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If my child has allergies, what are some good allergy-free dogs that we could have?

If my child has allergies, what are some good allergy-free dogs that we could have?

Trial Run: There is no such thing as an "allergy-free" dog. Hypoallergenic dogs often touted by breeders and more expensive. Unlike cat allergy where all breeds usually cause symptoms, there is evidence that dog allergy sufferers might be able to tolerate certain breeds. Everyone is different however. See Allergist to confirm dog allergy then "trial run" a breed and see if symptoms develop before purchase. ...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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Hi I was curious how can you make a latex balloon allergy free if someone is allergic to latex let me know thanks.

Hi I was curious how can you make a latex balloon allergy free if someone is allergic to latex let me know thanks.

Oxymoron: You cannot make a "latex" balloon.."latex" free..You can obtain latex free balloons EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is a good allergy free multivitamin?

What is a good allergy free multivitamin?

Freeda Vitamins: Freeda vitamins contain no aluminum, dyes, meat, sulfates/sulfites, artificial colors/flavors, eggs, milk, fish, preservatives, aspartame, gelatin, casein, wheat, gluten whey, dextrose, lactose, or sugar. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy free foods can I eat that has no gluten, soy, rice, corn or dairy?

What kind of allergy free foods can I eat that has no gluten, soy, rice, corn or dairy?

Food allergy: You really need to determine first if you are allergic to all the items you listed , consult an allerkgist, a good resource is foodallergy.Org to find approprite foods to eat. ...Read more

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I have a natural cotton and horsehair mattress. Is it dust mite and allergy free?

I have a natural cotton and horsehair mattress. Is it dust mite and allergy free?

Not really: Do not be fooled by the terms "natural" and "organic". These do not always mean disease free, or harmless and many are not certified to begin with. Your mattress is a terrific hiding place for dust mites and for allergic issues. The best, non-allergenic mattresses are those that use synthetic fibers or sponge rubber that mites cannot live off. ...Read more

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What is a hypoallergenic or elimination diet to follow when trying to pin point food allergies?

What is a hypoallergenic or elimination diet to follow when trying to pin point food allergies?

Avoid suspects: Good afternoon, eliminate the item that you suspect could be responsible for your symptoms. If you feel a relief then keep avoiding it and take it again to see if it brings on any symptom. This is an elimination and challenge test. There is no hypoallergenic food ; that is only a misnomer. ...Read more

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Do you have advice for someone w/ skin reaction/rash to medical tapes? Even hypoallergenic tape! latex allergy too. What should I be aware of?

Do you have advice for someone w/ skin reaction/rash to medical tapes? Even hypoallergenic tape! latex allergy too. What should I be aware of?

Tape allergy: Wound dressings can typically be held in place with materials such a coban (similar to an ace wrap). Make sure you have tried several brands of (non-latex) paper tapes before you give up. ...Read more

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Itchy throat and face constantly! scared throat will swell shut! use hypoallergenic, not on any meds and blood test for food allergy negatve?!

Itchy throat and face constantly! scared throat will swell shut!  use hypoallergenic, not on any meds and blood test for food allergy negatve?!

Skin prick test: You need to have a skin allergy test to the environmental allergens such as pollen grass trees and dust if you are allergic to some you might have pollen food cross reaction the good thing about allergic reaction is that usually when it comes it comes with the same manifestations most of the time means if your allergy symptoms are limited to what you mentioned they will stay like that. ...Read more