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What should I do if my baby tested positive for a dust mite allergy?

What should I do if my baby tested positive for a dust mite allergy?

Two approaches: A. Reduce the dust mite allergen exposure -- place dust mite proof covers on pillow and mattress. Wash the linen in hot water once a week. Remove soft/plush toys from the bed (if possible). B. If the above interventions are not enough, an allergy medicine could be tried to control the inflammation caused by the dust mite exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dust Mite Allergy (Definition)

Dust mite allergy is an abnormal immune response to the typically benign dust mite protein. Dust mites are present in most houses found in the bedding, carpets and fabrics. The dust mite is microscopic but it's droppings and body parts trigger allergic symptoms in sensitized individuals. Symptoms usually include nasal congestion, discharge, sneezing and eye symptoms. It can ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my child recently took an allergy test and is allergic to almost everything?

What do you suggest if my child recently took an allergy test and is allergic to almost everything?

Time for consultatn: I would sit down with the treating physician and discuss what the tests mean to your child. Food allergy tests vary in their accuracy and impact on daily life.IGE elevations to specific foods is much more important than IGG. ...Read more

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I have eczema which comes back every year or so. I suspect I have allergies too. Should I test for allergy & if so what test should I do?

I have eczema which comes back every year or so. I suspect I have allergies too. Should I test for allergy & if so what test should I do?

See an allergist: For evaluation, allergy testing is part of the evaluation, but not the full answer, good history and physical examination, together with allergy testing and other studies if needed, would be helpful. Good luck ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a dust mite allergy?

How do I know if I have a dust mite allergy?

Allergy testing: Allergy testing either skin testing/blood test, usually strong history is suggestive but a definitive answer would be through testing. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this dander in my home if I have a cat allergy?

How do I get rid of this dander in my home if I have a cat allergy?

One year: Cat dander can remain in the house for one year after removing the pet. Remove all carpeting, get a hepa air cleaner for the bedroom, encase the pillows and mattress with dust mite proof covers, change your furniture to leather covers. If you still have the pet, get on allergy shots. ...Read more

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What can I do for a dust mite allergy?

What can I do for a dust mite allergy?

Mite allergy: There are products available to reduce the mite population. Ask you allergist for info. Also immunotherapy is very successful for improving your resistance to dust mites. ...Read more

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I just tested positive for allergy to thimersal. What do I need to avoid ?

I just tested positive for allergy to thimersal.  What do I need to avoid ?

Vaccinations : Thimersal was used as a preservative in many vaccinations. As far as i know, it has been removed from use in the us but i cannot vouch for other countries. ...Read more

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If only had a slight reaction to dog dander during allergy skin test, is it possible i could be okay having a dog one day? Best dogs for allergies?

If only had a slight reaction to dog dander during allergy skin test, is it possible i could be okay having a dog one day? Best dogs for allergies?

Out-door dog be OK!: Good morning, it may be more desirable to have an out-door dog, if you have any chance of allergy to dog dander. When you have an indoor dog, it is likely that your sight reaction may become a larger problem. If you must have an indoor dog, go for the smallest dog such as chihuahua, which has the least tendency to shed hair and dander. On second thought, you may be better-of without dogs! ...Read more

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What should I do if I have tested positive for TB being in my system, does this make it easier for me to contract hiv?

What should I do if I have tested positive for TB being in my system, does this make it easier for me to contract hiv?

No: You do want to practice safe sex and avoid needle drugs in any case. Be sure to comply with your physician's recommendations about your possibly harboring tb. ...Read more

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Where can I get a neomycin allergy test for my child?

Where can I get a neomycin allergy test for my child?

Patch test: You can test skin products that could cause local skin reactions using a patch test. Place a dab of any skin product on the pad of a bandaid & place it on a place the kid won't mess with, like the back. You can check the site occasionally for any reaction & remove it after 24hrs. If no redness or blistering occurs at the site, its probably ok to use on the kids skin. ...Read more

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Im 29 weeks pregnant, I have a cold and would like to know if airborne is safe for my baby ?

Im 29 weeks pregnant, I have a cold and would like to know if airborne is safe for my baby
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Yes: Yes it is. Perhaps do not take it every 3 hours but a couple times a day will not hurt unless you are allergic to echinacea. Fresh fruits (orange juice and grapefruit) also contain vitamin c. You may find zicam works as well for you. ...Read more

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How do I safely test if I have a wheat allergy?

How do I safely test if I have a wheat allergy?

Skin or blood tests: Wheat allergy, as with most food allergies, can be tested for with a blood test looking for antibodies to food proteins. A allergist can also do skin tests for various food allergies. Celiac disease (gluten allergy) can be tested for with special blood tests (the genetic markers can be found). Gastrointestinal doctors can do a small intestine biopsy, if needed, to help diagnose celiac disease. ...Read more

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Nose itches when around moldy carpets. Going to india. Should i test for allergy first?

Nose itches when around moldy carpets. Going to india. Should i test for allergy first?

Not necessary: But you should talk to your health care professional about medication to take with you. Perhaps an oral or nasal spray antihistamine or a topical corticosteroid spray. ...Read more

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My roommate has tested positive for TB and I have 4 kids including a new baby what should I do?

My roommate has tested positive for TB and I have 4 kids including a new baby what should I do?

Get Tested: First, it depends on what you mean by your roommate being positive for tb. Does that mean they have been actually diagnosed, or that their PPD skin test is positive? A positive skin test does not necessarily mean one has tb. However, TB is very contagious, so if you even suspect your roommate has tb, you need to isolate yourself and your children from said roommate and get everyone tested. ...Read more

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How do I tell if this is a dust mite allergy?

How do I tell if this is a dust mite allergy?

Year round symptoms: Since dust mites are in our pillows, mattress, box springs, bedding, symptoms of nasal congestion, sneezing, that is worse in the morning can be related to dust mites. For a little more information on dust mites, please see my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2012/11/dust-mites-just-the-facts/. ...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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Mite Allergy (Definition)

Dust mites are microscopic insects that live in dust. They are in the spider family but do not bite. People who are allergic to dust mites react to the feces of the dust mite. Allergic reactions could include ...Read more