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Hyperbaric chamber and allergy asthma I have a clinic in vt that dose mild hbot what can happen of i scuba dive or use the chamber thanks chad ?

Hyperbaric chamber and allergy asthma I have a clinic in vt that dose mild hbot what can happen of i scuba dive or use the chamber thanks chad ?

I am not sure: Exactly what you are asking and what you mean by "mild hbot". There is formal hyperbaric medicine with physicians meeting the undersea and hyperbaric medicine society minimum certifications and there are charlatans promoting hyperbarics without cetification. Scuba diving and hyperbarics should not be taken lightly as they both place you in an un-natural environment and require proper environment. ...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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How are allergies and asthma different?

How are allergies and asthma different?

Many things: Allergies are an immune response of the body to a foreign substance that causes release of certain chemicals in the body like histamine. Asthma can be triggered by an allergic reaction but not always (exercise, cold air, etc). ...Read more

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Could my asthma be triggered by exercise and allergies?

Could my asthma be triggered by exercise and allergies?

Yes: About 60% of asthma is "allergic asthma." this is asthma that can be aggravated by environmental allergies (e.g. Dust mite or cat dander or ragweed). About 40% of asthma is "non-allergic." common triggers of non-allergic asthma include exercise, cold air, respiratory infections, or emotion. ...Read more

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What allergy products can be taken by an asthma sufferer?

What allergy products can be taken by an asthma sufferer?

All: Any allergy medication can be taken by an asthma patient if that patient also suffers from allergies. ...Read more

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Could allergies/asthma cause body aches?

Could allergies/asthma cause body aches?

Yes: Allergies and asthma can cause you to cough violently, sneeze frequently or use your chest muscles to try to breathe more deeply. Any of these can cause aches, strains, etc. ...Read more

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Can cat allergies cause an asthma attack?

Yes: Cat allergy seems to be particularly potent for triggering asthma symptoms in patients with cat allergy + asthma. ...Read more

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Could allergy induced asthma turn in copd?

Could allergy induced asthma turn in copd?

Yes.: Uncontrolled persistent asthma causes airway remodeling that can slowly progress to emphysema (quicker in smokers and people with severe reflux). Treatment of underlying conditions can deter that from happening. ...Read more

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How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

A strong link: A mom told me in israel her son's eczema was referred to as skin asthma; a great way to emphasize that infantile eczema often precedes onset of asthma by 2-3 years. For every 3 kids seen for eczema 2 react to foods on skin/blood testing. Only 1 of 3 improves with elimination of some foods. They're never allergic to all the foods to which they react. Dust mites may be the primary culprit in the end. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

Several: Many treatments exist for allergies: antihistamines, nasal sprays, eye drops as well as allergy shots. For asthma: rescue inhalers (albuterol), controller inhalers, allergy shots. Definitely see an allergist! ...Read more

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How are an allergy and asthma attack different?

How are an allergy and asthma attack different?

Allergy vs asthma: There are multiple triggers of asthma attacks including: colds, exercise, aspirin, cold air, sinus infection, acid reflux, air pollution, and allergies. About half of adults with asthma have an allergic trigger, while 80-90% of kids with asthma have allergic trigger to their asthma. Allergic reactions can affect nose and eyes without affecting lungs. If it leads to lung inflammation, it's asthma. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between asthma, allergies?

What's the relationship between asthma, allergies?

Allergies trigger as: Asthma is inflamation in the lung. Triggers cause muscles in the airway to constrict and cause asthma episodes.. Allergens like pollen, animal dander, mold spores and dust mite are one type of trigger. Other triggers include cold air, exercise and infections like colds, sinusitis and ear infections. Allergies can affect other areas in the body like eczema for the skin and heyfever for the nose. ...Read more

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Can asthma or allergies trigger skin abnormalities?

Can asthma or allergies trigger skin abnormalities?

Very much so: One of the manifestations of allergies can be cutaneous(skin manifestations) like with eczema(atopic dermatitis) or hives(urticaria). ...Read more

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Can weather change effect your asthma and allergies?

Can weather change effect your asthma and allergies?

Absolutely: Changes in weather can alter pollen, mold and other things that may trigger asthma attacks. Cold weather as well can trigger asthma as can hot humid weather when pollution may be high. You may want to check some online pollen count websites for your area to see certain levels. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can my allergies & asthma go away after I am pregnant?

Can my allergies & asthma go away after I am pregnant?

Yes: Allergic sensitivities often change in association with changes in hormones. The most common is during adolescence, but also after a pregnancy, and sometimes after menopause. Unfortunately, they can go either way - they may get better or may get worse - and there's no way to tell which way it'll go with any given individual. ...Read more

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How can I manage my asthma and allergies while i'm pregnant?

How can I manage my asthma and allergies while i'm pregnant?

Multiple ways: Asthma during pregnancy: 30% of paitents worsen, 30% stay the same, and 30% improve. Treat and manage your asthma the same as if you weren't pregnant. Try to avoid allergens and triggers for allergies and asthma. Using a peak flow meter may help you to gauge teh severity of your symptoms. You should definitely get the flu shot during flu season. Many meds are safe to use--just consult your ob. ...Read more

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What can I do for my Marfan syndrome asthma, allergies, etc.?

What can I do for my Marfan syndrome asthma, allergies, etc.?

Routine meds: Routine allergy and asthma medications such as claritin, zyrtec, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) singulair, antihistamine eye drops, antihistamine or steroid nasal sprays, steroid oral inhalers, carefully-used bronchodilator inhalers, etc... Should all be ok to use in Marfan syndrome. Bronchodilator inhalers, if overused, will cause a rapid heart rate, which is not desired in Marfan syndrome patients. ...Read more

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Is it asthma or allergies when you cough on the soccer field?

Is it asthma or allergies when you cough on the soccer field?

Either or both...: A cough occurring during exercise could be the result of bronchospasm and this may or may not be related to allergies. It would need to be evaluated by a doctor so diagnosis can be made and treatment given. ...Read more

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Can wood furnaces bother people who have allergies or asthma?

Yes: The lungs require humidified air to function at their best. Wood burning furnaces are both very dry heat and can sometimes produce irritating smoke or fumes that irritate the lung. Some are not as sensitive to this effect than others and some furnaces are better designed & produce less irritation than others. Many electrical furnaces have an attached humidifier to help with this issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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