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I have borderline milk and maize allergy results, yet why are my reactions so extreme if b'line? Awful daily urticaria, facial angiodema, eczema.

I have borderline milk and maize allergy results, yet why are my reactions so extreme if b'line?  Awful daily urticaria, facial angiodema, eczema.

History is more imp: Believe you are referring to rast testing, and you are describing urticaria/angioedema, which might be due to food allergy, symptom scores, if directly related to ingestion of milk/maize, are more reliable in establishing a diagnosis despite border line rast, however most of the time no specific cause could be found, at any rate you need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist, good luck. ...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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How can I get rid of cat allergys?

How can I get rid of cat allergys?

Allergy shots: Treatment for cat allergy includes avoiding cats (not keeping them at home), medications to treat symptoms, and for long term relief, allergy injections (allergy shots). An allergist can review the benefits and risks of allergy shots. This is the only disease modifying strategy to relieve symptoms long term. ...Read more

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I have borderline milk and maize allergy results, yet why are my reactions so extreme if b'line? Awful daily urticaria, facial angiodema, eczema.

History is more imp: Believe you are referring to rast testing, and you are describing urticaria/angioedema, which might be due to food allergy, symptom scores, if directly related to ingestion of milk/maize, are more reliable in establishing a diagnosis despite border line rast, however most of the time no specific cause could be found, at any rate you need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist, good luck. ...Read more

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I've had persistent colds for last 4yrs. Now had cold everyday for 3mths & 1 bout of flu. Is this linked 2 my new milk/maize allergies? I'm worn out.

I've had persistent colds for last 4yrs. Now had cold everyday for 3mths & 1 bout of flu. Is this linked 2 my new milk/maize allergies? I'm worn out.

Many possibilities: There are many reasons why you could have had more illness this past year. Some may be related to pure chance, while other reasons may be related to an increase to exposure to certain infections. If you are concerned that there could be an underlying deficiency in your immune system, consulting with your doctor would be beneficial for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is allergy tablets do?

What is allergy tablets do?

Allergy tablets: Most allergy tablets are medications that fall into the category of antihistamines that block the effect of histamine. This treats symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, etc. Sometimes antihistamines are combined with decongestants to help with stuffy nose. Studies are evaluating "allergy tablets" that may work similar to allergy shots where the tablet contains the pollen, etc. ...Read more

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How can I reduce allergies?

How can I reduce allergies?

Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, (loratadine) or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Saline sprays are useful but will not provide lasting relief used alone. See Allergist. ...Read more

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How to cope with allergies?

How to cope with allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more

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What can I do for allergies?

What can I do for allergies?

Identify the causes: Allergy is becoming much more common in usa. The severity of your symptoms will direct the treatment. Sometimes over the counter antihistamines and nasal saline are sufficient. If your symptoms are severe or recur frequently then allergy testing may be beneficial. Environmental modification is also an essential part of treatment. ...Read more

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