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Doc, when i wake up, my eyes are extremely heavy, and i feel exhausted. I sleep 8-9 hours a night. What causes this? I do have allergies to dust mitesand other indoor allergens. Could that be to blame
What are the best OTC meds for 1.indoor and 2.outdoor allergies?How does these meds work differently(on diff. allergens) from each other?
Allergies: Your Body responds to allergens the same way whether they are indoor allergens or outside allergens by releasing Histamines and Leukitrines . To treat these allergic responses , doctors prescribe Antihistamines Such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ( sedating ) Alkegra or Zyrtic or Claritin ( non sedating ) . Leukotrine inhibitors such as Singulair . To maximize allergy treatment , we can add topical nasal steroids . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Anything that causes an allergic reaction, usually an ige mediated reaction. Spring pollen allergens are tree pollens and molds. Summer is mostly grass and mold. Fall is ragweed, other weeds, and mold. Year round allergens in the house are dust mites, pet danders, and , wait for it, mold. Common food allergens are peanut, shellfish, nuts, wheat, and others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends how: The route of exposure, among other factors (including genetics) determines whether an individual becomes allergic or tolerant of an allergen. Once allergic, for over 100 yrs, it has been known that bypassing respiratory mucous membranes by giving allergy shots leads to tolerance; similarly, new ways of food desensitization involve gradually eating the food in measured amounts. ...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
Triggers allergies: An allergen is any substance, usually a protein but occasionally a carbohydrate, drug or metal, that upon entering the body is perceived by the immune system as being foreign. If the immune reaction results in immediate hypersensitivity like asthma or anaphylaxis or contact dermatitis like poison ivy or poison oak then that foreign substance has acted like an allergen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elimination diet: Try an elimination diet. You'll remove suspected allergens like wheat or dairy for a week, if symptoms improve, try reintroducing them one at a time in 2-3 day intervals. If you react negatively to a food, you may have a sensitivity to that food type. You can also see a provider for "rast" blood testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes if allergic: The hallmark of allergy is an almost immediate reaction to substances to which you are allergic. If you are not allergic nothing happens. ...Read more
Genes ; environment: Whether you would become allergic or not is highly dependent on your genetic makeup and your exposure to the environment. In atopic dermatitis, one often finds gene mutations which lead to a permeable skin surface thereby allowing water to escape and allergens to enter through the skin and sensitize you the susceptibility of one's organ also determines what disease one may suffer. ...Read more
Are allergic tests for cats definitive? Will the test be done for all for major allergens known in cats?
Depends: There are two materials used for cat allergy testing - hair & skin. Both contain the major cat allergen. Cat skin contains other allergens - especially cat Albumin - not present in cat hair - that sometimes cause allergic symptoms. So if you were tested only with cat hair perhaps you could be retested with cat skin (aka cat epidermal or cat dander). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers