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Find answers to questions about allergies, asthma, food allergies or any other topic about your immune system.

chronic sinus swelling/allergy testing?

Posted on Mar 21, 2017
Dr. Kagen – I have been seeing an ENT for several years.  I have had one surgery for deviated septum, which seemed to make my symptoms worse when I do develop a sinus cold. now my doc is recommending allergy testing.  I do not want to go through the same [read more…]

Cough at Night in My 4-Year Old Daughter

Posted on Nov 16, 2016
Hello Dr Kagen – My 4 year old daughter coughs lot during the night or after eating food,  the coughing will happen when she catches cold – but cold will go but her coughing will be there for longtime. Our doctor told us that she could have mild persistent asthma, [read more…]

Allergy and Grandma

Posted on Oct 23, 2016
My grandmother is turning 90 next week and as far as the doctors can find is in good health. She doesn’t believe them! She has problems with dizziness, weakness, and drainage down the back of her throat. Her doctor agreed she probably has some kind of allergy and has tried [read more…]

Allergen Immunotherapy – Allergy Shots

Posted on Oct 23, 2016
Dear Dr. Kagen: My allergist is encouraging me to receive allergen immunotherapy because he says it will probably be beneficial, but I’m skeptical. I’ve talked to people that have received this therapy, and they say the beneficial results only lasted from 1 to 3 years. Plus, their allergic symptoms initially [read more…]

Allergies and Ear Problems

Posted on Sep 13, 2016
Dear Dr. Kagen, I have suffered from allergies my entire life.  However in the last 3 years, my congestion has gotten worse and now I have developed a constant feeling of fluid in my ears.  Cracking / popping/ ringing. I also have chronic sinus infections.  Things tend to settle down [read more…]

My Doctor Doesn’t Listen

Posted on Sep 9, 2016
Dear Dr. Kagen, I visited my general practitioner for allergy problems I have been experiencing for approximately 3 years. The symptoms are: Sinus and head pressure, swollen irritated eyes, sleeping, groggy feeling, rundown, some dizziness etc. This occurs all year long and doesn’t seem to be triggered by any one [read more…]

Nasal Decongestants

Posted on Sep 9, 2016
Do you know of anything to use as a decongestant for swollen nasal passages that do not raise blood pressure? I have slightly high bp and can no longer take typical decongestants. However it is almost always difficult for me to breath through my nose lately — not because of [read more…]

Diesel Emissions and Allergy

Posted on Sep 8, 2016
Dr Kagen: I am a computer systems project manager who started a new job 6 months ago – and developed contact dermatitis on my face 2 months ago, which I am sure is related to the very, very sick building I am working in. I would like copies of any [read more…]

Nasal Symptoms in Air Conditioning

Posted on Sep 8, 2016
Dr. Kagen, I was diagnosed to be severe allergic to dust, dust mite and roaches. I heard a lot that air condition can help you reduce into allergy.  Whenever I turn on the air condition in my house or in my car, I feel much worse. What is the possible [read more…]

Stress and Allergies

Posted on Sep 8, 2016
What are the effects of a stressful job (counselor) when that person has a past history of 15 years or more of allergies?   Thanks for asking about stress and allergies. When allergy symptoms are out of control, people feel more stressed, because the brain does not tolerate difficult breathing [read more…]
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