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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

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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Can yoghurt prevent seasonal allergies?

Can yoghurt prevent seasonal allergies?

No: There is no conclusive evidence that use of yogurt will prevent seasonal allergies ...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

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What is the best way to prevent allergies?

What is the best way to prevent allergies?

Avoidance: At times becomes rather impossible, you can easily avoid foods / drugs that cause allergies if you know the culprit food / drug, but for inhalants, pollens and the like, sometimes environmental control isn't easy, check with an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my allergies for good?

How do I get rid of my allergies for good?

Allergy shots: The best long term treatment that has shown evidence to actually change a person immune response is allergy injections. This is used for environmental allergies such as pollens, mold, dust, and dander. An allergist can help determine the allergies, recommend avoidance measures and medications for symptoms improvement, but for long term, allergy injections are the best treatment. ...Read more

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What are a good way to get rid of allergies?

What are a good way to get rid of allergies?

Immunotherapy : You can treat allergies with antihistamines. The only way to get rid of allergies is desensitization, where you challenge your immune system with tiny but increasing doses of things to which you are allergic. There are allergy shots and oral desensitization available through specialists trained in allergy treatment. ...Read more

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Are there foods that help prevent allergies?

Are there foods that help prevent allergies?

No: There are no foods that will prevent allergies from developing. ...Read more

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Does it happen that people get rid of allergies?

Does it happen that people get rid of allergies?

Allergy cure? : The allergic tendency is genetic. Avoidance limits symptoms, medications control some symptoms, time may alter sensitivity, but the only treatment that can actually lessen or decrease degree of allergy is specific allergen immunotherapy. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to get rid of allergys quick?

No quick fix: Unfortunately there is no such thing as getting rid of allergy fast by a magic bullet, and depends on what type of allergy a patient has, evaluation by primary md or a specialist would be needed. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to get rid of allergy?

Hard to change genes: The only treatment that has scientific evidence of disease modification in ige mediated allergy is allergy immunotherapy, subcutaneous and possibly sublingual. There are recent studies with oral desensitization for peanut and egg. Sometimes allergy symptoms clear with age. Medications just modify symptoms. Consider seeing a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of my chronic allergies?

What are ways to get rid of my chronic allergies?

See an allergist: Chronic allergies can be difficult to control. An allergist can verify what allergies are present and develop a treatment plan that may consist of avoidance measure, medications (oral or nasal) and allergy injections. The plan is individualized for each person. While there is no cure, control can be achieved so quality of life is improved! ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a cold/allergies fast?

What can I do to get rid of a cold/allergies fast?

2 different things: Is it cold or allergies? The treatment differs. You can start with an antihistamine/decongestant and saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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Is there a way to permanently get rid of allergies?

Is there a way to permanently get rid of allergies?

Not exactly: The allergy part of the immune system has "memory" so many allergies persist. With advanced age, allergies may improve. Much childhood food allergies will improve spontaneously. Penicillin allergy will resolve in 75% of people after 15 years. Allergy injections will improve allergy symptoms and are "disease modifying" and the closest current treatment to permanently getting rid of allergy. ...Read more