Doctor insights on: Methylxanthine therapy allergy in children
Is there any treatment for nuts and sesame allergy in children? Is giving small doses of them in a hospital setting actually helps?
Variable: The successful rates for sublingual food drops desensitization to nuts have been variable. Most of the studies excluded those who had an anaphylactic reaction to the nut. Even if the desensitization is successful, it is intended only for inadvertent exposure to the nuts. This approach has not yet been fda approved and not yet ready for prime time. ...Read more
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
Therapy for sinusitis sometimes. Included allergy meds. Taking it at bedtime but makes me oversleep. Should I go to bed at 7pm when I finish school?
Complex answer: Allergy vaccine therapy (ait) is a very complex immunologic treatment. Basically what ait does is stops one's body from seeing an allergen as an allergen. The result is less allergy antibody production and less symptoms. The immunology of this is very complex and fills textbooks. ...Read more
Can't answer without: Knowing: 1) what allergy is being addressed; 2) what treatment options have been offered; 3) what therapeutic approach has been recommended (e.g. What do you mean by "oral allergy therapy" anyway?). ...Read more
Prolonged relief: A homeopathic prescription can be determined by an homeopathic interview (referred to as case taking). Specific information detailing your symptoms need to be identified to find the appropriate homeopathic prescription (remedy). Good results can be achieved but it will depend on the duration of your symptoms as to how quickly you can respond to treatment. ...Read more
Are some allergies psychological, at least to an extent? I want to use mint for aroma therapy, but I feel slightly allergic.
Allergic symptoms can be aggravated by psychologic factors. If your nose is already inflamed by allergic reactions, irritants such as strong odor may trigger nasal symptoms.
A recent study found that stress itself increased the size of the allergy skin test response (but would not lead to a positive reaction if one is not allergic). ...Read more
I get ems therapy 3 times a week, today the machine shocked me. Doc reset machine/changed pads still shocked me could this be an allergy of some type?
No allergy: Sounds more like there might be a short in the machine. ...Read more
No: It is not recommended to use immunotherapy for treatment of food allergy. There are studies being done to try to desensitize by giving small amounts of the food frequently but these are still in a research phase. Anti-ige treatment with omulazimab is approve for asthma treatment in the us and it will often make the patient less reactive to foods they are allergic to. ...Read more
Oral immunotherapy: Food allergies in children are now being tested and treated in certain research centers by oral immunotherapy where careful protocols are followed and patients are monitored for anaphylactic reactions. You should not do this at home, consult an allergist for best guidance about your allergies. ...Read more
Mechanism: It changes the regulating mechanism of the immune system to lower the specific types of ige antibodies and raising the igg4 antibodies. Allergy patient usually (90%) have too much ige antibodies which combine with the allergic protein and after bridging on a mast cell, a chemical reaction is produced resulting in your symptoms. ...Read more
I've read there are pills to reduce seasonal allergies (sublingual immuno-therapy (slit), is this available yet, and why hasn't it replaced injections?
Need more studies: Slit at this time has not been approved by fda, no established standard dosing, may not work usa because most patients have more than one allergen (grass, dust, tree) that they are allergic to and slit studies usually were with patients who were only allergic to single allergen (grass only). The protection of slit still hasn't been completely studied. Injections is a better option at this point. ...Read more
What are the risks of slit therapy for allergies? I'm allergic to pretty much everything and have hyper reactive airway disease. Should I take slit?
SLIT: Sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops) is new compared to subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots). Only a few grass pollens have been studied in the slit group. Both have been shown to be effective in treating hay fever symptoms. However, not much is known about the effectiveness of other allergens in the slit group. A much higher dose of allergens are required in slit to induce tolerance. ...Read more
What amount of the Gerson therapy would you recommend for severe allergies? Also, any advice on how to stay clean enough?
No amount: Gerson therapy is an unproven form of treatment without any scientific basis. I suppose if you have an unknown food allergy, and the diet happens to eliminate that food, you may be in luck. You may also enjoy some transient relief in nasal congestion because of the norepinephrine and adrenaline released from the torture of colonics. Water-boarding can do the same. ...Read more
Is wet cupping therapy or medicinal bleeding effective for the treatment of nasal allergy and asthma?
No: Bleeding was prevalent among some practitioners in the us in the late 1700's and early 1800's but abandoned. Cupping was often used with respiratory illnesses until the early 1940's. It is still used occasionally by non- physicians. There is no proven medical benefit for either and significant patient injury is an occasional complication. ...Read more
If I've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy? Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help
Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more
Can you get a pain pump for chronic pain for chondromalacia, if steroid injections & physical therapy and meds didn't help. I have Nsaids Allergy.?
Allergic conjunctivitis on eyes, if I get allergy injection therapy, will it be injected on eye or another bodypart? N how long the theraphy I should?
Shellfish & Iodine: Shellfish allergy is a sensitivity to one ir more proteins. Iodine is an element and not large enough to be an allergen. Shellfish allergy and radiocontrast media (rcm) sensitivity have nothing to do with each other, "old wives tale". Rcm sensitivity is due to the hyper-osmolarity of the rcm's effect on basiphiic mediator release. Neither related to thyroid medication intolerance, . ...Read more
I may need cephalosporin therapy with a suspected penicillin allergy. How does it work? Do I take a 3rd generation by mouth and sit in an ER waiting room with a buddy and an epipen (epinephrine)?
Penicillin allergy: Among all patients reporting penicillin allergy, 85 to 90% will tolerate a penicillin, either because they were never allergic or because they had an earlier allergy that subsequently resolved. Among penicillin skin test-positive patients, approximately 2% will react to a cephalosporin. ...Read more