What you should
What you should know about allergies
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An allergy is your
body's reaction to something called an allergen
If you have allergies or asthma
Naturally, you should discuss your allergies or asthma with your health care
provider. Studies show that allergy patients with mild to moderate
asthma can take certain over-the-counter and prescription drugs without
worsening their asthma symptoms.
The best way to treat
allergies is to stay away from the things you are allergic to, such as
dust, mold and pollen. If you are allergic to dust mites
and mold, reducing the amount of dust as well as controlling mold growth
in your home can help. Cleaning your carpet with traditional-wet methods
may cause serious health problems with asthmatics or those who have
moderate to serious allergies. Talk to your doctor about what you are specifically allergic to and
how you can begin to control the
amount of allergens in your home. Print this page and our
and present them to your doctor for professional medical advise.
Your health care provider may recommend medicine to relieve your
allergy symptoms. Be sure to always follow instructions when taking
allergy medications. Ask your doctor about Zyrtec®
cetirizine HCI (Zyrtec® 5-mg and 1--mg tablets and 1 mg/mL syrup).
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Allergy shots are given over a period of
months to slowly help your body stop reacting to allergens.
doctor is the best source of information and advice to identify your
allergies and to start a treatment program that makes sense for you.
Some medical terms
that you should know
Perennial (or year-round) allergic
A general term that describes the various symptoms
allergies cause, such as runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and itching.
Seasonal allergic rhinitis
A more specific term for
symptoms caused by seasonal allergens, such as tree, grass, or weed
pollens. The season and weather affects the amount of pollen in the air
at any one time. Some people may be allergic to just one type of tree
pollen or to ragweed, while others may be allergic to a variety of
pollens from trees, grasses and/or weeds.
describes allergies that cause symptoms throughout the year. Many of the
things that cause year-round symptoms are found in the home. A major
indoor allergen is dust mites--microscopic organisms found in ordinary
household dust. Animal dander from dogs, cats and other pets with fur,
as well as molds found in damp, humid areas like the bathroom or
basement can also be problematic for people with allergies. Can you
imagine the ill-effects of water left to dry in carpeting? SWEDRY™
Carpet Cleaning should be discussed with your health care provider. We
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them to your doctor. You may also hyperlink to
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An itchy rash that usually
occurs in the creases of your arms, legs and neck, although it can cover
your entire body. This condition is often associated with allergies and
food may be an important cause of the problem.
Red, itchy, hot skin caused by contact
with things like plants, cosmetics, medicines, metals, and chemicals.
The most common cause of contact dermatitis is poison ivy.
This is an outbreak of red swollen
areas on the skin. Most of the time the exact cause is not known.
However, sometimes the cause can be traced to foods like nuts, peanuts,
milk, eggs, shellfish, and berries, and to medicines like penicillin and
aspirin. Consult your health care professional for medical advise.
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