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What Is Test Shows Allergy To Dust Mites
Blood/or skin: That means you have IgE antibody to one or more of the mite allergens. However it does not by itself prove that you will have an allergic condition. Generally the bigger the skin test reaction, the higher the blood test result, the more likely you will have symptoms when challenged to mite allergens. ...Read more
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
A little different: House dust is a mixture of stuff that accumulates in your carpets and upholstered furniture - house dust mites (hdm), molds, animal dander, even food particles & pollen. Hdm is an arachnid with 8 legs more closely related to spiders than to insects. Because hdm is the primary allergen in house dust the terms are sometimes inprecisely used interchangeably. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies by allergist: Each allergist arranges their allergy skin test in their own way. There is no standard pattern for arranging allergy skin tests. It would be necessary to speak to the allergist who placed the skin test. ...Read more
Do dust mites vary from one country to another?.Was diagnosed with dust mite allergy in canada via skin prick test.do i need to repeat test in India?
Wouldn't bother : Dust mites are human pests & dust mite allergy is based on their dead bodies, created by living on shed human skin cells. I know of no data comparing the DNA of Canadian vs Indian mites but find it unlikely to matter. Assume you will have inhalant allergies including dust mites anywhere you go and take whatever precautions or treatments you find useful. ...Read more
Allergy doc says I am allergic to "dust mites" and all sorts of grass (had skin prick test)- so what am i suppose to do about that other than meds?
I've only dust mites allergy but when i eat pulses, vegetable diary product i get weakness cold feets itchy scalp my all test are normal except IgE 498?
Oral allergy syndrom: I am not sure what "pulses, vegetable dairy product" is but i may have an answer for you. Patients who have a dust mite allergy may also have allergies to pollens. People allergic to pollen may have the "oral allergy syndrome" also called the "pollen food allergy syndrome." in essence, if you are allergic to pollen you can react to fruit and vegetables that are similar to the pollen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am getting small red pimples on my back, neck and arms. It is not itchy but when I do get them, they sort off drain me out. I did an allergy test a few years ago and I am allergic to dust mites, could this be bites?
Maybe not: Check out your shampoo (which drains down your back & shoulders). Shampoos with chemicals called parabins have bees associated with bacne in some people. Try a parabin free product & this may disappear. ...Read more
Can an allergy to dust mites and living in a house with a lot of dust be preventing me from exhaling fully?
I've had chronic hives for four years. My husband just developed identical symptoms. Allergy to dust mites but could there be another underlying cause?
HIVES FOR FOUR YEARS: YOUR BEST BET IS CONSULT WITH A DERMATOLOGIST OR AN ALLERGIST. THESE DOCTORS WILL BE ABLE TO TEST BOTH OF YOU TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU BOTH MIGHT BE ALLERGIC TO. DO NOT WAIT! BEST LUCK TO YOU BOTH. . . ...Read more
Yes: Very common pathogen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi there I have large goitre on my thyroid it only appeared around the time I found out I had a severe allergy to dust mites could the 2 be linked?
Unlikely: Thyroid goiters are caused by insufficient iodine, benign nodules or malfunctioning endocrine glands, among others. Allergies are caused by hypersensitivity to foreign proteins which causes release of chemicals like histamines that then cause allergy symptoms I know of no medical connection between the two. Hope you're being treated! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dust-mites/basics/definition/CON-20028330Get a more detailed answer ›
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