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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What do you suggest if my child recently took an allergy test and is allergic to almost everything?
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
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
Pulmonary or: an allergist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If you eat wheat...: ...Based products with no trouble at all, the test is likely a false positive. ...Read more
Yes: That is a great idea. Better to find out beforehand. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my cat had a bad tapeworm infestation for two years, should me and my family get checked out?
Cat Tapeworm: Yes. I strongly recommend you seek professional care. ...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
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