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How Can I Discover My Allergies
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
Nasal sprays not OTC: For seasonal allergies, the most effective options are the steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays, available by prescription. Not only do they work the best, but they are technically local therapy as negligible amounts enter the bloodstream. The OTC nasal sprays can cause rebound symptoms, which the prescription versions do not. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Avoid and treat: You can often lessen symptoms with avoidance and medications. To certain allergens you can greatly lessen sensitivity with specific allergen immunotherapy. You can lessen all ige mediated reactions with Omalizumab (xolair). As allergists we usually recommend various combinations of these depending on severity and duration of symptoms as well as comorbidities (other medical problems). ...Read more
Lots of resources: Start with family members who have allergies. I like to say that "noses run in families" (allergy joke). So who's helping them with their allergies? Next your primary care physician - a trustworthy, knowledgeable resource. You can call your county medical society for names or find an allergist at www.Aaaai.Org & www.Acaai.Org. Think twice about those who advertise. ...Read more
Identify trigger: The best way to treat an allergy is to identify the trigger and try to avoid it. If avoidance is not practical, them there are many medications available. While antihistamines work fairly quickly, prescription nasal steroid sprays are the most effective. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger and find the best solution for fast (and long lasting) relief. Avoid steroid injections! ...Read more
Dust happens! : Dust: irritating on airways in pretty much everyone. However, it can also contain allergens that trigger allergy in susceptible persons. House dust contains, among bits of pollen, animal particles, mold spores, unique allergens from the house dust mite (HDM). Exposure to HDM can cause allergy, and treated like any other allergy: reduce exposure, medication, and possibly allergy shots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kindly rephrase your: question, don't really understand what you mean, thanks ...Read more
1 simple tip: Count to 10 before acting on the urge to impulsively harm someone physically or emotionally. Reduce anger by deep breathing. Breath in deeply ; slowly through the nostrils. Hold air in lungs for a 5 count before slowly exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat until you cool your jets. Focus on your breathing not what is making you angry. Cognitive behavioral therapy is excellent for >. ...Read more
Challenging task: The best approach to treating allergies is avoidance, medications and allergy injections. Avoidance measures may be impractical for seasonal pollens. Medications that are started before the allergy season is better than waiting for symptoms to occur. The best long term treatment is allergy shots from board certified allergist. This can provide long lasting relief even after injections are done. ...Read more
Good question...: Skin rashes are usually food or contact allergy, cough and nasal allergies are usually to airborne allergens (dust, pollen, animal dander). For food allergy, observe what seems to make it worse -- food diary is a useful tool. For airborne, the rule of thumb is, tree pollen in the spring, grass pollen in the summer, weed pollen in the fall, dust and animal dander year round but worse in winter. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Rarely: It can happen but is rare.Get a more detailed answer ›
Don't eat: If you are allergic to sea weed the best treatment is to avoid it. Don't ingest it or if it is a contact allergy try to avoid touching sea weed. If you want or can;t avoid it then see an Allergist to see what they recommend. ...Read more
I have alkergy rhinitis ! some asked me to swim in the beach and told me it s good to you if u have allergy rhinitis ?
Allergy: is an exaggerated immunological reaction (sneezing, difficulty breathing, itching, skin rash) to substances (pollen, animal dander), situations or physical states that do not produce similar effects in most people.It can also be defined as altered bodily reactivity to an antigen when a person is first exposed, such as to bee venom, that is so severe that a second sting may be fatal.Hope this helps ...Read more
See detail: Allergies are caused when a person makes an allergic antibody known as immunoglobulin e against a protein. This protein can be a food, pollen, mold, or medication. Allergic reactions can cause itching, swelling, redness in eyes, nasal passages, skin, GI tract, and in the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abnormal reaction: An allergy is an abnormal, incorrect reaction of the immune system against substances we are exposed to in our environment. This includes environmental exposures, foods, drugs, etc. Allergies must be differentiated from other reactions not mediated specifically through the immune system including irritants, intolerance, etc. In general, allergy involves the respiratory tract, skin, or GI system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Immune reaction: Your immune system normally makes igg antibodies that recognize foreign proteins. In patients with allergy, the immune system switches to making a ige antibodies for certain proteins. The ige antibodies act as a detector of the specific protein that they are made to react with and trigger the allergic response when they come in contact with that protein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more
Yes: The most important treatment for allergies is identification and avoidance as possible. For environmental allergies, new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and allergy injections are current standard of care. Food allergy treatment is avoidance and Epinephrine in case of an accidental exposure. Research is being done on food oral desensitization, but not yet ready for "prime time". ...Read more
Yes.: Yes, we do see allergies in families. Your risk of allergies increases if one parent has allergies, and is even higher if both parents suffer from allergies. Interestingly, we are seeing that exposure to allergens may also play a part in the development of allergies in children. Rural areas, with high levels of plant and animal allergens, actually have lower levels of allergic disease in kids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Agree with see doc.: There are also some things you can use otc. First saline rinses can help with the congestion. Secondly, there are several good antihistamines available, like zyrtec, allegra, or claritin (loratadine). If you wish to know what is triggering your allergies or for other treatments, see your physician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Allergy tablets: Most allergy tablets are medications that fall into the category of antihistamines that block the effect of histamine. This treats symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, etc. Sometimes antihistamines are combined with decongestants to help with stuffy nose. Studies are evaluating "allergy tablets" that may work similar to allergy shots where the tablet contains the pollen, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies: An allergist is best qualified to diagnose and treat allergies. If you wish to try taking antihistamines like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(is non drowsy) to see if symptoms resolve or improve you can buy these medications without a prescription. If you think you're experiencing allergies, try to determine what they can be caused by and try an elimination technique of one thing at a time ...Read more
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