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My child has several allergies, eczema and asthma how can I help?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Allergies and asthma

No pets, no rugs and cloth blinds, no stuffed animals in bed, hypoallergenic mattress, vaccum with hepa filters, wash away allergens, dust mite tends to thrive in bedding and pillows wash at least once a week, use green cleaning products, prevent molds, keep pollens out close doors and windows, control bugs and pests, use humidity controllers andair purifier, reduce pet danders or get rid of them, vacuum often.

In brief: Allergies and asthma

No pets, no rugs and cloth blinds, no stuffed animals in bed, hypoallergenic mattress, vaccum with hepa filters, wash away allergens, dust mite tends to thrive in bedding and pillows wash at least once a week, use green cleaning products, prevent molds, keep pollens out close doors and windows, control bugs and pests, use humidity controllers andair purifier, reduce pet danders or get rid of them, vacuum often.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

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Eliminate cigarette smoke. Live at least 500 yards from roads with heavy truck traffic (diesel exhaust). Give your child plenty of exercise & sunshine. Increase vitamin d & omega 3 foods in diet. Avoid wool. With your child's doctor establish a plan of treatment & stick to it. Get prompt medical attention for unexpected changes in condition.

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Eliminate cigarette smoke. Live at least 500 yards from roads with heavy truck traffic (diesel exhaust). Give your child plenty of exercise & sunshine. Increase vitamin d & omega 3 foods in diet. Avoid wool. With your child's doctor establish a plan of treatment & stick to it. Get prompt medical attention for unexpected changes in condition.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See an Allergist

You need to see a specialist trained in allergy and asthma.
Allergists can provide significant answers and treatments to help your child. All three illnesses are inter-related, so oftentimes treating one can help the other illnesses. Please see an allergist and you will notice a life-changing experience for your child. They will be happier....And you will be happer.

In brief: See an Allergist

You need to see a specialist trained in allergy and asthma.
Allergists can provide significant answers and treatments to help your child. All three illnesses are inter-related, so oftentimes treating one can help the other illnesses. Please see an allergist and you will notice a life-changing experience for your child. They will be happier....And you will be happer.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Know the triggers

It is frequently helpful to know the triggers so that they can be avoided, if at all possible.
Medications can surely be helpful and represent a mainstay of therapy. Appropriate use of immunotherapy, or allergy shots, can also be worthwhile.

In brief: Know the triggers

It is frequently helpful to know the triggers so that they can be avoided, if at all possible.
Medications can surely be helpful and represent a mainstay of therapy. Appropriate use of immunotherapy, or allergy shots, can also be worthwhile.
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Follow up care

Medicines can reduce his symptoms so follow up care with his allergist is key.
Learning about the illness so you can be an active participant in his care is also key. Helping him avoid causative agents is also "job one.".

In brief: Follow up care

Medicines can reduce his symptoms so follow up care with his allergist is key.
Learning about the illness so you can be an active participant in his care is also key. Helping him avoid causative agents is also "job one.".
Dr. Thomas Klein
Dr. Thomas Klein
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