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How can I discover my allergies?

How can I discover my allergies?

Testing: By skin or serum testing which is consistent with your clinical history. ...Read more

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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 can I treat my allergies?

How can I treat my allergies?

Nasal sprays not OTC: For seasonal allergies, the most effective options are the steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays, available by prescription. Not only do they work the best, but they are technically local therapy as negligible amounts enter the bloodstream. The OTC nasal sprays can cause rebound symptoms, which the prescription versions do not. ...Read more

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How can I stop my allergies?

How can I stop my allergies?

Avoid and treat: You can often lessen symptoms with avoidance and medications. To certain allergens you can greatly lessen sensitivity with specific allergen immunotherapy. You can lessen all ige mediated reactions with Omalizumab (xolair). As allergists we usually recommend various combinations of these depending on severity and duration of symptoms as well as comorbidities (other medical problems). ...Read more

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How can I get help treating my allergies?

How can I get help treating my allergies?

Lots of resources: Start with family members who have allergies. I like to say that "noses run in families" (allergy joke). So who's helping them with their allergies? Next your primary care physician - a trustworthy, knowledgeable resource. You can call your county medical society for names or find an allergist at www.Aaaai.Org & www.Acaai.Org. Think twice about those who advertise. ...Read more

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How can I treat my mattress so my allergies will stop?

How can I treat my mattress so my allergies will stop?

Encase: If you suffer from dust mite allergy, you can get a dust mite proof cover for your mattress and pillows. A hepa ait filter for the bedroom also helps. Consult an allergist for different options on getting rid of your allergies. ...Read more

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What can I do to address my bad allergies due to my aunt's cat?

What can I do to address my bad allergies due to my aunt's cat?

Cat allergy: Don't visit your aunt (avoidance), try taking an antihistamine first or see a good allergist since immunotherapy can help if done carefully. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my allergies really fast?

What can I do to treat my allergies really fast?

Identify trigger: The best way to treat an allergy is to identify the trigger and try to avoid it. If avoidance is not practical, them there are many medications available. While antihistamines work fairly quickly, prescription nasal steroid sprays are the most effective. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger and find the best solution for fast (and long lasting) relief. Avoid steroid injections! ...Read more

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Why I have dust allergy and how can I cure it???

Why I have dust allergy and how can I cure it???

Dust happens! : Dust: irritating on airways in pretty much everyone. However, it can also contain allergens that trigger allergy in susceptible persons. House dust contains, among bits of pollen, animal particles, mold spores, unique allergens from the house dust mite (HDM). Exposure to HDM can cause allergy, and treated like any other allergy: reduce exposure, medication, and possibly allergy shots. ...Read more

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How can I I fix my skin's reaction to stress?

How can I I fix my skin's reaction to stress?

Please clarify: What is the reaction you are referring to? Please give further info and re-ask. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my mom's cat allergies?

How can I get rid of my mom's cat allergies?

Her most effective: option is likely to see an allergist. Cat allergy shots can be quite effective. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can sensitize one to allergies?

Kindly rephrase your: question, don't really understand what you mean, thanks ...Read more

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I think my baby is allergic to my pets. How can I tell?

I think my baby is allergic to my pets.  How can I tell?

Science: If when your pets and any microscopic trace has been removed, what is the effect. So this ain't so easy.And what did your pediatrician say, when you called last week? That is what i would hang my hat on. I do wish you the best. ...Read more

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How can I tell what I am allergic to and how can I get rid of itchy and gooey eyes?

How can I tell what I am allergic to and how can I get rid of itchy and gooey eyes?

Allergen testing: Can get a complete workup by an allergist, e.g. Skin testing. Otherwise, can try exposing yourself and figuring out the causative agent, removing it, then re-exposing to see if the allergy is confirmed. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can maintain my anger issues?

Can i tell me how i can maintain my anger issues?

1 simple tip: Count to 10 before acting on the urge to impulsively harm someone physically or emotionally. Reduce anger by deep breathing. Breath in deeply ; slowly through the nostrils. Hold air in lungs for a 5 count before slowly exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat until you cool your jets. Focus on your breathing not what is making you angry. Cognitive behavioral therapy is excellent for >. ...Read more

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How can I control my allergies ?

Know the cause: The most important thing to know is what its from then you could avoid them. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my nose allergies with?

What can I do to treat my nose allergies with?

Over the counter: Most with nasal allergies use what is available at any pharmacy: antihistamines and decongestants; now even a topical nasal steroid (Nasacort) is over the counter in the US. Nasal saline is also very helpful. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can prevent seasonal allergies?

Can i tell me how i can prevent seasonal allergies?

Challenging task: The best approach to treating allergies is avoidance, medications and allergy injections. Avoidance measures may be impractical for seasonal pollens. Medications that are started before the allergy season is better than waiting for symptoms to occur. The best long term treatment is allergy shots from board certified allergist. This can provide long lasting relief even after injections are done. ...Read more

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How can I understand what allergies my child has?

Good question...: Skin rashes are usually food or contact allergy, cough and nasal allergies are usually to airborne allergens (dust, pollen, animal dander). For food allergy, observe what seems to make it worse -- food diary is a useful tool. For airborne, the rule of thumb is, tree pollen in the spring, grass pollen in the summer, weed pollen in the fall, dust and animal dander year round but worse in winter. ...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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How can I discover my allergies?

Testing: By skin or serum testing which is consistent with your clinical history. ...Read more

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What's the best natural s way to treat allergies toward seaweed ?

Don't eat: If you are allergic to sea weed the best treatment is to avoid it. Don't ingest it or if it is a contact allergy try to avoid touching sea weed. If you want or can;t avoid it then see an Allergist to see what they recommend. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the primary contraindication(s) of keppray excluding known allergy?

Can you tell me which are the primary contraindication(s) of keppray excluding known allergy?

Include Following: If you are referring to Keppra (levetiracetam) contraindications/cautions include if pregnant, if kidney (renal) impairment, or if psychiatric disorder. Avoid abruptly withdrawaling this medication. ...Read more

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I have alkergy rhinitis ! some asked me to swim in the beach and told me it s good to you if u have allergy rhinitis ?

Usually: The humidity is helpful unless you have mold or dust mite allergy. Usually the winds are blowing inland and as there is nothing in the ocean that pollinates then the air coming off the water has relatively less, pollen. ...Read more

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What is allergy?

What is allergy?

Allergy: is an exaggerated immunological reaction (sneezing, difficulty breathing, itching, skin rash) to substances (pollen, animal dander), situations or physical states that do not produce similar effects in most people.It can also be defined as altered bodily reactivity to an antigen when a person is first exposed, such as to bee venom, that is so severe that a second sting may be fatal.Hope this helps ...Read more

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What are allergies?

What are allergies?

See detail: Allergies are caused when a person makes an allergic antibody known as immunoglobulin e against a protein. This protein can be a food, pollen, mold, or medication. Allergic reactions can cause itching, swelling, redness in eyes, nasal passages, skin, GI tract, and in the lungs. ...Read more

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What is an allergy?

What is an allergy?

Abnormal reaction: An allergy is an abnormal, incorrect reaction of the immune system against substances we are exposed to in our environment. This includes environmental exposures, foods, drugs, etc. Allergies must be differentiated from other reactions not mediated specifically through the immune system including irritants, intolerance, etc. In general, allergy involves the respiratory tract, skin, or GI system. ...Read more

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What causes allergy?

What causes allergy?

Immune reaction: Your immune system normally makes igg antibodies that recognize foreign proteins. In patients with allergy, the immune system switches to making a ige antibodies for certain proteins. The ige antibodies act as a detector of the specific protein that they are made to react with and trigger the allergic response when they come in contact with that protein. ...Read more

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Poly allergy syndrom?

Allergies: As a doctor, if i heard this it simply makes me think (1) you have allergies, asthma, eczema, etc.... Or (2) you have multiple allergies to pollens, medications, foods, stinging insects, etc... ...Read more

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Can allergy be cured?

Can allergy be cured?

Controlled: Allergy can be controlled with avoidance of known sources of allergy (pets, pollen, etc), medication taken consistently, and perhaps allergy shots. However we are not able to "cure allergy" but these measures help restore a good quality of life. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergies?

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Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more

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Can allergy be treated?

Yes: The most important treatment for allergies is identification and avoidance as possible. For environmental allergies, new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and allergy injections are current standard of care. Food allergy treatment is avoidance and Epinephrine in case of an accidental exposure. Research is being done on food oral desensitization, but not yet ready for "prime time". ...Read more

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Are allergies inherited?

Are allergies inherited?

Yes.: Yes, we do see allergies in families. Your risk of allergies increases if one parent has allergies, and is even higher if both parents suffer from allergies. Interestingly, we are seeing that exposure to allergens may also play a part in the development of allergies in children. Rural areas, with high levels of plant and animal allergens, actually have lower levels of allergic disease in kids. ...Read more

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How can I help allergies?

How can I help allergies?

Agree with see doc.: There are also some things you can use otc. First saline rinses can help with the congestion. Secondly, there are several good antihistamines available, like zyrtec, allegra, or claritin (loratadine). If you wish to know what is triggering your allergies or for other treatments, see your physician. ...Read more

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What is a popular allergy?

What is a popular allergy?

Poplar maybe?: Poplar is a tree and many people with springtime allergies have allergy to poplar tree pollen. ...Read more

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What is allergy tablets do?

Allergy tablets: Most allergy tablets are medications that fall into the category of antihistamines that block the effect of histamine. This treats symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, etc. Sometimes antihistamines are combined with decongestants to help with stuffy nose. Studies are evaluating "allergy tablets" that may work similar to allergy shots where the tablet contains the pollen, etc. ...Read more

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Can I outgrow my allergies?

Can I outgrow my allergies?

Yes: It is possible to outgrow any allergy, though some are more likely than others. ...Read more

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How to help with allergies?

How to help with allergies?

Allergies: An allergist is best qualified to diagnose and treat allergies. If you wish to try taking antihistamines like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(is non drowsy) to see if symptoms resolve or improve you can buy these medications without a prescription. If you think you're experiencing allergies, try to determine what they can be caused by and try an elimination technique of one thing at a time ...Read more