Allergy and immunology

Common Questions and Answers about Allergy and immunology


Avatar f tn Hi, Yes you could be experiencing re-actions to an unknown allergens.Fresh coats of paint can trigger off allergic re-actions. Are you in contact with either on a day-to-day basis? As in an occupation or living in close proximity-in the vicinity of some-thing associated with either? First, the bad news: For many people, allergy season has become a year-round stint, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). But there's good news too.
1938479 tn?1325705620 The experts in a allergy and immunology center, can provide you with a overview of allergy testing and skin testing. That can help you identify what you you might be allergic too in a safe an controlled environment. If your allergic to something or you think you might me or if you are just wondering what you might me allergic too.
Avatar m tn If the IgE was high that could be allergy, also sometimes parasites can cause IgE to get higher. But if you dont' have diarrhea or other gastric problems then you probably don't have a parasite. IgG is one of the immunoglobulins that can be high when you are fighting an infection or your immunity (long term and past infections) is good. IgM is short term (current) infection. So, it probably is okay to have a slightly lower IgM and higher IgG.
Avatar m tn Do not waste your money on quackery/dubious tests: "The following procedures are not valid for managing food allergies: Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy (NRST) purports to use a BAX 3000 device to assess and treat allergies and many other conditions with a 'light and sound energy relaxation technique' that supposedly identifies problematic substances and conditions the body not to react negatively to them." Source: https://quackwatch.
Avatar n tn However, there is a way of preventing the long term symptoms of allergies. This is through a process known as immunology, more commonly referred to as an allergy shot.You can also discuss this treatment option with the allergist. Hope it helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.
1981399 tn?1362931063 Levin also think, that alla the antihistamin - and cortison treatment only make more damage to our bodies and immunology system. They only heal the symptoms not healing the cause. Tell me what do you think about all this nutrition balance question? Thanks! And keep up the hope.
1415174 tn?1453243103 It is best to consult an expert on immunology about the allergy testing and only after consulting a professional doctor with expertise and experience on vaccination issues can the decision of vaccinating or not vaccinating can be taken. Do take care and keep us posted. Best of luck!
Avatar m tn I am only looking for a second opinion based on facts known about allergy shots. I am not sure if my doctor is worried about hurting me or if I am totally wrong. I seem to benefit more when it was strong enough to trigger a small controllable reaction 4-6 minutes after an injection. 2 hours later when the reaction wore off I felt GREAT! This question is if they are triggering a reaction does that mean that they will not work as well?
Avatar f tn I also had hormones check...all came back in normal range. I started having allergy shots about 2 years ago and have a feeling this may be the cause but I know for sure. Has anyone had any hair changes/loss due to allergen immunology? I have started taking a thyroid supplement and lots of other hair supporting supplements, including bone broth. Would apprceiate any help, or advise. Thanks!
Avatar f tn Agree with bberry.
Avatar f tn Pathology says it points to immunology but they say it is not an immune disorder. We are currently waiting to see Allergy Dr. and Rhuemotology. Although we have moved and changed many things, nothing has helped. He now has no pain relief. He doesn't eat well cause he can't, and is fatigued. I have heard from the Dr.s over and over that they have heard of this but never have seen it. They have seen mouth ulcers but never to this degree.
Avatar f tn Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland., Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland., Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Electronic address: ***@****. Investigators at the National Institutes of Health are also actively engaged in research on Urticaria You and your physicians might also want to contact their research facility at: Dean D. Metcalfe, M.
Avatar f tn I took your advice and had immunoglobulin testing and an allergy panel. I have a load of allergies, from dust mites to milk, wheat and eggs (all my favorites). I also had a cat scan done because of an inflammation that I have above my collarbone. Severe enough to make my neck look enflamed-right side more so than the left. The cat scan showed so inflammation in my lymph nodes in the anterior or postior of the neck. My immunology test for P-ANCA (mpo) WAS .92 and my ANA was Positive 1:80.
Avatar m tn Hello, Antibiotics are usually prescribed for infections and if you are having severe allergies then you can take a combination of antiallergy medications, steroids and if nothing proves useful then you can take allergy shots as well. However, there is a way of preventing the long term symptoms of allergies. This is through a process known as immunology, more commonly referred to as an allergy shot. So please discuss about these with your allergist.
Avatar f tn It could be rebound angioedema so you should get an allergy/immunology consult as soon as possible
Avatar m tn More than 80 types of mold have been associated with lung, nose, and throat problems, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI). The best treatment for mold allergies is avoiding mold in the first place. But if you live in a place where mold is unavoidable, your doctor can offer additional help. You may need an antihistamine medication to control your symptoms.
393685 tn?1425812522 Eric Gershwin, MD, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California at Davis Christine Parks, Research Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Frederick W. Miller, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Environmental Autoimmunity Group, NIEHS Panel #2 Virginia T. Ladd, President and Executive Director, AARDA Phyllis E. Greenberger, MSW, Society for Women's Health Research Stanley M.
562501 tn?1223921789 Her CA125 was 130 before surgery, then 90 followed by 30 and now it is as low as 14. She is receiving an alternative immunology treatment made of plants. Her oncologist is waiting for her to get stronger to receive chimo agoin, this time it will be doxil. Her alternative medicine doctor says she is doing good because her body is reactng to his treatment.
Avatar m tn When allergens cross-link the IgE molecules degranulation is induced and mediators such as histamine and other vasoactive amines are released and produce the allergic reactions. Diagnosis of allergies is done by skin ***** or patch tests and confirmation is done by blood tests like RAST. The most important treatment for allergies is avoidance of the allergen.
Avatar f tn My daughter is 8 and has had a chronic cough since the end of 2009. She has a daily cough where she coughs almost constantly some days and then has a few days when she doesn't cough hardly at all that day and then about 12 times a year has a horrible worsened cough that sounds like the croup or bronchitis. We are under the care of a large childrens hospital in our home state but I am not happy with the care she is receiving. We still don't have a diagnosis or any treatment.
Avatar n tn Might be worth checking in with an allergy/immunology doc to see what your immune levels are.....they can do a simple blood test called Immunoglobulin testing to let you know. Hope that helps.