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Poly allergy syndrom?

Poly allergy syndrom?

Allergies: As a doctor, if i heard this it simply makes me think (1) you have allergies, asthma, eczema, etc.... Or (2) you have multiple allergies to pollens, medications, foods, stinging insects, etc... ...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


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Can allergy be cured?

Can allergy be cured?

Controlled: Allergy can be controlled with avoidance of known sources of allergy (pets, pollen, etc), medication taken consistently, and perhaps allergy shots. However we are not able to "cure allergy" but these measures help restore a good quality of life. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergies?

Symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more

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Can allergy be treated?

Can allergy be treated?

Yes: The most important treatment for allergies is identification and avoidance as possible. For environmental allergies, new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and allergy injections are current standard of care. Food allergy treatment is avoidance and Epinephrine in case of an accidental exposure. Research is being done on food oral desensitization, but not yet ready for "prime time". ...Read more

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What is a popular allergy?

What is a popular allergy?

Poplar maybe?: Poplar is a tree and many people with springtime allergies have allergy to poplar tree pollen. ...Read more

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Can I outgrow my allergies?

Can I outgrow my allergies?

Yes: It is possible to outgrow any allergy, though some are more likely than others. ...Read more

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Does dolfenal causes allergy?

Does dolfenal causes allergy?

NSAIDs: Dolfenal contains Mefenamic Acid which is an NSAID (nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug) in the same general class as Ibuprofen or aspirin. Some people can have severe allergic reactions to these medications leading to hives, asthma or even anaphylaxis. If a person is allergic to aspirin, Ibuprofen or other nsaids talk with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What are good allergy reliefs?

Allergen avoidance: The best one off course is to avoid the allergen completely if you can. Many times, you can't either because you don't know the allergen or you can't really avoid the allergen. So, in that case, you can try otc medication like anti histamin ( benadryl) or other medication like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, allergra etc. Try one- see which one works better for you. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes an allergy attack?

What causes an allergy attack?

Acute allergy.: There are actually different types like the delayed ones. The common ones are the acute allergic reaction. You have allergy cells (eosinophils, basophils, mast) with receptors on the surface. The allergen (the cause) binds to those receptors, the cells lyse, recruit other cells, but the contents cause the blood vessels and surrounding tissue to react and cause the wheal and flare reaction. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergies?

What are symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; dark circles under eyes ("allergic shiners"); crease at base of nose (from "allergic salute"-wiping nose upwards with back of hand; post-nasal drainage; lack of energy. Many treatments available to relieve symptoms: antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec), nasal steroid sprays, mast cell stabilizer spray (cells that release histamine), desensitization tx to allergens. ...Read more

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What causes allergies in people?

What causes allergies in people?

Immune response : People with allergies have an exaggerated immune response to an allergen like venom in a bee sting or cat saliva proteins found on fur or dander. When these allergens bind to receptors on the immune cells they cause a cascade of events to occur that result in various allergy symptoms like itchy eyes, runny nose, swelling, hives, and anaphylaxis in extreme cases. ...Read more

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How is xevor tablet for allergy?

How is xevor tablet for allergy?

Antihistamine: Xevor is a brand name for levo-cetirizine. This antihistamine is the mirror-image isomer of Cetirizine (zyrtec). Theoretically, the r-isomers are the "active" part of the medication, so less medication should provide similar relief. It should work as well or perhaps better than zyrtec. ...Read more

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Peniscillian allergy, what to do?

Peniscillian allergy, what to do?

Several Things: First, learn to spell it right so everyone knows what you are talking about. It is penicillin. Second get an allergist to test you to confirm that you are really allergic to penicillin. Third, if you really are allergic avoid all drugs with penicillin or it's cousins, like amoxicillin, ampicillin, and often first and second generation cephalosporins like keflex or ceclor. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is allergies?

What sort of problem is allergies?

Allergies: Typical allergic disorders include eczema, hives, food allergies, and asthma. The hallmark of allergic issues is the involvement of ige though some of these disorders may also have contributions of t lymphocytes. ...Read more

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What causes allergies in children?

What causes allergies in children?

Genes + environment: To develop an allergy, you need a genetic predisposition. For example, children at highest risk of developing allergic asthma are those whose parents have asthma. Also necessary is multiple exposures to the allergen. The strongest predictor of developing allergies in the future is having allergic disease now (for example, a child with eczema has increased chance of developing asthma). ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure allergies ?

Is there a way to cure allergies ?

Not really: The term "cure" is a very powerful term and to use that in relation to curing allergies, may be too strong. Certainly use of immunotherapy ( allergy shots) have been shown to alter the natural course of allergic disease and to have long term effects even after stopping shots. A more fair representation would be that allergy shot can potentially provide long term modification of allergies. ...Read more

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What signs might warn of allergies?

What signs might warn of allergies?

Varied symptoms: The symptoms vary by affected area and type of allergy. Food allergies typically affect the skin (hives, itching). Environmental allergies typically affect the respiratory tract (nose - itching and congestion, throat - itching and mucus, lungs - tightness and mucus). Eyes (itching, redness and watering) and ears (itching) are also frequently involved. See an allergist for specific answers. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of allergies?

What are the symptoms of allergies?

Nasal and Eye Signs: Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products, weather changes). There are also medication and food allergies with more immediate symptoms. See an Allergist. ...Read more

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Could an allergy suddenly develope?

Could an allergy suddenly develope?

Allergies: You can develop allergies to anything at any point in your life. ...Read more

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How to determine you have allergies?

How to determine you have allergies?

History: I agree with the answers given but would emphasize that allergy is diagnosed by history and confirmed by skin or blood testing. Allergy is not disgnosed by testing. ...Read more

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Am I sick or is this just allergies?

Am I sick or is this just allergies?

Be more specific: We are not mind-readers and thus you will need to tell us what bothers you before we can even attempt to answer your question. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for pet allergies?

Are there any cures for pet allergies?

Not exactly: The best treatment is to not have a pet in the house and avoid those pets as possible. The best long term medical treatment is allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots). They can decrease symptoms in over 80% of people. While it is not a cure, it is the closest that is currently available. (and the needles are really tiny!). ...Read more

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How infrequent is this many allergies?

How infrequent is this many allergies?

What's the question?: couldn't understand what you meant, would you kindly rephrase your question, thanks ...Read more

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Are allergies considered disabilities?

Are allergies considered disabilities?

Generally not: Allergies in general would not be considered a disability. An exception might be an asthmatic with severe disease. The goal of good allergy care would be to not let one's allergies be so severe that they are disabling, . ...Read more

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What causes allergies all of the sudden?

What causes allergies all of the sudden?

Not known yet: It is not clearly known why suddenly a person develops allergies (food, medication, pollen, animals, latex, etc). The theory is that there is a genetic predisposition (risk) and then environmental exposures that lead to developing allergies. The immune system is very complicated and there are many unanswered questions, but very smart people are working on this! ...Read more