• What does it mean to be allergic to something?

    Best answer: People out there use the term allergy in reference to a specific hypersensitivity reaction associated with immediate reactions when exposed to an allergen that the person is sensitive to. Most of the symptoms are related to the release of histamine which can cause a variety of symptoms depending on the area exposed... show more
    Best answer: People out there use the term allergy in reference to a specific hypersensitivity reaction associated with immediate reactions when exposed to an allergen that the person is sensitive to. Most of the symptoms are related to the release of histamine which can cause a variety of symptoms depending on the area exposed such as hives, runny nose, watery eyes, Gi symptoms, and if severe enough then swelling of tissue like with airways and circulatory problems known as anaphylaxis which can be deadly.

    There are other hypersensitivity reactions not normally termed "allergies". Some of those are also delayed and not immediate compared to IgE histamine immediate hypersensitivity reactions.

    Allergens are usually food and environmentals like dust, cats or microorganisms.
    5 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Allergies or cold in a toddler?

    Best answer: She can be tested for allergies. you coudl make an appointmetn with an allergist to have her tested. The best type of test involves getting the skin pricked with allergens to look for a reaction. Another alternative is to reduce her exposure to allergens. The usualy cauyse of respiratory allegies is house... show more
    Best answer: She can be tested for allergies. you coudl make an appointmetn with an allergist to have her tested. The best type of test involves getting the skin pricked with allergens to look for a reaction.

    Another alternative is to reduce her exposure to allergens. The usualy cauyse of respiratory allegies is house dust. Eliminating dust sources can get rid of this type of allergy. Here's some good suggestions for eliminationg dust allergies pulled fro,m a website:

    To manage a dust allergy, it’s best to avoid the things most likely to cause an allergic reaction. Here are some simple steps to reduce exposure to indoor dust:

    Opt for wood flooring over wall-to-wall carpets when possible, especially in bedrooms.
    Clean your house regularly, using a central vacuum or a vacuum with a HEPA filter. If you are allergic, wear an N95 filter mask while dusting, sweeping or vacuuming. (It can take more than two hours for the dust to settle after a thorough cleaning—so, if possible, clean when the allergic patient is away, and avoid cleaning the bedroom of an allergic person at night.)
    Use “mite-proof” cases on your mattresses and pillows. Wash all bed linens regularly, using hot water.
    Keep a HEPA air cleaner running in the allergic person’s bedroom.
    Keep pets out of the allergic person’s bedroom at all times.
    Keep all unrefrigerated food covered; dispose of food waste in a tightly sealed garbage can.
    If cockroaches are a known problem, use roach traps and schedule regular visits by a professional pest control service.
    Install a high-efficiency media filter with a MERV rating of 11 or 12 in the furnace and the air conditioning unit. Leave the fan on to create a “whole house” air filter that removes particulates. Change the filter at least every three months (with the change of the seasons) to keep the air clean year-round. Have your heating and air conditioning units inspected and serviced every six months.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it possible to be slightly lactose intolerant, not fully?

    If so, I believe I am. About 3 years ago, I went to the doctors and was diagnosed with IBS. However, I am beginning to think I am lactose intolerant. One of my "trigger foods" was cheese. I still cannot eat cheese, but now I can only have small amounts of dairy. For example, I can have a bowl of cereal... show more
    If so, I believe I am. About 3 years ago, I went to the doctors and was diagnosed with IBS. However, I am beginning to think I am lactose intolerant. One of my "trigger foods" was cheese. I still cannot eat cheese, but now I can only have small amounts of dairy. For example, I can have a bowl of cereal but not a hot chocolate as its got too much milk in it. The problem is also getting worse, before it was this bad I could for example eat ice cream and have no trouble, whereas now I can only eat a tiny portion of it. If I have a large portion of it I become bloated, get stomach cramps, and other issues. TYIA
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Has anyone ever used niacin (vitamin B3) for allergy relief?

    It seems to help with mine when I occasionally need it. What experiences have you had with B3?
    It seems to help with mine when I occasionally need it. What experiences have you had with B3?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • What kind of nose do I have?

    I have a rather large nose with quite a crooked at the bridge part. I wouldn t say it s a hooked nose so what kind of nose does this sound like. I don t know if it s a Roman nose maybe
    I have a rather large nose with quite a crooked at the bridge part. I wouldn t say it s a hooked nose so what kind of nose does this sound like. I don t know if it s a Roman nose maybe
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is it true that if you don't go outside in the cold all bundled up that you can get a cold?

    Best answer: The cold, how much clothing you have, or your body temperature isn't the true culprit. However, flu virus’ coating becomes tougher at temperatures close to freezing, making them more active, more resilient, and easier to transmit in the winter. In hotter temperatures, this coating becomes more liquid and less... show more
    Best answer: The cold, how much clothing you have, or your body temperature isn't the true culprit. However, flu virus’ coating becomes tougher at temperatures close to freezing, making them more active, more resilient, and easier to transmit in the winter. In hotter temperatures, this coating becomes more liquid and less sticky.
    15 answers · 1 week ago
  • Bad nosebleeds?

    For the past 3 years, I've been getting a lot of nosebleeds- a few every 1-3 months. However, this past week alone I've had 10. I had one yesterday that took 40 minutes to stop, and I lost so much blood that I felt dizzy. I have a humidifier that runs all day in my room, so I don't think it is the dry... show more
    For the past 3 years, I've been getting a lot of nosebleeds- a few every 1-3 months. However, this past week alone I've had 10. I had one yesterday that took 40 minutes to stop, and I lost so much blood that I felt dizzy. I have a humidifier that runs all day in my room, so I don't think it is the dry air. Could it possibly a deviated septum?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Sore throat for month?

    Best answer: If you are allergic to something then it lasts as long as you are in the same environment.
    Take an antihistamine and see if that helps.
    I get hay fever from April to September.
    Best answer: If you are allergic to something then it lasts as long as you are in the same environment.
    Take an antihistamine and see if that helps.
    I get hay fever from April to September.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I cure a Gluten Allergy?

    So my friend has a Gluten allergy, and I was suggesting that we can cure it by injecting enough gluten into it so his body has to accept it. Will it work?
    So my friend has a Gluten allergy, and I was suggesting that we can cure it by injecting enough gluten into it so his body has to accept it. Will it work?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Which allergy is more deadly?

    If 2 people, one who is allergic to peanuts, and the other is allergic to dairy, both eat peanut butter ice cream at the same time, who dies first? Keep in mind, in this hypothetical situation, neither of them have access to medical help of any kind, and they both ate enough that it would be deadly. Who dies first?
    If 2 people, one who is allergic to peanuts, and the other is allergic to dairy, both eat peanut butter ice cream at the same time, who dies first? Keep in mind, in this hypothetical situation, neither of them have access to medical help of any kind, and they both ate enough that it would be deadly. Who dies first?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My friend said she killed a patient when she was a nurse, she accidentally gave her a wrong medicine that she was allergic to! What now?

    Best answer: Help her cope. I know that's depressing
    Best answer: Help her cope. I know that's depressing
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Eating healthy with allergies?

    I want to be able to eat healthier, but many good foods are off the list because i have allergies. Im allergic to eggs, all tree nuts, and peanuts. I also have many oral allergies to fruits.
    I want to be able to eat healthier, but many good foods are off the list because i have allergies. Im allergic to eggs, all tree nuts, and peanuts. I also have many oral allergies to fruits.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Are you allergic to anything? If so, what?

    Best answer: Birch trees believe it or not.....I like them but my nose doesn't!
    Best answer: Birch trees believe it or not.....I like them but my nose doesn't!
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Medical help please?

    Best answer: You're probably lactose intolerant. Maybe even allergic to dairy. you could also be drinking or eating too much and you're stomach won't fit it. Throwing up is your bodies way of telling you something is wrong.
    Best answer: You're probably lactose intolerant. Maybe even allergic to dairy. you could also be drinking or eating too much and you're stomach won't fit it. Throwing up is your bodies way of telling you something is wrong.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Everytime I sneeze my nose bleeds?

    Best answer: Well, the reason it starts again after a sneeze is that you're physically disrupting the clot/scab on the surface of the nasal mucosa which is inured by the force of the sneeze itself. As to how and why you have a lesion inside the nose, in the first place, is another issue entirely. There are quite a few... show more
    Best answer: Well, the reason it starts again after a sneeze is that you're physically disrupting the clot/scab on the surface of the nasal mucosa which is inured by the force of the sneeze itself.

    As to how and why you have a lesion inside the nose, in the first place, is another issue entirely. There are quite a few things that can cause nose-bleed. Some of them are dangerous or even life threatening pathologies, but the vast majority are nothing more than annoying.

    Given the time of year, it's most likely due to drying, chapping, and cracking of the delicate tissue inside the nose due to cold, dry air. That being said, about 9/10 nose-bleeds are ultimately attributable to digital trauma. So you most likely started it by picking your nose and it just hasn't healed.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago