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Suffering from allergies. When should I be tested?

Suffering from allergies. When should I be tested?

Get tested: If you suffer from any form of allergies, allergy testing can help determine your triggers.Once you know them, avoidance of these triggers is now possible.Allergy testing is best performed with skin testing but can also be performed with blood tests.Allergy shots, the only potential cure for allergic rhinitis & asthma, can only be given once your specific allergies r determined.Why suffer, have a life. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Can exercising vogoriously while suffering from allergy symptoms make the symptoms worse? Or will it help the body to settle faster?

Can exercising vogoriously while suffering from allergy symptoms make the symptoms worse?  Or will it help the body to settle faster?

Depends on symptoms: Not a good idea as you could make some allergic symptoms worse such as asthma. You need to see your physician to have a clear diagnosis and treat the allergies ...Read more

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Have a good day, im suffering from allergy cause by deisel and gasoline, what is a good ways to prevent this allergy?

Have a good day,   im suffering from allergy cause by deisel and gasoline, what is a good ways to prevent this allergy?

Diesel: You do not describe your allergy, but i assume you are having some nasal and respiratory symptoms to them? You need to protect your airways by wearing a face mask and if you develop respiratory issues, you probably need an inhaler too. ...Read more

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I am suffering from allergy asthama, I am using inhaler for it. Is there any side effect of taking inhaler? What i take anything instead of inhaler?

I am suffering from allergy asthama, I am using inhaler for it. Is there any side effect of taking inhaler? What i take anything instead of inhaler?

Side effects, yes!: Good morning, yes, there are side effects from use of inhalers; repeated use in excess could be dangerous. Avoid allergens, if possible. Preventive steroid inhalers needs to be added. Talk to your doctor for review. ...Read more

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I am pregnant, suffering from allergies plus a virus. Last couple of days i feel hot but my temperature is low-why is it low is it dangerous for baby?

I am pregnant, suffering from allergies plus a virus. Last couple of days i feel hot but my temperature is low-why is it low is it dangerous for baby?

Unlikely: Unless there's an element of hypothermia, wherein your ambient temperature is cold, it's not going to harm your baby. The best treatment for viral infection in pregnancy is lots of fluids and rest, rest, rest. Allergies, you can take otc allegra, Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec if they are bothering you. But as far as the cold is considered, just dress warmly and get some rest so you can recover. ...Read more

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Mi wife been suffering, from allergies, she gets her lips and eyes swollen what can we do, any tips?

Mi wife been suffering, from allergies, she gets her lips and eyes swollen what can we do, any tips?

Serious: Have testing, medication and likely carry EPIPEN (epinephrine) device. Lips and airway swelling and compromise can be very serious. Angio edema! ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a tump on the right side of my throat, painful to touch, hurts to swallow, I have been suffering from allergies lately?

I woke up this morning with a tump on the right side of my throat, painful to touch, hurts to swallow, I have been suffering from allergies lately?

Sore throat: You might have an infection like strep, that needs antibiotics so you should see your doctor. Allergies can cause throat irritation too, but your doctor should take a look at you and he/she might do a throat swab on you too see if you have strep or some other infection that requires antibiotics. In the mean time, you can take some motrin. ...Read more