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Do Severe Allergies And Asthma Also Make One More Prone To Viral Illnesses
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
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
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
Can regular consumption of strong pain killers like morphine cause you to become more susceptible to digestive illness and respiratory illness?
NO: NO.- No relationship unless using IV opiates. ...Read more
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
I have uncontrolled asthma. Also, rhinitis and reflux. Do the latter conditions contribute to the asthma symptoms? How to manage so it's not a cycle?
What is best way to treat allergies (esp pollen/mold, e.G. 2014 seems to be worse than past)? Could this make asthma worse/lead to more flare ups? Otc allergy meds don't work or limited effect for me
POOR CLEARANCE OF: Secretions increases chances for infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
I get common cold quite easily, mainly allergic to dust. Are there ways to make body more immune to such irritants naturally?
Better nose: Often nasal funtction is impaired when congested.This can be related to nasal inflammation from dust allergy and irriitants.Your defenses and resistance can be compromised oftrn leading to more viral infections and sinus disease.Contolling dust and avoiding irritants may improve resistance.Medications to improve nasal function or decrease inflammation should help. ...Read more
Yes: You are talking most about the common cold. This requires exposure and susceptibility. If people around you have a cold, you could be exposed. But your system must be susceptible (i.e. Your bodily defenses are down). Also if you move to a new city, you will get more colds for 1-2 years as you wade through the endemic cold viruses in that area. ...Read more
Does a person who has multiple drug allergies and is also just prone to hives also have to avoid high-risk foods even if not officially allergic?
If you have asthma and are prone to frequent sinus infections, is this linked to the low lung capacity of 80% that I have? Facial sweat too?
Asthma+sinusitis: Asthma and allergy go together. Most people with chronic sinus disease have allergy. If the allergy is treated, the sinuses and asthma will usually improve. There are other uncommon diseases that can result in lung and sinus disease. A pulmonologist can help if allergy treatment isn't helping. ...Read more
You said allergies can't cause a cold. R u educated? Allergy exposure reduces immune system - stronger reactions or increased risk to colds flu etc
Can allergies (eg. Peanut) and diseases (eg. Ceoliac) occur more these days or are just more aware?
Both: The incidence of gluten sensitivity/celiac disease is increasing and with screening high risk populations, there is more awareness. This can identify individuals who have subclinical disease. For peanut allergy, the incidence is increasing (from 0.5% of the population to 2% over the last 15 or so years). Similarly, there is greater awareness of food allergies in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bad environmental allergies cause you to snore? I'm on shots but can't get to maintenance due to reactions. I take meds/sprays but still snore.
Do nasal steroids such as fluticasone propionate increase susceptibility to infection? Am I more likely to catch a cold virus in the nose?
Ok: Not aware of it being a problem ...Read more
Why are ulcers and GERD more prevalent in the Fall and Spring? Is it related to increased histamine exposure?
I am not aware: of the seasonal rates you mention however it is not unusual to see certain diagnoses during specific seasons. The histamine "exposure" has no relationship to the gastrointestinal disease you mention! Would be interested in the responses you receive to this question!! Dr Z ...Read more
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