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What is remedy for house dust mite allergy?

What is remedy for house dust mite allergy?

Lots of options: Avoidance helps, which can be achieved somewhat by washing sheets/bedding on super-hot water (130 f) once per week and encasing the mattresses and pillows with dust mite covers that are impermeable to dust mites. Medications may relieve symptoms, and these medications usually include over the counter antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays. Allergy shots can cure this type of allergy. ...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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What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy treatments for seasonal allergy (pollen) ?

Are there any home remedy treatments for seasonal allergy (pollen) ?

Yes...: Salt water washes, keeping windows closed, central air, extensive cleaning and vacuuming, washing of bed sheets, keeping pets out of the bedroom, etc.. Full control might require visits to the allergist to come up with a good treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Can allergen sprays really work in controlling dust mite allergy symptoms?

Can allergen sprays really work in controlling dust mite allergy symptoms?

Unfortunately, no: To truly decrease dust mite symptoms, several measures are needed including encasements over bedding, hot water washing, reducing humidity and no carpet or frequent vacuuming. Some sprays kill mites, others denature mite proteins, but by themselves they are not sufficient to decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there natural remedies for shellfish allergies?

Are there natural remedies for shellfish allergies?

No: Most shellfish allergies are life-long, and there no currently accepted ways of permanently desensitizing someone, although there is active research on this. If you have a severe shellfish allergy, injectable Epinephrine for reactions is critical, and herbal or natural remedies should not be relied on to rescue you from the reaction. ...Read more

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I have allergic asthma & seasonal allergies. Can dust & animal dander cause headaches?

Depends: Are you allergic to these allergens? If so yes it can cause runny nose and headaches. If you don't know what you are allergic to, speak to doctor get an allergy test. ...Read more

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What are allergies to corn dust?

What are allergies to corn dust?

ODTS: Grain dusts (including corn) when inhaled can lead to significant respiratory symptoms including organic dust toxic syndrome (odts) and hypersensitivity pneumonitis (allergic type of pneumonia). These syndromes are usually seen in farmers and others who work in agriculture. It is not related to eating or cooking corn. Nor is it related to pollen from corn plants. ...Read more

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Are there natural remedies for peanut allergies?

Are there natural remedies for peanut allergies?

No: Avoidance remains the only effective treatment. However, research studies are being performed on oral desensitization for peanut allergy, in which the patient is given increasing dosages of peanut in a controlled setting. However, this should not be attempted outside of a research setting. ...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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Safe fruits/foods for airborne nut allergies?

Safe fruits/foods for airborne nut allergies?

Nuts cautioned,: It is believed that one is likely allergic to most nuts when a definite allergy to one nut has been documented. However this is not always true since some people may be allergic to just one nut and not the others. You need to consult an allergist to sort this out since a serious reaction to airborne nuts (including peanut which is actually a bean) has rarely been noted outside of workplace. ...Read more

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What are natural decongestants for spring allergies?

What are natural decongestants for spring allergies?

Yes but: A Chinese herb name Ma Huang had been used for asthma and has some decongestant effect. However this is like taking pseudoephedrine and the side effects are considered unacceptable. ...Read more

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Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

I have seen this: While the +ANA is suggestive of SLE there can be other causes - other connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, auto immune hepatitis to name some. I have seen a lot of people with + ANAs who only have as another problem a history of allergic reactions and I am convinced that thee allergic reactions can cause a + ANA. Everyone can have very low titters (amount) of ANA. ...Read more

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Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Cannot: Cure of allergic rhinitis will require visiting an allergist, getting tested and undergoing desensitization treatment. You can minimize some of the symptoms with otc medications but this is likely to be only marginally beneficial. ...Read more

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Are there any homeopathic remedies for allergic rhinitis?

Are there any homeopathic remedies for allergic rhinitis?

Yes, there are: Homeopathic treatment of allergic rhinitis has been documented in scientific research. http://tinyurl.com/lv7eapm a randomized controlled study showed that compared with placebo, homeopathy provoked a clear, significant, and clinically relevant improvement in nasal inspiratory peak flow, similar to that found with topical steroids. http://tinyurl.com/7t9yabn. ...Read more

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What medicine for airborne allergy?

What medicine for airborne allergy?

Allergies: Depends how bad is the allergies . Commonly nasal spray like flixonase and alanase and antihistamine are used for milder allergies . Severe allergies might need adminstration of oral steroids. ...Read more

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Could loratadine treat indoor allergies, or only outdoor allergies?

Could loratadine treat indoor allergies, or only outdoor allergies?

Both: Loratadine (brand name claritin) is fda approved for seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and hives. However, it is also effective for treating allergies caused by indoor allergens such as animal dander and dust. ...Read more

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Does eucalyptus plants cause allergy?

Does eucalyptus plants cause allergy?

Possible: In terms of airborne allergens one would not expect this to be a cause of allergy. Certainly one could see an irritant or contact dermatitis from any plant. ...Read more

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What are some good homeopathic remedies for allergic rhinitis?

What are some good homeopathic remedies for allergic rhinitis?

Over 600 possible!: A professional homeopath can select the best remedy for this problem. Homeopathic treatment of allergic rhinitis has been documented in scientific research. http://tinyurl.com/lv7eapm a randomized controlled study showed that compared with placebo, homeopathy provoked a clear, significant, and clinically relevant improvement, similar to that found with topical steroids. http://tinyurl.com/7t9yabn ...Read more