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100 Questions & Answers about Allergies by Jonathan Corren

By Jonathan Corren

While you're one of the fifty eight percentage of usa citizens who are suffering from asthma, or have a pal or relative who does, this e-book bargains support. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately bronchial asthma provides authoritative, sensible solutions to the commonest questions requested through sufferers and kin approximately those universal health problems. This easy-to-read ebook is a finished consultant to realizing signs, prognosis, remedy, over the counter treatment, resources of help, and masses extra. together with genuine sufferer statement, this article is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil as a result of asthma.

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QXP 4/14/10 2:02 PM Page 47 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T A L L E R G I E S Nasal Allergy 40. Will I be able to breast-feed my child while I am taking allergy medications? The medications listed in Question 39 can all be used while you are breast-feeding your baby. However, most of these medications will pass from the bloodstream into the breast milk and cause similar systemic side effects as those seen in the mother. Therefore, older, sedating antihistamines such as diphenhydramine and chlorpheniramine may also result in significant sedation in the nursing infant.

6. 7. 24 (Aspergillus, Penicillium). Most patients obtain information regarding mold counts by checking published reports; these data may need interpretation by an allergist to be useful. Keep windows closed when outdoor mold spore counts are high. If this is not possible, an indoor HEPA filter may be helpful to remove spores from the indoor air. HEPA filters may be attached to the central heating and air conditioning system, or freestanding filtration units may be purchased. Electrostatic filters and devices that treat air with heat, ions, or ozone are not recommended.

39. Do nasal allergies worsen during pregnancy, and how should they be treated? Women go through a number of important physiologic and immunologic changes during pregnancy. Blood volume and estrogen levels both increase during pregnancy, which frequently lead to mucous membrane swelling in the nose. For this reason, many women who have no history of rhinitis develop nasal congestion during pregnancy. Women with allergic rhinitis may develop worsening nasal symptoms while pregnant, although it has been estimated that roughly equal numbers of women experience an increase, reduction, or no change in their nasal allergic symptoms.

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