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Studies show that asthma is often associated with psychological diseases. One case showed that a boy only developed asthma when he got a baby brother, and the asthma came conveniently as the new baby was getting all the parent's attention... hmm interesting? Think about when your asthma started and consider if there was anything in your life at that time which affected you. A death in the family? Moving houses? Moving countries? Changing schools? Taking exams? of course psychological reasons only account for some of asthma cases, not all of them.
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I am allergic to dust and mites. It cause a growth in my nose, thus I can't breathe through my nose properly - all my life I have to suffer from people telling me to "breathe" properly etc - because breathing in and out of the mouth, while struggling with the nose i think make it sounds like breathing heavy.

Tried millions of medications! there is one, which is giving me a bit of hope - and it working....hopefully one day.....
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i have hayfever and a dust allergy and am allergic to animal fur.....
also developed asthma when i was 10....
Also due to my hayfever, when my eyes were itchy i used to itch them and ended up with a blockage in my tear duct, and had a little lump in my bottom eyelid, luckily jus before i was gonna have an operation for it, it went!! but now it has come back a bit but not as bad as before!!
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Studies show that asthma is often associated with psychological diseases. One case showed that a boy only developed asthma when he got a baby brother, and the asthma came conveniently as the new baby was getting all the parent's attention... hmm interesting? Think about when your asthma started and consider if there was anything in your life at that time which affected you. A death in the family? Moving houses? Moving countries? Changing schools? Taking exams? of course psychological reasons only account for some of asthma cases, not all of them.
Please give source of these studies that show asthma is often associated with psychological diseases. My sister is a respiratory nurse specialist and I'm sure she would be very interested in the studies you quote. She is undertaking her own research as part of a dissertation and would most probably like to tear that research you quote apart!
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Well I seem to have always had asthma so I don't think it applies to me!
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Well I seem to have always had asthma so I don't think it applies to me!
Yeah me too. I had it when I was little (before my bro was born) - it used to make me very weezy and I had a permanent cough. However it went away, but then came back when I was about 13 (which isn't when we have exams so can't be exam related).
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i'm also allergic to penicillin, i am allergic to something else in lucozade sport i think because that always causes me to come up in hives. The effects of penicillin are far worse though. I'm talking HEAD 2 TOE!

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i'm also allergic to penicillin, i am allergic to something else in lucozade sport i think because that always causes me to come up in hives. The effects of penicillin are far worse though. I'm talking HEAD 2 TOE!

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I know 3 people who are allergic to penicillin. It seems so common.
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I know 3 people who are allergic to penicillin. It seems so common.
I am, too - it's really common!
It must have something to do with pretty much every domestic cleaning product and sanitary things containing antibacterial agents (penicillin derivatives, most of them). We are pretty much exposed constantly to antibiotics, and that may make us allergic to them.

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I am, too - it's really common!
It must have something to do with pretty much every domestic cleaning product and sanitary things containing antibacterial agents (penicillin derivatives, most of them). We are pretty much exposed constantly to antibiotics, and that may make us allergic to them.

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Ah but the allergy has it's conveniences...noone can ever try and force feed me blue cheese- hurrah!
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Ah but the allergy has it's conveniences...noone can ever try and force feed me blue cheese- hurrah!
I can see why that might be a good thing! But loads of sauces that taste really nice have it in!

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I am, too - it's really common!
It must have something to do with pretty much every domestic cleaning product and sanitary things containing antibacterial agents (penicillin derivatives, most of them). We are pretty much exposed constantly to antibiotics, and that may make us allergic to them.

Ben
I disagree with this, my mum is against all of these products that claim to kill 99% of bacteria etc.. and hardly used them. My 2 brothers and parents are fine. Maybe its genetic?

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I disagree with this, my mum is against all of these products that claim to kill 99% of bacteria etc.. and hardly used them. My 2 brothers and parents are fine. Maybe its genetic?

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Possibly - my mum is too. But doesn't the fact that the rest of your family aren't allergic detract from your argument?

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Possibly - my mum is too. But doesn't the fact that the rest of your family aren't allergic detract from your argument?

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hmm, you have forgotten one of the most important chapters in genetics, recessive genes!
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hmm, you have forgotten one of the most important chapters in genetics, recessive genes!
Yes, I know! But it still doesn't help your case all that much!

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Also, I suppose there are many different causes of allergies - some genetic and some purely due to exposure (you can become allergic to certain insects, such as locusts, just by working with them). It's quite possible that some people can be allergic to the same thing, but that their allergy arose in different ways.

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Yes, I know! But it still doesn't help your case all that much!

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To be honest I don't think it is genetic, I personally blame it on the rise of pollution.
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To be honest I don't think it is genetic, I personally blame it on the rise of pollution.
In what way? Do you blame all allergies on pollution?

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In what way? Do you blame all allergies on pollution?

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Well with numbers of asthma and hayfever on the rise, penicillin allergies must be there somewhere. Mainly down to the quality of the air we breathe.

I wonder if penicillin allergies were as common say in the 1960s and 70s?

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Well with numbers of asthma and hayfever on the rise, penicillin allergies must be there somewhere. Mainly down to the quality of the air we breathe.

I wonder if penicillin allergies were as common say in the 1960s and 70s?

Adam

I suffer hay fever, but I also have trouble with cinema's, the true fact is, I am allergic to the cinema and end up with tears, and I never used to - I never cry at films, so does any one else have to take a tablet before they go to the cinema?!
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