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Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...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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When would self-injectable epinephrine be prescribed for a food allergy or allergies?

When would self-injectable epinephrine be prescribed for a food allergy or allergies?

Severe allergy: This would be prescribed for a serious food allergy that has the potential to cause as a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. A history of hives or respiratory symptoms caused by a food ingestion with evidence of allergy to that food on testing suggests the need to carry epinephrine. Common foods would include peanut, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish, although any food can be implicated. ...Read more

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Which allergy medication would you suggest for nasal allergies?

Which allergy medication would you suggest for nasal allergies?

Numerous: Fortunately for allergy sufferers there are numerous safe and effective allergy medicines both over the counter and prescription. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for recommendations if you are looking for over the counter medications. When otc meds do not help it is time to see a doctor for additional evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a shot to stop allergies to cats? Like an anti-cat allergy shot?

Is there a shot to stop allergies to cats?  Like an anti-cat allergy shot?

Allergy shots: An allergist can test you for various allergies and formulate allergy shots (immunotherapy) that will slowly build up your immune system's responce to those allergens (tolerance) over time (years). Cat allergy responds well to this therapy, when given by a properly trained allergist that follows the acaai/aaaai guidelines. See an allergist for testing and to discuss therapy options. ...Read more

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Which medication is good for allergy? Moisture allergy

Which medication is good for allergy? Moisture allergy

I think you may be: mistaken about your "moisture allergy".Could you better describe your ailment? ...Read more

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What is the best otcr allergy medication for cat allergies?

What is the best otcr allergy medication for cat allergies?

Antihistamines: There are several newer antihistamines that are now over the counter. They all are about the same. Allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) to name a few. Try these at suggested dosage. If they don't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest any alternative remedies for an eczema rash caused by grass allergy?

Can anyone suggest any alternative remedies for an eczema rash caused by grass allergy?

ECZEMA: Summer is the time for grass allergy sufferer like eczema and other allergies. Steroid cream is the drug of choice, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream is not effective. ...Read more

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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there an external allergy test for wheat allergy?

Can you tell me is there an external allergy test for wheat allergy?

Yes,but: Some allergists will use pin prick testing to define skin sensitivity to a panel of agents, like wheat or beef, etc. They may not be as sensitive as blood tests which are often done at the same time to gain a better understanding of the patients issues. If positive by skin and blood, it would be better documented than by either method done alone and more worth the effort to avoid the food. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a pregnant woman take benadryl/antihistamine to treat an allergic reaction or help allergy induced asthma?

Would it be possible that a pregnant woman take benadryl/antihistamine to treat an allergic reaction or help allergy induced asthma?

Yes & No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered safe in pregnancy & may be used to treat allergic conditions like allergic rhinitis or hives. Antihistamines like Benadryl are not effective for itching not associated with a rash. This can be due to pregnancy-related liver problems. Talk to your OB about that. Benadryl is also not effective for asthma. There are safe asthma drugs to use while pregnant. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest alternative remedies for an eczema like rash caused by grass allergy?

Can anyone suggest alternative remedies for an eczema like rash caused by grass allergy?

ECZEMA: Grass allergy occurs in summer and if you are worried of eczema the treatment of choice is steroid cream and avoidance of allergens. If the skin lesions are severe, your md might give you a short treatment of oral steroids. ...Read more

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Does this treatment exist or work? Allergy shots for cat allergies?

Does this treatment exist or work?  Allergy shots for cat allergies?

Yes: Allergy immunotherapy is about 80% effective. So like most medicines, it works on most people. There are also some individuals, like with any medication, that cat allergy vaccine is not effecdtive.Cat. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more