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A 41-year-old member asked:

what is the best medicine for dust mite allergy?

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Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Avoidance: It depends on what symptoms are caused by dust mite allergy and exposure. Most common would be nasal syptoms (allergic rhinitis) and oral antihistamines or topical steroids or antihistamines are very effective. Dust mite exposure in allergic people also can contribute to allergic eczema (atopic dermatitis) and asthma. They are treated in the usual way. But best is to avoid dust mite exposure.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Depends: For overall control of symptoms caused by dust mites use environmental measures. Encase pillow, mattress & comforter with mite-proof covers, remove carpeting, & use a leather sofa. For nasal symptoms most-effective meds are topical steroid and antihistamine sprays. For asthma best meds are inhaled corticosteroids. For eczema moisturizers & calcineurin inhibitors (protopic, elidel) are best.

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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How do I cure my allergy, suffering from allergic rhinitis for the last 10 yrs, with high eosinophil count constantly. I get bouts 2-3 times a week?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What can I eat if I have oral allergy syndrome and fructose malabsorption?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Avoid fruit: But you can eat meat, fish, fowl, starches, grains, dairy, eggs, all cooked vegetables, some raw vegetables, oils, spices. You'll want to avoid most fruit.

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