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Does smoking affect allergies related to breathing?

Does smoking affect allergies related to breathing?

Don't smoke: Smoke of all kinds is a potent trigger of inflammation in the respiratory tract. It will worsen asthma, allergies and sinus disease. Smoke will make you prone to infections because it paralyzes the cilia or microscopic hairs that help to clear infections from the lungs and sinuses. Smoke may also increase the likelihood of getting allergic to new things in the environment. Don't smoke! ...Read more

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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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Why does allergic rhinitis cause nosebleeds. ?

Why does allergic rhinitis cause nosebleeds. ?

Most likely: local hyperemia and irritation. If it becomes a recurrent or serious problem, you should see a doctor. In the meantime, treat your allergies and use a vaporizer at night. ...Read more

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Does asthma lead to rhinitis?

Does asthma lead to rhinitis?

Probably not: It's not very easy to study this; thus, since it is far more common for rhinitis to lead to asthma, it is hard to be sure that the reverse can't happen. In people in whom this is suspect, it is more likely that the allergies didn't cause a lot of noticeable symptoms before the asthma symptoms developed, and simply became more bothersome afterwards. ...Read more

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Does dust allergies cause sinusitis? Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Does dust allergies cause sinusitis?         Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Yes: Sinuses have tiny openings into the nasal cavity allowing air exchange. When the nasal cavities are "congested" either from allergies (any cause), or a prolonged cold, these openings are blocked. The oxygen in the sinuses then slowly disappear and thus allows excessive growth of bacteria and consequently may cause sinus infections. ...Read more

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What would cause an allergic reaction on the lips? Can pollen seasonal allergies cause this?

What would cause an allergic reaction on the lips? Can pollen seasonal allergies cause this?

Allergy: Allergic reactions in the lips can be caused by pollen, but it can also be caused by foods, lip balm or other exposures you may be allergic to. If you are having frequent symptoms, then allergy testing should be considered. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause asthmatic symptoms? Will allergy shots help?

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Can seasonal allergies cause asthmatic symptoms? Will allergy shots help?

Yes to both: Pollens and outdoor molds can cause both nasal symptoms and asthma. Immunotherapy or allergy shots have been demonstrated to help both conditions. Controlling nasal symptoms can help with the asthma. ...Read more

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Does having food allergy or tolerance be a cause of turbinate hypertrophy?does stopping nasonex (mometasone) cause relapse?

Does having food allergy or tolerance be a cause of turbinate hypertrophy?does stopping nasonex (mometasone) cause relapse?

More likely inhalent: There are various types of food allergies and sensitivities which can cause skin, GI, respiratory and sinonasal symptoms. Generally turbinate hypertrophy is due to inhalant allergies. Nasal steroid sprays derive their benefit after days of use and must be continued to function. If allergies are present, symptoms of congestion stuffiness generally improved with antihistamine and nasal steroid. ...Read more

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How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

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 more

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Does alcohal cause allergy or headache?

Does alcohal cause allergy or headache?

Not an allergy: I shouldn't say that since it is not 100% true, if you have a wheat allergy, then beer could be a problem. Still alcohol is a spontaneous contributor to vasodilation of blood vessels causing headache, nasal stuffiness, congestion, runny nose, etc. ...Read more

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What causes allergic rhinitis?

What causes allergic rhinitis?

Allergic sensitivity: Allergic rhinitis is most commonly due to sensitization to pollens (tree, grass or weeds), animal dander, or dust mite; and even some indoor sensitizers like cockroach, mouse or fungi. The body makes "allergic antibody", or IgE, against the allergen. When inhaled/deposited on the mucosa, immune cells in the nose become activated causing the typical constellation of symptoms. ...Read more

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Does allergy cause earaches?

Does allergy cause earaches?

Usually not.: However frequent allergies, colds, runny nose, sinus infection can potentially affect the eustachian tube and middle ear causing ear pain and dizziness. Follow up with your dr if u don't improve. Take care! ...Read more

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Can smoking cause hives?

Can smoking cause hives?

Not usually: but there are literally hundreds of chemicals that you are introducing to your body when you smoke tobacco, including additives, preservatives and flavorings, including menthol and others. You could have allergy to any of them. See your doctor or an allergist, but the single best thing you can now do for your health, allergy or no, is to STOP SMOKING> Talk to your doctor about ways to do this. ...Read more

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Rhinitis 8 yrs, IgE 867, use many antihistamines, allergy shots, nasal sprays.Sinusitis after stoppage of sneezing.How to stop all this?Is hormonal cause?

Rhinitis 8 yrs, IgE 867, use many antihistamines, allergy shots, nasal sprays.Sinusitis after stoppage of sneezing.How to stop all this?Is hormonal cause?

2nd opinion: I presumed you have had a workup by an allergist who has instructed you on the proper technique on the nasal spray and you have followed the instructions on avoidance measures. Have you tried Dymista or singulair (montelukast) yet? And yes, hormone can affect nasal congestion being most evident in some women during pregnancy. I would seek a 2nd opinion from another allergist if symptoms remain uncontrolled. ...Read more

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Can a nose allergy or nasal polyps cause exercise-induced asthma?

Can a nose allergy or nasal polyps cause exercise-induced asthma?

Allergies and asthma: Nasal allergies have been demonstrated to be a trigger for asthma in general. Nasal polyps can occur secondary to allergies but can also occur on their own. They too are linked to asthma. Semper's triad consists of nasal polyps, asthma and Aspirin allergy. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic bronchitis with normal lung function test, no relation to allergy, infectious disease, tobacco and other chemical irritants?

What can cause chronic bronchitis with normal lung function test, no relation to allergy, infectious disease, tobacco and other chemical irritants?

50% of us: have asthma that does not make us go to the doctor on a given year. Mostly, I think this is mis-diagnosis of not asthma, but actually inflammation due to a viral illness which varies from days to over a month. Asthma meds (especially monteleukast) fix it. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis affect only one nostril?

Can allergic rhinitis affect only one nostril?

It is possible: Some times one nostril can get affected, but certainly it is usually both. ...Read more

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Can allergy cause nasal voice?

Can allergy cause nasal voice?

Yes: The symptoms of nasal allergies include sneezing, itching, runny nose, nasal congestion and often itchy, watery eyes. The nasal congestion can lead to a nasal tone to the voice. Anything that causes nasal congestion and/or obstruction could lead to a nasal voice. ...Read more