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Dr. Brian Broker
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Allergy Treatments (Overview)

Allergy treatments can include medicines such as antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays and also allergy injections.


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How are natural allergy treatments?

How are natural allergy treatments?

Herbal / Diet: Several herbal and diet tips - curcumin, garlic, and other anti inflammatory foods will help. Avoid excessive red meats ...Read more

Dr. Brian Broker
20 Doctors shared insights

Allergy Treatments (Overview)

Allergy treatments can include medicines such as antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays and also allergy injections.


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What place to go for natural allergy treatments?

Allergy treatment: Seeing an allergist would be a natural place for treating allergy! Anyway, moving to a totally new geographical area would be the best way to naturally treat your allergy since your body does not have a chance to develop allergies to the new environment yet. However, we don't do that unless moving away for job, family, ect. In the old day, European had to move to the Alpes to treat allergic asthma ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Please explain where to go for natural allergy treatments?

Please explain where to go for natural allergy treatments?

Allergy treatment: Seeing an allergist would be a natural place for treating allergy! Anyway, moving to a totally new geographical area would be the best way to naturally treat your allergy since your body does not have a chance to develop allergies to the new environment yet. However, we don't do that unless moving away for job, family, ect. In the old day, European had to move to the Alpes to treat allergic asthma ...Read more

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Are there any OTC allergy treatments that would be effective?

Are there any OTC allergy treatments that would be effective?

Potentially: Depends on the symptoms that you are having. Zyrtec, Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are all otc allergy medications that can help allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: allergy treatments?

What is the definition or description of: allergy treatments?

Medicines and shots: Allergy treatments can include medicines such as antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays and also allergy injections. ...Read more

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Please tell me the real deal on natural allergy treatments? Are they worth the time?

Please tell me the real deal on natural allergy treatments? Are they worth the time?

Generally no: Most natural allergy treatments are not terribly helpful if they work at all. Are some can have significant side effects. There are so many proven safe and effective allergy meds both OTC and by prescription. ...Read more

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Are food allergy treatments very complex?

Are food allergy treatments very complex?

Well yes: Avoid needs will power. Now for some foos tey have dropsneed to change life style. ...Read more

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Any proven natural sinus allergy treatments?

Any proven natural sinus allergy treatments?

Saline sinus lavages: Use of sinus rinses such as neti pot or sinus squeeze bottles can clean out sinuses and have been shown to be effective in decreasing the number and complications from sinus infections. ...Read more

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What are the allergy treatments for people allergic to cats?

What are the allergy treatments for people allergic to cats?

Allergy shots: Evaluation by an allergist would be needed and if the allergy was severe enough, shots would likely be recommended. ...Read more

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Are there any good allergy treatments for people allergic to cats?

Are there any good allergy treatments for people allergic to cats?

Yes: Some prescriptions may be effective, but you should practice avoidance and consider immunotherapy with allergy shots or allergy drops. ...Read more

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What is the point of finding out what I'm allergic to when I see an allergist? Is there truth to the oral allergy treatments?

What is the point of finding out what I'm allergic to when I see an allergist? Is there truth to the oral allergy treatments?

Avoid & Treat: Once you are aware of what you are allergic to specifically, you can avoid the things that are avoidable like pets, dust mite, and in some cases, mold. You can also be prescribed immunotherapy which is available in the form of allergy shots or allergy drops. The allergy drops are oral and are effective, although possibly a bit less effective than the shots. Both helpt o reduce your allergies. ...Read more

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Any new nasal allergy treatments on the horizon?

Any new nasal allergy treatments on the horizon?

Allergies: The latest and greatest are the new and dry nasal aerosols. They work wonderfully well but take a little getting used to and insurance never wants to pay for them. I reserve them for my most congested or patients with nasal polyps. Dymista is a combo of Flonase and astelin....Nothing new but it combines two meds and is only a single spray twice daily. ...Read more

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Have you had success with alternative allergy treatments instead of antihistamines and allergy shots?

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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Benzoyl peroxide allergy treatments?

Benzoyl peroxide allergy treatments?

Stop using.: Benzoyl peroxide allergy is pretty rare. When it happens we simply stop the product, and the rash usually resolves without any further treatment. ...Read more

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26 year-old man with 4 years of gradually increasing swallowing problems, felt to be esophageal dysfunction, with normal chest and abdominal CT.....?

26 year-old man with 4 years of gradually increasing swallowing problems, felt to be esophageal dysfunction, with normal chest and abdominal CT.....?

Keep on looking: Your ethnicity and age makes Eosinophilic esophagitis EoE a strong suspect despite the biopsy findings. In fact I have a patient in whom it took a 3nd endoscopy and biopsy to finally show that he had indeed EoE as I had initially suspected. The one thing which is unusual is the oral thrush in the absence of steroid or diabetes. Thus a fasting metabolic panel may be worthwhile to rule out diabetes. The hypokalemia is also unexpected in the absence of any known cause. Here's what I would suggest:
(a)Get a fasting metabolic panel to rule diabetes if not done already.
(b)Try eliminating wheat, egg, milk, soy, and peanuts from your diet for a month and see if there is any change in your symptoms. If possible get scoped again for objective observation.
(c)Work with an allergist and nutritionist to make sure that you are on the right track.
Good luck ...Read more

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Are allergy shots more effective as allergy pill treatments?

Are allergy shots more effective as allergy pill treatments?

Yes: They work better, work systemically, give long term symptom control, and reduce the risk of asthma and further sensitizations. ...Read more

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Is there a test for starch allergy's? Are there treatments for starch allergy's (other then simply avoiding them)?

Not really: There is no test for starch allergy per se. There are skin tests and blood tests for certain foods that may contain starch like potato and grains. These tests are for IgE mediated allergies which cause symptoms like hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, GI symptoms, etc. No treatment other than avoidance at this time. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for allergies?

Yes, 3: There are 3 proven strategies for treating allergies.
1) avoidance works, although only a few allergens are easy to avoid.
2) medications. Nasal steroids are the most effective medications for most allergy symptoms.
3) allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) - the only disease modifying therapy. Many patients can develop tolerance to their allergens after receiving allergy shots. ...Read more

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Allergies?

The non drug treatments for Allergies include:: Intravenous fluids, Allergy action plan, Oxygen supplementation, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Glucagon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any dangers with natural treatments for allergy?

Can you tell me of any dangers with natural treatments for allergy?

Depends: If you could give more information about what type of allergy you have, how severe it is and what is that natural treatments are, we could give you a better advise. ...Read more

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Best treatment for allergies?

See below: I like Allegra (fexofenadine) and Allegra (fexofenadine) d. Also, if you have eye symptoms, you need an antihistamine eye drop, such as, naphcon a, or visine for allergies. You may also want to try saline washes for your nose. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cat allergies?

They can be: Treated with antihistamines but if there is chronic cat contact - see an allergist and looking into allergy shots. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for facial allergy?

What is the treatment for facial allergy?

Unsure: I assume you have facial skin rashes and think it might be an allergy related skin problem. In any case, skin rashes need to be seen and examined to get a proper diagnosis. Use facial lotion/moisturizer daily. ...Read more

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Is there any treatments for dairy allergies?

Is there any treatments for dairy allergies?

Avoiding dairy: For most true food allergies, avoiding the culprit food (dairy, in this case) is by far the best treatment. Injectable Epinephrine (e.g., epipen) can be used to treat symptoms of severe allergic reaction (i.e., anaphylaxis) after exposure has occurred. Antihistamines may prevent hives if taken before exposure, but they will not prevent more serious symptoms (wheezing, low blood pressure, etc.). ...Read more

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Has any natural allergy treatment worked for you?

Has any natural allergy treatment worked for you?

I have never tried: Phytotherapy, or plant medicine for allergic rhinitis, but there is some data which suggests that butterbut, stinging nettle and some combinations of chinese herbal medicines are effective. ...Read more

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Which sort of treatment can I expect for allergies?

Which sort of treatment can I expect for allergies?

See an allergists: In general, the treatment of allergic rhinits is three pronged: avoidance, medications and immunotherapy. Avoidance implies getting tested to understand what one is allergic too. Medications include: antihistamines, decongestants and nasal steroids. Immunotherapy is allergy vaccine therapy which, while woking to control you symptoms, is trying to establish a long term modification of one's allergy. ...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