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Can forced air heaters trigger allergies?

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 more

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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


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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?

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?

ER if meds fail: Irritants such as combustion products or the fumes from bleach can trigger asthma. Most patients have been prescribed rescue therapy with albuterol. If this is not effective, then you need to seek medical care now. ...Read more

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Is there any danger in keeping mouse poison near a forced air heater?

Is there any danger in keeping mouse poison near a forced air heater?

No: Typical mouse poison is a tasty (to mice) mixture which includes a strong anticoagulant which gets rid of the mice. Putting it near a forced air heater will not harm the product, although the air blast might discourage mice from sample the poison. ...Read more

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Are there allergies to air conditioning?

Are there allergies to air conditioning?

Not really: Air conditioning in of itself would not cause an allergy antibody mediated reaction. However, some individuals can have a type of rhinitis that causes them to get runny nose and other allergy like symptoms with cold air from ac. ...Read more

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What may happen in the body that triggers late onset allergies?

What may happen in the body that triggers late onset allergies?

Allergies: It is believed that this is a function of a certain type of cell called the basophil. It can also be a delayed type hypersensitivity reaction which is mediated by t-cells in the immune system. http://pathmicro.med.sc.edu/bowers/immune%20cells.htm. ...Read more

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Can allergies trigger migraines?

Can allergies trigger migraines?

Yes: Recent research suggests that allergic rhinitis can and may be helped by allergy shots in some people for prevention. ...Read more

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Do cockroaches trigger my allergies?

Do cockroaches trigger my allergies?

They can!: Cockroaches are a common cause of allergic symptoms, especially in inner cities. ...Read more

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Is watermelon a common trigger for allergies?

Is watermelon a common trigger for allergies?

Possibly: There is something called oral allergy syndrome, where people who are allergic to ragweed, cannot eat the melon family. They get itching in the mouth and ears, and sometimes swelling. This occurs in people who are allergic to birch trees, and eat hazelnuts, or some fruits such as apple, plums, and nectarines. ...Read more

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Can christmas trees trigger childhood allergies?

Can christmas trees trigger childhood allergies?

Trees bring in mold: Fresh christmas trees do not have pollen but they, as any indoor plant that you water can promote mold. So if you get "allergies" when you are around christmas trees, it may be mold. And since trees are larger than house plants they can breed much more mold. ...Read more

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