A 43-year-old member asked:
how can i get rid of nose allergies (sneezing, runny nose) without the use of medication?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Two things: Allergy injections can change your immune system so that you become less allergic, and less likely to react to your allergens. The only other way to do this is to get skin tested by an allergist to find out exactly what is causing your symptoms, and take steps to avoid exposure to these allergens in your environment.
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
Allergies: You can get rid of allergy symptoms or lessen them by decreasing your exposure to what causes your allergies.
Start with a hepa filter in your bedroom. Avoid opening the window in your bedroom. Use synthetic pillows rather than down pillows. Minimize the dust in your home or bedroom, by getting rid of rugs and curtains and stuffed animals.
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How can I prevent ear infections in my child?
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Pediatrics 48 years experience
Airway inflammation: Since ear infections begin with inflammation in the upper airway (nose and throat), parents should avoid situations that may lead to inflammation. These include, but are not limited to: cold viruses, irritants like cigarette smoke, and aeroallergens such as pollen, in certain susceptible children.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Can genetic testing prevent birth defects in pregnancy?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
No: First genetics are responsible for only some birth defects. Second the genetic tests that are usually done in pregnancy are for chromosomal problems (like down's syndrome), not for single gene problems or genetic syndromes.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Lately i've had skin rashes and itchiness. Should I use calamine lotion or aloe?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Can having type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure prevent the penis from having a full erection?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
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A 26-year-old female asked:
My son which is 2 years old and I have had diahhrea for 6 days and vomitting only off and on usually when we eat we also have runny noses and no fever?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Sounds like virus: Sounds like a viral "enteritis" - basically a "stomach flu". Viral gastrointestinal infections can not only be tedious to get through, they can also be quite serious in a small child. With symptoms of that duration in a 2 y/o you may need to get reassurance from a pediatrician or urgent care doctor that he/she is staying hydrated enough (as 2 y/o's don't have much reserve). Hope this helps!
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Last updated Jun 11, 2014
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