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Can Forced Air Heaters Trigger Allergies
No: No, but as a simple precaution you should change your air filters at least every 3 months. If your child develops dust mite allergy, then dirty air vents can be a trigger of allergy symptoms, but forced air heaters in themselves will not trigger allergy per se. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have allergy induced athsma, yesterday we had apropane heater going in the bedroom and around corner i uses strong bleachy soap water..Cnt breath no?
Get tested: Consider seeing a trained allergist for evaluation. Skin testing takes a half hour & can reveal to what you're allergic. It might be the pollens of plants, mold spores, dust mites, or animal dander. Your allergist can help you decide which are relevant & devise a strategy that may include avoiding those allergens, taking medication or receiving allergy injections. Knowiedge is half the battle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few cause most: About 90% of serious food allergies caused by immune mechanisms come from a few foods: milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Allergies to fruits and vegetables are often due to cross-reactions with pollen allergies. However, there are also reactions that are not caused by immune mechanisms (intolerances) and these can occur to a wide range of other foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stuffy Nose?: Yes, it is possible. Air conditioners have filters but if not changed regularly or the air conditioner is old it can release dust, mold and other things in the air condition into the air that your breathe. In turn the nose will react an cause your nose to be stuffy. See you doctor for appropriate treatment and management. ...Read more
Florida is hot, sticky and humid 11 months a year. Being in an air conditioned house is very expensive. Can people get allergies in a/c all the time?
Are fern plants a good plant to keep indoors for cleaning air if your family has a lot of allergy problems?
Unfortunately no: Ferns are wonderful plants, but to really clean the air it takes a powerful air cleaner/purifier such as a hepa. This can remove up to 99% of airborne pollutants if chosen for the right size of room. Avoid ozone generating air cleaners. The moist dirt that live plants grow in can be a place for mold to grow--mold can be a significant indoor allergen. ...Read more
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