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Common Pitbull Allergies
Approximately 1-2%: Rates of peanut allergies have increased over the past two decades. In 1997, only 0.4% of children had peanut allergies as opposed to 1.4% in 2008. The prevalence of combined peanut or tree nut allergies in children was 2.1 percent in 2008, compared to 0.6 percent in 1997. In regards to adults, peanut and/or tree nut allergies remained steady among adults, with a rate of 1.3%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Common: Allergic rhinitis including allergy to dogs is common, affecting 10-30% of people in the U.S. Rates seems to be increasing over time, particularly in urban areas.These statistic include all allergy sufferers (trees, grass, weeds, dust mites, molds, cats, dogs, etc). I don't have rates for dog allergy sufferers specifically. ...Read more
Many things: Pet dander, dust mites, molds, grasses, tree pollens !!!! ...Read more
Yes: Somewhere between 2-5% of children will have a milk allergy. Many but not all will outgrow that allergy as they get older. By adulthood only 0.1-0.5% of people will have an allergy. However, milk intolerance (lactose intolerance) is extremely common in adults. While not a "true" allergy, it can cause gas and diarrhea when milk is drunk. This happens in 25% of caucasians and 90% of asians. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal, eye, skin: Children will exhibit sneezing, itchy nose/eye, stuffy nose or cough with close exposures with pets. If licked by a cat or dog and allergy is present, a rash could develop at that site. The allergies could manifest as asthma with cough, wheezing or difficulty breathing. Typically a pattern will be seen, but if it is an indoor pet, the symptoms may be continuous. ...Read more
Delayed reaction: Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours. Read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more
Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Debilitating fatigue,sore throat,lightheaded,facial swelling, headaches,swollen glands,allergic asthma. Yr-round (worse w allrgy season & pollution)?
Fatigue: Hard to diagnose online. Start with your doctor for a complete checkup. If the work up is normal consider an allergist. ...Read more
4-8, 2-4%: 4-8% of children in the USA are allergic to foods, and about 2-4% of adults. Allergic reactions to foods can be life threatening, so you need to be prepared to deal with a reaction at any time. About one hundred fifty people die of food allergic reactions in the USA every year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Milk allergiy is not necessarily more or less common than other food allergies. Common food allergies in children are soy, egg, and milk, whereas older children and adults are more often allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. ...Read more
20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?
Maybe: They be related but until you get an evaluation and diagnosis, then you may not totally know. Geographic tongue is a normal in many patients and i've known patients with other symptoms such as eczema and those without eczema. You may need to get an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can severe pollen allergies/possible head cold cause sever drowsiness and a overall tired feeling? Is this a common complaint in allergie sufferers?
No...but: I agree with dr. Mcghee's answer. Dizziness can be caused by the medications you're taking to treat allergic rhinitis. Phenylephrine, the decongestant found in many over-the-counter & prescription oral medications for seasonal allergies can cause dizziness. If congestion is your main problem, topical antihistamine or corticosteroid sprays may be a better solution. They don't contain phenylephrine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer