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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?
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...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
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
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
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
I do not have no allergies but could i just get allergic to something i'm no allergic to peanuts but could i get allergic to it how?
Just found out I am mildly allergic to shellfish from an allergy test. I have eaten shellfish all my life with no problem. Can the allergy get worse?
Well,....: It's always possible, BUT I teach medical students that "we treat patients, not numbers." That is to say, if you have eaten shell fish all your life without any issues, I would not change your eating habits because of an allergy test. My brother was once tested for allergies and he came up positive for grass and was a landscaper at the time (and he did not quit his job)! Be well, best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: We don't need to go finding solutions when there are no problems - if you have no allergic symptoms, there is no need to test. However, if you are having significant allergy symptoms, skin testing is important. Since the best treatment for allergies is to reduce your exposure to your allergens, skin testing empowers you to reduce your symptoms so that you can use a minimum of medication. ...Read more
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