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Can new carpet cause allergies

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Atopy: Yes, those things can cause dermatitis and allergy symptoms can be made worse from dust mites.

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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: It depends on what your allergies are. If you have indoor allergies then shag carpet might hold it in but generally carpets are ok unless allergic to ... Read More
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Carpets: If you are allergic to dust mites and pet dander, having carpets in the bedroom will retain the allergens and increase your exposure thereby worsening... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Vacuumed a lot: While having no carpet is best, short carpet that can be vacuumed easily is probably the best. Vacuuming at least once a week is usually recommended.... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Cinnamon sticks: Boil cinnamon sticks in a pot on the stove. It releases a wonderful smell and it is not harsh, should cause allergy flare.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
One day to years: If the dust mite exposure is avoided, symptoms may resolve in a few hours without treatment. If there has been significant, prolonged exposure, it may... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Probably laminate: There have not been any good studies specifically addressing this issue -- is carpet or laminate better for prevention of allergy. Having said that ha... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dr. exam, then note: A doctor can write a note after doing an in-person exam. Generally, doctors do not write notes such as work-excuse or school-excuse notes, or back-to-... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes and no: Yes you can become allergic to anything at any time in your life. However an allergic reaction to shrimp should cause an itchy rash instead of a burn... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doubt it.: In a room where one person lives, it might take as little as a week to get dusty enough for discomfort.

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