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How can I prevent my allergies from being triggered by sawdust?

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 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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How to prevent allergies?

How to prevent allergies?

See an allergist: Find out what you're allergic to exactly, and avoid being around those triggers. An allergist can easily administer an allergy test to help you figure out exactly what you're allergic to so you know what to avoid. ...Read more

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Can my diet prevent allergies?

Can my diet prevent allergies?

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 more

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Can most allergies be prevented?

Can most allergies be prevented?

See below: There is no specific prevention other than no exposure to a known allergen. Also, there is some research that shows people with higher levels of exposure to environmental allergies, farm life, may have less allergies. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a latex allergy?

How can I prevent a latex allergy?

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

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What are some ways to prevent allergies?

$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

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In what ways can allergies be prevented?

In what ways can allergies be prevented?

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

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What is the best way to prevent allergies?

What is the best way to prevent allergies?

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