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My Father Has Allergic Rhinitis What Is It In A Nutshell
Nasal allergies: Allergic rhinitis occurs when airborne allergens like pollens, animal dander, and dust mites contact the lining of the nose of a sensitized individual causing acute symptoms like sneezing and itchy, runny nose and nasal congestion. Allergic rhinitis can worsen asthma and chronic sinus disease and can significantly impact sleep, job performance, school performance and overall quality of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more
Inflammation lids: Blepharitis is a kind of dandruff of the eyelids and lashes. It features a scaly dry deposit on the lashes and adjacent skin with itchy bacterial overgrowth underneath. The lids itch, can be red, lashes may fall off and occasionaly the lids are crusted with dry secrtions. Treatment is to clean off the deposits and apply a steroid antibiotic combination a couple times per day for a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermatology: Chilblains also known as chilblain, pernio and perniosis are small, itchy swellings on the skin, which are not painful at first, but can become painful - they are acral ulcers; ulcers affecting the extremities. They are a localized form of vasculitis that occur when a predisposed individual is exposed to cold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood: In a nut shell- not much, in the chest, it can be a problem (sorry, couldn't resist the set up line). Hemothorax is blood in the pleural space, and it can lead to big problems if the blood is not evacuated as completely as possible. It can be caused by trauma or by some medical procedures (e.g. Biopsies). Blood can "harden" around the lung, causing lost lung function and sometimes chronic infxn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nervous system tumor: Neuroblastoma is a tumor that starts in nervous system cells, usually from the sympathetic nervous system. The most common site is in the abdomen often starting in the adrenal gland. It is a cancer of children. Its prognosis is variable with some resolving spontaneously and others very aggressive. It is treated with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Younger children do better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Significant disease: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more
Prinzmetal angina: Printzmetal angina. Acute vasoconstriction of a coronary artery. Multifactorial, may lead to sudden cardiac death, acute coronary syndrome, st elevation myocardial infarction, low cardiac output syndrome, pump failure to include some. Depending on severity and location of the area of the coronary that vasoconstricts, this will determine the risks of untoward events. ...Read more
A viral disease: Several viruses r known to cause inflammation of the liver (hepatitis). They are named by the sequence in which they were discovered (i.e., a, b, c, etc.). Hepatitis a is usually transmitted from infected stool contaminating what you eat or drink. It is rarely extremely severe, recovery produces lasting immunity. There is a very effective vaccine available when in areas with poor hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cousin has rhinitis and it seems like she is prone to what appears to be a cold after flying. Is this possible?
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Small valve: The aortic valve opens when the heart contracts, allowing the blood to flow from the heart to the aorta which supplies the body. When aortic stenosis occurs, the aortic valve narrows, impeding the flow of blood put of the heart. If the patients develops any symptoms, surgical replacement is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood Clot: Thrombosis means a condition of having a blood clot somewhere. Cavernous sinus is a "type of vein" found in the brain. An infection that occurs in structures around the cavernous sinus (sinus infection) can cause a blood clot to form. Some veins, arteries and nerves "run through" this area (see diagram). A blood clot can intefere with these structures. ...Read more
Cure?: Allergies cannot be "cured" but they can be controlled. There are a number of specific interventions to decrease dust mite concentrations in the house, especially the bedroom. Medications can decrease symptoms and allergy shots are a reasonable treatment approach for long lasting relief. See my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2012/11/dust-mites-just-the-facts/. ...Read more
Depends: "Allergy to the sun" may refer to any number of conditions that are worsened by sun exposure -- typically when a rash occurs as a result of sun exposure. Multiple options are available. Make appointment with pediatrician or request a referral to a pediatric dermatologist for examination and treatment plan. ...Read more
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