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How Do You Diagnose and Treat Chronic Cough?

How Do You Diagnose and Treat Chronic Cough?

A cough that lasts for 8 weeks or longer is considered a chronic cough. Respiratory infection or a common cold is usually not the cause of chronic cough. After 2 months, a chronic cough not only becomes annoying and irritating but it may also start impacting your daily quality of life.
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Is My Chronic Cough from Allergies or Something Else? Signs to Look Out For

Is My Chronic Cough from Allergies or Something Else? Signs to Look Out For

We all have experienced a cough that happens during cold or flu- it is the kind of cough that bothers us for a few days during the infection and then slowly tapers off as we start recovering. But sometimes, the cough just doesn’t go away, what about that? Dry cough may be a symptom of allergies.
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What Causes Chronic Cough?

What Causes Chronic Cough?

Coughing is a very common condition & all of us experience it at some time. Cough can be caused due to many reasons like lung disease, upper respiratory tract infection, reflux, heart failure, certain medications, airway irritants, etc. In most cases, the cough gets relieved in 1 to 2 weeks.
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Should I Get Allergy Shots?

Should I Get Allergy Shots?

Allergy shots are a safe & effective treatment program designed to reduce allergic sensitivity to environmental substances. It involves giving injections of a small amount of the allergen, at regular intervals for a period of around 3 to 5 years to reduce or stop the allergy reactions.
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Is Oral Immunotherapy Safe For My Child?

Is Oral Immunotherapy Safe For My Child?

Food allergies affect around 15 million Americans. According to the CDC, the food allergy has increased by almost 50% from 1997 to 2011, which is almost triple for peanut & tree nut allergies. Each year more than 200,000 people require emergency care due to a reaction to food allergies.
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Can Oral Immunotherapy Prevent Anaphylactic Shock?

Can Oral Immunotherapy Prevent Anaphylactic Shock?

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) involves feeding an allergic person an increasing amount of the allergen (allergic food), under the guidance of an allergist, with the goal of raising the threshold level that triggers a reaction. For example, a person with a peanut allergy is given small amounts of peanut protein that would not trigger an allergic reaction.
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Why Cold and the Flu Trigger Asthma Symptoms

Why Cold and the Flu Trigger Asthma Symptoms

Those who live with asthma are likely VERY aware that the flue or common cold can exacerbate asthma symptoms or even cause an asthma attack. People with asthma, who also have a cold or the flu, often end up going to the hospital more frequently than people who don't have asthma.
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Can an Allergic Reaction Cause Eczema?

Can an Allergic Reaction Cause Eczema?

Eczema is a non-contagious, chronic, skin condition characterized by redness, severe itching, & scaly rashes. Eczema is prevalent in people of all ages but more commonly in children. Eczema affects over 30 million people in the US. While there is no definite treatment for Eczema it can be prevented.
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OIT Treatment For Tree Nut Allergies

OIT Treatment For Tree Nut Allergies

Increasing numbers of people have allergies to tree nuts and other foods. Every day, about 500 people in the United States visit an emergency room for a life-threatening reaction to some kind of food. For example, almost 1 in 6 people are allergic to peanuts. Since traces of peanuts are in many foods, it can be a problem to avoid them.
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Allergy Symptoms Checklist!

Allergy Symptoms Checklist!

Runny nose, watery eyes and cough? Are these symptoms due to allergies or some other infection? This doubt may trouble you all the time. Therefore, we have listed the common allergy symptoms and the causes of these symptoms. So that next time you experience any symptom, you will be able to identify it and take the necessary action.
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