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Help please. Could allergy shots eliminate my allergic reactions to cats?

Help please. Could allergy shots eliminate my allergic reactions to cats?

possible: Donot let cat sleep in bedroom, useallerpet on cat, change filter once a month use nasal chrome 3 times a day. After tyou pet the cat wash hand and change the shirt and saline nasal wash. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Would allergy shots eliminate my allergic reactions to cats? If so, for how many months or years?

Would allergy shots eliminate my allergic reactions to cats?  If so, for how many months or years?

Cats: It is possible for allergy shots to reduce or at times eliminate allergic symptoms to cats but the immunotherapy but be done cautiously since cats are at times very allergenic. ...Read more

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Can you actually be allergic to allergy shots?

Can you actually be allergic to allergy shots?

Not really: One wouldn't be allergic to allergy shots but because allergy shots contain the allergens one is allergic to one can have significant systemic reactions to allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read more

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I have bumps all over my body that itch like crazy! my dr says i'm allergic to something and wants me to get allergy shots. What else could it be?

I have bumps all over my body that itch like crazy! my dr says i'm allergic to something and wants me to get  allergy shots. What else could it be?

Hives: Allergy shots are not recommended for hives. Itchy bumps sound like hives which can be caused by a variety of things such as infections, allergies, autoimmune illnesses, hormonal issues and hereditary problems. Allergy shots are reserved for hay fever and asthma - respiratory type problems. Hives can be treated with antihistamines and other types of pills. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to weekly allergy shots to relieve constant sinus pressure in my face? I'm rarely exposed to what I'm allergic to.

Is there an alternative to weekly allergy shots to relieve constant sinus pressure in my face?  I'm rarely exposed to what I'm allergic to.

Allergy shots: Or immunotherapy, is the only disease modifying treatment so far known that changes the immune system response to external allergens. It is not meant to be a decongestant by itself, other medicines to relieve pressure should be taken during the course untill the desired effect is felt, can take up to a year to feel the difference and course continues for 3-5 years but rather 4-6weekly shots, ...Read more

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I want to try Ragwitek for Hay fever as opposed to allergy shots. The problem is that I am allergic to all pollens & dust. Would it help?

I want to try Ragwitek for Hay fever as opposed to allergy shots. The problem is that I am allergic to all pollens & dust. Would it help?

Yes and no: Ragwitek is an effective treatment for non severe asthmatics or others but this would only treat ragweed allergies. If this is your worst season then it is an effective treatment for those months but must be started 3 months prior. You would not be treating dust mite or other allergies you have though. If you have symptoms all year, allergy shots are more beneficial for you. ...Read more

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Antihistamines, nose sprays, and completing allergy shots are not getting rid of my allergic shiners. Need advice. ?

Antihistamines, nose sprays, and completing allergy shots are not getting rid of my allergic shiners. Need advice. ?

? Food allergies: Allergic shiners are commonly caused by food allergies. All the drugs & shots in the world won't help if you are eating foods you are allergic to. Standard allergy tests won't reliably detect. Try an elimination diet- avoid all dairy, gluten, eggs, corn, soy & almonds for 10 days, then add back one at a time. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=diet&dbid=7. ...Read more

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I'm taking Aleve (naproxen) for mild knee injury. while getting allergy shots will it minimize reactions? Can it mask reactions? Should I let my allergist know?

I'm taking Aleve (naproxen) for mild knee injury. while getting allergy shots will it minimize reactions? Can it mask reactions? Should I let my allergist know?

Yes.A simple phone: call to your Dr's nurse with the above info and a call back number,if needed,can be the easiest way to get word to Doc.Aleve (naproxen) should not affect your allergy shots in any way. ...Read more

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