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What is the definition or description of: Ocean allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ocean allergy?

Ocean allergy: Ocean Nasal Spray is sodium chloride - intranasal spray. I am not sure that there are any actual allergies for this. For more info see: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/sodium_chloride-nasal_spray/article. Htm ...Read more

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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Could allergies become worse near the ocean?

Could allergies become worse near the ocean?

Possibly: You could be allergic to an environmental component inherent to the ocean and its proximal areas. ...Read more

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Do people with fish allergies react to the ocean?

Do people with fish allergies react to the ocean?

Ocean allergy: The answer is no! Fish allergy is due to a reaction to a protein in the fish itself. Some people with severe fish allergy will react even to airborne fish allergen if it is being cooked near them. Sea-bathers eruption is a rash that is caused by swimming in an area which has tiny jelly-fish larvae that have stinging cells called nematocysts, not from fish allergy. ...Read more

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Could people with seafood allergy swim in the ocean?

Could people with seafood allergy swim in the ocean?

Enjoy your swim: Sensible people always swim with a partner, you can bring your medication just as you would if you were going to dine out, and if you start getting sick, do what you must. I've never heard of this being a problem. ...Read more

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Can someone with a severe seafood allergy swim in the ocean?

Can someone with a severe seafood allergy swim in the ocean?

Yes: The risk of an allergic reaction is typically with ingestion of the seafood or inhalation of steam from cooked seafood. There will not be enough protein exposure in the seawater to cause a reaction. ...Read more

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Is living near the ocean an appropriate treatment for allergies?

Is living near the ocean an appropriate treatment for allergies?

Likely not: By saying allergies I suppose you mean hay fevers like symptoms consistent with allergic rhino-conjunctivitis due to environmental allergies. If so, it is unlikely to be helpful. On the contrary, living in the mountainous and dry area might help because the air is dry and there are not as many allergens. In fact in the old day, allergic asthmatic patients have to go to there so they have less sx. ...Read more

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Moving to a humid part of the country near the ocean. Today is 91% humidity. Have conflicting reports of humidity if good/bad for allergies and colds?

Moving to a humid part of the country near the ocean. Today is 91% humidity. Have conflicting reports of humidity if good/bad for allergies and colds?

Depends: On the cause of allergy, the allergen itself, is it indoors or outdoors, dust mites, thrive in humidity, their source of water, so using a dehumidifier as A/C helps a great deal people who have dust mite allergies, also damp areas hurt patients with mold allergy, pollen allergens vary, that's why the general advice is to be in a temperate dry environment, check aaaai. Org for an allergist ...Read more

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I have painful rash when I go in the ocean. Could this be an allergy?

I have painful rash when I go in the ocean. Could this be an allergy?

Could be: Allergic rashes usually itch but do not hurt. You don't tell me whether the rash develops jwhile on the beach, or while in the water or when you are drying after getting out of the water. There is urticaria (welts) that is caused by exposure to water, cold or the sun. In order to sort things out, see a board certified allergist/immunologist. Lucky for you, there are several in SLC. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim in the ocean if you have a fish allergy?

Yes: A reaction to fish is more likely to occur either after eating fish or inhaling the steam from cooking fish. It is the fish meat that contains the protein (usually parvalbumin) that triggers allergies. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with seafood allergies to swim in the ocean or go to the beach?

Is it safe for a person with seafood allergies to swim in the ocean or go to the beach?

Yes: Most people with seafood allergies are truly allergic to proteins in seafood. However, exposure to these proteins in ocean water and at the beach is so minimal, that the vast majority of seafood allergic patients have no reaction to them. Contrary to a popular misconception, seafood allergy is not due to iodine, and does not cause an increased risk of reaction to dyes used for x-rays and ct scans. ...Read more

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My sister 29 new shellfish allergy severe gives with only contact worse with ingestion is it possible to have a reaction if swimming in the ocean?

My sister 29 new shellfish allergy severe gives with only contact worse with ingestion is it possible to have a reaction if swimming in the ocean?

No mostly: Most of times fish run away, also its one shrimp in the ocean causes the problem. Try swimming and have epipen (epinephrine) on hand, doubt you wonld need it ...Read more

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What to do about dry nasal passages? I have used nasal sprain walgreens ocean spray and still dry for a month off and on. I do have indoor allergies.

What to do about dry nasal passages? I have used nasal sprain walgreens ocean spray and still dry for a month off and on. I do have indoor allergies.

Try the following: You can apply vaseline on a qtip to the inside of the nose a couple of time a day. If that does not work, try ponaris (its available online if you can't find over the counter) it is pretty potent and works well when other ointments don't work. The best way to apply it is also with a qtip. ...Read more

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Anyone else scared of flying over the ocean?

Yes: You are not alone; I believe several of the larger carriers have fairly successful programs.
Do talk with your pcp as there is such a range of symptoms so mild sedation to psychiatric evaluation depending on the severity and possible ''tip of the iceberg.''. ...Read more

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Why do you die if you drink ocean water?

Why do you die if you drink ocean water?

Salt poisoning: Your body is designed to maintain a constant salt level. The kidneys get rid of the excess in normal circumstances. Ocean water is far saltier than the kidneys can handle, since you are replenishing your internal water supply with ocean water at a higher level than tolerable. So over a short period of time, if that were your only source of water, you would die of salt excess. ...Read more

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What can I do for my bizarre fear of the ocean?

Find a program: You may be able to locate an adult program to make you comfortable in the ocean. This may not involve any medical doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contacts while in the ocean?

Contacts in ocean: Safe yes, smart no. Unless you don't mind losing a contact, best not to wear when you could be splashed in the face / eye. Probably best to take contacts out, if you are going to be exposed to water. Why take the chance of losing your contacts? ...Read more

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How do you use ocean saline spray properly?

How do you use ocean saline spray properly?

Lookup suggested use: E.g. at: http://www. Oceannasalcare. Com/saline-nasal-products/saline-nasal-spray & https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Nasal_irrigation. Body is majority water with added salts, proteins, cells, etc. Nasal mucous composed of glycoproteins secreted both to entrap inhalants & in response to internal feelings of sadness. Enough? Will drip/dry & with mucous membrane edema can? Air passages to closed. ...Read more

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Will pe tubes fall out if you swim in the ocean?

Will pe tubes fall out if you swim in the ocean?

No, but: The pe tubes are not affected directly by immersion in water during swimming, (as long as the procedure recovery period s passed and the tubes have seated well).However, all the e.Coli & other germs that exist in the water will have easy access to the sensitive membranes of the middle ear. Most ent's suggest ear plugs if you plan to swim. The consequences of going without vary. ...Read more

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Why do I always have to urinate when I get into the ocean?

Conditioned reflex: Like an animal who starts to salivate when they smell food we also as humans have conditioned reflexes. When you get into the ocean, there have been enough time in your past that you have urinated, that your body is used to the concept and it gets itself ready before you're even aware of it. ...Read more

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When pregnant r u allows to get in the beach water/ ocean?

When pregnant r u allows to get in the beach water/ ocean?

Yes: Tyere is no restriction during pregnancy and going in the beach. It is important to know that your center of gravity changes with pregnancy which may make your footing in the sand trecherous. Just be cautious. Additionally, remember to use spf. As long as you don't swallow any of the water, you can enjoy. Be cautious where you step! ...Read more

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When pregnant r u allowed to get in the beach water/ ocean?

When pregnant r u allowed to get in the beach water/ ocean?

Yes: Tyere is no restriction during pregnancy and going in the beach. It is important to know that your center of gravity changes with pregnancy which may make your footing in the sand trecherous. Just be cautious. Additionally, remember to use spf. As long as you don't swallow any of the water, you can enjoy. Be cautious where you step! ...Read more

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When pregnant r u allowed to get in the beach water/ ocean?

When pregnant r u allowed to get in the beach water/ ocean?

Yes: Tyere is no restriction during pregnancy and going in the beach. It is important to know that your center of gravity changes with pregnancy which may make your footing in the sand trecherous. Just be cautious. Additionally, remember to use spf. As long as you don't swallow any of the water, you can enjoy. Be cautious where you step! ...Read more

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When pregnant r u allowed to get in the beach water/ ocean?

When pregnant r u allowed to get in the beach water/ ocean?

Yes.: It's good to keep active and exercising during a normal pregnancy. I would avoid heavy surf though. Might throw you off balance more easily in the later weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I swim in the ocean or lake 10 days after a leep? Thanks

Can I swim in the ocean or lake 10 days after a leep? Thanks

Should be OK: Hi. Assuming you're not diabetic (excluding tightly controlled) or have some other reason for poor wound healing, you should be well healed by 10 days, and swimming in the ocean or a lake should be fine as long as the water is not polluted and swimming there is not advised against in general. ...Read more

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Can the ocean water heal infections, or does it make it worse?

Can the ocean water heal infections, or does it make it worse?

Ocean water: Ocean water is full of bacteria. Never go in the ocean with a skin wound. Vibrio is a potential fatal disease. ...Read more

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What's better to fall alseep to--white noise or the sound of the ocean?

What's better to fall alseep to--white noise or the sound of the ocean?

Up to you: They are really the same thing. The ocean is a good example of white noise. It is rhythmic which some people like better. White noise generators produce a constant amount. See which one you like. I like the ocean sound. Mkes me feel like I'm on vacation :). ...Read more

Ocean Allergy (Definition)

Ocean Nasal Spray is sodium chloride - intranasal spray. I am not sure that there are any actual allergies for this. For more info see: ...Read more


Dr. Alexander Gorup
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Ocean (Definition)

Ocean is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more