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 what is the best home remedy to use if your allergic to dogs?
If you start wheezing after playing with your new puppy, are there some over the counter meds to take?...


 What is the thing to do for sinuses or allergies?
I have been getting really bad headaches lately and when I bend over, my it feels like everything rushed to my head and it's very painful. towards the top of my nose is very painful, i feel ...


 Question about going gluten free?
I'm going gluten free after realising I have an intolerance to it. I've been off it for less than a week - maybe 4 or 5 days, and so far I'm going well - my skin is slowly clearing ...


 allergic reaction to bactrim! should I go to the ER?
I've been taking bactrim since Friday for my severe acne.. well I woke up this morning extremely itchy, I knew it was probably the bactrim and threw it away. Well...now I have a rash on my ...


 Why did my nose randomly start bleeding?
I was in class and it randomly started bleeding....what does that mean ?...


 I think it's an allergy????????????
My friend is after coming out in a rash all over her body in blotches and getting high temperatures and high blood pressures. She went to the doctor but they couldn't tell her what it and they ...


 My cats' eyes are runny. What does that mean? Is it serious? They have appointments next weekend.?
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 Health problems? Dad has swollen sinus's.?
My dad has been having swollen sinus's for awhile, the sides of his nose are really badly swollen and he said his teeth hurt, and his head. He's has type 2 diabetes, and a heart condition. ...


 i had a reaction to a color....?
...My sense ofsmell is now altered and my throat is effected. What can i use to fix my color I am a hair dresser of 10+ years. Now i cant go near any kind of fragrances or masking fragrances so i ...


 Am I allergic to dogs? I dont want to give her up!?
We adopted a dog from the pound a few days ago and they fixed her before we brought her home. They didn't have the "facilities to bathe the animals". We cant give her a bath until she ...


 Allergy to pineapple?
Hi, I've only rarely had fresh pineapple but whenever I have I've noticed that my mouth and tongue tingle for a few hours afterwards. I also develop a strange metallic taste in my mouth. I ...


 Im babysitting a kid with a allergy to strawberries?
He's 18 months and i was wondering if there was any household products that might have strawberries that you would've never guess. Any tips on any babysitting or any thing that has to do ...


 i think my brother is lactose intolerant and he just ate ice cream?
we think my brother is lactose intolerant because when he was a baby he was(he had to drink soy milk) and every since he was little he gets these huge stomach aches......he has one right now is there ...


 Without any warning my whole body became Itcy?
Last night while on the Job towards the End of my Shift my ankles and chest area became suddenly itchy to the point I caused myself to get a Rash in those 2 areas.I am a Male 46 otherwise very ...


 How long does it take for an allergic reaction to go away?
I tried a new facewash that completely messed up my skin.... I have little bumps all over my face that are driving me crazy :( they itch really bad.... My eyes are swallen and so are my lips... Does ...


 Could this have been an allergic reaction?
I got a new wine cooler at the store on sunday. I drank one and soon after went to bed. While in bed I got a sudden pain in my left ear as if were swelling from an infection or something.. Then my ...


 Might be allergic to wheat?
Well wheat has always made me feel bad, but lately it's gotten worse. the worse it's been was when I ate some bread which had wheat in it of coarse, and then my tummy started hurting, I got ...


 Does anyone else get bloated and a bit sick after eating anything made with white flour?
I dont think I have celiac disease because I can eat bran flakes, whole wheat bread, etc no prob- its just the white flour....


 Why is it every time I eat this I get nauseous?
Everytime I eat Fresh Ravioli from the shops I get nauseous, gassy and then diahrea (Soz can never spell it right) I've used the store sauce and made my own bt I still get sick so it must be to ...


 Why do I get hives every day?
I get hives on my face everyday. My skin is really light and it turns red and you can see the huge welp mark and the entire area around the welp becomes red. My face itches and did I mention that it ...



Dawn S
USE ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY OR SOMETHING ELSE"?
MY 6 YR OLD SON HAS BEEN SICK WITH EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN SINCE MID NOVEMBER. I HAVE DONE ALOT OF RESEARCH TO TRY AND FIND OUT WHY A HEALTHY CHILD IS NOW GETTING SICK ALOT. NO LIVING CHANGES TO CAUSE IT . YES HE STARTED KINDERGARTEN BUT STAYED SICK DURING CHRISTMAS 2 WEEK BREAK. I SWITCHED HIM TO AN ASTHAMA/ ALLERGY PEDIATRICIAN WHOM IS CONVINCED HE HAS ACTIVE ALLERGY AND ASTHMA. HE SENT US TO A SPECIALIST THIS WEEK WHOM SAYS HE MUST TAKE SINGULAIR DAILY, MIX 1 VIAL OF XOPENEX AND 1 VIAL OF BUDESONIDE IN A NEBULIZER EVERY NIGHT AND NASAL SPRAY DAILY. HE IS TO START TAKING IMMUNOTHERAPY SHOTS NEXT FRIDAY EVERY WEEK. AND ON THE OTHER HAND THEIR IS AN LOCAL HERBALIST WHOM SAYS IT IS MOLD IN THE BODY. HIS FATHER AND GRANDFATHER HAS ALLERGIES AND A COUSIN WHOM HAS HAD ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA. I AM SCARED OF ALL THESE MEDS GOING IN HIS BODY. HE IS A VERY ACTIVE OTHERWISE HEALTHY CHILD, HE LOVES TO PLAY SPORTS. ANY THOUGHTS, OR PROFESSIONAL COMMENTS PLEASE.
                      









cmf
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Personally as a mother of a child with anaphylaxis, asthma and other allergy conditions and an ICU nurse, I would be more scared of the herbalist and his remedies. An asthma/allergy ped is specifically trained to treat his condition. Drugs such as singulair, and the nebs/nasal spray have been EXTENSIVELY tested in large trails to determine their effectiveness-drugs (drops/supplements whatever they like to call them) used by herbalists are NOT extensively tested (extensively used yes!) for effectiveness/side effects etc.(ask for evidence on their effectiveness-see if there are large (1000's) numbers studied-are they backed up by similar research studies). Just because a treatment is described an 'natural' doesn't mean it is safe or the best option-especially in the case of allergies and asthma-it is something that needs to be managed by a trained professional (allergy specialist). The other thing to be careful of is mixing treatments-what one (herbalist) can give you could counteract what the allergist is prescribing so always check with the allergist if they are ok to give. What it sounds like from your opening statement is that your child is sick because his asthma is not controlled. Sometimes it does take a bit of manipulation before you get the right levels of medications to control the asthma. For us (7yo boy) we have found the singulair has been great for his asthma (exercise induced) and the daily nasal sprays are vital to manage the asthma (non congested nose=good filtering capacity for allergens=less asthma-you need to have good control over the nose to have any chance of fixing the asthma). Asthma is a very serious condition that needs to be taken seriously-you sound like you have the perfect person (asthma/allergy paed) to guide you in the right direction. I would try not to muddy the waters by getting a herbalist involved-way too risky. good luck-i hope your little boy turns the corner soon. cheers cmf


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