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 Which type of room air filter helps the best with dog/dust allergies?
I just need something for in the bedroom.
Luckily I'm not allergic to dust mites - but dog and dust is another matter - and I'm thinking about moving in with boyfriend - and he is ...


 My grandchild suffers from allergies and I am wanting her to visit me but?
My husband smokes and I am very much afraid that no matter how much I spray my home it will still bother her. Does anybody have any really good advice on how to get rid of this smell without having ...


 Am I allergic to these things?
Everytime I eat fresh peaches,plums,celery,and some other fruits and veggies I can't remember right now, my throat and top of my mouth near my pallet itches. BUT, when I eat the objects listed ...


 What are you allergic to?
... i was just wondering what are the different kind of allergies people have....

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 I only breathe thru one nostril...is this normal?
I've had alleriges since I was born, but they were seriously controlled through inkections in my early teens, yet I've never breathed out of both nostrils at once. Can this be fixed or is ...


 Is there a cure or some type of medication for people who are allergic to shellfish?
I heard about the benadryl process....


 Runny nose?
whats the best way to take care of a runny nose! they're sooo annoying!...


 Am i allergic to my cat???
over the past year ive developed an allergy to cats, ive had my cat for 7 years so i thought i would be fine with her, but now im starting to think otherwise, so is it possible that i could be ...


 Is there a certain time of the year where you always get sick?
as long as i can remember, ive always been sick usually with a fever on halloween weekend. id always go trick r treating with some hot mask on when i got a horrible fever and runny nose. last year i ...


 Amoxicillin allergy?
I have been taking amoxicillin for 4 days for a mild sinus infection. Over the last couple of days I have had itchy skin and a lump in my throat. Also I think I may have oral thrush as I have a sore ...


 I heard that cheese is made from cow snot...is this true?
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 Is it possible to be allergic to bananas?
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 What is the best thing for a scratchy/itchy throat?
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 How do you stop poison ivy from spreading all over your body?
I'm looking for a substance that would dry out oozing blisters. I have washed with soap and water, changed clothes, used Alcohol, Aveeno bath, Ivarest and Benadryl. The itch and rash is ...


 Could you take some benadryl for a reaction to something you ate if you didnt have any EPI-PEN and ur stranded
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 Bee sting urgent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my dad was just stung by 2 bees what are some signs he is allergic?
please help need to know the ...


 Does anyone know how to cure asthma in toddler?
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 I just found out that i am allergic to shrimp... i still want to continue eating it. are their any cures?
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 Anaphylactic Shock HELP!!?
I’ve gone into anaphylactic shock every two weeks for the past year. I carry four epi-pens around with me as that is the min dose that my body responses to.
The hospital says that because I ...


 I'm an adult and allergic to soybeans, milk, wheat, eggs, peanuts, corn - what should I eat?
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starfish
What causes hives and how do i get rid of them?
Hi guys does anyone know what causes hives?and how do i get rid of them,i havent had them for years and suddenly i have them and they drive me nuts,any help would be appreciated.thank you have a good one.oh i take an antihisimine every day.
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Hi guys thank you for all your answers,you guys are a mine of info for sure.some good information,so thank you all so much.
                     





magic man
they can be caused by an allergy or sometimes stress, get some piriton tablets, they are brilliant, & should help clear it up in no time, they are available over the counter good luck.


ELAINE B
hi you can have hives for up to a year or more and never find the cure, something to do with the Histamine in your body. my daughter had this and the Dr prescribed Cetirizine for the rash and if that didn't work she took cemetidine on top for the itch.The hives just didn't come back one day. hope this helps.


feyanni
Hives are normally caused by an allergic reaction to something. I have a friend who gets hives from being in the sun.

To ease the itching, try taking oatmeal baths (Aveeno is great).

Record what you eat, then note whether the hives are better or worse each day. Also make notes on anything different from usual. Like spending more time in the sun, going on a walk (could be something growing causing the problem), the best solution is to find out the source of the problem. After you discover the source, you can eliminate it and solve your problem.


Debra S
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Benedryl pills and benedryl lotion. Sometimes you have to get a steroid shot to get rid of those nasty hives. They are an allergic reaction to something.


JESSIEBLUE
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piriton plus e45 anti Itch cream , better still get a blood test for disorders


Perfectionist
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put Calamine lotion


Queen of the Dust Mites
Starfish: Hives are a symptom of allergy. Allergy is a chronic condition caused by a defect in the immune system. You cannot cure allergies but you can control them. By controlling your exposure to the problem allergen, you control the allergic reaction. Basically, your body mis-identifies harmless proteins as enemy germ invaders. It causes the immune system to go into action, the human immunoglobulin IgE is produced and as a result you get Histamine that causes all sorts of problems. In some people it is runny nose or itchy watery eyes, in others it is eczema or asthma and in your case it is hives. The only way to stop the hives is to stop exposure to the problem protein. In your case, it doesn't sound like you know what the trigger is. If you don't want this to keep happening, then get thineself to an allergist or an immunologist for testing. If you skin is in such bad shape they can't do a skin test, then they can perform a blood test (RAST). It takes longer to get results from the RAST, but it is accurate. Once you know the triggers, you will know what to avoid. You mention that you take an antihistamine every day. If your allergies are under control, you won't have to take the antihistamine and you won't have the hives. In the meantime, you can use Calamine Lotion or Witch Hazel on the hives. You can apply straight Glycerin to help heal the skin if the hives have erupted. But you should really get the testing so not only can you skip the drugs, you can skip the hives too.!


D
Use Calamine lotion this will take the itch away,


Snowflake
Some things I have known to cause hives other than allergies:
1) Liver disorders
2) Thyroid autoimmune problems
3) H. Pylori infections
4) urinary Tract infections gone crazy
5) Systemic mastocytosis (more serious)
At the allergist office I work at, if a person comes in with hives, they might get a lot of blood tests done to see if any of these things could be an underlying condition and there are a lot of people who have these and don't realize it.


laura l
Hives are a reaction you get when you are allergic to something. Things like medication, certain foods and drinks and products can cause it. Are you taking any tablets at the moment or using any different product eg washing powder? Maybe you have added or changed something in your diet? Please go to the doctor to find out and get this treated. Good luck sweetie xxx


Equinox
How old are you? This may seem like a personal question, but no-one else has mentioned it, are you going through your menopause?

The change in hormone balances can also effect hives (besides the usual allergies and stress). I recommend anti-histamines and application of ice-packs to soothe the affected area.


fidgetyfingers
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They can be caused by something you've eaten eg., oranges.
Put Calamine lotion on to cool them.


Staci
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keep a daily diary of what you are eating and what time then document the time and severity of the hives. Try to figure out what is causing them, so you can avoid it. In the mean time get some oatmeal bath. It is relaxing and helps with the itching. Hope that helps


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