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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)

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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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?

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?

Absolutely!: It sounds like you need to talk with your doctor about starting asthma and allergy controller therapy. There are several prescription medicines that, if you use them every day, will keep your symptoms under better control and allow you to get back to normal activities. There have been many olympic athletes who have had asthma but did great because they used their asthma controller medicines. ...Read more

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What are good areas to live with asthma and allergies?

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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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 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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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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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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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!

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

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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 (oxymetazoline): 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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Is there any good and safe OTC alergy medicine that wont make me racey or dizzy. And can also help with asthma symptom?

Is there any good and safe OTC alergy medicine that wont make me racey or dizzy. And can also help with asthma symptom?

OTC ALLERGY MEDS: The only over the counter allergy meds which will not make you drowsy are Claritin (loratadine) and allegra, zyrtec can make you a little drowsy.But none of them have any direct affect on asthma and will not help making asthma better.The only drug which helps asthma and allergy is singular, but it is not available over the counter. ...Read more

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How does allergy differ from asthma ?

How does allergy differ from asthma ?

See below: Allergies can present with nasal congestion, itchy and/or red eyes, cough and sometimes as asthma. Asthma refers to the recurrent lower airway inflammation and constriction and can be caused by allergies, but can also be caused by exercise, change in weather or viral infections. ...Read more

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What allergies are associated with asthma?

What allergies are associated with asthma?

Cats, cockroaches: While any allergies can be associated with and trigger asthma symptoms, there are 2 in particular which have been shown in the medical literature to be highly linked to asthma flares. Cats allergies are by far the most associated with asthma, followed by cockroach allergies (most common in inner-cities). Chlorine has also been associated with asthma, but it is not considered an allergy. ...Read more

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What should I do about allergies and asthma?

What should I do about allergies and asthma?

Treatments.....: Asthma therapy typically consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers to treat the bronchospasm and airway inflammation. Additional treatment depends on your symptoms. Allergies can cause asthma exacerbations so avoiding allergens as much as possible is beneficial. Additional allergy therapy can be given by an allergy doctor depending on the particular allergies that are diagnosed. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have allergies or asthma?

How do you know if you have allergies or asthma?

Tests: you can get tested for both - a doctor can also take a good history of any symptoms you may have and let you know what tests, if any, to do. ...Read more

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I have allergies and asthma, what do you recommend?

Seek treatment: A local source should be able to review your history and examine you.If testing is needed these can be done and reviewed and a treatment plan formulated.This site is not meant to be a substitute for regular health care through your local sources.It can provide answers to specific questions when issues arise. ...Read more

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What things in common does allergies and asthma have?

What things in common does allergies and asthma have?

"atopy": Both asthma and allergy (such as allergic rhinitis) are potential manifestations of what is known as "atopy." atopy means that someone has an underlying allergic inclination due to allergic antibody that can manifest as eczema, nasal or ocular allergies, food allergies, or asthma. About 60% or so of asthma is allergic or atopic asthma, but about 40% of asthma is not caused by allergy. ...Read more

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What can happen if you have asthma/allergy and you smoke?

What can happen if you have asthma/allergy and you smoke?

Just don't...: Smoking is dangerous and deadly habit. You are 16 years old and it is strongly advised to not start smoking and end up setting yourself up for increased health risks. In addition, with asthma you already have lungs that are sensitive to triggers - smoking could lead to a dangerous acute wheezing/bronchospasm episode and will most certainly increase your asthma symptoms. Take care of your body! ...Read more

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Are there any common causes of both asthma and allergies?

Are there any common causes of both asthma and allergies?

Yes.: Asthma often triggered by airborne allergens. Most common: danders, dust mites, trees, grasses, pollens, mold. Asthma may also be triggered by non allergens such as smells and perfumes. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more