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Dr. Greg Rubin
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Mercury Allergy (Overview)

There is no such thing as mercury allergy although a small percentage of doctors and dentists will say that mercury allergy exists. Tests that are not scientifically reliable have been used to support the idea of mercury allergy. I would not have any mercury based dental fillings removed based on unreliable and unproven allergy tests.


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What is the definition or description of: mercury allergy?

What is the definition or description of: mercury allergy?

Doesn't exist: There is no such thing as mercury allergy although a small percentage of doctors and dentists will say that mercury allergy exists. Tests that are not scientifically reliable have been used to support the idea of mercury allergy. I would not have any mercury based dental fillings removed based on unreliable and unproven allergy tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Rubin
48 doctors shared insights

Mercury Allergy (Overview)

There is no such thing as mercury allergy although a small percentage of doctors and dentists will say that mercury allergy exists. Tests that are not scientifically reliable have been used to support the idea of mercury allergy. I would not have any mercury based dental fillings removed based on unreliable and unproven allergy tests.


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Can allergy shot contain mercury ( thiomersal)?

Can allergy shot contain mercury ( thiomersal)?

Not likely: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy injections) as administered by allergists contain the allergen such as tree, grass, weed, dust, dander etc and saline, glycerin or phenol as the preservative. There should be no thimerasol. ...Read more

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Do allergy shots have same type of additives (mercury) as vaccines?

Do allergy shots have same type of additives  (mercury) as vaccines?

Phenol: Phenol is the typical preservative in allergy shots and is not believed to be dangerous to you in small doses but prevents bacterial and fungal growth. ...Read more

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What is allergy tablets do?

What is allergy tablets do?

Allergy tablets: Most allergy tablets are medications that fall into the category of antihistamines that block the effect of histamine. This treats symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, etc. Sometimes antihistamines are combined with decongestants to help with stuffy nose. Studies are evaluating "allergy tablets" that may work similar to allergy shots where the tablet contains the pollen, etc. ...Read more

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How can I reduce allergies?

How can I reduce allergies?

Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, (loratadine) or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Saline sprays are useful but will not provide lasting relief used alone. See Allergist. ...Read more

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How to cope with allergies?

How to cope with allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
2,491 doctors shared insights

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