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Could People With Asthma Or Allergies Be More Prone To Fungal Infections
Sometimes: People with asthma or allergies, who have mild symptoms and healthy immune systems probably are not more prone to fungal infections. Patients with lots of asthma/allergy symptoms, especially if they have weakened immune systems, can have problems with airborne fungi. Such patients may have worse symptoms when exposed to fungi such as aspergillus, blastomyces, or coccidioides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
POOR CLEARANCE OF: Secretions increases chances for infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Uncertain: People with asthma are more susceptible to respiratory tract infection although I have not seen any study related to the throat. Perhaps some of your throat problem is from post-nasal drips or sinusitis and not infection at all. If you are in the military, thank you for your service. ...Read more
Not really.: People with allergies and asthma are more prone to get sinus infections, ear infections and occasionally pneumonia. Asthma or allergies do not make you particularly prone for viral infections. People with allergies do have some changes in their immune system, but clinically we do not see more viral infections in this group of people. ...Read more
Why are people with ketoacidosis associated with diabetes especially likely to get to fungal infections?
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Fungal allergies: Hello, that is a very good question. I diagnose fungal allergic rhinitis very often yet very few patients suffer from sinusitis let alone fungal sinusitis. So if you have allergies and are sensitive to mold, that may trigger inflammation within the nasal and sinus lining that may lead to an infection. It will most likely be a bacterial or viral infection ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are sinus infections common in people with allergies? How do you know your allergies have turned into an infection?
Secretions: The main difference between allergies and sinus infections is thick, green secretions every time you blow your nose - this typically doesn't occur with allergies. Extreme sinus pressure is also more likely a sign of an infection rather than allergies. Also, allergies never cause a fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who tends to get serious allergic reactions to aspirin? Is it almost always people w asthma or nasal polyps or can anyone suddenly have a problem?
Fungal infection: Some people are more prone genetically to fungal infections. ...Read more
Poor defense: Emphysema can impair the lung's normal defense mechanisms of clearing bacteria and allow an infection to get established. Chronic bronchitis is actually more prone to develop infections than pure emphysema. Both are under the broader category of copd. Active cigarette smoking also increases the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if patients with ketoacidosis associated with diabetes are especially susceptible to fungal infections.?
Get excellent...: control of blood sugars !!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Although everybody's different, we speak of the prototypic "allergic march" - eczema as a toddler, allergic rhinitis by ages 4-7, and asthma in early adolescence. Many people will skip one or two of these problems, but in general, young children with eczema will go on to develop allergies and asthma if they are not carefully treated for their underlying allergies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can anxiety/depression cause a person to develop or be more suceptible to developing raynaud's disease?
Yes: You can develop tolerance to some pets and not others. I Once, while in the MAYO allergy clinic, I met two people in the waiting area who were being studied by MAYO. They were unrelated and had not known each other. Both had been deathly allergic to horses until they received blood transfusions after accidents. Both were no longer allergic thereafter. ...Read more
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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