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What are the common factors that trigger allergies?

What are the common factors that trigger allergies?

Pollen dust pets: Many things in the environment can cause allergies...Pollen pets food dust bees. An allergist can be very helpful in figuring it out for you. ...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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What allergies are the most likely causes of urticaria?

What allergies are the most likely causes of urticaria?

Food allergy: Urticaria is a common presentation of food allergy. The common food allergens r peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg white, wheat, seafood, etc. But any food can cause allergy. Urticaria can also happen w drug allergy, sometimes pollen/animal allergy, but not as often. Sometime urticaria can happen w no obvious reason. See an allergist if it bothers u often, or u suspect it is due to an allergy. ...Read more

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What are the most common triggers of asthma attacks?

What are the most common triggers of asthma attacks?

Depends: In childhood it is often the presence of inflammation from any of a number of infectious agents, often viral. Only 5% are thought related to allergy triggers but these can aggravate any compromised kid.As they age, the pattern may change. Exercise triggered events are common in the teen years but this pattern seems to fade in adulthood. ...Read more

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What are common environmental allergies in the home?

What are common environmental allergies in the home?

Pets dust mites mold: Indoor environmental allergens include pet dander, dust mites, cockroaches and molds. Most people are more allergic to cats than dogs. Dust mites live in mattresses, pillows, bedding, and carpet. The more humid the environment, the more dust mites. ...Read more

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What are the most common triggers of copd?

What are the most common triggers of copd?

A few: Triggers in COPD do differ often from those in asthma. Respiratory infections, inhalation of particulates (ie smoke, powder, etc) are common. Smog and industrial exhausts can also be a trigger. ...Read more

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What are the most common migraine triggers?

What are the most common migraine triggers?

Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. ...Read more

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What are the common triggers of syncope?

What are the common triggers of syncope?

Syncope triggers: The triggers for syncope depends on the type of syncope. For vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope the common triggers are dehydration and stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, decongestants and dietary aides or supplements. As always talk your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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What are the most common substances that cause allergic contact dermatitis?

What are the most common substances that cause allergic contact dermatitis?

Poison ivy, nickel.: Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac other plants nickel or other metals medications antibiotics, especially those applied to the surface of the skin (topical) topical anesthetics other medications rubber or latex cosmetics fabrics and clothing detergents solvents adhesives fragrances, perfumes other chemicals and substance. ...Read more

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What are the problems of mercury(element) that can cause allergic reaction to our body?What are the symptoms?What are the causes and effect?

What are the problems of mercury(element) that can cause allergic reaction to our body?What are the symptoms?What are the causes and effect?

Heavy metal: Mercury does not cause an allergy it is a heavy metal that is highly toxic to the body particularly the brain and nerves. Ideally you should be exposed to almost none. Sources of mercury in very small amounts can include preservatives and vaccines. ...Read more

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What are some common triggers of eczema?

What are some common triggers of eczema?

Irritants & Dryness: The two most common classifcations of triggers of eczema are irritants and dryness. Both need to be avoided by staying away from caustic and fragranced substances and using proper moisturizers , especially after baths or showers , daily. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes that trigger arthritis?

What would be the most common causes that trigger arthritis?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis as there are over more than 100 different types. We would need more detail in regards to what type you have. ...Read more

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What are the environmental factors that contribute to autism?

What are the environmental factors that contribute to autism?

Prenatal factors : Include: a low folate (folic acid) level at the time of conception, drugs or alcohol from 3 weeks' conceptional age-delivery, maternal "flu"/viral illness with fever for a week, maternal obesity ;/or diabetes, advanced maternal age ; advanced paternal age if mother is young. These epigenetic factors alter function but not structure or sequence of fetal genes ; increase the risk of ASD in offspring. ...Read more

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What are the most common triggers for hives around the mouth?

What are the most common triggers for hives around the mouth?

Contact urticaria: There are many allergens associated with contact urticaria, such as foods, preservatives, fragrances, plant and animal products, and metals. Perhaps strawberries and latex are two of the most common. If urticaria is more diffuse, the list is different. ...Read more

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What are the common ingredients that cause dermatitis?

What are the  common ingredients that cause dermatitis?

Depends on type: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is going on, it is impossible to recommend treatment. Even if you are using "dermatitis" as a synonym for "eczema" (as some do), the possibilities are still too broad, since there are so many different kinds of eczema. ...Read more

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When people mention environmental toxins may cause autism, what exactly are these factors?

When people mention environmental toxins may cause autism, what exactly are these factors?

Nobody really knows: Some people have a theory that toxins in the environment may be one of the causes of autism. The word toxins refers to substances that are increased in our world due to our modern, industrialized society. That means all the things that we use, or that are used to produce the goods we have, can be the toxins in our environment. There are too many chemicals or substances to count. ...Read more

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