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Am I Allergic To My House Or Is It Just Allergies In General
If you have an allergy to latex and use a latex paint in your house, are you allergic to the walls?
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
Is it possible to be allergic to paint? My house is getting painted and ever since it started I cannot get rid of my allergies
Irritant: More likely to be an irritant reaction to the fumes and odor than a true allergy. ...Read more
Had an allergy test which reports that I am not allergic to anything. However, my nose is always stuffy in my home and nowhere else. Was the test bad?
Vasomotor rhinitis?: It depends on what kind of allergy test was done. Skin tests in an allergist's office are the most accurate. These can even be negative though if antihistamines were taken or immunosuppressed for some reason. If your symptoms improve with dusting and mopping, then you may have a dust mite allergy. Vasomotor rhinitis feels like an allergic response, but isn't. There are chemical resp. Irritants ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm allergic to axe body spray and house dust. How do I get rid of my allergies that make my nose run and sneeze?
Avoidance: First you need to pinpoint the triggers such as axe body spray and dust mites then avoid them. However most people with allergic diseases are not allergic to just a few allergens. For the dust mites, special mite-proof encasings for the mattress, box spring, and pillows are recommended. If otc medications such as antihistamine/decongestant did not help. Consult your doctor or an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got inhaled & IV anesthesia, came home w/ vomiting, swollen & sore throat, abdomen pain, itchy eyes. Allergy? Allergic 2sum opiates, nsaids, antibiotics
See an allergist: An allergist can evaluate the situation with allergy testing and determine what you are allergic to and how best to manage your symptoms. ...Read more
How can someone be allergic to coulers? And how can someone have a deadly allergy and than one day it just disappears?
Chemical dyes: Most colors in our environment are made from different chemical combinations. You may have an allergic reaction to a chemical that is used to color something. Some chemical allergic reaction can be life threatening. By removing the chemical the allergy may appear to go away. ...Read more
Can a dog allergy be triggered just by being in the same house as the dog? Can the symptoms last for a while after leaving that house?
Indoor allergens: Indoor allergens are usually dust mites, pollens, molds, cockroache, and/or animal danders. Environmental control, minimizing exposure, may be of some help as are topical/oral medication. If those are not adequate allergen immunotherapy is usually indicated. In rare extreme situations you might need ro move, but the "grass isn't always greener". Need to see board certiified allergist. ...Read more
Build tolerance: Allergen immunotherapy injections (commonly called allergy shots) help build immune tolerance to environmental allergies. They can be very helpful for allergy to dust mite, pollens, molds, pet dander, or stinging insect allergy. After months of allergy shots the amount of allergic antibody specific to an allergen decreases and counter allergic cells and antibodies increase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multifactorial: Allergies are associated with both environmental and genetic factors. Usually there are 2 phases to allergy, a sensitization phase and an effector phase. Sensitization usually occurs at one site (such as the skin, nose, lungs, or GI tract), then can spread to other sites once the body develops memory. ...Read more
Indoor allergies: Common indoor allergens include dust mite and animal dander. Other less common indoor allergens are mold, cockroach, other pets (birds, rodents), and feathers (pillows, comforters). During tree, grass or weed pollen season, pollen may blow through screens or open doors or windows, making it seem like indoor allergens. An allergist can perform skin tests for these and have an answer in 20 min. ...Read more
Not Automatically: Allergies in each and every person are different. Mother only way to know if you are allergic to guinea pig is to be allergy tested. But, if you have never been exposed to one before, you might have a negative allergy test now but develop allergy over time with regular exposure to Guinea Pig. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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