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Is biopuncture good for treating allergy and asthma?

Is biopuncture good for treating allergy and asthma?

Unknown: There is no "evidence based research" to support the use of biopuncture or accupuncture to treat allergy or asthma. In fact, untreated asthma leads to 5, 000 deaths and 500, 000 hospitalizations per year. Biopuncture can be used an adjunctive therapy, but i would never recommend this over the scientifically proven treatment. See your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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I have read of many organic mattress benefits. Are they really better for your health (especially for allergies/asthma) or just good advertisement?

I have read of many organic mattress benefits. Are they really better for your health (especially for allergies/asthma) or just good advertisement?

Dust mite Covers: Any thick fiber close to your body, organic or not, has the potential to provide a home for dust mites. Only microweave synthetic fabric covers have been shown to reduce dust mite levels. "allergy" mattress covers that are made by pressure stamping fibers were shown to provide a great place for dust mites to live so they can crawl out and eat your shed skin cells. Get more information before u buy. ...Read more

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What are good areas to live with asthma and allergies?

Hard to answer: I am guessing you concern about pollution, different tress and plants (hay fever types) and hot or cold temperatures. Its hard to answer without specifics. If you triggers are indoor types like animal dander, dust mites, etc , moving to another part of the country may not help. Talk this over with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which are some good home remedies to get rid of seasonal asthma or allergies?

Which are some good home remedies to get rid of seasonal asthma or allergies?

Environmental: removing or limiting indoor allergens is the key. Remove rugs (if possible or use HEPA filter vacuum. Cover mattresses with dust mite barrier covers. Smoke from tobacco, fireplaces,etc can also be a cause. Know your triggers and try to minimize your exposure. These are the best things you ca do. Good Luck ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies to get rid of seasonal asthma or allergies?

What are some good home remedies to get rid of seasonal asthma or allergies?

Local honey : It has been suggested that eating locally harvested honey will help desensitize you to many of the local environmental allergies. ...Read more

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I have asthma...usually is triggered by dust..antihistamine help a little but it is good idea to take allergy shots and where can get the shots?

I have asthma...usually is triggered by dust..antihistamine help a little but it is good idea to take allergy shots and where can get the shots?

Bronchodylators: Better to use inhaled bronchodylators (beta 2 agonists) and anti-inflammatory meds (steroids). Allergy shots do not work very well for asthma. An internal medicine doctor should be able to take care of your problem. ...Read more

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I have allergies and asthma, and i believe post nasal drip. Are there some OTC nasal sprays I should stay away from or are they all good?

I have allergies and asthma, and i believe post nasal drip. Are there some OTC nasal sprays I should  stay away  from or are  they all good?

Afrin: Afrin nasal sprays should only be used short-term for symptoms. They should be discontinued after 3 days of use to avoid rebound congestion. It should not be used in young children either. ...Read more

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For about 2 months i've been coughing, wheezing, had chest tightness and breathlessness. Is seeing an allergy/asthma dr a good idea?

For about 2 months i've been coughing, wheezing, had chest tightness and breathlessness. Is seeing an allergy/asthma dr a good idea?

Yes, good idea: An allergist can assist you in identifying the triggers of the cough, wheeze, etc, perform an examination, perform a breathing test called spirometry, and prescribe the right medications to control/prevent the symptoms as well as a quick relief medication to give rapid relief. ...Read more

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Most likely cause of shortness of breath if lung function good chest X-ray clear and no asthma or allergies?

Most likely cause of shortness of breath if lung function good chest X-ray clear and no asthma or allergies?

More details needed: Do you have SOB at rest or only with or after exercise? Do you have trouble getting air in or pushing air out? Do you have trouble talking whenever you have such an attack? Do you have any pounding in your chest? Do you have anemia? Providing such info will likely get you a better answer.since there are so many causes of SOB ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more