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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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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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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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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

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I use fragrance free products. ive been patch tested for allergies. still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to. ?

I use fragrance free products.  ive been patch tested for allergies.  still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to.  ?

Contact dermatitis: I recommend patients try Vanicream line of soaps, shampoos, etc if they have issues with contact dermatitis with various personal care products. It is devoid of most additives/fragrances and is usually tolerated even in patients with very sensitive skin. Try it out if you haven' t already, good luck! ...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 to do with our ginea pig - shampoo? We have allergy concerns?

What to do with our ginea pig - shampoo? We have allergy concerns?

Probably not: There is not alot of data on gp allergy, specifically there is no data on washing gp and reducing allergen levels. If one is having allergy symptoms and gp is the culprit then the only definiitive treatment is removal of the pet. Allergy meds can treat symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Medicated shampoos allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Medicated shampoos allergy?

Medicated shampoos: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. An allergic reaction to medicated shampoos means that the body is reversing adversely to one or more ingredients in the shampoo. ...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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I have allergy with shampoo my skin is getting as dots some of my skin gets black dots just I use sulfer soup that is less good what to do?

I have allergy with shampoo my skin is getting as dots some of my skin gets black dots just I use sulfer soup that is less good what to do?

Avoid sulfa soap: First you need to change shampoo and in fact sulfa may cause intense local skin reactions if you are allergic to sulfa. A topical cortisone will likely help but you will need to get a rx for it. There may be other causes for your scalp problem especially if the lesions don't itch, . ...Read more

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What to do about an allergy from Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

What to do about an allergy from Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

Avoid it: The best treatment for any allergy is to avoid what you are allergic to.. This is particularly true for drugs. If there was a compelling reason to use a particular drug, an allergist could help. In the case of Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo, there are substitutes. ...Read more

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Can allergy to shampoo affect lymph nodes on the back of the neck?

Can allergy to shampoo affect lymph nodes on the back of the neck?

Not likely: Allergy to shampoo is of the contact type, and will therefore affect the skin long before it affects the lymph nodes. If you don't have a significant rash all over your scalp (the areas that come into contact with the shampoo), the swollen lymph nodes are probably not related to the shampoo. ...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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Can allergy cause me the tingling sensation in my palms.It happens when I use Herbal Essence Shampoo which I am using for the first time...!thanks?

Can allergy cause me the tingling sensation in my palms.It happens when I use Herbal Essence Shampoo which I am using for the first time...!thanks?

Irritation: In the absence of itching, irritation from the shampoo is the more likely answer. A contact allergy to the shampoo does not show symptoms until 24 to 72 hrs later and is often associated with small blisters and intense itching. ...Read more