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Is there a way to permanently get rid of allergies?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Not exactly: The allergy part of the immune system has "memory" so many allergies persist. With advanced age, allergies may improve. Many childhood food allergies will improve spontaneously. Penicillin allergy will resolve in 75% of people after 15 years. Allergy injections will improve allergy symptoms and are "disease modifying" and the closest current treatment to permanently getting rid of allergy.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are good way to get rid of allergies?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Immunotherapy : You can treat allergies with antihistamines. The only way to get rid of allergies is desensitization, where you challenge your immune system with tiny but increasing doses of things to which you are allergic. There are allergy shots and oral desensitization available through specialists trained in allergy treatment.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I am allergic to my cat. Is there any way of getting rid of this allergy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You can't treat it.: Consider seeing an allergist. There a number of options such as allergy shots, medications and environmental controls.
A 16-year-old male asked:

What's the simplest way to get rid of seasonal allergies?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Seasonal allergies: Getting rid of seasonal allergies, a chronic condition, cannot be done quickly. Symptoms can be controlled with medications but long term control and possible cure can only be achieved with allergen immunotherapy. You need to see an allergist for that.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is there any possible way for me to get rid of my allergies towards dogs?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Allergy injections: The best way is to avoid dogs if possible. However, dog dander is very prevalent in houses and even public buildings. Allergy injections or allergy shots can decrease a persons sensitivity to dogs. Allergy injections is a commitment for 3-5 years but is well worth it----less symptoms and less medication.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Do you know any way to get rid of my allergies towards dogs?

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Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Dog allergy: First step in allergy treatment is allergen avoidance - don't let dog sleep in room, purchase HEPA filter to help reduce amount of dog dander in home, wash dog often. next step is allergy medicines - antihistamines and nasal steroid sprays. Third step is allergy shots. Talk to allergist about options.

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