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What Is The Best Kind Of Vacuum Cleaner To Use For Asthma And Allergy Issues
With HEPA filter: A vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter puts out pollen-free, dust-free air from its exhaust end. A vacuum cleaner that blows exhaust upward instead of sideways or backwards has less of a tendence to blow dust from the floor into the air, while one is vacuuming. It's best to wear a mask during vacuuming (available at all drugstores), and to use a room hepa filter afterwards to clear the air. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dust avoidance: House dust mite avoidance is especially important in the bedroom. These can help: remove carpeting, place mite-proof encasements on pillow, mattress and box springs, wash sheets and bedding in hot >135 degree water, change drapes to blinds, and keep humidity low. If carpet, vacuum weekly. Dust frequently. ...Read more
What is the best way to try and get rid of a dental fistula? Are there any ways to combat this kind of infection? I'm using salt water/tea tree oil...
What is the best air purifier for removing allergens and irritants from the air? What to look for when buying one?
HepA filter: Air filters in studies, have modest effects in allergy treatment. A study combining Hepa filters with dust mite prevention, and pet avoidance showed better symptom improvement. Combining avoidance measures with intranasal corticosteroid medications likely is better, and treating underlying conditions that affect allergies can have better effects. Allergy shots are likely most beneficial. ...Read more
Why can not use antihistamines and decongestants in patient with thyroid disease ? What is the machanism of action? What medicine can use to relief ?
Decongestants may: Decongestants may complicate and exacerbate hyperthyroid states. In general I do not recommend oral decongestants to any age group as there is a higher risk of cardiovascular disease with decongestant use. Antihistamines alone may be used in thyroid disease in general. ...Read more
What is the difference between immunotherapy and desensitization for treatment of allergies to various things?
Is there an all natural nose spray for seasonal allergies? If so , what brand ?I want to lessen the amt.of exposure to any chemicals, etc. Thanks!
Salt water: Nasal spray containing warm salt water would be your best bet but it is not going to be nearly as effective as medication. There must be many other nasal spray OTC for allergies containing natural ingredients but I have yet seen one which really works that well if at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way and best product to use for washing the vagina and keeping it from having an odor?
What is the point of finding out what i'm allergic to when I see an allergist? Is there truth to the oral allergy treatments?
Avoid & Treat: Once you are aware of what you are allergic to specifically, you can avoid the things that are avoidable like pets, dust mite, and in some cases, mold. You can also be prescribed immunotherapy which is available in the form of allergy shots or allergy drops. The allergy drops are oral and are effective, although possibly a bit less effective than the shots. Both helpt o reduce your allergies. ...Read more
Any antihistamine: All antihistamines such as benedryl, allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are histamine blockers. They block histamine at the histamine receptor. This is independent of the cause of the release of histamine. So, all antihistamines are useful in the treatment of indoor or dust allergies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hei. Is there any progress in the field of asthma? I im a pretty bad case and would like to do anything to get rid of the asthma and allergies combind
Yes: There is much research being done in the field of asthma including understanding the mechanisms, lung damage, etc. Right now we are limited in medications. What you see are variations of a few classes of drugs. They all work well when used correctly and conscientiously. It is not likely you can get rid of your asthma but it can be controlled. Talk over any concerns you have with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HEPA: Any hepa filter would be recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is a severe stinging insect allergy?
What is the best ways to manage and maintain your lifestyle if you suffer from a severe allergy?
This answer is easy!: Insect anaphylaxis (severe systemic allergic reaction) is very effectively treated with appropriate hymenoptera venom immunotherapy (stinging insect allergy shots). They have been standard of care since 1978 and are extremely effective in preventing reactions. There are no other effective preventative treatments and there have been fatalities despite the use of epinephrine. See a boarded allergist. ...Read more
Is it necessary to use a mouthwash every night? What are the benefits and which is the best brand?
Seperately: Using both a nasal steroid spray and nasal saline can be helpful. One should use the nasal saline first then the nasal steroid. ...Read more
Is there a way to overcome nasal allergy that normally triggers in the morning and last for the whole day? other than treatment with medication?
My body is sensitive to everything as a result i will get a yeast infection from any type of soaps or lotions. What is the best medicine to help cure?
See below: You may need to see an allergist to determine what you are allergic and that may help. ...Read more
Hoping you can tell me, is 'pustard' the correct term to use for the combination of hives and blisters on my arm?
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