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 I work in a small office where people have allergies to perfume and I like to wear perfume. What can I do?
HR has said that I need to not wear perfume because it offends those with allergies and even if I don't wear the perfume it will still be in my clothes and I can't afford to get them dry ...


 Are there any adverse reaction or side effect when ingesting multiple vitamins and mineral pills?
such as:
a multivitamin with multimineral
vitamin C
vitamin B complex
vitamin e
co-Q 10
selenium
fish oil
cranberry extract
glucosamine chondroitin (for ...


 Is it true that allergies have increased in recent years?
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 What are the symptoms of a peanut butter allergy???
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 Everytime I wake up, I seem to have a runny nose.Is there something wrong with me?
The reason why I ask this question is because I'm kind of concerned for the simple fact that I've been the only one experiencing it..
Does it have to do with sinus problems or whatever?...


 I think my son is allergic to his formula cuz he has a bad rash on his neck?
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 I think i might have a slight allergy to milk is that possible?
I have itchy pimpl elooking bumbs all over my skin and for the last 2 weeks i have had mucus constantly at the very back of my throat. My mom always had problems till she cut out milk and went soy, ...


 Any way to fight an allergy to caffeine?
I doubt any doctors are on here, but I really hate being allergic to caffeine and wanted to know if theres anything I can try to get my body used to it, so I can actually have it. Thanks, hopefully ...


 Why is sneezing contagious????
aaaaaaaa chooooooooo!!!...


 Shellfish Intolerance??
I'm not sure this is a real term but 2 years ago I had to quit eating shellfish b/c I would get sick within 15 minutes with what seemed like food poisoning. I tried it a month ago and didnt get ...


 Is there any way to stop allergies?
I have terrible allergies and they are only getting worse every day, and medicine doesn't seem to work as well as it used to. Is there any other way you can stop allergies?...


 I've been stung by a wasp.info please!!!!!!!!!!!
A lump has raised around (its also gone very red) the sting and I keep getting sharp shooting pains around it.

How long before this stoppes???...


 What happens if your allergic to milk but you keep drinking it?
what effects may happen if this continues to go on?
cuz my cousin is allergic to milk but insist on eating cereal with it....


 How can I convince my parents to get a pet when I have allergies?
I've been begging my parents to get pet for 1 yearby now and the anwser is still no, I've studied and still nothing! I've had a allergies test and i was allergic to cats but not dogs! M...


 Why are some people allergic to cats but not dogs?
What is it about cats that causes the allergic reaction?...


 Red haired people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
i was just wondering, i've heard that people who have red hair, also have red hair down there, is that true?...


 Would this doctor bother you?
My daughter has been having allergic reactions to bug bites since she was 2 yrs old. First it was a black fly bite next to her eye that swelled up so big, she couldn't see and it stayed black ...


 Kimya dawson and the moldy peaches are seriously annoying?
i cant stand her vocals or her lyrics, but everyone seems to love her and i have no clue why!! does anyone else feel the same way that i do?
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 I have a scratchy throat?
this morning i woke up and my thraot hurt, and it still does...
i have allergies, so it might be that...but the only reason i am doubting it is because i take a clariton EVERY day, and it is ...


 Can you have yogurt if you are allergic to milk?
my daughter was tested and came back with food allergies one of which is milk...can she have yogurt?...cheese?...which ones?...



Trisha H
Child with bad allergies?
My daughter has really bad allergies and is on Singulair and Zyrtec all the time. She is only five years old. For several weeks, we have noticed that she was not hearing as well as she used to. We scheduled a hearing test. She has some hearing loss (temporary) because the allergies have caused fluid to collect behind her eardrums. The doctor gave us samples of Nasonex to try for 3 weeks. He is hoping this will dry up the fluid. If it works, I guess we have another med to do every night. If it does not work, he is suggesting tubes to drain the fluid and restore hearing. He is also going to draw blood for allergy testing.

Has anyone else had expereinced this before? I had heard that sometimes tubes could cause fluid to back up. I don't want to do something that will cause further problems down the road. She has never had tubes before.
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We have already been to an ENT. Her dr. there diagnosed the fluid behind her ears.
                     





Natural Wellness
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Sorry to answer with a question, I always try not to do that but...

Do you use natural household cleaners and laundry soaps? Some allergies are related to the chemicals that people come in contact with. Over time, exposure can increase the effects. By removing some of the triggers, perhaps it can help.


michaelbellman
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You can use a surgery free method and try a saline nasal RINSE (not a spray) A full warm water saline rinse goes in one nostril and out the other. It draws out all the gunk and shrinks the tissue (like swimming in the ocean). I've been doing it at work too.

The buffered salt doesn't 'sting' as much as plain salt water. You can use a new method like Nasopure, or the vintage, Netipot. The special bottle and salt is about $20.

You can do this a often as you like with no bad side effects.

You don’t need a prescription for this therapy. So if you live in a state like mine, they’ve pretty much “outlawed” Sudafed medicine. Drug-free is really the way to go on a frequent-use basis. (I put in a link for “what” and “how” – there’s also some good info on wiki)


hazeleyedbeauty1967
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Get a second opinion to set your mind at ease. I suffered from allergies(milk, cheese, chocolate, mold, mildew, fur, feathers, dust, chalk) when I was 5 and my allergist would not do anything for me as he told my mother I would outgrow them.This was 31 years ago and I have outgrown the allergies that I was diagnosed with as a child. However, I had developed a latex allergy and I think that was mostly based on the fact that I was in the dental industry and exposed to it on a daily basis(as per my doctor's explanation) Good luck with your daughter.


njyecats
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Yes! My son had so much fluid in his ears that they figured he didn't hear for the first 10.5 months of his life. He became very delayed because of the fluid build up. He sat up for the 1st time the night he got the tubes. Now that he's 3, he is almost totally caught up (except potty training which they told me would take longer due to his early in life delay).

Don't mess with the ears! Take your child to an ENT!!


Barbara S
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Hi I feel your pain, my daughter has had the same symptoms for years now, and this time of year when the oak trees are blooming, it's a nightmare. I am not finding that the Zyrtec is working, or really the cingular, not sure if we have another infection, and need antibotics or what. I just read a woman said to boil water and but camfor in it, and breath the steam, it will clear the suffiness. Some days I could rip my hair out, I have not found a doc agressive enough I guess. The Nasonex seemed to work a little when I could get her to do it, lets face it, we don't like nose Spray, we can't expect our little ones to, I would tell her that it was tickle nose Spray, and I would use some, and start laughing, then I would have my husband do the same, ( you can imagine how much he love that!!!) Then she would do it, and not find it as funny, so that trick didn't work for long. yes it's frustrating. I am going to try the steam with the camfor, let me know if you have any other idea's. I will certainly do the same for you...Thanks!!! lol, I am glad to see that I am not alone!!!!


sassylyn
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Get a second opinion. That is always the best thing to do. My child has really bad allergies and had to have tube in her ears when she was 11 months old. She would not turn loose of things and walk then 2 weeks after she had tubes she walked from my down the hall in my parents home. The tubes helped she was not in as much pain with ear infections and we did not end up in the doctors office or er as much for the next year. Just be careful and dont get water in the ears. Alway use plugs. My child tubes came out about 2 years later and 6 months after they come out we had to put some more in. and until she started allergy shots tubes in the ears was the only way we could not live in the dr. office and er. So as i said get a second opinion and if necessary get the tubes you will see a big difference and so will your child.


chaching!!!
that has been happening to me since i was 4, im 21 now. i have taken Singulair for years upon years and it helps. i use a nasal spray called Flonase and i think its a miracle drug! it helps! so i hope the Nasonex works!! It sounds like your daughter has asthma related allergies. and i dont know why the doctor would draw blood for allergy testing. it should just be a small poke on her arm or back.


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