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Sugi Allergy (Overview)

Japanese Cedar or Subi Tree or Cryptomeria Japonica is a conifer in cypress family. It is the most common cause of allergies in Japan. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For more info see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay_fever_in_Japan


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2 yrs rhinitis symptoms. Tried steroid sprays, allergy meds, scans, reflux, the lot! One possibility: v.high IgE Total on allergy blood test. Ideas?

2 yrs rhinitis symptoms. Tried steroid sprays, allergy meds, scans, reflux, the lot! One possibility: v.high IgE Total on allergy blood test. Ideas?

Treatment: There are several potential causes for rhinitis. In this case, high IgE is suggestive of allergy to environmental triggers (but in no way clearly diagnostic). More information is needed in order to suggest a specific strategy (eg allergy shots or immunotherapy), but no matter the cause; rest assured that we have options. ...Read more

Sugi Allergy (Overview)

Japanese Cedar or Subi Tree or Cryptomeria Japonica is a conifer in cypress family. It is the most common cause of allergies in Japan. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For more info see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay_fever_in_Japan


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Chronic allergies & sinusitis. No meds help. Last sinus cat scan clear. Had allergy tests, the allergist recommends allergy shots. This would be my 3rd time, first two ineffective. Should i?

Chronic allergies  & sinusitis.  No meds help.  Last sinus cat scan clear.  Had allergy tests, the allergist recommends allergy shots.  This would be my 3rd time, first two ineffective.  Should i?

Another option: If you haven't tried an inhaled nasal steroid (eg, nasonex), it might prove effective in controlling your symptoms. In addition, there are multiple medications which counter allergic symptoms. Make sure your doctor has tried each one for your symptoms. Allergy shots (desensitization therapy) might help. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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What causes allergies?

What causes allergies?

Genes + environment: Noses run in families - if both parents have allergies the chance that their child will be allergic is 80%. If neither parent is allergic the child's risk is10%. Exposure to urban pollutants like diesel exhaust, cigarette smoke, & antibacterial hand cleansers upset the ecological balance between our immune system & beneficial microorganisms. With both factors present allergy is more likely. ...Read more

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Chronic post-nasal drip 1 yr. Tried everything allergy & reflux. ENT given me Claritin-D (240mg pseudo) & oral steroid 5 wks to break cycle. Thoughts?

Chronic post-nasal drip 1 yr. Tried everything allergy & reflux. ENT given me Claritin-D (240mg pseudo) & oral steroid 5 wks to break cycle. Thoughts?

Allergist evaluation: if you have access to an allergist, kindly seek their evaluation, you may very well have allergic rhiosinusitis, the medications you used would have some benefit, but need to be taken on regular basis, not as needed basis or for short courses, of course the systemic steroids can't be for long course unless really indicated, but local steroid sprays would do the trick, meanwhile. Good luck ...Read more

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Gastrografin allergy symptoms?

Gastrografin allergy symptoms?

Many: Allergic reactions to any drug vary widely from patient to patient. In my experience, it is very uncommon to have an allergic reaction to gastrografin. If you have an iodine allergy, then you should avoid gastrografin. Here is link to more detail information: http://www.Drugs.Com/pro/gastrografin.Html. ...Read more

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What does it mean to get an allergy shot?

What does it mean to get an allergy shot?

Allergy shots: You receive increasing doses of the allergen(s) to which you are allergic over time to alter the immune system to stop seeing the allergen as bad but rather as a normal reaction recognized by protective antibodies called igg. ...Read more

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When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic dermatitis is allergic in origin manifested by eczema or other itchy rashes located in the cubital and popliteal areas, recurrent in nature unless allergen is discovered. The allergy shots are given to desensitized the patient. ...Read more

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Ent consultation or allergist for chronic allergy/enlarged turbinates. Each has different opinions. Diagnosis after allergy tests, allergic rhnitis.

Ent consultation or allergist for chronic allergy/enlarged turbinates. Each has different opinions. Diagnosis after allergy tests, allergic rhnitis.

Expert! Please reply: You have seen experts so far w/out success, but they are still experts. My inexpert advice as co-sufferer follows: learn self-management skills including meditation, breathing exercises, best personal dietary & activity routines, consider modifying living situation (then re-consider). Plan activities to take advantage of your best cirumnstances & surroundings. If allergy shots & pills help, good! ...Read more

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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more

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How can I treat my allergies?

How can I treat my allergies?

Nasal sprays not OTC: For seasonal allergies, the most effective options are the steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays, available by prescription. Not only do they work the best, but they are technically local therapy as negligible amounts enter the bloodstream. The OTC nasal sprays can cause rebound symptoms, which the prescription versions do not. ...Read more

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Allergic to dust. Immunotherapy 10yrs ago improved athsma&sinus. Now PM sinus/nasal congestion worsening. Using Nasonex&montelukast. OK long term?

Allergic to dust. Immunotherapy 10yrs ago improved athsma&sinus. Now PM sinus/nasal congestion worsening. Using Nasonex&montelukast. OK long term?

No: Go back to your allergist for evaluation. Injections last for a certain period of time - not indefinitely . You want to treT the cause, not just the symptoms. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can I get help treating my allergies?

How can I get help treating my allergies?

Lots of resources: Start with family members who have allergies. I like to say that "noses run in families" (allergy joke). So who's helping them with their allergies? Next your primary care physician - a trustworthy, knowledgeable resource. You can call your county medical society for names or find an allergist at www.Aaaai.Org & www.Acaai.Org. Think twice about those who advertise. ...Read more

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Laryngoscopy due to recurrent rhinitis and chronic cough. Doc prescribed bethamethasone injection and rebaprasol (PPI) is it allergy or LPR? The 2 ?

Laryngoscopy due to recurrent rhinitis and chronic cough. Doc prescribed bethamethasone injection and rebaprasol (PPI) is it allergy or LPR? The 2 ?

Depends: Did he find evidence of laryngeal irritation at vocal cord? If yes, LPR is a good possibility. By the way cortisone injection is not usually indicated for your conditions. As for which of the 2 is causing your problem., it is hard to tell without knowing more details. If you have indeed responded to these two medications, the withdrawal of one or the other will help to establish the cause. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

Many: One of the best treatments is benadryl; however, this may make you tired. Other, less sedating, options are claritin, (loratadine) allegra, and zyrtec. ...Read more

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Me harry Allergic rhinitis with naso brochinal allergy 2 DNS optd on oct 2012 Using levocetrazine , montas tab ,deuonase nasal Sperry, anti allergic medicine/ asthaline but no relife since 4 year. Always live with cough .running nose . Chest congestion?

Me harry
Allergic rhinitis with naso brochinal allergy
2 DNS optd on oct 2012
Using levocetrazine , montas tab ,deuonase nasal Sperry, anti allergic medicine/ asthaline but no relife  since 4 year.
Always live with cough .running nose . Chest congestion?

Need an allergist: You need to see a professional allergist/Immunologist to deal with all the atopic (allergic) problems you have, look up on the net for a specialist where you live, or register in HealthTap for a virtual consult with an allergist/Immunologist just for more detailed advice, goodluck ...Read more

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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