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Pollen And Mold Counts By Zip Code
No: A person with a healthy immune system should not be infected by this type of a problem, and thus it should not result in an increased wbc. ...Read more
Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more
Can platelet count of 482 be caused by "bad" sinus infection (found on brain mri) and seasonal hayfever? Haem-.374, rcc-4.39, hameoglobin-12.5, mcv-85, mch-29.2, (iron-12, ferritin-30, %sat-17.7 in dec)
Maybe: That platelet count is very slightly high. It could certanly be due to the inflammation associate with a bad sinus infection. Or it could be where you normally run--it is not so high that on it's own I would be concerned. However, if it goes higher or if you ever have problems bleeding or clotting, you should consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2ophtalmologists said its bad eye allergy.I guess caused by dust/pollution.Go by publictransportation, live in indo, help to avoid it n good treatment ?
Yes: Yes, avoiding allergens and getting treatment do help. First, rinse your eyes with clean water or eye rinse. Five minutes later, use allergy drops. These two treatments will help the most. Over the counter allergy tablets can also help.If you can avoid the allergen or get allergy shots to make you less sensitive, that will also help. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I developed allergy to milk, tomatoes,yeast, house dust,house dust mites,paper dust,cockroach dust at the age of 16. Can they be outgrown?
If the oral allergy syndrome is due to x-reactions between homologous proteins in ingested food and aero-allergens why aren't food skin tests +?
Too complex...?!: The gut is both an immune privileged site and responds adversely (and often unpredictably) to ingested materials (e.g. Bacteria, food, dirt, etc.). There may be too many variables to easily answer your question. A case in point is eosinophilic esophagitis. Sadly, given our knowledge gap, too many patients take too many supplements or exclude too many products for questionable reasons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HEPA: Hepa filter means high efficiency particulate air filter. This is just a government designation that a filter will remove a certain number of particles of a given size. These will take the level of animal dander down from a ton to a lot. Look for a reputable major brand name and change the filter regularly. ...Read more
All : All plants participate in photosynthesis, a chemical reaction that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds such as sugars, using the energy from sunlight. In general the more chlorophyll present (the substance that provides the green color to leaves), the more photosynthesis that will be taking place. Therefore as a general rule, the larger and leafier the plant, the more photosynthesis that will be occurring in the presence of sunlight. However, having more indoor plants will not result in a significantly lower carbon dioxide concentration than the rest of the atmosphere, as indoor air is always in communication with the rest of the environment. Also, carbon dioxide at these concentrations is not harmful to humans, and having indoor plants does not result in significant air detoxification that can be attributed to any meaningful health benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?
Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk. ...Read more
Can you have pollen allergy shots during pollen allergy season? Or is having the shots on top of high pollen counts outside too much for your body?
A mold remediation technician cleaned lots of mold out of our central A/C; could mold be the cause of me coughing up green phlegm? Should I see an MD?
What kinds of symptoms can I expect from a tomato allergy? Allergy confirmed by blood test at Quest Diagnostics requested by board-certified allergist
Tomato allergy: Symptoms of IgE-mediated food allergy occur within minutes of ingestion and can involve any of the following: skin rash/hives, lip/tongue/throat swelling, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea/abdominal pain, wheezing/short of breath, dizziness, heart palpitations, mental confusion. The Allergist will offer an interpretation of the test in the context of your past symptoms and may offer skin test or foodtrial ...Read more
Need allergy test: The lymphocyte count and neutrophil count as obtained on the CBC (complete blood count) are not sufficient to identify dust mite allergy. These numbers would be better to assess for infection and general immune status. For dust mite allergy, a blood test or a skin test would be the preferred test. Also, a review of symptoms to assess if suspicious for dust mite allergy is needed. ...Read more
My local sprouts growers filtered the water through rock and soil and then got salmonella and board of health citation. What is safe?
Salmonella: Salmonella is an organism transmitted by the fecal/oral route. Either the soil was contaminated with feces, or one of the handlers had salmonella in their GI tract and was not using appropriate sanitary techniques. Actually very little in life is completely safe. Minimize risks and be careful. Stay well. ...Read more
Can an allergy to dust mites and living in a house with a lot of dust be preventing me from exhaling fully?
I have an eclectus and african grey parrot. The dander and droppings aren't cleaned regularly. What is bird fancier's lung risk to me and new baby?
Possible : Bird fancier's lung disease can happen to folks who are around birds a lot. There's no real way to measure exposure, but cleaning the cage regularly and having good air flow through the room can decrease the risk. The baby should not be near the birds. Be on the watch for cough, getting short of breath, fever, fatigue. If you develop any siymptoms be sure to tell your doctor about the birds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kits: There are kits available that you can buy to measure the mold that you find in your house or you can hire a professional to come out and test it. These kits are available online or in your local hardware store typically. ...Read more
I'm a recent resident of san diego & i've started breaking out in hives. Could all the pollen arond here be the reason?
Fragrance "allergy": More details please. Are you saying use of a household aerosol scent was associated with upper respiratory symptoms? Many find fragrances quite irritating and trigger rhinitis. It can be very specific; patients have told me only certain perfumes or colognes bother them - after I point out that I notice they are wearing fragrance during the office visit. If other, let us know. ...Read more
Gene & environment: When your genes and the changing environment intreacts, some people would develop allergies. Allergy develops because your immune system has been redirected to react to otherwise innocuous substances such as animal dander, pollen, dust mite,mold, food etc. The stronger a family history of allergic diseases, the more likely you are going to become allergic. ...Read more
Can allergies to molds pollens dust etc include symptoms of lightheaded, feeling a little spacey etc?
What is best way to treat allergies (esp pollen/mold, e.G. 2014 seems to be worse than past)? Could this make asthma worse/lead to more flare ups? Otc allergy meds don't work or limited effect for me
Is it unusual to be allergic to onions, broccoli, spinach, carrots, peaches and eggs? I also have inhalant, dust, mold and pollen allergies.
What to do if I have never broken out, so i was just wondering would i be allergic to it because of the pollen and ragweeds?
Early Spring Tree: At this time of year, tree pollens predominate. ...Read more
Possibly: A variety of triggers can cause your asthma to flare. Pollen allergy is certainly one potential trigger, as are other allergens such as pets, dust mites, and molds; colds and other viruses, bacterial infections such as sinusitis, poor air quality, acid reflux, and multiple other triggers. See your doctor to treat your asthma and help determine your triggers. ...Read more
If the only thing that gives me a reaction is pollen. How come the things i eat all the time showing on my allergy list?
Often is the cause: Pollen released from flowers and plants is often a cause for hay fever (seasonal allergies). Spring & summer time is the most challenging time for allergy sufferers. Some people find relief by eating honey that is produced locally because it can help build some tolerance to the pollen that causes one's hay fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hay fever reactions?: While it is possible to see a variety of symptoms with seasonal allergies, such as sneezing, nasal congestion, eye redness, swelling and wheezing, a true anaphylactic reaction is rare. The severe, sudden onset of allergic symptoms associated with anaphylaxis might be seen as a reaction to an allergy shot to treat hay fever, but more commonly is seen with foods, medications, and insect stings, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple ways: Avoid peak pollen times which are in the morning. Air conditioning can help. Low or non sedating antihistamines can help (such as loratadine, Cetirizine or fexophenadine). Prescription topical steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays are very effective. Specific allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots fda approved, sublingual immunotherapy is a promising but is not fda approved) can reduce the allergy. ...Read more
Anything is possible: It all depends on what you mean. Anaphylaxis, as defined by the involvement of more than one organ system, could surely cause anaphylaxis by causing asthmatic and urticarial/angioedema reactions. In terms of causing hypotension, i would assume that it is possible, but is rarely seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer