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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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Any help with horse allergy?

Any help with horse allergy?

Avoid horses: Generally animal allergies are managed by avoiding the offending animal. If you are obligated to have horse contact try to avoid closed spaces, especially barns and ride outside. Also, take Cetirizine (relatively non-sedating) 10 mg, 1 tab, 1 hr before contact. If you still have symptoms consult allergist who can test you and start allergy injections. ...Read more

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How can I cure my horse allergy?

How can I cure my horse allergy?

Mgt: Avoiding exposure and treating symptoms with an allergy plan is advised. Immunotherapy can be administered if appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure a horse allergy?

Is it possible to cure a horse allergy?

Possible: It may be possible to definitively treat allergy to horses with allergy shots. ...Read more

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Instant horse allergy? I rode years ago.

Instant horse allergy? I rode years ago.

Occurs any time.: My office is close to several universities and each november I see freshmen who went home for thanksgiving and reacted to pets they tolerated for years. When a person prone to develop allergies grows up in frequent contact with an animal, often a tolerance develops but if contact is stopped for over 2-3 months the tolerance disappears and subsequent contact produces symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I cure my super annoying horse allergy?

How can I cure my super annoying horse allergy?

See an allergist: If you are confirmed to be allergic to horses on testing, you may be a candidate for allergy shots which can help reduce your allergy. It is also possible that your allergy is to another allergen, such as mold which will be in the straw, hay, and feed. A thorough allergy evaluation will help to determine the best course of action. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Horse allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Horse allergy?

Like others: The mechanism for allergy is the same except that the symptoms occur only when exposed to horse allergens. You may have sneezes, runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, and even asthma. Some people may have hives. Do not confuse horse allergy to fungi exposure from the straws and manure in a stable. ...Read more

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I work with horses and I have developed a horse allergy. What to do?

I work with horses and I have developed a horse allergy. What to do?

See an allergist: If you are confirmed to be allergic to horses on testing, you may be a candidate for allergy shots which can help reduce your allergy. It is also possible that your allergy is to another allergen, such as mold which will be in the straw, hay, and feed. A thorough allergy evaluation will help to determine the best course of action. ...Read more

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Have I suddenly developed some horse allergy or is it allergy to just one species?

Have I suddenly developed some horse allergy or is it allergy to just one species?

Maybe: Allergic reaction to horse typically involves eyes (itchy, red, teary), nose (itchy, stuffy, runny, sneezy) and can involve chest (cough, tightness, difficult breathing, wheezing). All horses are the same species (as are dogs, cats) and all breeds are equally likely to cause allergy symptoms. There is no breed of horse, cat, dog that is hypo-allergenic; that concept is a complete myth. ...Read more

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How to stop bad horse allergies?

How to stop bad horse allergies?

Avoidance: Like any pet allergy, if one is having significant allergy symptoms then consideration should be given to getting away from the pet. For horse allergy, a patient should be evaluated for other allergens as well include molds, pollens and rodent allergy to make sure all base are covered. In general, antihisltamines and inhaled steroids for nasal and chest problems. Not alot of data on immunotherapy. ...Read more

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I developed an allergy to horses, mules, could I have 'outgrown' my allergy?

I developed an allergy to horses, mules, could I have 'outgrown' my allergy?

Depends: If you recently developed an allergy to horses and mules it will most likely stay with you for awhile. However some people will lose sensitivity over time. Time will tell. ...Read more

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I'm really really allergic to horses. Will my allergy/reaction get worse the more frequently I'm exposed? It seems to be getting worse.

I'm really really allergic to horses. Will my allergy/reaction get worse the more frequently I'm exposed? It seems to be getting worse.

Horse sensitivity: Equine, horse, allergy is common and can often be severe, however whether any particular allergy is stable, lessens, or worsens over time varies with time and the individual. The allergen's chemical size and structure, age of exposure onset, and frequency and duration of exposure seem to be significant in some. The only treatment that can alter sensitivity is allergen immunotherapy. ...Read more

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If ur poor, ur child gets diagnosed with horse & mold allergy & ur 200y.O. House is filled with horsehair plaster, some mold, what can u do?

If ur poor, ur child gets diagnosed with horse & mold allergy & ur 200y.O. House is filled with horsehair plaster, some mold, what can u do?

Try allergy meds: Obviously, it is not possible to rid your house of all of its plaster. I would, however, do your best to remediate the mold situation as best as you can. If the mold is accessible, with proper protection, you can scrape and bleach the moldy areas to kill the mold. If your child is having daily allergy symptoms then you could try one of the otc allergy meds such as zyrtec, allegra, or claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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Can animal allergies cause anaphilaxis? I'm allergic to most animals but mostly cats, dogs and horses. It's very very hard to breath if I'm near them.

Rarely: Animal dander, in highly allergic people, can cause serious allergic reactions but usually the worst of it is triggering an asthma attack with cough, wheeze and shortness of breath. Animal avoidance is best but allergy shots are an excellent alternative. Possibly treating the asthma with an inhaler prior to exposure can also help. Anaphylaxis is incredibly rare to pet dander. ...Read more

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What to do about dry cough and my throat is a little horse is it seasonal allergy?

What to do about dry cough and my throat is a little horse is it seasonal allergy?

Determine cause: Chronic dry cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by an Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing and pulmonary function testing. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more

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3 weeks of swollen throat, ear popping, hoarseness, cold symptoms (cough, tiredness, runny nose) what could this be? Tried allergy meds, but to no avail

3 weeks of swollen throat, ear popping, hoarseness, cold symptoms (cough, tiredness, runny nose) what could this be? Tried allergy meds, but to no avail

See a doctor: Three weeks of any illness without improvement or a diagnosis is sufficient to warrant professional evaluation. Sounds on the surface as if this may be due to allergies, but without testing there is no way to be sure. ...Read more

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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

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What medicine to take for seasonal allergies?

Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more

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Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Big question: There are a lot of allergy medications & your time span is enormous. Could you take a medication that expired last month? Yes. Last year? Yes, but it might not work as well. Five years ago? Sure but why bother? Medications don't become dangerous as they age just gradually less effective. One exception is Epinephrine it rapidly loses effectiveness after expiration & its needed to save lives. ...Read more

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Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Think whole airway: Upper airway allergies trigger clear, watery discharge along with itch and congestion; this can tickle the back of throat: thus cough - but lower airway involvement must be considered. Allergies can cause cough through asthma-like reactions (or outright cough asthma). Albuterol inhaler +\-montelukast worth a try after oral antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistamines. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

Varies: Each child may respond differently to allergy medicines, all of the second generation antihistamines can be effective. These include loratadine, Cetirizine and fexofenadine. Each medication is dosed once daily and causes minimal sedation or behavioral effects. ...Read more

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Horse Allergy (Definition)

The mechanism for allergy is the same except that the symptoms occur only when exposed to horse allergens. You may have sneezes, runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, and even asthma. Some people may have hives. Do not confuse horse allergy to fungi exposure from the straws and ...Read more