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Unable to do things, due to recurrent allergic reactions such as severe nausea, fatigue, increased heart beat, difficulty thinking, throat swell.....?

Unable to do things, due to recurrent allergic reactions such as severe nausea, fatigue, increased heart beat, difficulty thinking, throat swell.....?

Vocal cord dysfunction vs. Idiopathic environmental intolerance: Could be worthwhile considering vocal cord dysfunction (paradoxical vocal fold movement) as a contributing factor. This condition is often acutely exacerbated by strong scents/odors. More common in females and tends to affect patients with a history of high anxiety. Might be worthwhile getting PFTs and having a laryngoscope performed. Idiopathic environmental intolerance is another consideration but this is a diagnosis of exclusion. There are a number of filters and personal wearable devices that can help the patient deal with exposures in her environment. ...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


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How do I tell if I have a mold allergy?

How do I tell if I have a mold allergy?

Two ways: You can have an allergic reaction after exposure to mold such as in a moldy basement or the air conditioner that is moldy. The other is an actual skin test. ...Read more

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Are onions safe to eat if you have mold allergies?

Yes: Even though onions are grown in the ground, eating them should not be a problem even if you are allergic to mold. But, one can be allergic to onions themselves so you may need to be further evaluated if you are having allergic symptoms when eating them. ...Read more

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Can mold allergies make it so you can't eat certain foods?

Can mold allergies make it so you can't eat certain foods?

Mold and diet: Yes, in more serious cases, mold and yeasty products can affect you such as vinegar, fresh baked bread etc. Go on the net and there are lists helping you reduce mold and yeast in foods. See if you feel better by following this for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to recover from mold allergies?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to recover from mold allergies?

One day to years: If the mold exposure is avoided, symptoms may resolve in a few hours without treatment. If there has been significant, prolonged exposure, it may take weeks or months to resolve without treatment. If the mold exposure cannot be avoided, the symptoms will last indefinitely. ...Read more

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Allergies still raging 1 wk after exceedingly careful mold remediation in laundry room. Dehumidifier working. How can I tell if environment is safe?

Allergies still raging 1 wk after exceedingly careful mold remediation in laundry room.  Dehumidifier working. How can I tell if environment is safe?

Be systematic: It would be important to: first be certain your symptoms are actually due to allergies and next, attempt to definitively define the sources of your allergies. Then addressing with avoidance and/or medication could be more effectively implemented. There are other treatment options as well. The safety of your environment may then be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat bad allergies to mold and weeds?

See Allergist: Molds are year-round allergens and weeds are limited to fall season. The first step to getting you feeling better is to see an Allergist for appropriate skin or blood testing. Once they determine what you are allergic to, appropriate avoidance measures and medications like nasal sprays can be prescribed. Allergy shots or immunotherapy is also an option. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best allergy med for young child with mold allergy?

Please recommend the best allergy med for young child with mold allergy?

See below: There is no specific allergy medicine against mold. In case child's allergy symptoms are not well controlled by prescribed allergy medicine along with environmental control, allergy shots against mold allergy should be considered. ...Read more

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I have great sense smell, household smells, even mold. Is that an allergy?

I have great sense smell, household smells, even mold. Is that an allergy?

Sense of smell: Only if it also produces allergic symptoms. Hyperosmia is not usually an allergic problem by itself. ...Read more

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Anyone know of anything to help with the leaf mold allergy during fall season?

Anyone know of anything to help with the leaf mold allergy during fall season?

Avoidance.: Closing the windows of your home, using air conditioning with good quality air filters may be helpful for indoor symptoms. Wearing a facemask and eye protection may help with exposure to molds from outdoor activities but this is not always practical. Assigning another person to clean-up tasks may be needed if oral antihistamines, intranasal or eye medications fail to control symptoms. ...Read more