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Allergies are the result of an overactive immune system. In response to a substance like pollen or pet dander, the body’s natural defenses become...
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Inflammation is redness, swelling, heat, and pain in a tissue. Such symptoms can be the result of an allergic reaction in the nose, lungs, or skin.
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They are both the same, or at least, chemically equivalent. Singulair is the brand name; montelukast is the generic name. They can be used...
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Why are some people "sensitive" to certain allergens while most are not? Why do allergic persons produce more IgE than those who are non-allergic?...
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If you have allergies to mites and mold, approaches to avoid dust mites and mold include:Dust MitesEncase pillows, mattresses, and box springs with...
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WebMD allergy consultant Paul Enright, MD, an Arizona-based pulmonologist, says it's important for children with allergies to avoid pollen when...
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Symptoms of allergies and colds can be similar, but here's how to tell the difference: Occurrence of symptoms: Both cause symptoms of sneezing...
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A bright, yellow nasal discharge does not automatically mean "sinusitis" or even indicate a bacterial infection. Mucous can become yellow...
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When it comes to medication products, it is important to read all product labels carefully before purchasing and consuming any item. Consult the...
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If you have a true allergy to sulfa medications then Lasix may not be for you. It does contain sulfa product. If you have difficulty breathing, or...
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Over-the-counter antihistamines are safe to take if you use Lexapro. But I suggest you use one that does not cause drowsiness. Antihistamines can...
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Angioedema is a swelling similar to urticaria (hives), but the swelling occurs beneath the skin instead of on the surface. Angioedema is...
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No, the color of mucous does not automatically assume that something is viral, bacterial, or allergic....it is just a clue. In most cases, green...
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It is safe to take DayQuil with loratadine. NyQuil contains an antihistamine and loratadine is an antihistamine. So taking those two together would...
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Yes. There are no dangerous drug interactions between antihistamines for allergies and expectorants for a cough. You should always speak with your...
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