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Doctor insights on: How Should I Do Laundry To Minimize Allergies Due To Dust Mites And Mold

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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 can an adult develope allergys to mold, pollen, dust mites and grass?

How can an adult develope allergys to mold, pollen, dust mites and grass?

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

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Are dust/dust mite/dust mold same?Please tell me all possible management options for dust allergy. Including medicines, if needed.

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 more

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Does this rash look like hives, or is it due to dust mites? Or even food allergy?

Does this rash look like hives, or is it due to dust mites? Or even food allergy?

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 more

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Could you tell me what are good natual remedies for allergies to cats and dust mites?

Could you tell me what are good natual remedies for allergies to cats and dust mites?

Allergy medicines: Allergy medicines are safe and effective and many are now over the counter. Saline nasal sprays can given some relief but otherwise natural remedies are not terribly helpful and can interact with other medicines. ...Read more

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Where can I learn more about dust mite allergies?

Where can I learn more about dust mite allergies?

Internet: You can google it and there should be a lot of references available. Choose the ones that are easier for you to understand. ...Read more

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What can be done about house dust mite allergies?

What can be done about house dust mite allergies?

Lots: Dust mites a creatures that are related to tick and spiders. They are commonly found in upholstered furniture and bedding. There are dust mite covers that can be purchased for use on your bed. Google mission:allergy. ...Read more

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When i'm on the allergy test, what is the allergen on top of dust mites?

When i'm on the allergy test, what is the allergen on top of dust mites?

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

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If I have allergies, is it essential for me to get rid of all the dust mites in my house?

If I have allergies, is it essential for me to get rid of all the dust mites in my house?

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 more

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Mite (Definition)

Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more