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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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Thalassemia And Hemoglobinopathy (Definition)

Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more


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Does asthma and allergy cause a high ESR ? (77)

Does asthma and allergy cause a high ESR ? (77)

Usually not: Look for another cause -- or forget the sed rate. It's often done wrong, and even a true elevation often means exactly nothing. If a person appears well otherwise, there's little to be gained and much time and money to be wasted by trying to find the cause of a high sed rate. ...Read more

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7 year old with a cough for two months. Might be allergies? Or asthma?

7 year old with a cough for two months.  Might be allergies? Or asthma?

Yes: Is there nasal drainage? Or sneezing or itchy throat? Then allergy, but if cough more at night or with exercise then likely asthma. See your doctor to best determine what is causing your cough. ...Read more

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Is a child who has eczema also more likely to have allergies or asthma?

Is a child who has eczema also more likely to have allergies or asthma?

Yes: Although everybody's different, we speak of the prototypic "allergic march" - eczema as a toddler, allergic rhinitis by ages 4-7, and asthma in early adolescence. Many people will skip one or two of these problems, but in general, young children with eczema will go on to develop allergies and asthma if they are not carefully treated for their underlying allergies. ...Read more

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My 15 month old has had croup twice in a month is this a sign of asthma or allergies?

No: Croup is a most often a viral illness that more severely affects younger children due to the size of their airways. It causes swelling below the vocal cords which then manifests itself physically with the signs of the croupy cough and occasionally inspiratory stridor (loud coarse breathing in). The larger the airway, the less chance of problems and there is no association with asthma/allergies. ...Read more

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I have a milk allergy and I think it is causing me to have asthma attacks. Is this possible?

I have a milk allergy and I think it is causing me to have asthma attacks. Is this possible?

Milk allergy: Yes. A very large percentage of asthma sufferers are allergic. Many of these allergies are significant and can enter into the causation of the allergy. Cows milk allergy is one of the commonest food allergies and causes considerable chronic illness especially in children. Ask your doctor for a referral to an allergist for a complete workup concerning allergies and asthma. ...Read more

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I have allergies and asthma. Will targeted exercise help strengthen my lungs to make them a little more efficient?

I have allergies and asthma. Will targeted exercise help strengthen my lungs to make them a little more efficient?

Yes: Your asthma needs to be in good control. In general, swimming is the best overall exercise for asthma and will improve endurance, muscles, and strengthen your lungs. Tai chi will also help as will some martial arts. ...Read more

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A family member has allergy induced pneumonia, is that contagious? I heard it was not. I have asthma and I am concerned.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Molds?: Do you mean hypersensitivity pneumonitis which can be caused by an immune reaction to molds or an occupational exposure? Allergy otherwise does not cause pneumonia. If the pneumonia is not caused by a virus or bacteria, it is not transmitted to another person. But if you are also exposed to the same environment, your risk of developing pneumonitis is somewhat higher ...Read more

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I've been taking rimactacid for almost a month now. But now, I am having allergies or some-like skin asthma.Is this a side effect?

I've been taking rimactacid for  almost a month now. But now, I am having allergies or some-like skin asthma.Is this a side effect?

Yes: yes, it could be related to Rimactazid. You should contact the doctor who prescribed it for further information and for possibly changing your medication. ...Read more

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Are steam machines beneficial for sinus issues? Anything to know before i consider buying one from a catalog? Have asthma/allergies.

Are steam machines beneficial for sinus issues? Anything to know before i consider buying one from a catalog? Have asthma/allergies.

Humidity: Humidifiers can be helpful for allergic rhinitis....The nasal issues. Humidity can also worsen symptoms of asthma. If you have worsening of your asthma symptoms when you shower in the hot and humid conditions then the humidifier might not be the best idea. ...Read more

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Is it normal or common to have pneumonia every year during the cold or allergy season in a child and/or adult? Does this mean they have asthma?

Is it normal or common to have pneumonia every year during the cold or allergy season in a child and/or adult? Does this mean they have asthma?

Maybe: It is not normal to get recurrent pneumonia. Problems can range from a deficient immune system, to other lung diseases like COPD and asthma ( flare ups of these diseases can mimic pneumonia, ) to heart disease with congestive heart failure. In any case this needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a 5mg tablet of melatonin safe to give an 11yr old child on a consistent basis? She has allergies, asthma, and takes Singular & an OTC allergy med.

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Is a 5mg tablet of melatonin safe to give an 11yr old child on a consistent basis? She has allergies, asthma, and takes Singular & an OTC allergy med.

No: We don't really know what melatonin does on a growing child. However it seems that you are trying to treat the symptoms and not the cause. The history suggests that nasal congestion and/or asthma may be the cause for his sleep problem and it is time for you to consider seeing an allergist since not getting enough sleep is just a small part of his problem. ...Read more

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Hei. Is there any progress in the field of asthma? I im a pretty bad case and would like to do anything to get rid of the asthma and allergies combind

Yes: There is much research being done in the field of asthma including understanding the mechanisms, lung damage, etc. Right now we are limited in medications. What you see are variations of a few classes of drugs. They all work well when used correctly and conscientiously. It is not likely you can get rid of your asthma but it can be controlled. Talk over any concerns you have with your physician. ...Read more

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Can a child's asthma be triggered by a pet allergy?

Can a child's asthma be triggered by a pet allergy?

Depends: Frequently, pet allergy may be a significant trigger in children with asthma. The pet allergy may not always cause immediate, severe symptoms, but may contribute to chronic asthmatic inflammation. Parents often seem to not want to acknowledge this. But not all children with asthma are allergic to pets. Specific testing can be done by your pediatrician, or by an allergist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop asthma from having a dog allergy?

Is it possible to develop asthma from having a dog allergy?

Yes...: If you have a dog allergy and you are exposed to a dog, it is possible to develop bronchospasm. If this happens repeatedly, asthma would be diagnosed. You need to have more than one episode of wheezing to diagnose asthma. ...Read more

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Would dry air tend to make a person cough more if they have allergies or asthma than humidified air?

Would dry air tend to make a person cough more if they have allergies or asthma than humidified air?

Usually: Dry (and cold) air is particularly bad for exercise induced asthma and that frequently causes cough. Swimming was always said to be better than running for asthma, but now with public pools so highly chlorinated, that also often makes asthma worse. For nasal allergies, the best way to humidify is to use saline nasal spray or flush. ...Read more

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Y daughter has bad asthma and allergies and is sick at least once a month. Is their anything i can do to help her.

Y daughter has bad asthma and allergies and is sick at least once a month. Is their anything i can do to help her.

See details: Has she seen an allergist and been tested? Does she take any meds to help prevent the allergic attacks and the asthmatic episodes? You need to provide this information. However, you should really discuss the problems with her pediatrician and get his/her opinion. ...Read more

Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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Hsv Type 1 And 2 (Definition)

A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more