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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can seasonal allergies make asthma worse?

Can seasonal allergies make asthma worse?

Yes: Yes, seasonal allergies can definitely make your asthma worse, especially if you have IgE or allergic induced asthma. Make sure your allergies and asthma are both well controlled with daily nasal sprays and inhaled sprays. Maximizing control of both upper and lower airways will keep you from progressing to a full blown exacerbation. See Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...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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Hi! I have allergy induced asthma. I'm currently taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 24 to mask symptoms, but i'm finding the allergies still instigate my asthma. Any help?

Hi! I have allergy induced asthma. I'm currently taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 24 to mask symptoms, but i'm finding the allergies still instigate my asthma. Any help?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for asthma: Zyrtec (cetirizine) will not treat asthma. If you have asthma triggered by allergies you need specific asthma treatments see your doctor. You may need to get some additional asthma controller therapy such as steroid inhalers. Allergy immunotherapy can help to control allergies that trigger asthma. In addition for more severe allergic asthma xolair injections are available. ...Read more

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I have allergic asthma & seasonal allergies. Can dust & animal dander cause headaches?

I have allergic asthma & seasonal allergies.  Can dust & animal dander cause headaches?

Depends: Are you allergic to these allergens? If so yes it can cause runny nose and headaches. If you don't know what you are allergic to, speak to doctor get an allergy test. ...Read more

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Dry unproductive cough 4months & struggle 2 breath & wheezing during exercise - dr said it wasnt asthma but allergies, allergy meds aren't helping ?

Mgt: Your wheezing and history of allergies, are indicative of bronchospasm which may have allergic and non allergic triggers. I would suggest asking your physician to prescribe Albuterol with a spacer device and to perform lung function testing with and without Albuterol. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with asthma+allergic rhinitis 2years.Methacholine challenge test today:Negative.ImmunoCAP(A-IgE):Total 1114, 93.4 IgE(kU/l), good control?

Diagnosed with asthma+allergic rhinitis 2years.Methacholine challenge test today:Negative.ImmunoCAP(A-IgE):Total 1114, 93.4 IgE(kU/l), good control?

Likely for asthma: If the methacholine challenge was negative,that means your asthma is under good control which is measured mostly by your quality of life, the number of asthma attacks, and your lung function. The IgE level is not included in measuring control. However it has nothing to do with your allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause asthmatic symptoms? Will allergy shots help?

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Yes to both: Pollens and outdoor molds can cause both nasal symptoms and asthma. Immunotherapy or allergy shots have been demonstrated to help both conditions. Controlling nasal symptoms can help with the asthma. ...Read more

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Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.

Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.

Asthma: Obviously your asthma is not well controlled. If you have not done so already, you should consult an allergist to control your allergies and asthma better. There are more options for severe asthmatic if the inhalers do not suffice to control the asthma. ...Read more

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Are asthma and eczema related?

Are asthma and eczema related?

Yes: Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...Read more

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Any lifelong treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma ?

Any lifelong treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma ?

Allergy treatment: Ideally you should be tested to find out what you are allergic to. Once you know what you are allergic to, you should undertake environmental control of your environment. You can also undergo a desensitization program as well as taking antihistamines for your rhinitis and bronchodilators for your asthma ...Read more

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Asthma, allergies, and nosebleeds. Might they be linked?

Asthma, allergies, and nosebleeds. Might they be linked?

Yes and no: Asthma and allergies are closely linked. About 80-90% of kids with asthma have allergies and up to 30% of people with allergies have asthma. Nose bleeds are not linked specifically to either. However, people with nasal allergies who blow their nose hard, pick their nose or use nose sprays are more likely to have nose bleeds. ...Read more

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Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.

Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.

Allergic help: You will definitely need to speak with your physician about this. Other alternatives include the short acting chlorphenamine (chlortrimetron), sold over the counter. There are prescription medications - xyzal, singulair, xopenex, (levalbuterol) Flonase and more. Ultimately - make sure you speak with your physician about this, since the medications you have tried so far are not providing relief for you. ...Read more

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Dr. says I have non-allergic rhinitis. IgE tests negative to allergens. Bad sticky PND. Thoughts on mucinex, (guaifenesin) azelastine spray & singulair combination?

Dr. says I have non-allergic rhinitis. IgE tests negative to allergens. Bad sticky PND. Thoughts on mucinex, (guaifenesin) azelastine spray & singulair combination?

Interesting: IgE testing is not perfect and the results do not effectively rule out allergic rhinitis. More history would be needed to agree with the diagnosis. Also, the meds listed are used effectively in some forms of non-allergic rhinitis, but not together in this combination for any particular subtype. Consider seeing a rhinitis specialist (allergist or ENT) comfortable in identifying rhinitis subtypes. ...Read more

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Allergic to leaves/mold + asthma. Find I'm using inhaler/neb more freq in Fall. Is asthma no longer well controlled? What do I tell my pulmo?

Allergic to leaves/mold + asthma. Find I'm using inhaler/neb more freq in Fall. Is asthma no longer well controlled? What do I tell my pulmo?

Asthma/Allergies: I think perhaps make sure you have a corticosteroid inhaler like flovent and ask your pulmonary dr to refer you to an Allergy/Immunology specialists for testing and allergy shots, if you are willing. Antihistamine therapy during the fall +_ singulair (montelukast) may also help. Do you have a peak flow meter and know your personal best? ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause asthma?

Can seasonal allergies cause asthma?

Yes: Seasonal pollenosis (the spring time pollen season) can be a trigger for asthma as well seasonal rhinitis and conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Allergic to so much! dust, all pollens, animals! constant rhinitis, making my asthma bad. Taking 2 loratadine, 1 not enough. Any other treatments?

Allergic to so much! dust, all pollens, animals! constant rhinitis, making my asthma bad. Taking 2 loratadine, 1 not enough. Any other treatments?

Allergy: You can try to take a shower before going to bed. Also nasal saline rinses can be of some help. Now if there is no relief your last resource would be benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more