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When Will All Dog Dander Be Gone
How long does dog dander around the home remain an active allergen once a dog is removed from the home?
Possibly years: Persons who are allergic to animal dander often report trouble with an apartment or a previously owned home that was contaminated with animal allergens several years prior. Through cleaning may need to include carpet removal in some situations. ...Read more
What are some long term effects my son could have if he is highly allergic to dogs and is exposed to large amounts of dog dander for months at a time?
Misery: Chronic exposure to allergens brings about symptoms that will fade when the allergen is removed. If he works around dogs, this may trigger the misery of whatever symptoms he has, but is not going to cause cancer or system failure. Once daily non sedating antihistamines like Allegra may help. Yet the best way to avoid the symptoms is to avoid the triggering factors. ...Read more
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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
Sensitive: The numerator is the size of the wheal or bump on the skin test. The denominator is the size of the flare, or the redness around the bump. It means you are allergic to dog dander. ...Read more
How can I know if my allergies are coming from the dog dander, the dust, or possible mold in our house?
Allergy Testing: Can help to differentiate. Who knows, maybe you have allergies to all three. ...Read more
If someone is allergic to cat and dog dander does that mean they are also allergic to rabbit dander? Doctor couldn't find an rabbit test
I have grown up with and always had dogs including now. My doctor ordered a RAST test which came back with 5.85 Class III (3) for dog dander?
Sensitized: The presence of a positive RAST to dog means that you have become sensitized to dog but not necessarily having symptoms. The RAST was done likely because of suspicion of an allergic problem. Nearly 50% of the people failed to realize that they have significant nasal obstruction since it has been the norm. If you can't part with the dog, keep it away from bedroom. Allergy shots may be required. ...Read more
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!:
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
I have severe congestion in only one nostril, while lying down. I take allergy shots for dog dander and dust mites. Any other ideas?
Allergy to bird, cat and dog dander. I have all of those. Hair started thinning, fatigue, low blood pressure and abdominal pain. Allergy symptom? Thx.
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I forgot to prime the gonal f (follitropin alfa) pen and just took the 0.75 shot. Did I get the right dose even though I did not prime the pen first?
Use package insert: The medicine pen comes with instructions on how to prime and use. If the amount that was in the pen changed, you should be able to see how much you injected yourself. If you are not sure and have already primed the pen, wait until the next injection to use again ...Read more
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For how many months could the ovulation induction drugs (manily gonal f (follitropin alfa) 150 iu) be used and repeated? .
3 months: Usually 3 months is appropriate time.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: While it's hard to directly compare these two, and for someone with a cat allergy in particular cat allergen in the home will be miserable for them, smoking is much harder on your health overall and over time. If you can only choose one, stop smoking. ...Read more
Animal Allergy: Spending time around an animal you are allergic to should give you an idea if you have symptoms. If still unsure, your friendly allergist can test you to animals and give you a specific answer. ...Read more
No: You can't get rid of all the dog allergen, although you can reduce it by bathing the animal twice per week, vacuuming with a filtered vacuum, having hard floors and using a hepa filter. This is a lot of work though, so it's often better to relocate the animal outside if possible or not to have a pet in the first place if you have allergies. ...Read more
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I'm starting a second IUI cycle. I have ~325 units left in an unexpired Gonal F (follitropin alfa) pen. Is it as effective to use the remainder of that medication?
Probably: If it has been properly refrigerated and is unexpired you should be alright ...Read more
4 months: The available information is for cat dander, but dog is probably similar. Typically about 4 months is needed to decrease levels to below 8 microgram/gram carpet dust. It is possible for levels to persist longer. ...Read more
4 months: About four months for most cat allergen, and dog is probably similar, although there isn't much evidence about dog. Levels can persist much longer, especially if the levels are extremely high originally. ...Read more
Mostly research test: It's usually not necessary to test to see if you have pet dander. If you have a pet, you have pet dander. If you don't have a pet, some houses still have detectable cat allergen even when there has not been a cat there for substantial amounts of time. Testing is usually done mostly for research purposes though. You can take measures to mitigate, like hard floors or hepa filters, without testing. ...Read more
Real estate agent: Find one. Buy new house. Leave pet behind. There are no other "quick procedures". Moving pet out is your best solution in long run. Keeping pet off furniture, bedding & out of laundry room helps. A hepa air purifier reduces airborne pet dander as will keeping windows open. For effective hepa calculate volume of home. Hepas must move that amount of air every 10 minutes. It's a big investment. ...Read more
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