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My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication?

My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication?

Several Options: The treatment of allergic rhinitis consists of avoidance, anti histamines, nasal steroids and allergy vaccine therapy. Some combination of one or all these modalities will be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication should he take?

My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication should he take?

Anything that works: The specific air born trigger to your child's allergy is less important than the effect the medications.Anti-histamines, nasal sprays & mast cell regulators may be a benefit. Most opt for a 24hr preparation for convenience.I like the non sedating antihistamines like fexophenadine(allegra) , steroid nasal spray (flonase). If your child cooperates & tolerates the med it should help. ...Read more

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Best meds to treat allergy to Alternaria Tenuis ? Atrovent ? Flonase? Zyrtec?

Best  meds to treat allergy to Alternaria Tenuis ? Atrovent ? Flonase? Zyrtec?

Perhaps anti-fungals: Check out http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/887374-treatment, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17097985 & http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2008.02024.x/pdf for some ideas. Atrovent is good for lung symptoms while Flonase for nose & Zyrtec for overall allergies. So treatment also depend upon your symptoms. Best to consult your Allergist & Infectious Disease expert. ...Read more

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What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

Nasal polyps: these are complex, they occur in individuals with nasal allergies, but also occur with aspirin allergy and asthma and also can be sporadic without a known cause. They are tricky to treat and you need a good ENT and Allergist to tackle the problem properly ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nasal polyp cause: impossibly mild allergies or fungus?

Can you tell me about nasal polyp cause: impossibly mild allergies or fungus?

Inflammatory: Nasal polyps are fluids filled sacs that grow in the nose and sinuses and are most often caused by airborne allergens or aspirin allergy. The may need surgery. They are not usually caused by fungus and can sometimes be made to shrink by use of an intranasal steroid like Flonase or Nasacort. ...Read more

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If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

Dandruff: You are asking two questions. Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, but it can be caused by other conditions like psoriasis. And yes, allergies can cause dry skin. ...Read more

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Wedding ring rash back after cleared & rings cleaned. Not itchy. Starts with what looks like insect bite & sporadic rash around area. Fungus? Allergy?

Wedding ring rash back after cleared & rings cleaned. Not itchy. Starts with what looks like insect bite & sporadic rash around area. Fungus? Allergy?

Possible allergy: It sounds like you have wedding ring dermatitis as you are possibly allergic to a metal component of your wedding ring. The other cause is soap that gets stuck under the ring band. If the rash is isolated to the area where the ring touches your skin then it is most likely an allergic reaction. If you have similar looking rashes other areas, possibly other causes and would need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Cod liver oil okay to take? I have a shellfish allergy. Also double q. Are probiotics good for fungus on tongue or yeast overgrowth in stomach?

Cod liver oil okay to take? I have a shellfish allergy. Also double q. Are probiotics good for fungus on tongue or yeast overgrowth in stomach?

Cod liver oil OK: There are 5 main groups of seafood: bony fish (cod), crustaceans (shrimp), bivalves (clam), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (squid). There is cross-reactivity within each group but rarely between groups, so cod is ok with shellfish allergy. Probiotics are healthy but have minimal effect on mouth fungus (thrush). Most experts feel stomach fungal/yeast overgrowth doesn't exist. ...Read more

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Can Rosacea , Seborheic derm. ,milk allergy , stomach sensitivity and toe fungus or althletes feet , all be connected to yeast overgrowth in the body?

Can Rosacea , Seborheic derm. ,milk allergy , stomach sensitivity and toe fungus or althletes feet , all be connected to yeast overgrowth in the body?

No: The so-called Candidiasis syndrome has never been supported by scientific findings. All of the above-mentioned issues are very common occurrences although unusual for one to have all of the probles at the same time. Having said that, sehorrhea is considered to be an untoward reaction to Pityrosporium orbiculare, a fungus found normally on adult skin. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more