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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?
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