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Do Severe Allergies And Asthma Also Make One More Prone To Viral Illnesses
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
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
Can having severe allergies and asthma from my allergies which is new affect fertility? Never had a problem getting pregnant before. I'm also 39.
Why would i develop heartburn after starting ppis? Had severe allergies/asthma since child, was told (despite allergy testing) that it might be GERD
I have asthma & severe allergies, currently taking zyrtec, singulair and albuterol as needed. We are trying to conceive & i know antihistamines dry up mucus, what can I do to help my mucus in uterus?
Complicated: Antihistamines can all interfere with ovulation by blocking the action of histamine, a chemical that also plays a role in releasing an egg from the ovary and implanting it in the womb. These drugs are effective at relieving the symptoms of an allergic reaction, but they may also halt conception. If you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s best to avoid antihistamines from mid-cycle until your period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would white clumpy phlegm be characteristic of an allergic reaction? (since I do have allergies and asthma). Thanks.
Would it be possible that a pregnant woman take benadryl/antihistamine to treat an allergic reaction or help allergy induced asthma?
Yes & No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered safe in pregnancy & may be used to treat allergic conditions like allergic rhinitis or hives. Antihistamines like Benadryl are not effective for itching not associated with a rash. This can be due to pregnancy-related liver problems. Talk to your OB about that. Benadryl is also not effective for asthma. There are safe asthma drugs to use while pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a severe bladder infection, took my last antibiotics last week today and I pee a lot still. Normal or not? Also I have asthma and allergies.
Urine culture: If you are still having symptoms after treatment you may need a urine culture. A urine culture can determine if the antibiotic you took treated the bacteria that caused your infection. Neither asthma nor allergies will affect this. See your doctor if your symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sons ige levels are 167and also has enlarged lymph nodes in his abdominal area he has no allergies or asthma and no one can seem to tell me what's?
Symptoms?: By themselves, these test results are not at all concerning. The total IgE level is slightly elevated, but well within "normal" range as this fluctuates for persons with and without clinically significant allergy. Lymph nodes also fluctuate in size depending on immune system activity and other factors. If he has specific symptoms, that could help us point you in the right direction. ...Read more
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