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Which type of carpet would you recommend for someone with allergies?

Which type of carpet would you recommend for someone with allergies?

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

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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How long could carpet/dust allergy reaction last?

How long could carpet/dust allergy reaction last?

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

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How to know what is better for allergy prevention- having carpet flooring or laminate?

How to know what is better for allergy prevention- having carpet flooring or laminate?

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

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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

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

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Will carpet be ok for my dust mite allergy if I clean it yearly?

Will carpet be ok for my dust mite allergy if I clean it yearly?

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

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Nose itches when around moldy carpets. Going to india. Should i test for allergy first?

Nose itches when around moldy carpets. Going to india. Should i test for allergy first?

Not necessary: But you should talk to your health care professional about medication to take with you. Perhaps an oral or nasal spray antihistamine or a topical corticosteroid spray. ...Read more

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Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Nothing special: Allergic reactions are pretty common and for the most part not specific to the specific antigen (cause). If the exposure to titanium is direct skin contact, would expect redness and possible swelling there. See:http://j.Mp/vgz70k. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cat allergies?

What are the symptoms of cat allergies?

Sneezing, runny nose: Itchy eyes, trouble breathing, or even an itrchy rash. If you are very allergic to cats, you can even just enter a room where a cat had been(ie. No longer present) and still feel symptoms. ...Read more