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How To Check For 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
See an allergist: See a board certified allergist for evaluation. ...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
Going to allergist to be checked for enviremental allergies and to cats/dogs, what do they do? How long does it last? What should I bring
Usually skin testing: With skin testing the allergist usually pricks the skin with a small amount of the material you may be allergic to. A positive test is a hive. Sometimes the allergist will also test by injection a very small amount of the potential allergic material in the skin, .One must be off antihistamines for 3 days or more. Blood tests can be done if one can't do skin tests. Often, it takes 1-3 hours ...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
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