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Effect Of Airborne Allergies On Sarcoidosis
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
Genetic & Environmen: Both genetic and environmental factors play a role. The chances of developing allergic disease is higher if one parent has an atopic condition, and higher if both parents are atopic. Then in the environment "cleanliness" propegates the immune system towards the allergic phenotype. ...Read more
Can fungal infection cause flare up of allergic rhinitis, congestion, scratchy throat, increased phlegm/mucous production, sinusitis symtoms? any correlation for any or all of these?
Unlikely: That would be very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does risk for anaphylaxis vary with type of allergen from immunotherapy? Example: pollen, stings, mites, cat, food, etc..
Complex: Risk of anaphylaxis from immunotherapy depends on many factors: identifying the allergens causing the symptoms, severity of symptoms, whether well controlled prior to start of therapy, choosing the right allergens and right concentrations, assessment at each visit prior to administration of therapy, and observation for at least 30 minutes. Very rare in the hands of a competent allergist, good luck ...Read more
Started xyzal (levocetirizine) for chronic hives, drug allergies. Have the side effect of sore throat from it. Is this likely to resolve?
Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You may not be able to tolerate your lenses because the allergens tend to get stuck on the lens and giving you a constant source of allergens. In addition, contact lens-wearing tends to reduce your tear flow which also allows the allergens and the inflammatory products to stay in your eyes longer. One of the worst is giant papillary conjunctivitis which must be treated aggressively. ...Read more
No way....: ... Really, no way. I don't know where that comes from, so let me just say - forget it. Get outside, enjoy your life, love your people, eat some good food, and surround yourself with good and happy people. Help someone. Be kind to an animal. Good luck. ...Read more
Www.blackmold-sympto: Mycotoxins from black mold can cause the following symptoms: confusion brain fog, shortened attention span difficulty concentrating and paying attention slowed reflexes disorientation dizziness memory loss and memory problems impaired learning ability hallucinations shock anxiety depression aggression and other personality changes tingling trembling shaking seizure numbness. ...Read more
Are allergies/asthma related to autoimmune disease! since both are a an over reaction of the immune system?
No: It makes an interesting hypothesis but there is no evidence to prove it. People with autoimmune disorders can develop lung disease that are often misdiagnosed as asthma. Check this out: http://www.Dailymail.Co.Uk/news/article-2032695/venus-williams-speaks-sjogrens-syndrome-forced-us-open.Html venus williams was diagnosed with "asthma" previously that turned out to be something else. ...Read more
What is the relationship between the antibodies in Lupus patients and the antibodies in Allergies n allergic rhinitis?
Totally different: The antibodies associated with autoimmune diseases are usually in the IgG class, those associated with allergic diseases are in the IgE class of immunoglobulins. ...Read more
Does having aids reduce or eliminate the effects of allergies, since the immune system is not working?
Can black mold cause rhinitis and allergic reaction? And what type of illness/symptoms could this induce?
Many: If you are allergic, asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis , and rarely hives may develop. If you have an impaired immune system, you may have invasive fungal disease. Some may develop allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis (with aspergillus being more common) manifested usually as steroid-resistant asthma. Others hypersensitivity pneumonitis which when prolonged may cause permanent lung damage. ...Read more
No HIV from insects.: U.S. Cdc states: "there is no evidence of HIV transmission from mosquitoes or any other insects—even in areas where there are many cases of HIV and large populations of mosquitoes. Unlike organisms that are transmitted by insect bites, HIV does not reproduce (and does not survive) in insects". Some african apes / monkeys can carry viruses similar to hiv, but not other animals. ...Read more