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How Should I Do Laundry To Minimize Allergies Due To Dust Mites And Mold
DM/Mold: Very hot water and hypoallergenic detergent.Get a more detailed 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
Gene & environment: When your genes and the changing environment intreacts, some people would develop allergies. Allergy develops because your immune system has been redirected to react to otherwise innocuous substances such as animal dander, pollen, dust mite,mold, food etc. The stronger a family history of allergic diseases, the more likely you are going to become allergic. ...Read more
Are dust/dust mite/dust mold same?Please tell me all possible management options for dust allergy. Including medicines, if needed.
Dust mites etc: House dust is a mixture of different particles in the air around home including food, other debris and pollen etc, which can be cause of allergies. House mites are tiny 8 legged arachinids insects, from dermatophagoides family, not visible to the naked eye that live in your bedding, carpet, & not removable by regular cleaning methods such as vacuuming. Try special air filters, dehumidification ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urticaria: Can't see a picture of your rash to see if it has the typical wheal and flare of hives, sort of like a mosquito bite or TB skin test in appearance. Caused by allergies to many things, including latex and dyes. Also result from viral illnesses. Best to seek treatment. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 6 hrs in the meantime. If throat swelling or shortness of breath, ER. http://www.dermnet.com/images/Urticaria-Acute ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello i have allergies like dust mold etc but a few months ago I was diagnosed with bronchitis due to allergies, well it's gone now ?
Varies by allergist: Each allergist arranges their allergy skin test in their own way. There is no standard pattern for arranging allergy skin tests. It would be necessary to speak to the allergist who placed the skin test. ...Read more
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
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