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Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-cough/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351580?p=1

sis Your doctor will ask about your medical history and perform a physical exam. Your doctor may also order tests to look for the cause of your chronic cough. However, many doctors opt to start treatment for one of the common causes of chronic cough rather than ordering expensive tests. If the treatment doesn't work, however, you may undergo testing for less common causes. Imaging tests X-rays....

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/latex-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20374287?p=1

ew Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins found in natural rubber latex, a product made from the rubber tree. If you have a latex allergy, your body mistakes latex for a harmful substance. Latex allergy may cause itchy skin and hives or even anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition that can cause throat swelling and severe difficulty breathing. Your doctor can determine if...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/selective-iga-deficiency/symptoms-causes/syc-20362236?p=1

ew Selective IgA deficiency is an immune system condition in which you lack or don't have enough immunoglobulin A (IgA), a protein that fights infection (antibody). Most people with selective IgA deficiency don't have recurrent infections. However, some people who have IgA deficiency experience pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, allergies, asthma and diarrhea. Autoimmune diseases, in ...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/occupational-asthma/symptoms-causes/syc-20375772?p=1

ew Occupational asthma is asthma that's caused by breathing in chemical fumes, gases, dust or other substances on the job. Occupational asthma can result from exposure to a substance you're sensitive to — causing an allergic or immunological response — or to an irritating toxic substance. Like other types of asthma, occupational asthma can cause chest tightness, wheezing and shortness of breath...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/atopic-dermatitis-eczema/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353279?p=1

sis No lab test is needed to identify atopic dermatitis (eczema). Your doctor will likely make a diagnosis by examining your skin and reviewing your medical history. He or she may also use patch testing or other tests to rule out other skin diseases or identify conditions that accompany your eczema. If you suspect a certain food caused your child's rash, tell the doctor and ask about identifyin...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma-attack/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354274?p=1

sis For adults and children over 5 years old, lung (pulmonary) function tests are used to check how well the lungs are working. Poor lung function is a sign that your asthma isn't well-controlled. In some cases, lung function tests are also used in asthma emergencies to help check the severity of an asthma attack or how well treatment is working. Lung function tests include: Peak flow. Your doc...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aspergillosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20369619?p=1

ew Aspergillosis is an infection caused by a type of mold. The illnesses resulting from aspergillosis usually affect the respiratory system, but their signs and severity vary greatly. The mold that triggers the illnesses, aspergillus, is everywhere — indoors and outdoors. Most strains of this mold are harmless, but a few can cause serious illnesses when people with weakened immune systems, unde...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-dermatitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352710?p=1

ew Seborrheic (seb-o-REE-ik) dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, sides of the nose, eyebrows, ears, eyelids and chest. Seborrheic dermatitis may go away without treatment. Or you may need many repeated treatments before the sy...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/atopic-dermatitis-eczema/symptoms-causes/syc-20353273?p=1

ew Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It's common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever. No cure has been found for atopic dermatitis. But treatments and self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks. For example,...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hay-fever/symptoms-causes/syc-20373039?p=1

ew Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, causes cold-like signs and symptoms, such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure. But unlike a cold, hay fever isn't caused by a virus. Hay fever is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, or tiny flecks of skin and saliva shed by cats, dogs, and other animals with fur o...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma/symptoms-causes/syc-20369653?p=1

ew Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can be a major problem that interferes with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack. Asthma can't be cured, but its symptoms can be ...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dyshidrosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352342?p=1

ew Dyshidrosis, also known as dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx, is a skin condition in which very small, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms of your hands and the sides of your fingers. The soles of your feet also can be affected. The blisters that occur in dyshidrosis generally last around three weeks and cause intense itching. Once the blisters of dyshidrosis dry, your skin may appear sc...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20355095?p=1

ew Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, hives or swollen airways. In some people, a food allergy can cause severe symptoms or even a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis. Food allergy affects an estimated 6 to 8 percent of childre...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/copd/symptoms-causes/syc-20353679?p=1

ew Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing. It's caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most often from cigarette smoke. People with COPD are at increased risk of developing heart disease,...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypereosinophilic-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352856?p=1

sis Many types of disorders can raise your eosinophil level, including certain infections, allergies and reactions to medications. Your doctor is likely to ask about your travel history and any medications you're taking, to help rule out these other causes of your high eosinophil count. You are also likely to have: Blood tests, to detect autoimmune conditions, parasitic infections, or problems ...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/egg-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20372115?p=1

ew Eggs are one of the most common allergy-causing foods for children. Egg allergy symptoms usually occur a few minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs. Signs and symptoms range from mild to severe and can include skin rashes, hives, nasal congestion, and vomiting or other digestive problems. Rarely, egg allergy can cause anaphylaxis — a life-threatening reaction. Egg ...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/occupational-asthma/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20375777?p=1

sis Diagnosing occupational asthma is similar to diagnosing other types of asthma. However, your doctor will also try to identify whether a workplace substance is causing your symptoms and what it may be. An asthma diagnosis needs to be confirmed with lung (pulmonary) function tests and an allergy skin prick test. Your doctor may order blood tests, X-rays or other tests to rule out a cause othe...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353765?p=1

sis No specific test can confirm Churg-Strauss syndrome. And signs and symptoms are similar to those of other diseases, so it can be difficult to diagnose. To help make diagnosis easier, the American College of Rheumatology has established criteria for identifying Churg-Strauss syndrome. The 6 criteria The disease is generally considered to be present if a person has four of the six criteria, b...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/neurodermatitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20375634?p=1

ew Neurodermatitis is a skin condition that starts with an itchy patch of skin. Scratching makes it even itchier. This itch-scratch cycle causes the affected skin to become thick and leathery. You may develop several itchy spots, typically on the neck, wrists, forearms, legs or anal region. Neurodermatitis — also known as lichen simplex chronicus — is not life-threatening or contagious. But the...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371051?p=1

sis Cold urticaria can be diagnosed by placing an ice cube on the skin for five minutes. If you have cold urticaria, a raised, red bump (hive) will form a few minutes after the ice cube is removed. In some cases, cold urticaria is caused by an underlying condition that affects the immune system, such as an infection or cancer. If your doctor suspects you have an underlying condition, you may ne...