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How do I get rid of a garlic allergy?

How do I get rid of a garlic allergy?

Allergist evaluates: Garlic allergy can occur as a skin allergy, in which case wearing non-latex gloves when cooking should prevent reactions. Allergic reactions from eating garlic (or other foods) can vary in severity. Anaphylactic (rapidly progressing severe reactions) reactions need treatment with Epipen (epinephrine) self-injections. An allergist can look for what truly is causing the allergy, and see if treatment is available. ...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 do I get rid of allergies?

How do I get rid of allergies?

Allergies: See an allergist and find out what you are allergic to. Then either avoid or if you want to get rid of allergies, the only effective "cure" are allergy shots. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my allergies?

How do I get rid of my allergies?

Allergy treatment: Treatment of allergies includes avoidance of the allergen whenever possible, medications to treat symptoms and in persistent cases immunotherapy (allergy shots). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of minor allergies?

How do I get rid of minor allergies?

Avoid and medicate: For all allergies, it is important to identify the allergy so that it can be avoided if possible. Typically milder symptoms can be effectively treated with otc antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec or Allegra [or their generic counterparts). For more significant symptoms, the prescription nasal sprays are more effective. If symptoms progress, an allergist can give specific guidance. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my allergies for good?

How do I get rid of my allergies for good?

Allergy shots: The best long term treatment that has shown evidence to actually change a persons immune response is allergy injections. This is used for environmental allergies such as pollens, mold, dust, and dander. An allergist can help determine the allergies, recommend avoidance measures and medications for symptoms improvement, but for long term, allergy injections are the best treatment. ...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?

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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How do I get rid of a dog allergy?

How do I get rid of a dog allergy?

Either the dog: Needs to go or you need to start allergy shots to get rid of it. That's different compared to treating ur allergies. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of itchiness due to allergy to medicine?

How do I get rid of itchiness due to allergy to medicine?

Stop the medication: The best treatment for medication allergy is to stop the medication that triggered the reaction as soon as possible. To decrease itching, a medication like an antihistamine can be helpful. For severe reactions, oral steroids like Prednisone may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a allergic problem in dust. How do I get rid of this allergy?

I have a allergic problem in dust. How do I get rid of this allergy?

Dust allergy: I suggest you see a board certified allergist, they can help you with your dust allergy and provide you with several options to treat and how to minimize your exposure in every day life. If your symptoms are severe consider allergy shots, also known as allergen immunotherapy. They are 95% successful in treating dust mite allergy. ...Read more

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How do I get Rid of my shrimp allergy?

How do I get Rid of my shrimp allergy?

Avoidance: there is no "cure" for food allergies at this time. You should avoid shrimp and other shellfish and carry an epinephrine device. Food desensitization ptotocols have been developed mainly for pranut. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this itch from allergy testing?

How do I get rid of this itch from allergy testing?

Allergy testing: Testing can cause some welts and redness due to histamine release. Use cold compresses and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream to help sooth the area. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this dander in my home if I have a cat allergy?

How do I get rid of this dander in my home if I have a cat allergy?

One year: Cat dander can remain in the house for one year after removing the pet. Remove all carpeting, get a hepa air cleaner for the bedroom, encase the pillows and mattress with dust mite proof covers, change your furniture to leather covers. If you still have the pet, get on allergy shots. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of all this itchiness from the allergy testing?

How do I get rid of all this itchiness from the allergy testing?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should help stop the histamine reaction (itching). But take note of where it is itching, a picture may be helpful too, and report it to your allergist. ...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?

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 persistent itchy cough for a week now. I don't smoke and I just had a flu last week. I think its due to allergy, but how do I get rid of it?

 I have persistent itchy cough for a week now. I don't smoke and I just had a flu last week. I think its due to allergy, but how do I get rid of it?

Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have a dry cough for several weeks after contracting flu. However this also raises the red flag that you may have a mild case of asthma which needs to be ruled out if the cough lasts > a month. Try honey in tea first but a cough suppressant may be considered if it is keeping you awake. If fever >102 or discolored sputum develops, need to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of post nasal drip caused by allergies? Already on zyrtec.

How do I get rid of post nasal drip caused by allergies?  Already on zyrtec.

Try : Saline nasal spray or irrigation can be very helpful to thin mucus and make post nasal drip less bothersome. Visit your allergist or primary doctor to see if a nasal steroid can be useful to you. ...Read more

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I have acne and topical creams don't work. I also have a history of eczema and allergies. How do I get rid of my acne?

I have acne and topical creams don't work. I also have a history of eczema and allergies. How do I get rid of my acne?

Other options: Have you tried all the prescription topicals? Or the combination of benzoyl peroxide and a prescription topical cream or gel? There are also oral and topical antibiotics and Accutane as a last resort. You may also consider laser therapy and/or chemical facial treatments if none of the other medications work. For your eczema you should try a noncomedogenic moisturizer 1-2 times a day. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this head-ache? It might be from allergies, head cold, or something to do with sinuses. Does anybody know why I have a headache?

How do I get rid of this head-ache? It might be from allergies, head cold, or something to do with sinuses. Does anybody know why I have a headache?

Headache: I think you need to see a doctor to be evaluated. It is impossible to know what causes your headache without doing an examination and with limited information provided above. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for 3 months. 1st, it was sinus and bronchitis infection. Now, it's allergies. Zyrtec & Singulair (montelukast). How do I get rid of this cough?

C ur MD/Allergist: You need evaluation, you may be still having chronic sinusitis, airway disease, upper or lower, or another problem. To sort this out you need initial evaluation by your doctor or you may want to see an allergist/immunologist for more comprehensive evaluation of your allergy symptoms, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more