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Allergen D Farinae
Skin prick allergy test with green duo tip. D.pteronyssinus=Wheal:7, Flare:15 (mm);D.Farinae=Wh:6, Flare:15.How mild/moderate/severe my dust allergy is?
Can stress (or anything other than the allergen) be a factor in the frequency or severity of a dust mite allergic reaction?
Stress worsens: Our bodies are so complex, and we really only understand a fraction of how our bodies' systems interact with our environment. In general, chronic ongoing stress seems to worsen many illness. So yes, I'm sure stress has the potential to worsen allergy. It's good to make a concerted effort to lessen overall stress. See stress reduction techniques on health tap. ...Read more
Unfortunately, no: To truly decrease dust mite symptoms, several measures are needed including encasements over bedding, hot water washing, reducing humidity and no carpet or frequent vacuuming. Some sprays kill mites, others denature mite proteins, but by themselves they are not sufficient to decrease symptoms. ...Read more
With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?
Immune response: In sensitization the immune system has recognized an allergen as foreign to the body & developed an elaborate mechanism to rid itself of the substance on re-exposure. Sensitization involves processing of allergen by dendritic cells that recruit t lymphocytes to instruct b lymphocytes to make a specific class of antibody, ige class, against the allergen. Ige binds to mast cells. You're sensitized. ...Read more
Eczema & Allergy: There are 2 types of dermatitis or eczema caused by allergy - contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is like the rash you get with poison ivy and testing consists of a number of patches that are worn for 48 - 72 hours. Atopic dermatitis can be caused by food allergy and testing is done by skin prick with a drop of each suspected food and left on for 20 minutes. ...Read more
Facial Rejuvenation: Facial rejuvenation can be accomplished with a variety of topical treatments, injectable products, lasers, ipl or surgical procedures. A small number of patients can be allergic to the treatments, injectables or medications used to facilitate lasers, ipl or surgical procedures. Inform your doctor of any allergies you have so that those allergens can be avoided. ...Read more
Not really!: While eczema is associated with allergies, and blood and skin tests for these are common, and can help minimize allergy problems by identifying the allergan, there is nothing other than that benefit! ...Read more
Medicine: Allergy medicine can lessen allergy symptoms while allergy shots can help induce tolerance but avoidance of the allergen still is the best approach especially if medicines and allergy shots do not help enough. Good luck. ...Read more
Overactive immunity: An allergy is an overactive immune response to allergens (typically proteins that are found in dust, mold, pollens, dander, foods, etc) that do not affect most people. The immune response is via ige (the allergic antibody) that triggers the release of chemical mediators (including histamine) when the allergen comes into contact with ige on mast cells in the nose, lung, GI tract etc. ...Read more
Tonsils not allergic: Tonsillar tissue is lymphatic in origin and function covered by mucosa. As such the mucosal lining could swell with any acute allergic reaction involving the mouth. However, I am unaware of any allergic reaction that would cause isolated acute tonsillar inflammation (tonsilliitis). ...Read more
Yes: Allergens are most commonly a protein although other molecules can sometimes be recognized as an allergen. So, yes most foods are allergens. An allergic reaction is caused by your immune system recognizing those unique proteins and causing a reaction. Luckily it is fairly rare, so other foods don't cause a reaction and you can eat them. ...Read more
Your body: The degree of response your body mounts to the allergen determines the severity of the reaction. ...Read more
As providers: We are discouraged from endorsing specific devices. In general, consider investing in a hepa (high efficiency particulate air) filter air purifier. ...Read more
72-96 hours: The usual time period is 72-96 hours after exposure although more vigorous reactions can happen sooner. ...Read more
How do you clean your home without being exposed to allergens that causes your asthma to get worse?
Respiratory protect: First, don't use noxious chemicals in closed spaces, second, wear an n95 mask or other adequate face mask to keep dust out of you airway, and third, don't wait so long to clean. ...Read more
How long is it supposed to it take for the allergic reaction to stop once the allergen is taken away?
Varies: If completely avoided minutes to hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does dog dander around the home remain an active allergen once a dog is removed from the home?
Possibly years: Persons who are allergic to animal dander often report trouble with an apartment or a previously owned home that was contaminated with animal allergens several years prior. Through cleaning may need to include carpet removal in some situations. ...Read more
Asthmatics: how to clean your home without being expose to allergens that causes your asthma to get bad?
Use HEPA filters: Good vacuum cleaners have a hepa filter in their exhaust line to remove allergens before they get kicked up in the air; you should get a vacuum cleaner of this type. Wearing a dust mask while you clean, and a carbon-filter mask if your asthma is triggered by fumes from cleaning chemicals, will help as well. ...Read more
Is one allergy shot containing multiple allergens as effective as many shots with one allergen per shot?
Yes, but: Yes, but the most essential component to giving allergy shots is that the appropriate doses are given for each allergen. In other words it doesn't matter if you get a certain number of units of dog mixed with a certain number of units of cat, or if you get those doses in separate injections. Also allergists know which allergens can or cannot be combined. ...Read more
What is the best air purifier for removing allergens and irritants from the air? What to look for when buying one?
HepA filter: Air filters in studies, have modest effects in allergy treatment. A study combining Hepa filters with dust mite prevention, and pet avoidance showed better symptom improvement. Combining avoidance measures with intranasal corticosteroid medications likely is better, and treating underlying conditions that affect allergies can have better effects. Allergy shots are likely most beneficial. ...Read more
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