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Sweating at night, do I have a feather allergy?

Sweating at night, do I have a feather allergy?

Not likely: Allergy is unlikely to be the cause of nocturnal sweating. I would start with your primary care doctor to rule out various conditions such as thyroid, infection or other hormonal issues. ...Read more

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


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Had strep. Pneumoniae blood infection, treated. Got imported down feather pillows at same time. Is possible feathers transmitted germ/illness to me?

Had strep. Pneumoniae blood infection, treated. Got imported down feather pillows at same time. Is possible feathers transmitted germ/illness to me?

No association: Strep pneumoniae is a normal bacteria in the environment and carried by healthy people. It isn't caught from pillows, clothing, food, etc. You either were carrying it before you got sick or picked it up from almost anyone you have been around. For sure not from your imported pillows. Hope you've recovered well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can down feather pillows give any diseases since it's from birds? New couch with down pillows and throat has lump and feel body aches

Can down feather pillows give any diseases since it's from birds? New couch with down pillows and throat has lump and feel body aches

Allergies: Hello, normally people do not get any issues with feather pillows, because these feathers are treated. But if you have allergies to birds or feathers. You can still get some reaction to it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a skin irritation or skin allergy to down feathers?

Is it possible to have a skin irritation or skin allergy to down feathers?

Feather allergy: Like many allergies, common symptoms of feather allergies include a runny nose, sneezing, congested sinuses, sore throat, and itchy, watery eyes. With feather allergies, the symptoms will most likely be most obvious during times of sleep and rest. Though many feather pillows are not designed to be allergy stimulants - encased in cloth -but this does not always work. ...Read more

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I developed a rash Monday/Tuesday. Went to urgent care and was told it was an allergy. I was around ducks/chickens/etc. On Sunday. Is it possible I could be allergic to the feathers? Its the only thing unusual in my schedule recently.

I developed a rash Monday/Tuesday. Went to urgent care and was told it was an allergy. I was around ducks/chickens/etc. On Sunday. Is it possible I could be allergic to the feathers? Its the only thing unusual in my schedule recently.

Maybe.: It is often hard to figure out the cause of an allergic rash. Poultry also may have mites which can cause an allergic reaction. The dirt may have mites. Feed/hay may be a source. The soap you used at an unfamiliar bathroom may be the problem. Do you see what I mean? No telling. Visit poultry in some other place and see if the same thing happens. ...Read more

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20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?

20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?

Lots of allergies: There are many complaints and symptoms - many of which may be related to your allergies. Go see an allergist and work through your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is cetirizine 10mg or singular 10 mg better for sinus allergy or cold symptoms? I'm comin down with something maybe a cold.

Is cetirizine 10mg or singular 10 mg better for sinus allergy or cold symptoms? I'm comin down with something maybe a cold.

Neither are ideal: The gold standard treatment for allergic rhinitis are daily intranasal corticosteroid sprays and not antihistamines or Singulair (montelukast). Cetirizine and Singulair (montelukast) can be used as adjunctive therapy, but are not first line. Cold symptoms from a virus is another story, best treated with symptomatic management including rest, hydration, saline rinses, time, etc. ...Read more

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I've had allergy symptoms for a week now and have been taking tylenol (acetaminophen) but the past 2 days I've been having night sweats from the waist down. Why?

I've had allergy symptoms for a week now and have been taking tylenol (acetaminophen) but the past 2 days I've been having night sweats from the waist down. Why?

Wrong medication: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is good for headache, fever, aches and pains but is ineffective for allergy symptoms. I have no idea why you are sweating only from the waist down. Sweating is not a symptom of allergy. I suggest that you discuss your symptoms with your health care provider. ...Read more

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Taking zyrtec (cetirizine) & sudafed for allergy symptoms from eustachian td. Sit/stand symptoms are gone. When I lay down though, my inner ears & body itch. Why?

Taking zyrtec (cetirizine) & sudafed for allergy symptoms from eustachian td. Sit/stand symptoms are gone. When I lay down though, my inner ears & body itch. Why?

Allergies?: Technically, the inner ear shouldn't itch, but the middle ear behind the eardrum can itch. Seasonal allergies can frequently present with body and middle ear itching, at least partly due to widespread histamine release in allergic reaction, even once the eustachian tubes clear and equilibrium is back to normal. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a lower wisdom tooth that is fully through produce "allergy" symptoms? Gums inflamed &lymph under chin up&down, ear that side clogged, nose stuffy

Can a lower wisdom tooth that is fully through produce "allergy" symptoms? Gums inflamed &lymph under chin up&down, ear that side clogged, nose stuffy

Partly: An impacted lower wisdom teeth may get infected and cause the lymph node enlargement but one won'd expect it to affect the ears and nose. I agree with the other doctors that you likely suffer from allergy however. ...Read more

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Can I develop allergy symptoms later on in my life?

Can I develop allergy symptoms later on in my life?

Yes: While most people who develop allergies are children or young adults, a person is never too old to develop an allergy. I have seen people in there 80's who developed dust allergies for the first time while in their 60's or 70's. Medication allergies can occur any time, but especially in older people taking multiple medications. Food allergies are less like to begin in the elderly. ...Read more

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Can my allergy symptoms feel and last like colds do?

Can my allergy symptoms feel and last like colds do?

Yes: A cold is more likely to be associated with sorethroat, aching, fever, headache
Allergy: itching is more likely
Common to both: runny & stuffy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, sinus pressure ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can clear allergy symptoms overnight?

Can I tell me how I can clear allergy symptoms overnight?

Treat day: Typically if allergy syptoms like congestion and postnasal drainage/cough are bad at night, you have to start with your day treatment. The best way I have found for my patients is by using a sinus rinse which should clear the mucosa of these particles and also rinse off the inflammatory mediators without contributing to dryness. If this is not helpful, medication or immunotherapy for treatmt. ...Read more

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What can I do if a new hvac system gives me allergy symptoms?

What can I do if a new hvac system gives me allergy symptoms?

Unusual: First you will need to check whether the duct system has been contaminated (rodent droppings, molds etc). If so, you need to get the duct work cleaned. If your HVAC system had not worked before, the restarting of the HVAC may stir up the settled dust in the house and thus causing your allergic symptoms. If this problem persists for more than 2 weeks, check with installer. ...Read more

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How can I stop cat allergy symptoms?

Many treatments: First, cat avoidance would help. If that's not practical, you could treat with over-the-counter antihistamines (cetirizine or fexofenadine), prescription nasal sprays, or allergy shots. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate cat allergy symptoms?

Avoidance: Avoidance of cats is most important. If it too difficult to avoid cars, try reducing cat dander in home...get cat out of bedroom, purchase HEPA filter, wash cat twice a week. Try medicines like oral antihistamine and steroid nasal spray. See an allergist, allergy shots to cat a possibility. ...Read more

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Which are some typical latex allergy symptoms?

Which are some typical latex allergy symptoms?

Different types: True allergy to the rubber tree sap protein can lead to anaphylaxis, wheezing, hives, throat swelling, fainting, and in extreme cases, even death. The chemicals added during the process making rubber tree sack into latex product (called vulcanizing agents) most commonly cause contact allergy, which is usually a rash that can be itchy, burning, or blistering. ...Read more

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Could allergy shots make allergy symptoms worse?

Sometimes: Occasionally allergy shots can exacerbate allergy symptoms especially if symptoms are severe or you are sick. This is why allergy shot should be given in doctors office. ...Read more

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What symptoms can environmental allergies manifest?

What symptoms can environmental allergies manifest?

See below: Common symptoms are runny nose, sneezing, watery and itchy eyes. You may also have a cough and sore throat. ...Read more

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How can you treat allergies with cold-like symptoms?

How can you treat allergies with cold-like symptoms?

Allergy meds: Allergies and cold often have similar symptoms. Antihistamines are good for runny nose and sneezing but less successful for congestion. While congestion from a cold may be helped by decongestants, it is often better to use prescription nasal sprays to relieve congestion from allergies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the most common food allergy?

What are the symptoms of the most common food allergy?

Multiple: The most common symptoms of food allergies are rash (hives or eczema) and gastrointestinal (vomiting or diarrhea). ...Read more

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Panick attack, mixed with allergy symptoms, help please?

Panick attack, mixed with allergy symptoms, help please?

Allergic reaction: If you are having an allergic rewction please head to the emergency room ...Read more

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What are natural, fast ways to stop seasonal allergy symptoms?

What are natural, fast ways to stop seasonal allergy symptoms?

Immunotherapy: Allergen immunotherapy is the closest you can get to natural treatment of nasal allergies as it uses allergens you are reactive to to desensitize you to them, but it is not fast. It provides long term relief and gets you to be less dependent on medications. Consult an allergist about your allergies and discuss your options. A saline sinus rinse can help with nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Think I may have carrot allergies. How can I tell--symptoms, tests, eetc?

Think I may have carrot allergies. How can I tell--symptoms, tests, eetc?

Depends: True allergies and anaphylaxis are ige mediated reactions which means they cause hives, swelling, vomiting, serious breathing problems shortly after eating them. They can be tested by an allergist through skin & lab testing. Intolerances cause more GI symptoms of bloating, diarrhea, gas. Check this by eliminating the food for 2-3weeks & then reintroduce it. If you get the same symptoms, avoid. ...Read more

Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)

Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more


Watery Eyes, Made Worse By Pets (Definition)

Watery eyes, made worse by pets ...Read more