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How can a person get rid of allergy symptoms without having to take pills?

How can a person get rid of allergy symptoms without having to take pills?

Avoid the allergen: Avoiding the cause of the allergy symptoms is a way to get rid of the symptoms. That will work with foods, for example, but will not always work with aeroallergens, like pollen. ...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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Is there a way to get rid of my dog allergy symptoms?

Is there a way to get rid of my dog allergy symptoms?

Avoidance, meds, : And allergy shots, usually in that order. Wash the dog regularly, keep it out of your bedroom, consider getting a hepa filter for the bedroom. If you have eye or nasal symptoms, try an otc antihistamine like cetirizine. If these steps don't work or if you have breathing difficulties, you need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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Is there a single medication I can take to get rid of all environmental allergies?

Is there a single medication I can take to get rid of all environmental allergies?

Allergy med: There is no medication to get rid of allergies. Antihistamines can reduce symptoms as can prescription nasal sprays. Allergy immunotherapy shots can reduce symptoms a great deal as well in many patients. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of a cat and have immediate relief of symptoms from cat allergy?

Is there any way to get rid of a cat and have immediate relief of symptoms from cat allergy?

Need cleanup 1st: Absent the cat, the allergens/dander won't increase. But hepa filter vacuuming, air filters, carpet/rug shampoos, etc are all needed to be rid of the stimulus to allergy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of watery eyes best, allergy pills or allergy eyedrops?

How to get rid of watery eyes best, allergy pills or allergy eyedrops?

Try Zaditor (ketotifen) drops: And use natural tears during the day to rinse out the pollen dust etc. Or try naphcona.. Both come as genetics =cheaper just as good. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a cold " that is going to come soon" (i have allergy pills) any remedies or tips to make it go away before it gets worse?

How do I get rid of a cold " that is going to come soon" (i have allergy pills)  any remedies or tips to make it go away before it gets worse?

Warn fluids?: Good evening, how do we know that cold " is going to come soon"? Cold is a viral infection of the lining of the nose and respiratory system. In allergy immune system of the lining makes mucus and tries to sneeze the allergens away. In cold, the same system creates mucus containing stuff to fight the virus. Cold virus being sensitive to heat, warm liquids and steam inhalation may help to get bette. ...Read more

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Does steaming fruits get rid of symptoms from oral allergy syndrome?

Does steaming fruits get rid of symptoms from oral allergy syndrome?

Unlikely: Rather boiling or cooking, proteins need to denatured (destroyed), to stop them from triggering the symptoms. Unlikely that steaming alone would be enough, best wishes ...Read more

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My allergies to house dust are worse at night to the point were I can't breath. I've already taken a 24hr allergy pill. How do I get rid allergy?

My allergies to house dust are worse at night to the point were I can't breath. I've already taken a 24hr allergy pill. How do I get rid allergy?

Environmental change: I would suggest changing your pillow/sheets and using mattress covers to avoid dust exposure during the night. It is also helpful to remove carpets/stuffed animals from the bedroom. Hardwood or other non carpeted surfaces are much easier to clean. In addition, I would suggest that you speak to your physician about pulmonary function testing. ...Read more

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I have got swelling on lips very frequently, seems like an allergy...I take anti allergy for it to get rid of swelling..It is limited to lips only.

I have got swelling on lips very frequently, seems like an allergy...I take anti allergy for it to get rid of swelling..It is limited to lips only.

Allergy: With associated lip swelling can become a serious problem known as angioedema and can be due to medicine or food or other source. Should have allergy testing to clarify. ...Read more