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What Kind Of Allergy Pill Will Help Most With Indoor And Dust Allergies
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
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
Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, 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 also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more
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
If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?
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 ??: You could have tests done to see if you had allergies to either dogs or cats, since just having allergies doesn't mean they would be a problem. However, warm blooded furry pets all shed dander which can aggravate asthma just like dust or smoke. Consider a fish tank. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm allergic to ragweeds and pollen so pretty much the outdoors. What can I take to alleviate the symptoms?
What types/breeds of dogs or cats would be the best option for someone with allergies and asthma?
None really: If you have a specific allergy to dogs and/or cats, the best advice is not to have one. There is a misconception that dogs with hair that don't shed are "hypo-allergenic; however, the allergen comes from the animal's salivary glands. The pets clean themselves by licking and the allergen gets on there hair, fur, & skin. This is also why a reaction is worse when the pet licks you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's allergy season! What are strategies to deal help deal with the typical allergy symptoms that does not involve OTC drugs?
How do Dr's or allergist decide to just treat allergies with prednisone instead of using allergy shots?
Genetic & Environmen: Both genetic and environmental factors play a role. The chances of developing allergic disease is higher if one parent has an atopic condition, and higher if both parents are atopic. Then in the environment "cleanliness" propegates the immune system towards the allergic phenotype. ...Read more
Can you have pollen allergy shots during pollen allergy season? Or is having the shots on top of high pollen counts outside too much for your body?
Is there an allergy shot for things like pollen in the spring and fall i can get without having to do a bunch of tests?
No: First you need to identify the specific allergens with skin test or blood test for specific ige before you can be treated. There is no universal allergy treatment to cover all things you are allergic to. The testing is really not such a big deal since even a 5 year-old can handle it. ...Read more
The best way to deal: With this is with formal treatment by an allergist (i.e. Shots). Not having a dog could be a way to avoid having the symptoms all together. Take care. ...Read more
What are some benefits to allergy shots? My speicalist thinks i could benefit from them for pollen, dust mites, etc. Are they really that effective?
Chronic itching in the throat (bleed when heavy and long itching) and Allergic rhinitis. Any medicine that can help to reduce/remove this?
Itching/bleeding: You must have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist as soon as possible. The specialist will take good care of you. ...Read more
Oral/eyedrops: With both nose and eye symptoms, i recommend trying oral meds first, such as Claritin or zyrtec. If the eye symptoms outweigh the nasal symptoms, or the eye symptoms are not improved with pills, i recommend topical antihistamine eyedrops such as pataday, bepreve, or lastacaft (alcaftadine). You can also use cool compresses for relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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