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Carpet Allergy Symptoms
Vacuumed a lot: While having no carpet is best, short carpet that can be vacuumed easily is probably the best. Vacuuming at least once a week is usually recommended. Make sure carpet is not put directly on cement floor where mold could become a problem. ...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
What can I use in my home to smell good when everyone has allergies ? I can't use glade or carpet freshener everyone gets stopped up!
Cinnamon sticks: Boil cinnamon sticks in a pot on the stove. It releases a wonderful smell and it is not harsh, should cause allergy flare. ...Read more
One day to years: If the dust mite exposure is avoided, symptoms may resolve in a few hours without treatment. If there has been significant, prolonged exposure, it may take weeks or months to resolve without treatment. If the mold exposure cannot be avoided, the symptoms will last indefinitely. ...Read more
Probably laminate: There have not been any good studies specifically addressing this issue -- is carpet or laminate better for prevention of allergy. Having said that hardwood or laminate floors would be preferable to carpeting. ...Read more
Can you develop allergies ? I love shrimp and ate it my whole life. Last night I ate some and developed a painful carpet burn like rash. Gone now tho
Yes and no: Yes you can become allergic to anything at any time in your life. However an allergic reaction to shrimp should cause an itchy rash instead of a burning one. If the rash is localized to 1/2 of the body and not extending beyond the midline, consider shingles for which you should see your doctor immediately to get started on an antiviral drug. ...Read more
Doubt it.: In a room where one person lives, it might take as little as a week to get dusty enough for discomfort. ...Read more
Laundromat n old furniture and etc in basement and carpet floors upstairs, will any cause atopic dermatitis or allergies to be worse?
Can having carpeting in your home increase irritation for a person if you already have regular sinus/allergy issues?
Likely: Since one can really not clean a carpet, it is a source for dust mites, danders, insect particles, molds if you are allergic to any of these agents. Hard flooring is usually a better choice for those with allergies. A throw rug may be used on bedroom floor if one cannot tolerate a cold floor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antihistamine/Sprays: Allergy symptoms can include both nose and eye symptoms and include itching, watering, running, congestion, cough, post-nasal drip, and sneezing. OTC antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, and antihistamine eye drops all help relieve allergy symptoms. Avoidance of triggers that make your allergies worse is also helpful. See an Allergist to determine exactly what you might be allergic to. ...Read more
Allergy Symptoms: Allergic rhinitis symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy nose or eyes, sinus pressure, tearing, red eyes, ear fullness, post-nasal drainage. Allergic symptoms in the skin or lungs can manifest differently but usually when one asks about "allergy" symptoms it most commonly refers to rhinitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy to HIV meds: Drug allergies can occur to virtually any medication. The symptoms vary greatly. Rashes are a common sign of drug allergy, but so are joint pains and many other symptoms. Most reactions are side effects and not allergies. Here is wiki's index of which HIV medications cause which types of adverse symptoms and reactions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects. ...Read more
Hmm. Is it Fluffy? : If truly from allergies, respiratory sx lasting that long means continued or repeated exposure, usually, unless secondary issue like sinusitis/cough/GERDVCD. In northern climates this time of year think indoor allergens: dust mites, molds, feathers, or pets with fur - dogs and cats, mostly. ...Read more
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more