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Allergies To Silicone
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
ODTS: Grain dusts (including corn) when inhaled can lead to significant respiratory symptoms including organic dust toxic syndrome (odts) and hypersensitivity pneumonitis (allergic type of pneumonia). These syndromes are usually seen in farmers and others who work in agriculture. It is not related to eating or cooking corn. Nor is it related to pollen from corn plants. ...Read more
Prevention & meds: Dust prevention: hypoallergenic mattress sheet and pillow case, vacuum often, avoid clutter in room, change ac filter often, never use ceiling fan, air-purifier. Pollen prevention. Sinus rinse, shower after returning from outdoor, be proactive about medicine by checking pollen.Com. Days with high pollen count make sure to take your meds. Meds: otc like claritine/zyrtec, nasal spray rx by md. ...Read more
Gene & environment: When your genes and the changing environment intreacts, some people would develop allergies. Allergy develops because your immune system has been redirected to react to otherwise innocuous substances such as animal dander, pollen, dust mite,mold, food etc. The stronger a family history of allergic diseases, the more likely you are going to become allergic. ...Read more
How to get tested for tattoo ink allergies?
Common allergy for people with rhinitis, dermatografism, urticaria?
See an allergist : For evaluation, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
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
I developed allergy to milk, tomatoes,yeast, house dust,house dust mites,paper dust,cockroach dust at the age of 16. Can they be outgrown?
Curing allergies: All medications whether tablet, liquid or spray only masque symptoms. Subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (scit), allergy shots, in many people over time decrease the allergic response inducing a relative cure. There is not sufficient experience to yet assign that outcome to sublingual allergen immunotherapy (slit). Allergen immunotherapy is also more cost efficient for moderate to severe cases. ...Read more
No.: Dr. Carter is correct. Food desensitization protocols remain experimental at this time. When and if they become the standard of care, however, they are oral programs involving swallowing or holding in the mouth initially very small and progressively larger amounts of food. Injecting food under the skin is very dangerous and has been abandoned as a method for treating food allergies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Silicone and scars: I believe that silicone microdroplet technique is an excellent treatment for acne scars. Please make sure that the physician you use has experience with it, and knows which scar types are best for this therapy. Improvement is the goal and more than one technique is usually needed. I call it the palette approach to scar revision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there an all natural nose spray for seasonal allergies? If so , what brand ?I want to lessen the amt.of exposure to any chemicals, etc. Thanks!
Salt water: Nasal spray containing warm salt water would be your best bet but it is not going to be nearly as effective as medication. There must be many other nasal spray OTC for allergies containing natural ingredients but I have yet seen one which really works that well if at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely is it for pollen allergies to be passed? Are there ways to reduce or "cushion" allergies for kids?
A few tips: Although there is a strong genetic component for allergy, you cannot pass along the pollen allergy like a virus but your offsprings will more likely have allergic diseases. There is strong evidence that children raised in a farm and exposed to many animals is less likely to develop allergy. Low vitamin d level in the pregnant mother is linked to a higher incidence of allergy in the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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