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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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Can antihistamines help allergic shiners?

Possible: Allergic shiners are caused by nasal congestion that results in passive congestion of a venous plexus that is under the eyes. So using an antihistamine to help alleviate allergic inflammation and congestion of the nose may be helpful. ...Read more

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Chronic urticaria not responding to antihistamines ?

Chronic urticaria not responding to antihistamines
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Urticaria: You may need to add a steroid cream to alleviate your symptoms. Have you had allergy testing done? have you seen a dermatologist? Use a non scented soap and lotion as not to further irritate your skin. Hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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Are allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis chronic?

Are allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis chronic?

Usually: Although many people with allergic rhinitis only have symptoms during the peak pollen seasons depending on what they are allergic to. ...Read more

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Oak are allergens? Allergy help needed please?

Oak are allergens? Allergy help needed please?

Pollen: If you test positive for oak on allergy testing, it is to the pollen that you are allergic. This will be in the air during the spring. It is often what causes the yellow dust on your car in the spring. ...Read more

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Does loratidine help with allergic rhinitis ?

Does loratidine help with allergic rhinitis ?

Yes : Should help. Please follow all the directions on the label of the mediation you use and please update your medic rom profile. ...Read more

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How can I treat(cure) heat allergies (cholinergic urticaria)?

How can I treat(cure) heat allergies (cholinergic urticaria)?

Antihistamines: Cholinergic urticaria (hives) is caused by increase in core body temperature with triggers like exercise with sweating, strong emotions, and bathing in hot water. Identify and avoid known triggers, avoid bathing in hot water and performing strenuous exercise during hot weather. Can take non-sedating antihistamines 1-2 times daily. Allergist can perform methacholine challenge in office to confirm. ...Read more

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Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...Read more

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What allergy meds work well with allergic rhinitis?

What allergy meds work well with allergic rhinitis?

See above: I agree but remember the nasal steroid must be used cautiously and not meant to use chronically. Hot fluids work great and no side effects to you ...Read more

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Allergic dermatitis and food allergies are closely related?

Allergic dermatitis and food allergies are closely related?

Allergic contact: Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with substances that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually appears within 24-48 hours after exposure to the allergen. Symptoms that are common include redness, itching and swelling. Sometimes blistering and weeping of the skin also develop. What you are allergic to is determined by your genes, not foods. ...Read more

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Is non-allergic rhinitis chronic?

Is non-allergic rhinitis chronic?

Yes and no: It can be, but often times it is not. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergic reaction to antihistmine ?

Symptoms of allergic reaction to antihistmine ?

That's curious....: Allergic reactions are when the body's immune system detect something that it recognizes as a foreign substance (ingested, contact through skin, food or medicine, or in the case of auto-immure diseases, it's own cells). One reax is to mobilize cells that secrete anti-histamines to fight the allergic reax. So, allergic relax to antihistamine would be very unusual. Let detective doc sort this out. ...Read more

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Acne and eczema like hives help!?

Acne and eczema like hives help!?

?: Hives are welts and quite unlike acne unless you meant very small hives. Will need to get more information to help you. ...Read more

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Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?

Yes: Allergy is usually associated with itching at the affected organ but most itching are not caused by allergies. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without a skin rash. If the itching is caused by allergies (but not contact allergy), antihistamine in sufficient doses would work. In contact allergy involving the skin, topical cortisone works far better. ...Read more

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Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Not usually: Solar urticaria is not usually associated with anaphylaxis but cold urticaria may. Perhaps extensive exposure can cause problem but most people would have had a sunburn before further complication develops. ...Read more

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Probably: Not as strongly effective as with airways allergies, need to be prescribed and monitored by an expert, an allergist, in selected patients, after controlling the environment and trial of other modalities, and control of symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Can eosinophils cure an allergic reaction?

Can eosinophils cure an allergic reaction?

No: Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that are typically elevated in allergic disorders and certain infections such as parasitic infection. While eosinophils may help to fight off specific infections and may serve as a marker of allergic disease, they do not prevent or cure allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

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Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

No: Rosacea is an inherited condition characterized by extra sensitive skin, flushing, dilated blood vessels, inflammatory bumps that mimic acne, and enlarging bumpy nose. Common triggers are chronic sun exposure, caffeine, alcohol, and increase in core temperature, etc...The inflammatory reaction of rosacea is not histamine driven as it is in an allergic reaction. ...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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Which allergies cause urticaria?

Which allergies cause urticaria?

Any allergy can.: Urticaria (hives) is due to true allergy only 10% of the time. Any type of allergy can cause the skin rash. Foods & drugs are the most common. Other causes can be physical (direct pressure on the skin; cold; change in skin temperature) or underlying diseases like thyroid or auto-immune disorders, infections, cancer, etc. Urticaria that lasts up tp 4 weeks is considered acute. Longer is chronic. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Hives (Definition)

A condition characterized by an outbreak of red bumps that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, or other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more