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by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: environmental allergies
Topic: Link between Sjogrens and allergies?
Replies: 1
Views: 1387

Re: Link between Sjogrens and allergies?

Sjogren's - just like many other autoimmune conditions - can lead to angioedema (swelling of the skin) as your immune system can be 'overreactive' It is usually a non allergic reaction
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: environmental allergies
Topic: Deodorant Spray linked to coughs (reason?)
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: Deodorant Spray linked to coughs (reason?)

you might have some underlying lung sensitivity (bronchial hyper-reactivity) and sprays can irritate the lining of the lungs; it is not an allergic reaction though
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: adults & allergy
Topic: getting older and more and more reactions
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Re: getting older and more and more reactions

Asthma + sinusitis + sensitivity to Aspirin can develop at any age; you list many reactions and some of them might indeed be allergic in origin; talk to your GP but if they can't help an allergist would be able to address all issues: asthma; sinusitis; reactions to medication and food. Strong smells...
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: adults & allergy
Topic: How do I find what food causes my runny nose
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: How do I find what food causes my runny nose

rhinitis (runny nose) is usually due to pollen, dust, animal allergens, moulds. It can be seasonal (hay fever) or perennial (dust mites, animals etc). Some types of food (chilli; hot and spicy food etc) can increase blood flow through the lining of the nose and make it 'run'. It is not an allergic r...
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: adults & allergy
Topic: ULICARIA
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: ULICARIA

if you experience uricaria many times a month you might want to take a non-sedating antihistamine every day (cetirizine/loratadine/fexofenadine). The dose can be increased to 4 tablets a day if needed (as per national guidelines). Your GP can help; if it still does not control your skin symptoms you...
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: adults & allergy
Topic: Skin allergies
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: Skin allergies

you might want to see a dermatologist who can perform patch tests to look for causes of eczema; an allergist can investigate you sinusitis and hay fever
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: adults & allergy
Topic: Atopic eczema
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: Atopic eczema

'hard' water can irritate your skin; quality/hardness of tap water varies depending on region; there is not much you can do about that but you can use more mositurisers; if you have conjuncitvitis (imflammation of the surface of the eye) water of any 'hardness' can potentially irritate your eyes ( i...
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: allergy testing
Topic: Why am I finding it so hard to get tested?
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: Why am I finding it so hard to get tested?

as my colleague mentioned your should see a dermatologist for dermatitis and an allergist for your nasal symptoms. GP could send off specific IgE (RAST) to grass and tree pollen, house dust mites etc to investigate your nasal symptoms. Skin prick testing does not usually help with urticaria unless y...
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Allergic rhinitis
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Allergic rhinitis

If you allergic to house dust mites or moulds (perennial allergens) and your ENT surgeon can't find a structural problems in your nose you might benefit from desensitisation
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Allergy to cheese and penicillin
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Re: Allergy to cheese and penicillin

Cheese allergy can be due to milk or mould allergy (depending on cheese);
Pencillins are synthetic and mould allergy is not a contraindication to their use. You might benefit from seeing an allergist who can investigate as appropriate.
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