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What Is The Overall Approach To Patients With Allergies And Asthma
Avoid allergens: 1.Avoidance one should avoid things to which you are allergic. Also avoid irritants like cigarette smoke and air pollution. 2. Medication medications control inflammation and symptoms, but do not cure. It is important to take medications regularly. 3. Immunotherapy for environmental allergies, allergy shots are effective. New research shows oral desensitization effective for food anaphylaxis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Optimizing lung func: aerobic exercise is a definite factor in improving lung function. Swimming seems to play a role. Deep breathing exercises such as yoga have had conflicting findings however it does seem to show modest benefit. Weight loss and supplementation with vitamin D seem to be helpful and lung function. ...Read more
What is the best way to manage asthma in children ages 4-9years old?
Also would a specific diet be required?
Varies: Asthma is a disorder of variable intensity and trigger factors. It can vary from unrecognized to chronic and life threatening. Each patient must be evaluated and treated based on their individual findings. No two patients have responded exactly the same to any treatment.As such, it is unrealistic to list a "best" medication or plan.Find what works and keep track of triggers ; a written action plan ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?? allergies ??: You could have tests done to see if you had allergies to either dogs or cats, since just having allergies doesn't mean they would be a problem. However, warm blooded furry pets all shed dander which can aggravate asthma just like dust or smoke. Consider a fish tank. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why can not use antihistamines and decongestants in patient with thyroid disease ? What is the machanism of action? What medicine can use to relief ?
Decongestants may: Decongestants may complicate and exacerbate hyperthyroid states. In general I do not recommend oral decongestants to any age group as there is a higher risk of cardiovascular disease with decongestant use. Antihistamines alone may be used in thyroid disease in general. ...Read more
None really: If you have a specific allergy to dogs and/or cats, the best advice is not to have one. There is a misconception that dogs with hair that don't shed are "hypo-allergenic; however, the allergen comes from the animal's salivary glands. The pets clean themselves by licking and the allergen gets on there hair, fur, & skin. This is also why a reaction is worse when the pet licks you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Interstitial lung disease is not one problem, it's many problems with numerous causes. When you know the cause the best thing to do is treat the underlying cause, but when the cause is unknown it's referred to as "idiopathic". Idiopathic interstitial lung diseases are often incurable, and in particular idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has no treatment. Many are referred for lung transplantation. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Are typically required to resolve this condition and does commonly recur.Your doctor can help you manage this. ...Read more
Depends...: An asthmatic needs to avoid whatever triggers an acute exacerbation in their case. An asthmatic can find out what their individual triggers are by the history of their exacerbations as well as an evaluation by an allergist. Once triggers are known, an occupation that avoids their triggers can be sought. ...Read more
Avoidance : Of sensitizing allergens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Asthma: Be sure that that you use your maintenance inhaler as directed. A well balanced diet is good for any person. Avoidance of things you are allergic too is also of prime importance. Taking adequate vitamin d3 ( 1000 units per day) has been found to maintain wheeze-free states. If your asthma is well-controlled, any kind of aerobic exercise will be helpful. Sports that involve running is preferable. ...Read more
? and Beta-blockers: Treatment for migraines can be divided into abortive and preventative categories. Abortive migraine treatment is given at the onset of symptoms. Preventative treatment is given on a regular basis to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. In patients with frequent migraines, beta blockers are the safest medications used to prevent migraines in patients with arrhythmia and/or heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can cough be avoided in patients with copd? Is antibiotics the first line of treatment each time there is a cough?
One of many: To treat exacerbation of copd, yes, but often along with other medications such as atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler, etc. Antibiotics are used often and early for acute exacerbation of COPD because of the propensity of this patient population to develop subsequent pneumonia. I assume this person is under treatment by a physician for these problems? If not, seek one out immediately. ...Read more
With HEPA filter: A vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter puts out pollen-free, dust-free air from its exhaust end. A vacuum cleaner that blows exhaust upward instead of sideways or backwards has less of a tendence to blow dust from the floor into the air, while one is vacuuming. It's best to wear a mask during vacuuming (available at all drugstores), and to use a room hepa filter afterwards to clear the air. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have experience with people with bad reactions to most medications, especially psychiatric? What can be the reason and the cure? My body has bad reactions to most of the medications despite severe cognitive problems and pressure in the head.
See below: Sorry your having cognitive problems and difficulty with medication. It would be helpful to know what type of cognitive problems you are having? Sometimes bad effects may be because the dose of the medication was too strong, or because it was the wrong medicine for your for your condition. You need to find a skilled psychiatrist whom you trust. Don't hesitate to get another opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unrelated: Hi. People with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, treated with the correct dose of thyroid hormone replacement to normalize TSH and free T4 can eat whatever they want! I ALWAYS recommend healthy diet and regular exercise, but that's because it's GOOD for them, not because of any influence on their thyroid hormone replacement! Live healthily because it's GOOD for you!!! Holy cow! ...Read more
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