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How can I cure my super annoying horse allergy?

How can I cure my super  annoying horse allergy?

See an allergist: If you are confirmed to be allergic to horses on testing, you may be a candidate for allergy shots which can help reduce your allergy. It is also possible that your allergy is to another allergen, such as mold which will be in the straw, hay, and feed. A thorough allergy evaluation will help to determine the best course of action. ...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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If ur poor, ur child gets diagnosed with horse & mold allergy & ur 200y.O. House is filled with horsehair plaster, some mold, what can u do?

If ur poor, ur child gets diagnosed with horse & mold allergy & ur 200y.O. House is filled with horsehair plaster, some mold, what can u do?

Try allergy meds: Obviously, it is not possible to rid your house of all of its plaster. I would, however, do your best to remediate the mold situation as best as you can. If the mold is accessible, with proper protection, you can scrape and bleach the moldy areas to kill the mold. If your child is having daily allergy symptoms then you could try one of the otc allergy meds such as zyrtec, allegra, or claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure a horse allergy?

Is it possible to cure a horse allergy?

Possible: It may be possible to definitively treat allergy to horses with allergy shots. ...Read more

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Any help with horse allergy?

Any help with horse allergy?

Avoid horses: Generally animal allergies are managed by avoiding the offending animal. If you are obligated to have horse contact try to avoid closed spaces, especially barns and ride outside. Also, take Cetirizine (relatively non-sedating) 10 mg, 1 tab, 1 hr before contact. If you still have symptoms consult allergist who can test you and start allergy injections. ...Read more

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Any help with horse allergy?

Avoid horses: Generally animal allergies are managed by avoiding the offending animal. If you are obligated to have horse contact try to avoid closed spaces, especially barns and ride outside. Also, take Cetirizine (relatively non-sedating) 10 mg, 1 tab, 1 hr before contact. If you still have symptoms consult allergist who can test you and start allergy injections. ...Read more

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How can I cure my horse allergy?

How can I cure my  horse allergy?

Mgt: Avoiding exposure and treating symptoms with an allergy plan is advised. Immunotherapy can be administered if appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure a horse allergy?

Possible: It may be possible to definitively treat allergy to horses with allergy shots. ...Read more

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Instant horse allergy? I rode years ago.

Instant horse allergy? I rode years ago.

Occurs any time.: My office is close to several universities and each november i see freshmen who went home for thanksgiving and reacted to pets they tolerated for years. When a person prone to develop allergies grows up in frequent contact with an animal, often a tolerance develops but if contact is stopped for over 2-3 months the tolerance disappears and subsequent contact produces symptoms. ...Read more

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My friend has a horse allergy. Any remedies?

allergy shot vs med: See an allergist to verify it is a horse allergy and not another allergen at the farm ie hay, grass etc. Medications such as antihistamines and intranasal steroid sprays can help with symptoms. There are no standard for horse allergy shot but there have been cases that report their effectiveness. Trial of horse allergy immunotherapy may provide a more permanent treatment. ...Read more

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