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What allergy masks can i get that are comfortable?

What allergy masks can i get that are comfortable?

Home Depot/Walmart: simple, light, well-fitting face mask as the one in picture can serve you well. There are more expensive ones, but these are cheap and disposable. Not sure what allergy you are trying to avoid, but these will prevent many allergens/dust from getting to your nose/mouth/airway. Good luck ...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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Is it safe to sleep with an allergy mask?

Is it safe to sleep with an allergy mask?

Yes but: You should consult your doctor re.A more effective solution. Yes you can wear a mask but are you prepared to wear it for the rest of your life? Besides i'd doubt this will totally solve your problem. ...Read more

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What allergy masks can i get that are comfortable enough to sleep with? Please no elastics. I already have 3 hepa air purifiers. I want a mask.

What allergy masks can i get that are comfortable enough to sleep with? Please no elastics. I already have 3 hepa air purifiers. I want a mask.

Wrong solution: I think you will likely obtain more benefits from an allergy consult. Wearing a mask is usually not an acceptable solution for allergic diseases. ...Read more

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What allergy masks are effective and comfortable? Being reusable, machine washable and not requiring replacement filters would a big plus.

What allergy masks are effective and comfortable? Being reusable, machine washable and not requiring replacement filters would a big plus.

HEPA FiltrationMasks: which also have activated charcoal filters are the only ones capable of removing essentially all particulate matter (down to the size of viruses) along with molecular vapor (vastly smaller than viruses). The 3M 7502 masks, with appropriate cartridges, are one of the best consumer grade inexpensive options available. No one has come up with one even close to your reusable wishes, too complex. ...Read more

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What allergy masks are effective and comfortable for sleeping? Being reusable, machine washable and not requiring replacement filters would a big plus

What allergy masks are effective and comfortable for sleeping? Being reusable, machine washable and not requiring replacement filters would a big plus

Too good to be true: There is no mask that can be comfortable and effective yet washable. Sometimes a HEPA filter in the bedroom right above your head may help. The best approach is avoidance especially if you are allergic to dust mites. Consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Dust allergy what can I do besides wearing a mask?

Dust allergy what can I do besides wearing a mask?

Natural : Consider saline nasal rises such as neilmed that you can get at any pharmacy without a prescription to remove nasal allergies but also using a otc med such as naph con a. ...Read more

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Hi! I have allergy induced asthma. I'm currently taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 24 to mask symptoms, but i'm finding the allergies still instigate my asthma. Any help?

Hi! I have allergy induced asthma. I'm currently taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 24 to mask symptoms, but i'm finding the allergies still instigate my asthma. Any help?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for asthma: Zyrtec (cetirizine) will not treat asthma. If you have asthma triggered by allergies you need specific asthma treatments see your doctor. You may need to get some additional asthma controller therapy such as steroid inhalers. Allergy immunotherapy can help to control allergies that trigger asthma. In addition for more severe allergic asthma xolair injections are available. ...Read more

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I have seasonal allergies right now. Developed cold sore on nose. Have cpap machine with "nasal pillows " type mask.. Is it safe to use Abriva .

I have seasonal allergies right now.  Developed cold sore on nose.  Have cpap machine with "nasal pillows " type mask.. Is it safe to use Abriva .

Try a different mask: I don't think using Abreva would be a problem but that nasal pillow will severely slow healing. The CPAP company ought you provide you, on your doctor's order, a different mask which won't touch that area. Also, are you sure it is a cold doer and not an ulcer produced by the nasal pillow? ...Read more