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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Itching: Possible or could be mites. Dermatologist can test for allergies, also pediatritian for exam.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely: Cat allergy symptoms can be nasal (sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, stuffy nose), eye (itchy, red, watering), lung (cough, wheeze, chest tightness), ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neither: The child is either allergic to cat allergens or not. You can have the child tested if you need to know before getting a new cat.
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Dr. Paul Williams
27 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could go either way: Children can often develop allergies to cats without any exposure in the home. They get enough exposure outside of the home to develop an allergy. I ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Cold & allergy: You need to read the contents of the cold medicines. Soem already have allergy medicines inside of them as well. You shouls take your medicines you ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Early childhood: Allergies to pollen, mold, pet danders, etc. Can be tested for as early as 2-3 years of age (sometimes even earlier, if indicated).
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to know: Your post does not give the age of the kid or why you relate rashes in small areas to allergy. Food diaries, skin & blood allergy tests have benef ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
14 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: No.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
Dr. Gary Moss answered
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: This is an atypical response. The point of allergy medications is to provide relief. In your child's case, they appear to be making things worse. Y ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. MARK LONG
Dr. MARK LONG answered
25 years experience Pediatrics
Longterm: ImmunoRx: Allergen immunotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing an individual’s sensitivity to substances called allergens. It involves introducing ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
27 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on schedule: There are some variabilites in the method of administering allergy shots, and it could depend on the age of your child. Some offices are doing cluste ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Trial Run: There is no such thing as an "allergy-free" dog. Hypoallergenic dogs often touted by breeders and more expensive. Unlike cat allergy where all breeds ... Read More
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