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Soda Allergy Symptoms
Is it safe to drink baking soda mixed in water for clearing acid reflux and allergy symptoms? If so, how much the ratio should be? [thanks
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
Is drinking baking soda ok for someone with nsaid allergy? Is baking soda itself likely to cause allergic reaction?
Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di
No: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine 2 receptor reverse agonist and would not significantly affect histamine production. When withdrawn. There is a theoretical possibility that Zantac (ranitidine) itself may lead to more histamine release by blocking the histamine 2 receptor (which acts as a feedback switch) but this has not been clinically a significant issue. ...Read more
Itch w/urine test negative for stds on many test, doc says possible allergy as it occurs only after drinking diet soda, is this possible?
Yeast?: STDs rarely cause urethral itching in men, no surprise standard STD tests are negative. If urethral discharge, consider nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), an STD usually caused by bacteria not detected with routine STD tests. If your diabetes is poorly controlled, maybe yeast (candida). Hard to imagine an allergic cause, or that it really is connected with diet soda. Keep working w/ your doctor. ...Read more
Could food allergy worsen atopic dermatitis? Allergy test said I don't have food allergy but I feel I do after eating certain food like chicken, soda,
Food Allergy: Yes food allergies can cause atopic dermatitis. Testing may not always be accurate. My suggestion is to do a food challenge by eliminating the food you are worried about for a week and then introducing it back. If you skin clears and then gets the rash back after reintroducing the offending food, simply avoid that food. ...Read more
Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more
Allergy symptoms: Sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; dark circles under eyes ("allergic shiners"); crease at base of nose (from "allergic salute"-wiping nose upwards with back of hand; post-nasal drainage; lack of energy. Many treatments available to relieve symptoms: antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec), nasal steroid sprays, mast cell stabilizer spray (cells that release histamine), desensitization tx to allergens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify, avoid, med: In order to reduce allergy symptoms, it is key to identify what the allergy is. See an allergist for testing. After identification, avoidance measures as possible followed by medications. If one is still suffering from allergies despite avoidance measures and medications, then allergy injections may be a very good option. ...Read more
Sneezing, runny nose: Itchy eyes, trouble breathing, or even an itrchy rash. If you are very allergic to cats, you can even just enter a room where a cat had been (ie. No longer present) and still feel symptoms. ...Read more
Antihistamine/Sprays: Allergy symptoms can include both nose and eye symptoms and include itching, watering, running, congestion, cough, post-nasal drip, and sneezing. OTC antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, and antihistamine eye drops all help relieve allergy symptoms. Avoidance of triggers that make your allergies worse is also helpful. See an Allergist to determine exactly what you might be allergic to. ...Read more
Allergic rhinitis symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy nose or eyes, sinus pressure, tearing, red eyes, ear fullness, post-nasal drainage.
Allergic symptoms in the skin or lungs can manifest differently but usually when one asks about "allergy" symptoms it most commonly refers to rhinitis. ...Read more
Allergy treatment: Allergy treatment involves avoidance of the allergen whenever possible, medication to manage symptoms and in some instances allergy shots to help develop tolerance to unavoidable airborne allergens or stinging insects. ...Read more
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more