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Allergy Free Dogs
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
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Hi I was curious how can you make a latex balloon allergy free if someone is allergic to latex let me know thanks.
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
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
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?
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
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
Two different ?: Allergy occurs when your genes interact with the environment. There is a strong hereditary component to it. Treatments include avoidance of allergens, medications, and /or allergy shots. Cold is from exposure to a virus and one can minimize exposure by frequent hand washing and staying away from people with a cold. There is no specific Rx for it at this time. ...Read more
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