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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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


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I don't have asthma and have no nasal polyps. how likely is it my mild hives are caused by aspirin and is it safe to take? they come out hours after.

I don't have asthma and have no nasal polyps. how likely is it my mild hives are caused by aspirin and is it safe to take? they come out hours after.

Find out: It is quite possible you are allergic since aspirin is well known to cause this type of allergic reaction. You either need to stop using aspirin altogether, or you need to see an allergist to have the appropriate testing to determine if you really are allergic so the issue can be put to rest. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen, aspirin now cause mild hives. Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help me. It's only hives, can I still take it? Is it even a "true" allergy? I have no asthma

Ibuprofen, aspirin now cause mild hives. Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help me. It's only hives, can I still take it? Is it even a "true" allergy? I have no asthma

Avoid Aspirin etc: Hives indicate a true allergy. You do not have to have wheezing, coughing --signs of an asthma reaction- to call this a serious allergy. 1% of the population is allergic to Aspirin and other anti inflammatories. Sometimes, though not usually in those with hives, allergists desensitize patients so they can take these medicines but this is complex look carefully at labels all medications always! ...Read more

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How come i get hives during an asthma attack?

How come i get hives during an asthma attack?

Good ?: This is very uncommon and i can't recall having seen anyone with these two conditions occurring together on a consistent basis. Are these episodes related to pet exposure? Some times excessive mold exposure may trigger asthma or hives and perhaps that may be the best guess. ...Read more

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Skin-only reaction to nsaids (hives.) no asthma or other sym's. The few hives don't bother me; not being able to take nsaids does. Truly need 2 avoid?

Skin-only reaction to nsaids (hives.) no asthma or other sym's. The few hives don't bother me; not being able to take nsaids does. Truly need 2 avoid?

Drug reaction: Drug related reactions include: true allergy, side effects ; intolerance. Drugs need to be avoided in case of a "true allergy". Yours seem to fall somewhere between "side effect" ; "intolerance". If the side effect/intolerance doesn't bother you, you don't need to avoid nsaids. ...Read more

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Stress has been giving me hives for 3 months now. How do I feel better? I don't know what's bothering me. I have asthma, allergies, and am a smoker

Stress has been giving me hives for 3 months now. How do I feel better? I don't know what's bothering me. I have asthma, allergies, and am a smoker

Hives: Stress induced hives are called chili ethic urticaria. They can also be triggered by hot showers or exercise or anything which causes you to sweat. Fortunately they can be controlled with antihistamines like zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more

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I've read that a person who has asthma sym's can be desensitized to aspirin but someone who gets only mild hives from aspirin cannot be. True?

Not true: Most people who are sensitive to Aspirin (also to nsaids such as Ibuprofen ) react to the way these medications block inflammatory pathways. Desensitization can be performed with increasing doses of Aspirin very slowly. There is a risk of reactions. The desensitization effect will continue only as long as one continues to take aspirin. Stop aspirin, and you are back to being sensitive. ...Read more

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Asthma and hives - should I be carrying an epipen (epinephrine)? React to mold and get hive.

Peace of mind?: Epi pens are usually kept by people who have had an anaphylactic reaction to an allergen (life threatening situation). This is something you should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more