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How Can I Prevent My Allergies From Being Triggered By Sawdust
Dust mask: I would look into a high quality dust mask or even invest in a respirator if you work regularly with wood. I would also wear goggles or safety glasses to prevent eye problems. You also may need to use allergy medications prior to working in the woodshop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: The studies to date are conflicting regarding maternal diet in pregnancy and later development of allergy in children, so no clear recommendations can be made at this time. Some of the most intriguing data, however, suggest low vitamin d levels may correlate with later allergic diseases such as asthma. So, taking a vitamin d supplement when pregnant may be worth discussing with your obstetrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid it: Once you are sensitized to latex, it is unlikely you can get rid of your allergy. You need to avoid exposure to it. Most exposure is in medical facilities but some common day items also have latex such as underwear and shoes. Always wear cotton underwear and avoid direct contact with latex, such as condoms, balloons, etc. ...Read more
$1 million question: If a person is genetically susceptible and has allergen exposure, an allergy could develop. At this time, there is no sure way to prevent allergies from occurring. Studies have looked at breast feeding during infancy with +/- results. Avoiding certain high risk occupations can decrease risk of work related asthma. Avoiding the allergen is best...But not very realistic--all of us are exposed! ...Read more
Allergy prevention: By saying allergies i suppose you mean allergies to the environment like pollens, molds, dust mites, cat, dog... There are no known good way to prevent you from developing new allergies accept from avoiding exposure to those allergens so your body don't develop sensitivities to them. That seems to be impossible to do. Allergy shots have been shown to prevent your body to develop new sensitivities. ...Read more
Avoidance: At times becomes rather impossible, you can easily avoid foods / drugs that cause allergies if you know the culprit food / drug, but for inhalants, pollens and the like, sometimes environmental control isn't easy, check with an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
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