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My allergies to house dust are worse at night to the point where I can't breathe. I've already taken a 24hr allergy pill. How do I get rid allergy?

My allergies to house dust are worse at night to the point where I can't breathe. I've already taken a 24hr allergy pill. How do I get rid allergy?

Environmental change: I would suggest changing your pillow/sheets and using mattress covers to avoid dust exposure during the night. It is also helpful to remove carpets/stuffed animals from the bedroom. Hardwood or other non carpeted surfaces are much easier to clean. In addition, I would suggest that you speak to your physician about pulmonary function testing. ...Read more

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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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How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent dog allergies?

What is the best way to prevent dog allergies?

Sorry.. avoid them: The cure for any allergy is to avoid the item....If you already own a dog keeping it out of the bedroom can help... As well as wiping it off with a damp paper towel once or twice a day. But if you have significant symptoms see an allergist to discuss other ideas. ...Read more

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How to prevent allergies?

How to prevent allergies?

See an allergist: Find out what you're allergic to exactly, and avoid being around those triggers. An allergist can easily administer an allergy test to help you figure out exactly what you're allergic to so you know what to avoid. ...Read more

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Can my diet prevent allergies?

Can my diet prevent allergies?

No: The studies to date are conflicting regarding maternal diet in pregnancy and later development of allergy in children, so no clear recommendations can be made at this time. Some of the most intriguing data, however, suggest low vitamin d levels may correlate with later allergic diseases such as asthma. So, taking a vitamin d supplement when pregnant may be worth discussing with your obstetrician. ...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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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 prevent a latex allergy?

How can I prevent a latex allergy?

Avoid it: Once you are sensitized to latex, it is unlikely you can get rid of your allergy. You need to avoid exposure to it. Most exposure is in medical facilities but some common day items also have latex such as underwear and shoes. Always wear cotton underwear and avoid direct contact with latex, such as condoms, balloons, etc. ...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 are some ways to prevent allergies?

$1 million question: If a person is genetically susceptible and has allergen exposure, an allergy could develop. At this time, there is no sure way to prevent allergies from occurring. Studies have looked at breast feeding during infancy with +/- results. Avoiding certain high risk occupations can decrease risk of work related asthma. Avoiding the allergen is best... But not very realistic--all of us are exposed! ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of cat allergies?

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