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How To Check For Allergies
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
I have Rhinitis with unknown causes it get worse after wake-up, allergy med not useful at my case , pls check my med file and advise thank you. ?
Rhinitis: need to be known whether allergic or nonallergic,that would be confirmed by allergy testing after careful history and physical examination,early morning symptoms may point towards an indoor cause/allergen, most notable are dust mites, cockroaches,animal dander or molds,needs evaluation by an allergist/immunologist, meanwhile use saline nasal wash, steroid nasal sprays regularly, where's your file? ...Read more
Sure, but...: There's more to milk than just lactose. Intolerance to milk may include problems with milk proteins or even with processing the fat component of milk. If your problem resolves with concomittant use of lactase enzyme when eating the same milk products (that cause gas & diarrhea in the absence of lactase) then lactose intolerance is likely. More elegant lactose intolerance testing is available too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Widely available: Even though blood testing for food allergies is widely available, indiscriminate testing should be strongly discouraged. The tests are very good at ruling out allergies, but have a very high false positive rate, which often leads to unnecessary anxiety and confusion for both patients and providers. This makes proper selection of patients and tests critical. Allergists are experts in this area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many times my face is red and I can feel the heat suddenly I thought it was some allergy. But today I check my blood pressure it was 178 usual it not.
Low WBC and taking Zyrtec for 2 wks now for allergies, I have been told to stop Zyrtec at least 1week before re-check wbc, can someone explain why?
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