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Does a family practitioner test for allergy?

I think I have been suffering from a tomato allergy since I was a kid. It only happens at certain times of the year, where I get hives every time I eat something containing tomatoes....

Are there any tests to identily food allergies in kids?

My son is 4 years old and has certain food allergies already, like with dairy products and nuts. Are there any tests that I can do to identify what else he's allergic to?

Why do I keep getting repeated ear infections?

I have a problem with repeated ear infections. What could be causing this problem for me -- and is there a good home ready to help give me relief when the infections occur?

I wake up everyday morning with my nose all stuffy, Why is this?

Every single morning when I wake up, my nose feels extremely stuffy. What's going on and how do I treat this?

Why does my child get a cough and cold when the seasons change?

My son has a cold and cough every time the season changes. This doesn't happen with anyone else in our family, and my husband and I have very few allergies. Why is this happening...

Do you recommend acupuncture for children?

My child has severe allergies and I heard acupuncture helps. But is he too young for it? He's 9 years old.

Can asthma be cured completely?

Is there a permanent cure for childhood asthma, or will my son have this for the rest of his life?

Why does my son get a cold after playing in the sun?

My son always seems to get a cold after he is outside all day in the sun. What could cause this?

What can I do to help with itchy, dry eyes?

Lately my eyes have been very itchy and dry. I have tried using eye drops, but this problem continues to happen. What can I do to help ease this discomfort?

Does milk improve immunity?

My child refuses to drink milk. Do you think it will damage his immunity in the long run? The only dairy he's interested in is cheese and ice cream, but of course I don't want...

I have an allergic rash on the head of my penis. What could it be?

I have an allergic rash on the head of my penis. I know that this isn't an STI, because my girlfriend had gotten tested recently (like last week), and she has been the only person...

Are there any dietary recommendations for celiac besides avoiding glutenous foods?

My son has been diagnosed with celiac disease. What are the dietary recommendations for him aside from the obvious?

Do antihistamines cause excessive sleepiness?

I have been taking antihistamines for my dog allergy (I have two, but I only take antihistamines) and it makes me feel very sleepy and drowsy. Is it a normal effect of these medicines?...

How does allergy immunotherapy work?

I have read that there are allergy immunotherapy injections available. What are these and how do they work?

Is poor immunity a heriditary problem?

I have always been prone to getting sick, ever since I was a child. I'm now pregnant, and I'm wondering if poor immunity is a hereditary issue.

How long does it take for one to get over an allergy?

My daughter is extremely allergic to pollen dust and ends up wheezing when springtime comes around. Will she be able to get over her allergy?

I get itchy every time I'm around a dog. Is this an allergy

When a dog licks me, I usually have these red, itchy bumps in that area. And, also, around dog hair, I sometimes feel like I'm unable to breathe. Is this an allergy? If so,...

What do you recommend for an allergic reaction with the eyes?

With the increasing temperatures, my eyes get a burning sensation and even turn red. I think this is probably due to allergies. I try to wash them out the best I can once they...

Can sunscreen cause a skin allergy?

I have extremely sensitive skin. I have recently started using a new sunscreen lotion with spf 50, but my skin feels very itchy. Could it be a skin allergy caused by the sunscreen?...

I was recently around peanut butter and I have an allergy. Can I still have a reaction?

My friend was eating a peanut butter jelly sandwich around me. Normally I would be fine, but this time, I almost felt my throat begin to close. I immediately left the room and...

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