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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I was born with asthma but I have phases where its good then bad (worsens with allergies & exercse). Is there a way to make to make it better?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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?
Need new Dr new here primary care and pulmonologist not good fit,I have asthma allergies and fibro. Bad reaction to budesonide. how find? plse help!
New physician: Call your local hospital and ask for a list of primary care physicians who are taking new patients. Also ask your friends or relatives for recommendations as long as they are happy with their physicians. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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