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Is there a such thing as an allergy to physical activity?

Is there a such thing as an allergy to physical activity?

All people ..: To some extent all people with modest to moderate extrinisic inhalent allergies have some component of exercise induced asthma, manifest as a hacking dry cough 10-15m after stopping exercise. Other people with allergies can have exercise induced urticaria, or hives. Singular is excellent for most mild cases. ...Read more

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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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37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?

37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?

Cervical radiculopathy: Sounds like it could be related to a cervical radiculoapathy. Radiculopathy symptoms can wax and wane over the years causing a variety symptoms including numbness, pain, and weakness. Consider MRI of cervical spine and electrodiagnostic studies of the upper extremities. While a cervical radiculopathy can caused muscle spasms, you typically don't see 'spasticity'. Radiculopathy would be a lower motor neuron condition as opposed to upper motor neuron. Does the patient have increased reflexes and positive Hoffman's test? If so, consider MRI of the brain to rule out a lesion that may be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as allergy induced asthma? Or even exercise induced asthma? I get extremely tired (out of breath)working out but worse recently

Is there a such thing as allergy induced asthma? Or even  exercise induced asthma? I get extremely tired (out of breath)working out but worse recently

Both are real: allergic asthma and exercise induced asthma, better get checked, more important though is to make sure as well, you don't have a heart problem or not anemic, good luck ...Read more

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Going to be going to a place where pollen activity will be high. What are some ways to prevent allergies?

Going to be going to a place where pollen activity will be high. What are some ways to prevent allergies?

Being prepared: When traveling to an area that may trigger your allergies, be sure to take enough of your medication and place it in your carry on. Starting nasal steroid sprays before you arrive may decrease symptoms. Book a hotel that has air-conditioning so the windows can be closed. Shower and change clothes after returning to hotel. Most pollen is released in the morning. Rent minivan not convertible. ...Read more

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Why is it harder for me 2 breathe @ nite than day? Even with no activity. Have bad allergies. Borderline asthma

Why is it harder for me 2 breathe @ nite than day? Even with no activity.  Have bad allergies. Borderline asthma

Asthma control: It sounds like you have asthma. If you have symptoms--cough, wheeze, chest tightness or SOB--more than twice a week or wake up more than twice a month with these symptoms, then you need to be on a daily controller medication. Asthma symptoms may be worse at night due to body's natural variation in cortisol hormone production. You may also be exposed to your indoor allergens more at night. ...Read more

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Severe nasal allergies following sexual activity yesterday evening, still suffering effects, otc meds arent helping?

Severe nasal allergies following sexual activity yesterday evening, still suffering effects, otc meds arent helping?

Unrelated: You likely are getting a cold which has nothing to do with sexual activities. Although sexual arousal may be associated with nasal congestion, it does not all day. Try nasal decongestant spray if needed but do not exceed 5 days. ...Read more

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Is excessive mentrual bleeding a symptom to more serious illness? 32yrs old, Mom of 3, in allergy medication, no activity, but period isn't normal.

Get checked: It may or may not be serious but no one can tell without an examination. Consult your GYN. Allergy med has nothing to do with this issue. ...Read more

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Can exercise help with allergies or a cold?

Can exercise help with allergies or a cold?

Transiently.: Exercise raises your body's adrenaline production and this may lead to decongestion in the nasal mucous membrane. However the effect is not long lasting. ...Read more

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After getting an allergy shot, how soon can you exercise?

After getting an allergy shot, how soon can you exercise?

30 minutes: After an allergy shot, you need to wait in the office at least 30 minutes to be certain there are no reactions, so unless there is a treadmill in the office, you can't really exercise then. After that though, if you feel fine, there is no reason to wait to exercise. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to exercise indoors due to not being able to exercise outdoors? (allergies)

What are the best ways to exercise indoors due to not being able to exercise outdoors? (allergies)

Yoga: Isometric exercises are standard but recently i got into yoga and it has been life changing. There's really a small learning curve to the techniques, breathing and patience. Your entire body is worked and your mind also benefits. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could allergies and exercise induce asthma?

Could allergies and exercise induce asthma?

Yes: Allergies and exercise are 2 of the most common triggers for exacerbation of asthma symptoms. If your asthma is not well controlled and you have allergies, treatment of the allergies is an important part of asthma therapy. If exercise is making your breathing worse it doesn't mean you can't do it. It suggests that your asthma is not well controlled and this should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could my asthma be triggered by exercise and allergies?

Could my asthma be triggered by exercise and allergies?

Yes: About 60% of asthma is "allergic asthma." this is asthma that can be aggravated by environmental allergies (e.g. Dust mite or cat dander or ragweed). About 40% of asthma is "non-allergic." common triggers of non-allergic asthma include exercise, cold air, respiratory infections, or emotion. ...Read more

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Can I take Calritin (Loratadine tablets) every day to fix allergies? Is there a physical dependency risk?

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Can I take Calritin (Loratadine tablets) every day to fix allergies? Is there a physical dependency risk?

No dependency: But if you do need it every day for a long-term better get evaluated by your doctor who might refer you to an allergist ...Read more

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I've had a bad cough for over a week and it seems to be getting worse. Physically I feel fine overall. Is this just allergies?

I've had a bad cough for over a week and it seems to be getting worse. Physically I feel fine overall. Is this just allergies?

Cough: Cough can be due to many things such as infection, asthma, reflux and many other things. If your cough persists, you need to get in for evaluation. Take care! ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the physical symptoms of wheat allergy?

Allergy symptoms: ?Swelling, itching or irritation of the mouth or throat. ?Hives, itchy rash or swelling of the skin. ?Nasal congestion. ?Headache. ?Itchy, watery eyes. ?Difficulty breathing. ?Cramps, nausea or vomiting. ?Diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the physical symptoms of wheat allergy?

Can you tell me which are the physical symptoms of wheat allergy?

Gluten sensitivities: Wheat or gluten sensitivities include a wide spectrum of presentations from well-defined celiac disease to other vaguely defined conditions like ibs-like symptoms, and problems outside of the gut like gluten ataxia or peripheral neuropathy. Since it is complicated, a good history taken by your physician with supporting tests might me helpful to tell if you have sensitivities or allergy to wheat. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent seasonal allergy? Or at least alleviate the symptoms? I'm asking for "natural" prevention (e.G. Exercise).

Is there a way to prevent seasonal allergy? Or at least alleviate the symptoms? I'm asking for "natural" prevention (e.G. Exercise).

Avoidance: Not the season but the allergen. Find out what you are allergic too and stay away from it. If its grass don't go out when someone is mowing, etc. ...Read more

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