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Best Places For Allergy Sufferers To Live
Chronic migraine sufferer with limited meds due to allergies. Best proven supplements worth trying as a prophylactic please. I'm desperate for relief?
Limited medication?: If you cannot tolerate medications for migraines (of which there are several different classes of drugs) and you have more than 15 migraine attacks per month, consider Botox Rx. In the meanwhile, keep regular sleeping hours and eating at least 3 meals a day. Stress reduction and biofeedback may be helpful. I don't think supplements have proven track record for people with severe migraines. ...Read more
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
Allergies are all ov: They are everywhere. There is no truth to the west coast being better. Every climate has their own allergens. Getting onto allergy shots or seeing a specialist with a good plan of medications will make your life much happier. ...Read more
I'm currently a sufferer of fall allergies, receieving difficulties what are some other relief for my bronchitis, what should I do?
Can try OTC medications (as long as not contraindication) such as Nasacort, (triamcinolone) or Claritin. Get tested for allergies, consider desensitization with allergy shots. Fid a Allergy specialist doctor near you at
wwww. Acaai. Org or www. Aaaai. Org. Getting better control of your allergies will help with you bronchitis/asthma. ...Read more
Chronic hive sufferer w/multiple med allergies. Am I more likely to have food allergic reactions? I avoid foods like peanutbutter even tho not alrgc.
Recommend a hepa type filter. Not ionizing type.
http://www. Consumerreports. Org/cro/air-purifiers. Htm. ...Read more
Nasal steroid spray: The most effective medical treatment for nasal allergies triggered by pollen, dust, dander etc is topical nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. Antihistamines can help many people and are available over the counter. The best long term treatment is allergy injections as this can decrease symptoms and medication requirements for years after shots stopped. ...Read more
Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more
What is going on?: For mild localized allergies, antihistamines like loratidine, fexofenadine, and cetirizine work well, with low chance of sedation. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is plenty strong for stubborn cases, but often causes drowsiness - don't drive. Give us more description: location (nose, eyes, skin), duration, appearance, etc. Whole body allergic reactions (bees, foods, drugs)? Call 911. ...Read more
Trial Run: There is no such thing as an "allergy-free" pet. Hypoallergenic dogs often touted by breeders and more expensive. Unlike cat allergy where all breeds usually cause symptoms, there is evidence that dog allergy sufferers might be able to tolerate certain breeds. Everyone is different however. See Allergist to confirm allergies then "trial run" a breed and see if symptoms develop before purchase. ...Read more
Prevention best: Prevention of flare-ups by avoiding exposure to irritants and allergens that trigger outbreaks and by minimizing skin dryness. Typical skin irritants and allergens include soaps, chemicals, cleaning products, weeds, and some metals, such as nickel. Skin dryness can be avoided or treated by using a perfume-free moisturizer, avoiding scratchy clothes, and using a home humidifier. ...Read more
Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allergra, Claritin, and Zyrtec are helpful (I like Zyrtec the best). Other treatments include daily steroid nasal sprays and antihistamine eye drops. Avoidance of triggers is also helpful. If you have a cat, keeping it out of the bedroom is important, HEPA filters, washing cat weekly, frequent cleaning. Allergy shots can also be life-changing. ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Allergy meds: If your tablet is Allegra and it's non-sedating, you can take it anytime. Ideally, you'd like to take it 30-60 minutes before your allergy exposure, if there's a specific thing you react to. If you take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) best take it at night if it sedates you. If you take sudafed for congestion, avoid taking it at night because it causes insomnia. Prescription sprays, any time you want. Singular --night. ...Read more
Depends...: ...On what you are allergic to, what your symptoms are, and how great an impact those symptoms have on your life. The best treatment is to find out what you're allergic to (an allergist can help with that) and avoid it. If avoidance is impossible, non-sedating antihistamines (allegra, claritin, xyzal, (levocetirizine) etc.) are currently the most popular treatments. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more
Treating congestion: Cold/allergies are usually a very vague and general term to descibe of nasal congestion, runny nose, cough due to post nasal drip and headache if there are sinus infections. Depending what causes it and how severe your symptoms are, best treatment can be different. If you can be more specific, it would be helpful. Otherwise, you should see a doctor to be evaluated to see which treatment is best. ...Read more
Desensitization: Is the best approach. In the meantime, avoid exposure, have a HEPA air cleaner in any room where you spend time with a pet. Have the heating and AC ducts cleaned, sanitized and filtered. Take an antihistamine like claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. Have your pet groomed regularly if you must have it at home. ...Read more
SAR treatment option: Newer oral antihistamines give some relief of itching and sneezing, but less for the congestion and runny nose. Topical nasal steroids are more effective, but require a prescription. Avoidance is of very limited benefit. The most effective and only disease modifying treatment is allergen immunotherapy best under the direction of a board certiified allergist. ...Read more
No single one:
Depending on the severity of your condition.
There is no one best drug for anyone but most people respond well to intranasal cortisone + a intranasal antihistamine. Dymista is currently the only rx drug with this combination.
Avoidance remains the best and consider allergy shots if your symptoms are not adequately controlled. However allergy shots are not medicine. ...Read more
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