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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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How come i get hives during an asthma attack?

How come i get hives during an asthma attack?

Good ?: This is very uncommon and i can't recall having seen anyone with these two conditions occurring together on a consistent basis. Are these episodes related to pet exposure? Some times excessive mold exposure may trigger asthma or hives and perhaps that may be the best guess. ...Read more

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Skin-only reaction to nsaids (hives.) no asthma or other sym's. The few hives don't bother me; not being able to take nsaids does. Truly need 2 avoid?

Skin-only reaction to nsaids (hives.) no asthma or other sym's. The few hives don't bother me; not being able to take nsaids does. Truly need 2 avoid?

Drug reaction: Drug related reactions include: true allergy, side effects ; intolerance. Drugs need to be avoided in case of a "true allergy". Yours seem to fall somewhere between "side effect" ; "intolerance". If the side effect/intolerance doesn't bother you, you don't need to avoid nsaids. ...Read more

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Stress has been giving me hives for 3 months now. How do I feel better? I don't know what's bothering me. I have asthma, allergies, and am a smoker

Stress has been giving me hives for 3 months now. How do I feel better? I don't know what's bothering me. I have asthma, allergies, and am a smoker

Hives: Stress induced hives are called chili ethic urticaria. They can also be triggered by hot showers or exercise or anything which causes you to sweat. Fortunately they can be controlled with antihistamines like zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more

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I've read that a person who has asthma sym's can be desensitized to aspirin but someone who gets only mild hives from aspirin cannot be. True?

Not true: Most people who are sensitive to Aspirin (also to nsaids such as Ibuprofen ) react to the way these medications block inflammatory pathways. Desensitization can be performed with increasing doses of Aspirin very slowly. There is a risk of reactions. The desensitization effect will continue only as long as one continues to take aspirin. Stop aspirin, and you are back to being sensitive. ...Read more

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Asthma and hives - should I be carrying an epipen (epinephrine)? React to mold and get hive.

Peace of mind?: Epi pens are usually kept by people who have had an anaphylactic reaction to an allergen (life threatening situation). This is something you should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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22yo f, ciu, asthma, had hives after taking meds prescribed. Also chills and coughing. Took puffer, but hives still there, cough gone. Anaphylaxis?

22yo f, ciu, asthma, had hives after taking meds prescribed. Also chills and coughing. Took puffer, but hives still there, cough gone. Anaphylaxis?

Hard to say: From your information, the issues are not clear. Hives are relatively common and but whether they are related to anaphylaxis or not is often hard to sort out.If your asthma flared and the hives appeared at the same time, they may be connected and you should consult the treating doc immediately. ...Read more

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Mildly sensitive to nsaids in the form of 2-3 hives. Will taking singulair (montelukast) prevent risk of reaction and allow me to safely use nsaids again? No asthma

Mildly sensitive to nsaids in the form of 2-3 hives. Will taking singulair (montelukast) prevent risk of reaction and allow me to safely use nsaids again? No asthma

Allergy: You are allergic to nsaids and singular will not prevent an allergic reaction to them. I believe that Aspirin may also be dangerous for you to take as well. I recommend having an allergist evaluate you to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more