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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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No Allergies Found (Overview)

A patient, on skin tests or blood tests, has no reactions or only small reactions to the substances tested for. The substances are called antigens (examples are peanut, shellfish, dust mite, mold, etc


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How come only allegra (fexofenadine) is effective with my food allergies, but no other product works? I don't have indoor/outdoor or seasonal allergies. Only food.

How come only allegra (fexofenadine) is effective with my food allergies, but no other product works? I don't have indoor/outdoor or seasonal allergies. Only food.

Everyone's different: Many people prefer one product over another. It also depends on what symptoms you're trying to treat, and whether they are truly allergy or ige mediated. Antihistamines will frequently be ineffective in gastrointestinal symptoms. Generally food allergies are treated with avoidance. If your food allergy diagnosis and treatment are unclear, an oral challenge is really the only way to diagnose. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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No Allergies Found (Overview)

A patient, on skin tests or blood tests, has no reactions or only small reactions to the substances tested for. The substances are called antigens (examples are peanut, shellfish, dust mite, mold, etc


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Are there any cures for pet allergies?

Are there any cures for pet allergies?

Not exactly: The best treatment is to not have a pet in the house and avoid those pets as possible. The best long term medical treatment is allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots). They can decrease symptoms in over 80% of people. While it is not a cure, it is the closest that is currently available. (and the needles are really tiny!). ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Is there any remedies for corn and wheat allergies?

Is there any remedies for corn and wheat allergies?

Gluten free diet: Many people are realizing that they have coeliac disease and are sensitive to wheat. Many grocery stores now carry gluten free foods. Try it, . ...Read more

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Just found out that there is mold in my house. Is there any link between mold and autoimmune diseases?

Just found out that there is mold in my house. Is there any link between mold and autoimmune diseases?

Probably;controversy: Based on the work of pioneering specialist in mold-related illness Ritchie Shoemaker MD, mold can trigger autoimmune disease in about 25% of the population with genetic susceptibility. See http://www.survivingmold.com/diagnosis/the-biotoxin-pathway However, his groundbreaking work is not yet accepted by the mainstream so is somewhat controversial.But I agree mold CAN trigger autoimmunity in some. ...Read more

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Have researchers found there is a link between stess and developing allergies?

Have researchers found there is a link between stess and developing allergies?

No good answer: Whereas stress makes any illnesses worse, there is no proof that it causes allergies. There were some studies ( if i recall correctly) showing that when a pregnant mother had a lot of stress, the infant is more likely to get asthma- however i will look this up again and revisit this question ...Read more

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Are there any cures for food allergies?

Are there any cures for food allergies?

Working on it: Currently the main option for patients with food allergy is avoidance and epinephrine. However there are clinical trials and Allergists across the country attempting various protocols to help decrease severity of reactions. Oral immuotherapy for common food allergens is currently being offered by a number of Allergists throughout the country. ...Read more

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Night cough, no allergies, no URI symptoms, no allergies. Nonsmoker. Adult, 63, module ratels obese. Cause?

Night cough, no allergies, no URI symptoms, no allergies.  Nonsmoker. Adult, 63, module ratels obese. Cause?

GE Reflux/asthma/CHF: If your cough occurs while lying down, it could be either cardiac or gastrointestinal in origin, instead of just pulmonary. If it is associated with shortness of breath and chest or back pain, you need to see your doctor right away. If it is associated ever with a sour taste in the mouth , almost vomiting, and heartburn it may be gastrointestinal reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. ...Read more

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For allergies is there anything better than journal of allergy & clinical immunology?

For allergies is there anything better than journal of allergy & clinical immunology?

Yes : There are mutiple resources for allergic diseases including jaci, annal of allergy, allergy, pedicatric allergy, erj, jrccm. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between Tonsillectomy and increased pet allergies? Particularly, cat dander.

Is there a correlation between Tonsillectomy and increased pet allergies?  Particularly, cat dander.

Not likely: There is an association between allergic rhinitis in general (pollens, dust mite, animal dander etc) and childhood andenotonsillar hypertrophy. I have never heard of an increase in incidence of pet/cat allergy post-tonsillectomy and a quick literature search came up empty. The tonsils house many controller cells that drive (or inhibit) antibody responses to infection so it is conceivable. ...Read more

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Daughter has internal itching since this Apr. Allergists said they don't know cause; no rash, redness, fever, no diet change or detergents--help!!

Daughter has internal itching since this Apr. Allergists said they don't know cause; no rash, redness, fever, no diet change or detergents--help!!

Itching: have you had her evaluated by her pediatrician or FP for other things besides allergies? For instance is she under any stressors at home, at school, any friends move, pets die or anything like that?. Is she acting out, personality changes? Sometimes internal symptoms can be signs of other things in this age group. ...Read more

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Daughter has internal itching since this Apr. Allergists said they don't know cause; no rash, redness, fever, no diet change or detergents--help!!

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Daughter has internal itching since this Apr. Allergists said they don't know cause; no rash, redness, fever, no diet change or detergents--help!!

Itching: on many occasions no reason can be found despite extensive work up, you didn't mention how old is your daughter though? At any rate, skin care, moisturizers, antihistamines, if prescribed, take regularly, and keep the follow up, watch if you have pets, stuffed toys, etc., see another allergist for a second opinion if you wish, it's your right ...Read more

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Are there any allergy medicine that works against pet allergies?

Are there any allergy medicine that works against pet allergies?

Although: Antihistamines help - if you have frequent contact with pets that you appear to be allergic to - please see an allergist. ...Read more

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Do food allergies and p.O.T.S. Have any correlation?

Do food allergies and p.O.T.S. Have any correlation?

Depends: If you have pots and have symptoms from food allergies that can worsen fatigue or change your fluid balance, the impact will be negative but mostly related to symptoms. If you are asking if food allergies could cause pots, not likely. I assume you mean igg food allergies, not emergent ige allergies. ...Read more

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I ve reaction to so many foods and they all cause me sore throat & flu like symptoms, yet no food allergy has been identified on skin test, any causes?

I ve reaction to so many foods and they all cause me sore throat & flu like symptoms, yet no food allergy has been identified on skin test, any causes?

Not allergy : Need allergy consolation with certified allergist. The hx his most important. Nedd to be more specific re: time specific other sx and foods. I doubt these sx are ige mediated '. ...Read more

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Is there any treatments for dairy allergies?

Is there any treatments for dairy allergies?

Avoiding dairy: For most true food allergies, avoiding the culprit food (dairy, in this case) is by far the best treatment. Injectable Epinephrine (e.g., epipen) can be used to treat symptoms of severe allergic reaction (i.e., anaphylaxis) after exposure has occurred. Antihistamines may prevent hives if taken before exposure, but they will not prevent more serious symptoms (wheezing, low blood pressure, etc.). ...Read more

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Sudden half side tongue swelling no allergies found.?

Sudden half side tongue swelling no allergies found.?

See allergist: who can help you sort out the cause and formulate a treatment plan especially when antihistamine failed. If you have any respiratory problem at all, rush to the ER immediately. You have not provided enough information for us to know if this may be from a drug reaction. ...Read more

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I have the problem of relaxed soft palate, not caused by sleep appnea and no allergy found. Nothing seems to be helpful since a year, plz advice?

I have the problem of relaxed soft palate, not caused by sleep appnea and no allergy found.
Nothing seems to be helpful since a year, plz advice?

Soft palate implants: The common procedure involves implanting 3 small, polyester-woven rods in the soft palate. The rods work like a scaffold to stiffen the soft palate and stop it from collapsing into your airway. You will be amazed with the results. ...Read more

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Iga good, IgG good, IgM at the lower limit, IgE trice as high as the upper limit (not a single allergy found). How possible is that I have parasites?

Iga good, IgG good, IgM at the lower limit, IgE trice as high as the upper limit (not a single allergy found). How possible is that I have parasites?

Anything: Pl ck it again , can be compatible with eczma , stool should be checked 3 times , cross reaction food allergy can be there you might develop allergies later ...Read more

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I've seb der scalp but no allergy found When i eat anything diary,legumes,some vegies like spinach,rice or anything contain sugar i lose many hair ???

I've seb der scalp but no allergy found When i eat anything diary,legumes,some vegies like spinach,rice or anything contain sugar i lose many hair ???

Seb der: Unfortunately there is no test to find out if a food is triggering your hair loss or the seborrhea. To my knowledge there is no known connection. About the best you can do is to log a food diary in order to verify an association by trial and error. Alternative you could explore other causes of hair loss. ...Read more

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Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work no allergies found. Zyrtec. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and hydroxyzine don't work what's wrong with me?

Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work no allergies found. Zyrtec. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and hydroxyzine don't work what's wrong with me?

Very difficult: You omitted details. Exactly which blood tests? May be serious. Best see a dermatologist. Never due to laundry products. Not due to food. Only sedation or placebo effect with any antihistamine. Severe, generalized itch with no rash is very difficult to define or treat. Sometimes we find an underlying disease which needs attention. You need a professional, not a DR without experience with this. ...Read more

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I get hives everyother day and I have been tested for allergies but they found none, the dr says he can't help me any further. Is there anything else?

I get hives everyother day and I have been tested for allergies but they found none, the dr says he can't help me any further. Is there anything else?

Yes: Although a cause for chronic hives is often unknown, a majority of the hives can be controlled with medications and other treatments. Allergy skin testing is rarely helpful in evaluating chronic hives and thus your negative tests were not unexpected. Consult an allergist and in the meanwhile try taking your antihistamine up to 4 x daily regularly. Don't despair. ...Read more

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Former daily pot smoker began exp allergies.Year later found prob from moldy weed.Allergies subsided since I quit.Longterm issues from daily exposure?

Former daily pot smoker began exp allergies.Year later found prob from moldy weed.Allergies subsided since I quit.Longterm issues from daily exposure?

Depends: If you are just allergic to molds and developed asthma, the symptoms should improve after quitting although the asthma may never go away once afflicted. If you had something like hypersensitivity pneumonitis, permanent scarring might have occurred even after quitting. I suggest that you obtain a lung function test , ...Read more

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I have had symptoms of a cold now for about 3 years now. My doctor has tested me for allergies but non found. What can be the cause?

I have had symptoms of a cold now for about 3 years now. My doctor has tested me for allergies but non found. What can be the cause?

Non-Allergic Rhiniti: There are many forms of allergic rhinitis: non-allergic, vasomotor, hormonal, non-infectious, cold-induced, etc. It depends on how old u r. It also depends what u were tested for. Perennial allergic rhinitis is due to allergies to indoor things that are tested but not limited to dust mite, cat, dog, mold, cockroach, feather, etc. Allergies can be treated even if u test neg. C ur allergist. ...Read more

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My son 11 months 22lb has hayfever found allergy relief for 1 year old it's chlorphenamine maleate 2mg/5ml dosage 2.5ml can he take this amount?

My son 11 months 22lb has hayfever found allergy relief for 1 year old it's chlorphenamine maleate 2mg/5ml dosage 2.5ml can he take this amount?

Infant care: Infant is too young for this medication general use. Talk to your pediatrition for alternative means of treatment - look into what may be causing the. " allergy" symptoms . Common household exposures. , dust , animal dander, dust mites , mold and food groups can be the culprit to these " allergy" symptoms especiall if infants symptoms are chronic or recurring. Wish you well. ...Read more

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Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work, no allergies have been found. Do I need to be worried about Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work, no allergies have been found. Do I need to be worried about Hodgkin's lymphoma?

See derm: Although lymphoma is a possibility, it is by far not the more common causes for itching. If you have lymphoma, you will have other symptoms (fatigue , weight loss etc) as well. ...Read more

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Allergy: IgE is found 395 iu/ml & other reports are ok. Itching with red spots all over . Pls prescribe me a solution except steroid & thus help me...?

Allergy: IgE is found 395 iu/ml & other reports are ok. Itching with red spots all over . Pls prescribe me a solution except steroid & thus help me...?

No steroids for you: Until a physician has taken a complete history & performed a physical examination including looking at those spots. My colleagues & i at healthtap can't do that yet. You may have eczema, hives, contact dermatitis or the rash may be unrelated to the elevated ige. Corticosteroid creams have an extraordinary track record of effectiveness & safety. Don't refuse them out of lack of knowledge. Good luck. ...Read more

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Has anyone found an allergy medicine that's very effective at treating allergies to cats?

Has anyone found an allergy medicine that's very effective at treating allergies to cats?

Cat allergy: Most patients allergic to cats will do well with zyrtec, xyzal (levocetirizine) or allegra. However, depending on how sensitive you are, you may require the addition of nasal steroids or antihistamines and/or singulair. ...Read more

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Has anyone found an allergy medicine that's very effective at treating allergies to cats? Is it OTC or prescription?

Has anyone found an allergy medicine that's very effective at treating allergies to cats?  Is it OTC or prescription?

Yes: As with any allergy, otc antihistamines, claritin, zyrtec, or Allegra are good choices. If these do not provide adequate relief, discuss possible nasal steroid sprays with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I developed an allergy to certain preservatives found in some vaccines? Is there a special test that can be done?

Vaccines: you will be asked about allergies before the vaccine is given and if you don't have any then you are not allergic to anything in the vaccine. ...Read more

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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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Allergies Found (Definition)

A patient, on skin tests or blood tests, has large enough reactions to the substances tested for. The substances are called antigens (examples are peanut, shellfish, ...Read more