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Does Coffee Help Allergies
May trigger migraine: You know your body best, so maybe for you it can treat your migraines. However, many patients report chocolate to be a trigger of their migraines. You can try eliminating chocolate for a month and see if your headaches improve, but use your intuition--if you think it helps, use it! ...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
Some, not all: Peppermint can decrease muscle spasm in bowel, so may help with cramping; carminative (helps passing gas). Can increase reflux from stomach into esophagus, so would worsen that problem. Does not take the place of meds, diet, etc. For other conditions, like celiac sprue, inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more
No: Although some theorize that the pollen collected locally would help allergy, the fact is that each colony of bees usually collects only from a certain flower. Since flowering plants' pollen are not airborne, they don't usually sensitize people. What you get from honey is mostly sugar and even if does contain protein allergens , the protein is not from the right plant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I reduced exercise-induced rhinitis? I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily for allergies but it doesn't seem to help with rhinitis.
Get Singulair (montelukast): If zyrtec not helping go to your doctor and get nasal steroids and/ or singulair (montelukast), (montelukast) just keep in mind might take up to 6 weeks for singulair (montelukast) to start working, however once it works it will control symptoms of allergic rhinitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blocking histamine: Claritin (loratadine) is one of a group of drugs called antihistamines. These block the natural chemical histamine from binding to its receptors which then trigger your body into having an allergic reaction. So, basically, you have histamine in your system which increases when you are exposed to something you are allergic to. Claritin (loratadine) and others block that histamine from hurting you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No reason to believe that it would help with food allergy. The reason it is labeled as a food product is that no studies have been done to prove any health benefit of the product. However, there may be some health benefits of individual components of the product, though not necessarily in the amount provided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Air dust trigger my asthma badly..antihistamine and singular dont help ...do I need allergist for shots protect from dust or what can help !
? Allergic asthma: antihistamines and singulair (montelukast) won't control your asthma, you need more prescription medications, mainly inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators, more important though is to get evaluated right for better management, you might other conditions that make your asthma worse, like chronic sinusitis or reflux, you may be a candidate for allergy shots, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist ...Read more
A strong link: A mom told me in israel her son's eczema was referred to as skin asthma; a great way to emphasize that infantile eczema often precedes onset of asthma by 2-3 years. For every 3 kids seen for eczema 2 react to foods on skin/blood testing. Only 1 of 3 improves with elimination of some foods. They're never allergic to all the foods to which they react. Dust mites may be the primary culprit in the end. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does anyone know if drinking, eating or smelling coffee helps someone with bronchodilator asthma?
Caffeine...: Caffeine is a bronchodilator but you would have to ingest an awful lot to have this effect and you would suffer many side-effects. It is clinically better if you take the bronchodilator inhalers prescribed by your doctor. These give more bronchodilation with far less side-effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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