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How can I get rid of extremely bad allergies fast? I throat hurts and is itching like crazy.

How can I get rid of extremely bad allergies fast? I throat hurts and is itching like crazy.

Allergy Testing: Your condition should be evaluated by your doctor. You most likely should see an allergist for allergy testing. There are over the counter medications that you can take in the present, but they will only address a small part of your issue. It is important to learn the triggers, in order to learn what you can reasonably do to get better. If you notice hives, wheezing or throat tightening, go to ER. ...Read more

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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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What are good way to get rid of allergies?

What are good way to get rid of allergies?

Immunotherapy : You can treat allergies with antihistamines. The only way to get rid of allergies is desensitization, where you challenge your immune system with tiny but increasing doses of things to which you are allergic. There are allergy shots and oral desensitization available through specialists trained in allergy treatment. ...Read more

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Does it happen that people get rid of allergies?

Does it happen that people get rid of allergies?

Allergy cure? : The allergic tendency is genetic. Avoidance limits symptoms, medications control some symptoms, time may alter sensitivity, but the only treatment that can actually lessen or decrease degree of allergy is specific allergen immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Is there a way to permanently get rid of allergies?

Is there a way to permanently get rid of allergies?

Not exactly: The allergy part of the immune system has "memory" so many allergies persist. With advanced age, allergies may improve. Many childhood food allergies will improve spontaneously. Penicillin allergy will resolve in 75% of people after 15 years. Allergy injections will improve allergy symptoms and are "disease modifying" and the closest current treatment to permanently getting rid of allergy. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it possible to get rid of allergies?

I wanted to know is it possible to get rid of allergies?

Help is available: Because in most cases allergy symptoms are part of our heredity, complete cure is unlikely. However, taking appropriate medication is helpful. Avoidance of triggers and if appropriate, allergy desensitization injections (allergy shots) can help tremendously. People who are terribly allergic to dust mites may benefit from moving to dry places. Better see a board-certified allergist immunologist. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of allergies? I don't mean treat them, rather get rid of them completely.

Is there a way to get rid of allergies?  I don't mean treat them, rather get rid of them completely.

Possible: Aside from total avoidance of the offending allergens , which is nearly impossible, allergy shots provide the closest solution you are looking for. About 80% of the allergic patients improve with allergy shots and the improvement may be maintained even long after the shots have been discontinued after a 3-4 year treatment. However the degree of improvement ranges from less to no medication need. ...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 can I get rid of my allergys?

How can I get rid of my allergys?

Avoidance or shots: The number 1 treatment if allergies is avoidance. If this is not possible medications may control symptoms. If you want to induce long term tolerance allergy shots are effective as long as you can commit to consistently taking them. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cat allergys?

How can I get rid of cat allergys?

Allergy shots: Treatment for cat allergy includes avoiding cats (not keeping them at home), medications to treat symptoms, and for long term relief, allergy injections (allergy shots). An allergist can review the benefits and risks of allergy shots. This is the only disease modifying strategy to relieve symptoms long term. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cat allergies?

Avoidance or shots: Either avoidance of cats or if that not possible, allergy shots. See an allergist for testing. You can go to the AAAAI or ACAAI websites for information about 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 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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How to get rid of my allergies for good?

How to get rid of my allergies for good?

Allergy shots: Allergies are chronic conditions which cannot be cured with most allergy medicines which typically help control symptoms. However allergy shots help people develop a tolerance so that they become less allergic over time. See an allergist to determine if this is an appropriate treatment for you. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of cat allergies?

Avoidance: The ideal treatment for animal allergies is avoidance. If that is not possible then medication can help decrease symptoms. Allergy shots can also help decrease sensitivity over time but not necessarily complete elimination of symptoms. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of cat allergies?

Yes.: Allergy shots can help get rid of the cause of allergy and decrease medication needs. ...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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I am wondering how to get rid of allergys quick?

No quick fix: Unfortunately there is no such thing as getting rid of allergy fast by a magic bullet, and depends on what type of allergy a patient has, evaluation by primary md or a specialist would be needed. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to get rid of allergy?

Hard to change genes: The only treatment that has scientific evidence of disease modification in ige mediated allergy is allergy immunotherapy, subcutaneous and possibly sublingual. There are recent studies with oral desensitization for peanut and egg. Sometimes allergy symptoms clear with age. Medications just modify symptoms. Consider seeing a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of my chronic allergies?

What are ways to get rid of my chronic allergies?

See an allergist: Chronic allergies can be difficult to control. An allergist can verify what allergies are present and develop a treatment plan that may consist of avoidance measure, medications (oral or nasal) and allergy injections. The plan is individualized for each person. While there is no cure, control can be achieved so quality of life is improved! ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of my chronic allergies?

What are some ways to get rid of my chronic allergies?

See an allergist: Your question is general, we don't know what allergies do you have and to what exactly, is it to food elements, drugs, pollens, animal dander, molds, etc.. Your best bet is to see an allergist, kindly check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to get rid of dog allergies?

Is there anything i can do to get rid of dog allergies?

Avoidance/meds/shots: Avoidance is the first recommendation for treatment of allergies. Beyond avoidance there are many allergy medications available to help treat the symptoms. Allergy shots are also effective at helping with the symptoms and the benefit can be long term. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it possible to get rid of dog allergies?

I wanted to know is it possible to get rid of dog allergies?

To some degree: Allergists are able to do something called desensitization therapy. They slowly expose an individual to small amounts of allergen over time to decrease the allergic response. ...Read more

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How can a person get rid of allergy symptoms without having to take pills?

How can a person get rid of allergy symptoms without having to take pills?

Avoid the allergen: Avoiding the cause of the allergy symptoms is a way to get rid of the symptoms. That will work with foods, for example, but will not always work with aeroallergens, like pollen. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are some weird ways to get rid of colds or allergies?

I'm curious as to what are some weird ways to get rid of colds or allergies?

See allergist for: Chronic allergy issues. Symptomatic relief only for colds. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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I have severe cat allergies and i was told the chiroprater can help or get rid of them. Is that true?

I have severe cat allergies and i was told the chiroprater can help or get rid of them. Is that true?

Cat allergies: While a chiropractor can provide you with temporary relief in your symptoms, a board certified allergist can administer a course of allergen desensitization injections that may provide you with long term relief and possible cure. I recommend you consult an allergist to live happily with your furry friends. ...Read more