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what to do if i have serious allergy or something else?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
See an allergist: A board certified allergist is uniquely trained and qualified to diagnose and treat allergies including anaphylaxis, the most serious type of allergic reaction.

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Can forced air heaters trigger allergies?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Many people who have allergies are allergic to house dust. Running the forced hot air can circulate this in the house. Using a good filter in the heating system and using an air purifier in the child's room might help reduce some of the exposure.
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How can I discover my allergies?

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Testing: By skin or serum testing which is consistent with your clinical history.
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Can an air purifier help with my allergies?

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Dr. Betty Keller
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Yes: Yes, a hepa ( high efficiency particulate) air filter can help remove allergens from inside your home.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are so-called cross allergies?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 32 years experience
Cross reactive?: I think what you are asking is what are so-called cross-reactive allergies. Plants in similar families can show cross reactivtiy. This is true of trees such as cottonwood, aspen, and poplar. Many of the so-called "northern pasture grasses" (grasses found in north america) also show cross reactivity - that is, if you are allergic to one species, you are probably allergic to other related species.
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What are the chances of having an antiretroviral allergy?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Reaction to HIV meds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects "allergy" is probably not the best word to use when describing reactions to medications. There are lots of side effects that are typical and common with medications for hiv. They are catalogued in the article above. Sometimes true allergies to these meds do occur. Best to google the individual medication to learn about its issues.

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