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i am 24 years old and have been having allergic reactions to dogs. is there any help for me?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: While there is no cure for dog allergies, they can be controlled. Control can be accomplished through avoidance measures as possible, medication treatment with antihistamines, nasal sprays, etc. The best long term treatment is allergy immunotherapy better known as allergy shots. An allergist can review the risks, benefits, and alternatives of each of these approaches and get you some relief.

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No: Most babies will cry after they get a shot. Some may be fussy/sore; others may be more sleepy. It is possible he/she develops a fever or some swelling at the injection site. There are rare reactions that are considered severe, and those are very uncommon. Some parents worry vaccines may cause autism, however this theory has been proven not to be true. Talk with your doctor if you have questions.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does an allergic reaction on the face last?

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Depends: Depends on the type of reaction. Swelling (angioedema) usually lasts 24-72 hours when it reaches maximum. Allergies can last for very long times if not treated. If unsure, the safest bet is to see your friendly allergist for advice and treatment.
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Can you have adverse reaction while taking apple cider vinegar?

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GI side effects: You could have upset stomach and/or diarrhea.

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