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how can i reduce allergies?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, (loratadine) or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Saline sprays are useful but will not provide lasting relief used alone. See Allergist.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How do you know if you have a ketchup allergy?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Allergic symptoms: Symptoms of food allergies can range from itching of the lips, tongue, palate or throat to GI upset with nausea, vomiting, cramping, bloating, or diarrhea, to headache, nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes, puffy eyes, itchy ears, itchy skin, hives, rashes, to cough, asthma, flushing, shock or rarely, joint pains. One could be tested to components like tomato, or do a prick test w/the food.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I mitigate the effects of my allergies?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Use of allegra, zyrtec, or claritin (loratadine). For eye symptoms, you can try zatidor , vizine for allergies, or naphcon a.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Great answer. I would add showering before bed, rinsing out the nose and even using a neti pot - especially if you've been outside doing sports, mowing lawn, gardening, etc. Just so you're not going to bed with dirt, allergens still on your body.
Jul 13, 2012
A 18-year-old male asked:

Hi. What foods can be used to reduce the effects of allergy especially those that are rare such as rinheit allergy.I am allergic to soil &notums.

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
What foods can I eat: Some advocate rotation of your foods to every four days to minimize likelihood of acquiring food sensitivity. A food allergy on the other hand can not be reduced by other specific foods.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Could living in colorado help reduce my allergies?

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Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Possibly: If one has pollen allergies, moving to an area where there is different vegetation could help, at least until new sensitivities develop. Dust mite allergies often improve at very high elevations, since fewer dust mites exist there.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me what can I do to reduce allergies?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
3 point approach: 1. Identify and avoid the allergen as much as possible. 2. Medications to control and prevent allergic symptoms. 3. Immunotherapy (allergy injections) for long term control A board certified allergist can assist in all of these areas to provide an individualized approach. While there is no cure for allergies, control is possible.

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