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Is There A Relationship Between Bruising And Allergies
No: Common nose or eye allergies don't cause bruising. Bruises are from blood leaking out of capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in the skin. Bruises can mean there was trauma to the area, the blood vessels are abnormally fragile and break easily, there are too few platelets to help blood clot, the blood is "thin" and not clotting fast enough, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If you don't look...: Ibs is a clinical group of symptoms of unknown cause. If you suspect specific foods that trigger intestinal cramping, diarrhea, dumping syndrome.And you have positive allergy skin test to these foods then technically you no longer have ibs. You have a food allergy. This situation is not very common but it is worth looking since avoiding the food is better have taking chronic medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: People blame "food allergies" for many things. Allergic reactions to foods include itching in the mouth while eating the food, followed by rashes or hives within 5 minutes to four hours of eating the food, and/or nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. Severe reactions can include wheezing, low blood pressure, and death. Other things, like autism are speech delay, aren't. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergies trigger as: Asthma is inflamation in the lung. Triggers cause muscles in the airway to constrict and cause asthma episodes.. Allergens like pollen, animal dander, mold spores and dust mite are one type of trigger. Other triggers include cold air, exercise and infections like colds, sinusitis and ear infections. Allergies can affect other areas in the body like eczema for the skin and heyfever for the nose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely cause: Cold sores (apthous ulcers) are often triggered by stress. Hypothetically, suffering from poorly controlled "allergies" might be stressful enough to possibly trigger an ulcer or the lack of sleep, due to chronic nasal congestion from allergies, might be physiologically "stressful", but allergies do not directly "cause" these ulcers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma vs allergy: Asthma is a lung disease with increased irritability and inflammation. In many asthmatics much of the underlying inflammation is caused by being allergic to one or usually multiple allergens. Therefore avoiding exposure to or decreasing sensitivity (immunotherapy) to those allergens decreases the information and irritability of the lung making control easier. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergy & Hives: Urticaria, or hives, are caused by release of histamine in the skin; this leads to itching and a raised rash. Histamine is also released in allergic reactions; in the nose it causes drainage & sneezing while in the lungs it causes wheezing & tightness. Hives can be due to an allergic response to a food or medicine but they can also be a contact response or due to direct histamine activation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune causes: Many types of hypothyroidism are autoimmune in origin, meaning the body mistakes thyroid gland cells for something foreign and destroys it. Sometimes this autoimmune response is t felt to be triggered by allergies - whether to a food such as wheat, or environmental allergies. Other times, the response is felt to follow certain viral illnesses, much as Type 1 diabetes does. So MAYBE wheat involved. ...Read more
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
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