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How Can I Purify The Air In My House To Relieve My Allergy Symptoms
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
HEPA: Is a type of air filter. Meeting the hepa standard have many applications, including use in medical facilities, automobiles, aircraft, and homes. The filter must satisfy certain standards of efficiency such as those set by the United States department of energy .To qualify as hepa by us government standards, an air filter must remove 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 micrometre ...Read more
Avoid cats: If that's at all possible, avoidance is the best measure, however if not possible, bathing the cat once every week at least is advisable, owning a less hairy female cat, all this might be helpfull, more of help though is seeing an allergist for examination and testing to decide on whether further cat exposure isn't harmful, and whether u r a candidate for immunotherapy against cat dander. ...Read more
Allergies: Pollen allergy is very common and depending on the severity of your symptoms, medications or allergy shots can be prescribed. Seek the opinion of an allergist, get tested and achieve long term relief from your symptoms. ...Read more
How can I know if my allergies are coming from the dog dander, the dust, or possible mold in our house ?
Pollution: You must avoid inhaling smoke or particles in any way you can such as staying indoors and/or wearing a mask. You may have to actually leave the area and go check into a hotel if necessary until your surroundings are all clear. Of course you must be prepared to use your asthmatic medications and inhalers as needed and consult your pulmonologist also as needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I want to apply eau de colonge on the back of my baby to help relief from common cold. I wonder how it helps in relieving cold?
Doubt true allergy: Chlorine in pools bubbles off in the sunlight forming a gas that is quite irritating. As kids swim with their head just above the water they are in a zone where this chlorine odor is prominent. It can produce nasal irritation & occasionally set off an asthma attack. In some respects it is like inhaling smoke.Avoiding the peak sun hours can help but this is part of swimming in a chlorinated pools. ...Read more
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No, just do this: Miteproof encasements for pillow, mattress & comforter. Get these online. Remove bedroom carpet; all carpeting if possible. Leather sofa. Place dirty sheets in dryer for 15 minutes desiccating mites - then wash in cold or warm water - cheaper & much safer than hot water. Same deal for plush toys. Hepa purifiers are not useful for dust mites. Bedroom curtains are ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get alergies from animals , flowers, and dust in the air. What do you guys recommend to take and what can I do to prevent future outbreaks? Thanks
Treatment: You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, and use eye drops. I start with zaditor which is over the counter and this fails consider prescription mess such as bepreve (bepotastine besilate). Tough cases do well on alrex. Talk to your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduce the cooling : If the cold air makes your neck hurt turn the ac down or out. ...Read more
I have a mold allergy, how dangerous is it for me to clean the mold in my bathroom? Can you give me instructions on how i can safely remove the mold?
Not a good idea: Cleaning the molds out yourself may trigger a severe allergic response if you are allergic to the even with a mask. The most important step is stopping the source of moisture. For area under a square foot, Clorox may do the job but not adequate for particle board or dry wall already damaged. If this is from lack of ventilation, use a ceiling fan and/or open window in the bathroom ...Read more
I have a pretty severe burn from my gerd in my throat and ostacious tube. What can I do to relieve the symptoms of the burn?
GERD: if you do not have an established diagnosis of Gerd, then I would recommend that you take chewable antacids, such as Tums, (calcium carbonate) whenever you have the burning. If you have the burning more than three times a week, See your doctor. Antireflux measures, such as tilting your bed, avoiding foods which cause Gerd, and avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and smoking are also important. Good luck. ...Read more
Hand hygiene!: You can stop disinfecting the house. What is more important is enforcing handwashing before eating a meal and after going to the bathroom. Viral infections can contaminate surfaces from dirty hands, only to be picked up by another person touching the contaminated object. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child got black pepper in her eyes. How do I relieve the pain and get it out? Can this cause damage?
Black pepper: Black pepper will not damage her eyes. Keep flushing her eyes with cold water ...Read more
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more
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