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Nuts cautioned,: It is believed that one is likely allergic to most nuts when a definite allergy to one nut has been documented. However this is not always true since some people may be allergic to just one nut and not the others. You need to consult an allergist to sort this out since a serious reaction to airborne nuts (including peanut which is actually a bean) has rarely been noted outside of workplace. ...Read more
Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?
I have seen this: While the +ANA is suggestive of SLE there can be other causes - other connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, auto immune hepatitis to name some. I have seen a lot of people with + ANAs who only have as another problem a history of allergic reactions and I am convinced that thee allergic reactions can cause a + ANA. Everyone can have very low titters (amount) of ANA. ...Read more
Anything is possible: It all depends on what you mean. Anaphylaxis, as defined by the involvement of more than one organ system, could surely cause anaphylaxis by causing asthmatic and urticarial/angioedema reactions. In terms of causing hypotension, i would assume that it is possible, but is rarely seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?
There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Will birch immunotherapy help with oral allergy syndrome? I agree with Dr. Al Hegab that the benefits are not fully understood at this point in time and immunotherapy solely for the purpose of treating OAS is not recommended. However, if you also have allergic rhinitis and/or allergic asthma symptoms, immunotherapy could improve these symptoms, and maybe symptoms of OAS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Fertilization is done with nitrogen rich chemicals not strictly poisonous but obnoxious and potentially allergenic. Best not to play around until the fertilizer is absorbed by watering the lawn or until the next rainfall. ...Read more
Often is the cause: Pollen released from flowers and plants is often a cause for hay fever (seasonal allergies). Spring & summer time is the most challenging time for allergy sufferers. Some people find relief by eating honey that is produced locally because it can help build some tolerance to the pollen that causes one's hay fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trees bring in mold: Fresh christmas trees do not have pollen but they, as any indoor plant that you water can promote mold. So if you get "allergies" when you are around christmas trees, it may be mold. And since trees are larger than house plants they can breed much more mold. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Lobster is related to shrimp and crab. Each of these is a common cause of life threatening allergy. If you are having symptoms after eating any of these you should be evaluated by a board certified allergist. Do no eat any shellfish until you have been cleared. ...Read more
Off top: Tree nuts include but are not limited to: almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, coconuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts. ...Read more
Consider: There are such tests, such as rast testing (radioallergosorbent testing), cost varries by lab and your insurer (if you have). ...Read more
2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?
Is smoking sleepytime tea dangerous? It contains chamomile, spearmint, lemon grass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves,orange blossoms,hawthorn, rosebud
Smoking is no good: Amon king at all is detrimental to your health now you are 17. Better reconsider and find a good sport to play ...Read more
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
When I write I sometimes skip a letter and write the next letter instead. Why?
Example: HERE can be written as HEE.
Writing: You should see your doctor for a complete neuro exam and also eye examination. It will help to narrow down the cause behind it. ...Read more
I have done coke for 2 days and I'm about 250lbs ,and I need to nurse my son how long should I havee to wait if I have done 2.5grams?
Wrong question : For the sake of your baby, please call child protective services to have him placed in a safe environment while you seek care you desperately need for addiction . You are clearly out of touch with reality and are a danger to yourself and to your infant. Make the call before tragedy occurs. Your child deserves a mother who can care for him and keep him safe . You are not in a position to do so, ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello i m 24 yr old and my husband and I have been trying for a baby for about a year and as far as my cycle goes i m regular 28 day to the day howeve?
Need evaluation: After one year of trying to conceive you should see your fertility specialist or gynecologist to perform an evaluation. This typically entails a semen analysis, an evaluation of your tubes as well as an evaluation of ovarian function. Based on findings, treatment will be recommended. In cases where the problem is unexplained, fertility improving strategies could be used to boost your chances. ...Read more
Diet or Meds: If your sugar is high, more than 100 on fasting then you have diabetes and you should see a doctor, if you have, and u are overweight, then you need to lose weight, it really is dependent on high your blood sugar is fasting. Medication might be needed, no matter what a diabetic, low carb diet is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I help my 6month old baby gain weight? He was born prematurely at 28 weeks and the dr says if hee doesn't gain by Mon he will be hospitalized.
Complicated: Follow your doctor's instruction on feeding your baby. If you can't get your baby to eat enough normally, he may have some issues with digestion or absorption of nutrients. He may simply need a higher calorie formula or he may have something more serious. Sometimes a brief hospitalization can help determine what is causing your baby to have a hard time growing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know: No hy-vee stores in my area (eastern pa). Your orthodontic specialist should be able to provide you w orthodontic wax. If you need a supply and the orthodontist's office is closed, try the dental section at any pharmacy. ...Read more
Hieee my mom is 50 years old.Most of the time she panic why it could happened to her most of the situations?
It's learned: While it's possible that she has panic disorder, it is also possible that her behavior reflects a personality pattern or habit of responding in an anxious or agitated way. If she has an anxiety disorder she could get treatment for it. Also, with therapy she could learn more effective (and more comfortable) ways of perceiving and responding to situations. Maybe she could talk to a doctor about it. ...Read more
Im hree days out of surgury for a lacerated liver from stab, just injested alchohol accidently 1 mixed drink strong . Wht to do ?
Aoa. My son agee 12 years is diabetic type 1. His bsr is 51 before lunch. Kindly tell me can hee take insuline after lunch.Thnx ?
Yes: You still need to cover the carbs he had for lunch; check his blood sugar as directed by his treating physician. He should have specific instructions on how to manage his diabetes- insulin: carb ratio/ correction, what to do when low , how much carbs to give when active etc. Education is key to success! you need to understand ; be comfortable about diabetes to be able to control it better ...Read more
My biggest weight loss obstacle is my friends. We always go out to eat or havee drinks, how do I lose weight without becoming antisocial?
Do you have to: Do what your friends do just to have friends? If so, they aren't very good friends and you need to find some new ones who have more concern for you and your health than the current ones do. ...Read more
My 18 year old sister in law still wets the bed on a frequent basis amd her parent's refuse to take hee to the dr. What can I do to help her?
Wets the bed: Unfortunately, if your sister-in-laws parents are refusing to seek help your choices are limited. However, because this person is 18 years hold, i would encourage her to seek help on her own. She is an adult and has the right to make her own medical decisions. You can help by reminding her of this. ...Read more
I recently found out im anemic. I am 19. Lately at night while laying down i havee been getting sharp pains on my right abdomen. Wat could it be?
Hello, my name is Alonzo, I am concerned that my wife might have an STI. She's assured me while I've been away that she has not been unfaithful. Howev?
More info needed: If neither of you have had other sex partners recently, obviously it is unlikely your wife has any STI. However, some STIs can be carried a long time, and can show up several months or even a few years into a relationship, with neither partner being unfaithful. If you remain in doubt, both of you should be tested for common STDs (mainly gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV and syphilis). ...Read more