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Orthonovum 1 50 Allergy In Children
You have prepared the lunch meal for the children and you find out that one of the children has an allergy to?
Question unclear: If you are asking what to do if the kid is allergic to what you prepaired, the answer is simple, don't let s/he eat it. Prepare something else. If the child ate it and developed hives, benedryl may help some. It is advisable to know specific dietary problems in any child you watch & have a rapid action plan for any unexpected reactions. Kids can develop pbms to foods they have tolerated in the past. ...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
Many possibilities: While most people have no allergies, some people have more than one. A person could have environmental allergies, bee sting allergy, medication allergy, latex allergy, or food allergies. Even under each of these categories, a person could have several food allergies, reactions to several medications, etc. Thankfully, those with multiple allergies is a small proportion. ...Read more
Kindly rephrase your: Question, don't really understand what you mean, thanks ...Read more
No, it's not.: This is because allergen levels can change on a daily basis. This is especially true for outdoor allergens, largely pollens or mold spores that can rise or fall tremendously from one day to the next. Allergy testing could help identify your triggers, so you can consider seeing an allergist for testing. Once your triggers are known, you can look out for those "bad days.". ...Read more
Timing: Antihistamines work by blocking histamine receptors in your body. If the receptors are all full of histamine already (reaction has occurred), then there is nowhere for them to go and it will not make a difference in allergy symptoms. If you take them before exposure to allergens they can block the receptors and you will have less symptoms. ...Read more
Unsure: Of what you are actually asking, but in general, trees pollenate in the spring, grasses in the summer, and weeds in the fall. ...Read more
Possible: It is possible for a food combination to cause problems. I would address you to www. Immunolabs. Com. A very informative site which discusses all about food allergies. ...Read more
No single one:
Depending on the severity of your condition.
There is no one best drug for anyone but most people respond well to intranasal cortisone + a intranasal antihistamine. Dymista is currently the only rx drug with this combination.
Avoidance remains the best and consider allergy shots if your symptoms are not adequately controlled. However allergy shots are not medicine. ...Read more
A few differences: It can be tricky, but there are differences. Allergies tend to occur in the spring and fall; colds more often in summer and winter. Itchy eyes goes more for allergies; starting out with a sore throat is more typical of a cold. And allergies are more likely to respond to antihistamines than colds. ...Read more
Is there such a thing as a non-food related allergy attack? If there is, I think I had one. Or at least something very similar.
Yes: There are many things that people can be allergic to. ...Read more
Last cold I had was 2 years ago, but came down with one 10 days ago, still coughing a bit. Is it a cold or something else? Allergy?
Probably a cold: Sudden onset 10 days ago suggests a cold. Viral upper respiratory disease typically lasts10-20 days as your immune system needs time to adapt to a new virus. Recovery can occur in less than a week if you've been exposed to a similar pathogen before. Now, having inflammation related to allergies can make a bad thing worse when it comes to colds. ...Read more
My son is just over 15 months old and he battles with allergies every month. He gets sick like every third or fifth week. Can one do allergie test?
They are available: Both blood and skin tests for a variety of allergies are available. The ones for foods are more likely to be something you can control. If airborne allergies like dust are involved it is hard to control, but may help you. Allergy shots as given in some places in the world are not considered worthwhile in infancy. Many insurers in the US do not even cover testing until 4 and above. ...Read more
See Allergist: Allergies can be severe and really affect quality of life. For those with severe allergies, the advice from a board-certified allergist can be invaluable. Allergist are specifically trained and highly qualified to diagnose and treat allergies. Don't waste time on over-the-counter medications, "natural" therapies, and avoid injections of steroids (kenalog). Seek the advice of a specialist! ...Read more
Don't assume allergy: If I blow pepper in your face, you sneeze & drain the same as those with allergy. I find babies have more congestion with scented cleaning products, perfume, smoke & other irritants than they do with animal dander or pollens. The tiny nasal passages that become very noisy with a little mucous or swelling gives many the wrong idea. These are not little copies of adult problems, their issues differ ...Read more
Cat allergy: Depending on your symptoms, which organ systems it affects, treatments are different. Avoidance is the best choice. Remember cat allergens are very sticky and light so it will linger inside your house for a long time. You can try otc antihistamine if you think you have mild symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Allergies are caused when you have a certain type of antibody to proteins you encounter, such as those found in pollen or pet dander. The particles of air pollution are typically much simpler chemically, and you do not develop antibodies. However, they can be chemically irritating to lungs, nasal passages, etc, and diesel particles in particular can enhance allergic reactions to other pollens. ...Read more
At least a year: You need to wait until you get up to the maintenance dose which depending on the schedule and if you miss visits can take up to a year or so. If you've been compliant and on the maintenance dose for 2-3 years with no benefit it would be reasonable to stop. ...Read more
Risk of nut allergy: You can develop a nut allergy at any time in your life. Having a family history of allergy, or a personal history of other allergic disorders, such as eczema or hayfever may increase your risk of developing a food allergy. However, nut allergy can occur in individuals with no other allergic history. Eating large amounts of nuts or foods containing nuts is not a risk factor by itself. ...Read more
Titanium allergy: I suppose it is possible, there have been reports of people having problems with them, part of the problem is that allergy to titanium is not as prevalent as other allergies and people coming into contact with titanium is not as prevalent as well. Many dental implant materials, as well as prosthetic implant materials are made of titanium because of the low incidence of allergic reaction. ...Read more
New ones can develo: For a very allergic person, new allergies can always pop up. There isn't a limit. ...Read more
Yes: Allergic people are not born with allergies. Rather, they are born with the tendency to develop them. Allergies are then developed through exposure to allergens. Why people develop allergies when they do is unclear, but everyone with cat allergy, or ragweed allergy or peanut allergy for that matter, has had their initial reaction at some point. ...Read more
What is a HEPA hood? It was suggested put one over my head for allergies, but I don't know what that is.
I'll clarify: This is called the laminar flow unit which is often used when handling sterile products and is not practical for most people due to noise, airflow, etc. If you have dust mite allergy, reducing the indoor humidity to 35-50% will be far more effective than any HEPA. If you have a mold allergy, attack the source of water. HEPA is usually a poor investment since it rarely makes much of a difference ...Read more
Is one allergy shot containing multiple allergens as effective as many shots with one allergen per shot?
Yes, but: Yes, but the most essential component to giving allergy shots is that the appropriate doses are given for each allergen. In other words it doesn't matter if you get a certain number of units of dog mixed with a certain number of units of cat, or if you get those doses in separate injections. Also allergists know which allergens can or cannot be combined. ...Read more
Y does one develop allergies to fruits/vegetables all of a sudden? N can it be cured without the use of medicine?
Allergies: Food allergy can manifest at any age, but you mention fruit and vegetable. Is it only with fresh/raw fruits and veggies? Is it only in your mouth with itch, tingle, slight swelling? Goes away quickly? If so, then this is something known as oral allergy syndrome. Read up on this syndrome to see if this is your problem. If not, then you really should see your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more