies, asthma and asthmatic reactions are much less likely to occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have read of many organic mattress benefits. Are they really better for your health (especially for allergies/asthma) or just good advertisement?
Dust mite Covers: Any thick fiber close to your body, organic or not, has the potential to provide a home for dust mites. Only microweave synthetic fabric covers have been shown to reduce dust mite levels. "allergy" mattress covers that are made by pressure stamping fibers were shown to provide a great place for dust mites to live so they can crawl out and eat your shed skin cells. Get more information before u buy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None really: If you have a specific allergy to dogs and/or cats, the best advice is not to have one. There is a misconception that dogs with hair that don't shed are "hypo-allergenic; however, the allergen comes from the animal's salivary glands. The pets clean themselves by licking and the allergen gets on there hair, fur, & skin. This is also why a reaction is worse when the pet licks you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either or both: Asthma, allergies, and eczema are all considered "atopic" disorders. An individual can have one or all of them. If you have allergies and asthma, the allergies can most definitely trigger asthma attacks. Generally treating both aggressively with preventative medication can reduce your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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