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I don't have asthma. How can I breathe easier during ragweed season especially outside? FYI I can't get to an allergist.
Congestion?: You may try an antihistamine-decongestant combination and/or Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ spray which is now OTC- the latter takes several days to work well but is likely more effective in the long run. If the symptoms are not controlled by the above, consider running a HEPA filter or AC in the bedroom as a temporary measure (not usually practical for the whole house) . Can't you find an allergist in Portland ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't worry about it: I don't know if any body has taken it over the rockies. But it is not supposed to be in california. If some body did take it over then it should still bloom around august 15th .In areas of no frost in southern california, it would behave like in southern florida where it blooms again in the end of april. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change seasons: Yes. There are many factors. One factor is the availability of the foods in your diet e.g. Fruits are plentiful in the summer and harder to buy in the winter. Ones calorie requires may vary by the season as usually people are more physically active in the summer as opposed to winter. ...Read more
See doctor...: There are many possible causes of this including bronchospasm, infection of the airways due to bacteria or virus, GERD, post-nasal drip, or even a combination of these factors. Treatment depends on the cause so see your doctor so this can be diagnosed and treated. If you smoke, you need to quit ASAP!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good for you: I hope you enjoyed the sport and will keep it up -- old football players go to seed, but swmming is a plan for lifelong fitness. What's your question? ...Read more
Does the body physiologically change as the seasons change to accommodate a change in temperature? (ie: more weight in the fall and winter)
Not Really: Humans live in artificial environments most of the time; we heat our homes in the winter and cool them in the summer. Our "seasons" are not what our ancestors lived through. That said, if we are less active in the winter and more active in the summer, then yes, our bodies will change, but it's due to that phenomenon, not the seasons themselves. ...Read more
Do kids feel hotter than adults when its hot and colder than adults when its cold? Why are children more likely to fall sick in changing seasons?
Ask one at a time.: Do kids feel hotter when it's hot? No. Do kids feel colder when it's cold? No. It's an individual thing; some people tolerated higher or lower temperatures better than others. The very young and very old tend to be more susceptible to the effects of extreme heat and cold than people in the middle, but once again this is an individual thing, and doesn't mean they "feel" hotter or colder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During summer season my body surfaces which are directly visible to sunlight is foundvery rough.For that I am using halobet ointment.Is it advisable.
NO: U r potentially causing more damage to your skin: halobet is super-high potency corticosteroid for severe inflammatory conditions of skin (like psoriasis); prolonged use can thin the skin & create steroid acne. For dry skin due to sun exposure, use daily moisturizer and sunscreen to prevent further skin damage & wear protective clothing if out in sun much (hat, long sleeves, long pants). ...Read more
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Go exercise: Your body actually detoxifies itself. I'm glad you're focused on recovering after perhaps overindulging in food and maybe alcohol. But none of the disgusting concoctions that people will try to sell you will help you any near as much as getting back into the fitness-focused lifestyle that you enjoyed so much as a teenager. You know this is the truth -- give your body what it deserves. ...Read more