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What is the best medicine for dust mite allergy?

What is the best medicine for dust mite allergy?

Avoidance: It depends on what symptoms are caused by dust mite allergy and exposure. Most common would be nasal syptoms (allergic rhinitis) and oral antihistamines or topical steroids or antihistamines are very effective. Dust mite exposure in allergic people also can contribute to allergic eczema (atopic dermatitis) and asthma. They are treated in the usual way. But best is to avoid dust mite exposure. ...Read more

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What is the best anti-allergy medication for year-round allergens?

What is the best anti-allergy medication for year-round allergens?

Allergy magic bullet: It's different for everyone. Most people respond well to antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra & claritin, but some do not, & require intranasal steroid sprays. Even that is not enough for some, and medications like singulair (montelukast) or Accolate are used. Beyond that, allergy shots may help better in others. There is no single magic bullet. Check with your doctor, and figure out which is best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best antihistamine for chicken and dust allergy?

What is the best antihistamine for chicken and dust allergy?

Non-sedating group!: Good morning, allergies increase the level of histamine and cause different symptoms based on the location of exposure. Any antihistamine will reduce the effect of histamine such as runny-nose, sneezing, cough, and other symptoms. In dust-allergy, in addition, inhaled antihistamines can produce a local beneficial effect. Non-sedating antihistamines, Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are preferred. ...Read more

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What is the best dust mite allergy treatment?

Combination: Use dust mite covers on pillows and mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows, latex mattress, use a hepa vacuum cleaner, vapor steam cleaner, try a quality air purifier, dehumidifier, good filters for the furnace & anti-allergen carpet cleaner (best not to have carpeting). 0h - were you asking about med tx - talk to your allergist about desensitization shots. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for wood mites bites?

Trombiculidae: Itching can be helped with topical corticosteroids and antihistamines as well as hot showers or baths. In cases of severe dermatitis or secondary infection with chigger bites, a doctor should be consulted. Some apply petroleum jelly or painting nail polish over the chigger bite under the false belief that the nail polish will suffocate the chiggers under the skin, but it does not work that way. ...Read more

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What is the best prescription medicine for indoor mold allergies?

What is the best prescription medicine for indoor mold allergies?

You mean allergies?: Nasocorticosteroid sprays/antihistamine nasal sprays can be an alternative or addition to oral antihistamines. Prescription sprays include: flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) Veramyst and many others for the corticosteroid sprays. Astelin, patanase for the antihistamine sprays. Both need prescriptions. You can also do well with nondrowsy claritin/allegra or mildly sedating zyrtec otc. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best medicine for dust allergy?

Please help! what is the best medicine for dust allergy?

Allergy medications: There are no certain medication for dust allergy. Treating allergy depends on your symptoms. Dust allergy, dust mite or any other environmental allergens can be associated with rhinitis, sinus infection, asthma or eczema. Depending on your symptoms and diseases, different medications are needed. Discuss with your local allergist for details information and best way to treat your symptoms. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to avoid asthma and dust allergy?

Need advice on what is the the best way to avoid asthma and dust allergy?

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

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What is the best otcr allergy medication for cat allergies?

What is the best otcr allergy medication for cat allergies?

Antihistamines: There are several newer antihistamines that are now over the counter. They all are about the same. Allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) to name a few. Try these at suggested dosage. If they don't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for your allergic rhinitis?

What is the best cure for your allergic rhinitis?

Cannot: Cure of allergic rhinitis will require visiting an allergist, getting tested and undergoing desensitization treatment. You can minimize some of the symptoms with otc medications but this is likely to be only marginally beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for non- rhinitis, and how much?

What is the best medication for non- rhinitis, and how much?

Rhinitis: If you meant non-allergic rhinitis it could mean many things and the treatment depends on the exact diagnosis. Undiscovered allergy is possible. I saw a patient with this diagnosis from several allergist only to discover she had a number of chinchillas in her home and she was allergic to them and their talc baths. Sinusitis, gerd, dental infections are all possible... Check it out. Don't settle! ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication pollen allergies?

What is the best over-the-counter medication pollen allergies?

Allergy medication: A great first line choice is Loratadine 10 mg. It is well tolerated, less sedating. If you don't mind being a little sleepy you can take Cetirizine instead. ...Read more

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What is the best air purifier for dust allergy sufferers?

What is the best air purifier for dust allergy sufferers?

Most allergists: Recommend a hepa type filter..Not ionizing type. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/air-purifiers.htm. ...Read more

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What is the best air purifier for removing allergens and irritants from the air? What to look for when buying one?

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

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What is the best kind of vacuum cleaner to use for asthma and allergy issues?

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 more

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What is the best medication for severe seasonal outdoor allergies?

What is the best medication for severe seasonal outdoor allergies?

SAR treatment option: Newer oral antihistamines give some relief of itching and sneezing, but less for the congestion and runny nose. Topical nasal steroids are more effective, but require a prescription. Avoidance is of very limited benefit. The most effective and only disease modifying treatment is allergen immunotherapy best under the direction of a board certiified allergist. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy pill for cat allergies?

What is the best allergy pill for 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

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Is there permanent treatment for allergy to pollens and dust in spring?

Curing allergies: All medications whether tablet, liquid or spray only masque symptoms. Subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (scit), allergy shots, in many people over time decrease the allergic response inducing a relative cure. There is not sufficient experience to yet assign that outcome to sublingual allergen immunotherapy (slit). Allergen immunotherapy is also more cost efficient for moderate to severe cases. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Please suggest the best air purifier for dust mites..name+brand+model.

Dust mites: This is not a medical question, but an allergist in your area may be able to make some suggestions. You might also call a local expert on insects at your local UCal campus. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for dust mite allergy?

Avoidance: It depends on what symptoms are caused by dust mite allergy and exposure. Most common would be nasal syptoms (allergic rhinitis) and oral antihistamines or topical steroids or antihistamines are very effective. Dust mite exposure in allergic people also can contribute to allergic eczema (atopic dermatitis) and asthma. They are treated in the usual way. But best is to avoid dust mite exposure. ...Read more

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What is the best dust mite allergy treatment?

Combination: Use dust mite covers on pillows and mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows, latex mattress, use a hepa vacuum cleaner, vapor steam cleaner, try a quality air purifier, dehumidifier, good filters for the furnace & anti-allergen carpet cleaner (best not to have carpeting). 0h - were you asking about med tx - talk to your allergist about desensitization shots. ...Read more

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Is zyrtek allergy med safe for a 7yr old, are there any natural ways to treat his dust mite allergy other than medicine everyday?

Is zyrtek allergy med safe for a 7yr old, are there any natural ways to treat his dust mite allergy other than medicine everyday?

Avoidance: of allergen is always the best. Guideline recommends * Keep indoor relative humidity to 65% /day would allow mites to live. *Vacuum at least 1x/wk. (include upholstered furniture) *Encase mattress , box spring, pillows in densely weaved microfiber encasings *Remove drape, carpeting whenever possible. *Launder bedding at least 1x/wk *Allergy shots if necessary. ...Read more

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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?

allergy housemites: Your allergy doctor can teach you how to control the dust mites in your house and also give you hyposensitization shots of dust mite and grass that you are allergic to, so you can overcome the allergy. ...Read more

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Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes in a child and mood swings? What is an allergy med with no side effects for dust mite allergy?

Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes in a child and mood swings? What is an allergy med with no side effects for dust mite allergy?

Yes: I have seen some of those side effects with zyrtec, though not often. You can try claritin syrup or allegra syrup and see it they have little or no side effects. An alternative would be a nasal spray like Flonase or nasonex (mometasone). Good luck ...Read more

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Is my baby’s bed really full of dust mites and if so what can I do about that?

Yes it is...: ...And if it ain't broke, don't fix it - if she is not suffering from respiratory allergies or asthma, there is no reason to go on a mite-hunting expedition. ...Read more

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How can I reduce dust mites in my home?

Dust mite covers: Google mission:allergy. This is a allergy supply store run by an allergist who has dust mite covers that can be used for your bed. ...Read more

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I got dust mites from the county fair. What should I do?

I got dust mites from the county fair. What should I do?

Nothing to do: Dust mites are everywhere they really can't be avoided. ...Read more

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How can I control dust mites in a super dust-prone old home?

How can I control dust mites in a super dust-prone old home?

Dust elimination: If possible at all, stay away from wall-to-wall carpeting, fabric window drapes. For forced- air heating systems, apply filters on registers, if not, vacuum your carpets daily using a hepa filter. Wipe dust off all surfaces (no feather dusters). Keep away dust collectors - books, stuffed animals from bedrooms. Encase mattresses and pillows in dust-mite resistant material. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can control dust mites in a super dust-prone old home?

Some options: Use dust mite covers on pillows and mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows, latex mattress, use a hepa vacuum cleaner, vapor steam cleaner, try a quality air purifier, dehumidifier, good filters for the furnace, avoid venetian blinds & try anti-allergen carpet cleaner (best not to have carpeting). ...Read more

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Will a vinyl matress cover keep dust mites from coming in or out of the matress?

Will a vinyl matress cover keep dust mites from coming in or out of the matress?

Yes: A vinyl dust cover will prevent dust mites from attaching to the mattress. If dust is an allergy issue add eucalyptus oil to the wash to kill dust mites. ...Read more

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Can you feel dust mites on your skin ??

Can you feel dust mites on your skin ??

Are you referring: to feeling them move about on your skin? That would be highly unlikely. ...Read more

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How should I treat dust mite bites?

They don't: House dust mites, although related to the spider, do not bite. If something is biting you, look for bed bugs or fleas. The usual treatment is application of a cortisone cream, a prescription one if necessary. ...Read more

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What are the sympthoms of dust mite allergies?

Sneeze, congestion: The typical symptoms are nasal congestion, sneezing, itching, eyes itching and watery, occasionally looking red. On the skin itchy skin, and rash, on the ears itchy ears and ear canals. If ingested the typical symptoms of anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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How is it possible to be allergic to dust but not dust mites?

How is it possible to be allergic to dust but not dust mites?

Dust: poorly defined: Dust is a mixture of many substances. Because it is poorly defined, we have stopped testing for it. House dust mites are tiny insects that live in dust in humid areas, also on beds and furniture. Dust is definitely irritating. If dust contains allergens from pets, pollen, chemicals etc, it can be both allergenic and irritating. ...Read more