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Treatment to reduce cat allergies?

Treatment to reduce cat allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allergra, Claritin, and Zyrtec are helpful (I like Zyrtec the best). Other treatments include daily steroid nasal sprays and antihistamine eye drops. Avoidance of triggers is also helpful. If you have a cat, keeping it out of the bedroom is important, HEPA filters, washing cat weekly, frequent cleaning. Allergy shots can also be life-changing. ...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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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

Many: One of the best treatments is benadryl; however, this may make you tired. Other, less sedating, options are claritin, (loratadine) allegra, and zyrtec. ...Read more

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I am diagnsed with rhinities allergy. What is exact treatment.

Allergic Rhinitis: The common treatment for seasonal allergies includes a good non-sedating antihistamine, a nasal steroid spray, and if needed allergy shots. Some people do well with bronchodilators and other asthma meds during their allergy seasons. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for a nut allergy?

Is there any treatment for a nut allergy?

Sort of: There are experimental treatments, but nothing that is widely available. Avoidance is the mainstay of treatment at this time. ...Read more

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If you know any treatment for cockroach allergies?

If you know any treatment for cockroach allergies?

OTC: The treatment would be the same as most other allergies. Avoidance, if possible is best. Otherwise, otc claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or allegra. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for seasonal allergies?

What is the best treatment for seasonal allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful, 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 are also option. See Allergist to determine sensitivities and what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more

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Which is best for allergy treatment? Loratadine or diphenhydram

Depends: Both are antihistamines. However Loratadine is a once a day non sedating antihistamine while Diphenhydramine can cause drowsiness and may need to be taken several times a day. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for overactive immune stystem that causes allergies?

What is the treatment for overactive immune stystem that causes allergies?

Not overactive: Allergy is the result of part of the immune system causing reactions to substances that non-allergic people do not react to. The treatment depends on what kind of allergy a person has. Food allergies - at this time only avoidance is suggested. Asthma, allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis - medications and desensitization (allergy shots). Atopic dermatitis - medications and avoidance of allergens. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for food allergies?

Is there a treatment for food allergies?

No: There are currently no fda-approved "treatments" for food allergies. Identification and avoidance is the only currently approved and recommended method to deal with food allergies. There are research trials looking into actual treatments, and sublingual immunotherapy (slit) is being used "off-label" as a treatment, but they are not yet recognized in the us as "approved" treatments. ...Read more

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