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Doctor insights on: Does Allergy To Insect Bites Cause Adult Asthma

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Can hornet/insect bites cause temporary allergies? Can any docs explain?

Can hornet/insect bites cause temporary allergies? Can any docs explain?

Depends whatyou mean: Hornet/insect bites can cause itching, hives, localized swelling all the way up to systemic reactions (anaphylaxis). If you mean can they cause nose or eye symptoms this would be indicative of a more systemic reaction (wheezing, swelling etc.). Any suspected systemic reaction should be treated immediately with Epinephrine followed by calling 911. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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Maybe I have an allergy to insect bites? Red, raised.

Maybe I have an allergy to insect bites? Red, raised.

Depends: Almost all people react to insect bites where the body creates a "local inflammatory response" which includes redness, swelling, warmth and itch at the bite site. Some people react more vigorously than others but that does not mean that you are allergic. There are other factors that need to be considered for an allergic reaction like breathing problems, facial swelling, vomiting/nausea, etc. ...Read more

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Can you have an allergy to insect bites?

Can you have an allergy to insect bites?

See below: All insect bites can cause local reactions which include redness, swelling, warmth and itch and this is normal bit sometimes, a person can have what is called a "large local reaction" which is a very vigorous version of the local reaction but is not necessarily an "allergic reaction". Some people can be very allergic to bee stings which can cause anaphylaxis. As for other bites, it is possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how you prevent and reduce allergy from insect bites?

Can you tell me how you prevent and reduce allergy from insect bites?

Insect repellent: Use an insect repellent to avoid the bites. Avoid being outside without protection in the early morning or evening hours. Cover your arms and legs with clothing when outside. Don't have standing water around your house. Use Hydrocortisone cream on the bites 2-3 times a day and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with itching and swelling. ...Read more

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I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

GERD: Most cases of Gastro-esophageal reflux are due to the loose sphincter at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach. This allows some the gastric secretions to get up to the upper aero-digestive tract and this can trigger cough and even wheezing. In some of these cases with the reflux is properly treated the asthma symptoms can also improve ...Read more

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Both my partner and i have hard lumps mainly under armpits .insect bites from camping 7days ago.more appearing. very sore.taking allergy relief?

Both my partner and i have hard lumps mainly under armpits .insect bites from camping 7days ago.more appearing. very sore.taking allergy relief?

Infection>: I am not concerned about the bites being infected when they become sore. Allergy pill would not work. See your doctor to find out if an antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more

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Could allergies/asthma cause body aches?

Could allergies/asthma cause body aches?

Yes: Allergies and asthma can cause you to cough violently, sneeze frequently or use your chest muscles to try to breathe more deeply. Any of these can cause aches, strains, etc. ...Read more

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Can cat allergies cause an asthma attack?

Can cat allergies cause an asthma attack?

Yes: Cat allergy seems to be particularly potent for triggering asthma symptoms in patients with cat allergy + asthma. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

No: If you have the genes to get asthma, it doesn't matter if you treat seasonal allergies or not. It will emerge whenever & wherever you hit the trigger events that let it come out. Many kids have seasonal allergies. Those that ignore them do not get asthma because they chose to live with them without throwing meds or shots at them ...Read more

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Is it normal or common to have pneumonia every year during the cold or allergy season in a child and/or adult? Does this mean they have asthma?

Is it normal or common to have pneumonia every year during the cold or allergy season in a child and/or adult? Does this mean they have asthma?

Maybe: It is not normal to get recurrent pneumonia. Problems can range from a deficient immune system, to other lung diseases like COPD and asthma ( flare ups of these diseases can mimic pneumonia, ) to heart disease with congestive heart failure. In any case this needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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My 11yr old catches every bug there is! she has asthma and allergies an brohncatis ! what can she take to help prevent these besides allergy meds ?

My 11yr old catches every bug there is! she has asthma and allergies an brohncatis ! what can she take to help prevent these besides allergy meds ?

Needs controllers;: She does need an allergy work up;you should consult an allergist if not already done so far, but there is limited success with allrgy shots(immunotherapy) you need to treat asthma which is a chronic disease due to inflammation in bronchi. You have to discuss treatment options with your pediatrician including controller meds(inhaled steroids, singular, long acting bron/dilaters and relievers albuterol. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause asthma?

Can seasonal allergies cause asthma?

Yes: Seasonal pollenosis (the spring time pollen season) can be a trigger for asthma as well seasonal rhinitis and conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Does asthma and allergy cause a high ESR ? (77)

Does asthma and allergy cause a high ESR ? (77)

Usually not: Look for another cause -- or forget the sed rate. It's often done wrong, and even a true elevation often means exactly nothing. If a person appears well otherwise, there's little to be gained and much time and money to be wasted by trying to find the cause of a high sed rate. ...Read more

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What is the cure for asthma that is caused by allergy?

What is the cure for asthma that is caused by allergy?

No cure: Children can outgrown it. Allergy shots can help control seasonal allergies. There really is no cure, but there are numerous medications to control it. Also decreasing the exposures that trigger your allergies ( pets, dust etc) can help as well. Have you seen an allergist? ...Read more

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What can cause problems with taking deep breaths? Doc said it could be asthma due to allergies but didn't do additional tests.

What can cause problems with taking deep breaths? Doc said it could be asthma due to allergies but didn't do additional tests.

Possibily: I would ask your doctor to order pulmonary function tests to see if there is an underlying lung condition causing the shortness of breath. Often, if the PFTs are normal, the inability to get a deep enough breath is due to anxiety. Are you having any increased stress or anxiety problems? Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an allergy shot for a person with severe asthma? I had bad reaction to the allergy test which caused bronchitis.

What are the risks of an allergy shot for a person with severe asthma? I had bad reaction to the allergy test which caused bronchitis.

Allergy shots: Patients with uncontrolled asthma are at somewhat higher risk of systemic reactions to allergy shots. Once asthma is controlled with medications most asthmatics are able to receive allergy shots without difficulty assuming that they are closely monitored. Since allergy injections lessen allergic sensitivity over time most allergic asthmatics will see improvement in their condition. ...Read more

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Have adult onset asthma. Allergies make worse. Peak flow test was 38/58. Started qvar. Can i take long time? What long term use side effects? Age 57

Have adult onset asthma. Allergies make worse. Peak flow test was 38/58. Started qvar. Can i take  long time?  What long term use side effects? Age 57

Mgt: Your peak flow and continued symptoms indicate that your asthma control is not good. I would suggest continuing the QVAR and taking the asthma control test online at regular intervals. A HEPA filter unit at home can help to reduce indoor allergens. Avoiding smoke and other triggers is important in your mgt. Online consultation: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more