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Is immunotherapy effective against allergies?

I have been suffering from allergies for years and I have recently seen an allergist. I was told that I would be a good candidate for immunotherapy. However, it is not an inexpensive process and a ...
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Why do we need histamines - If the allergen does not really bother you?

I must begin with the fact that I am not a physician nor a soon to-be one, I ask this question in a naïve and not-so-professional way because I don't want to mislead anyone - the examples and ...
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Can amphetamines suppress reactivity to scratch testing (for immunotherapy)?

My understanding's that amphetamines are immunosuppressive... Theoretically, couldn't these drugs result in false negatives?
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Is their a way to train my body out of being allergic (to pollen)?

Disclaimer: if this is off-topic here, just let me know. This seemed like the right SE to ask it on. I get pretty bad hay fever in the spring/summer. Running nose, itching eyes, the whole thing. I ...
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Can HEPA air purifiers release allergens when particles inside the filter decompose / break apart?

The smallest of pollen grains (~0.6 microns) and other allergens should be trapped by a HEPA filter, however what happens when these decay / break apart? Is the allergen the whole pollen grain or are ...
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Is multi-test II device the real deal for determining a person's allergies?

I have been experiencing chronic dizziness - most of the time, lightheadedness and seldomly with vertigo attacks since July 2015. I have already had my ear, eye, brain (mri), heart (2d echo, holter ...
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Are allergic reactions to detergents and fabric softener localized or generalized?

When people have allergic reactions to washing machine detergents or dryer fabric softener sheets, are the reactions typically "all over" the contact area, or can they be localized to very specific ...
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Is there any evidence for the idea that eating too many nuts makes you allergic?

I occasionally come across the idea that eating too many of a particular nut or other food substance will give you an allergy to it later. An example might be: http://www.peanutallergy.com/boards/can-...
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Food allergy and weight loss

I have red a lot of articles about excluding products that causes allergy can help people lose weight. But is it possible that having allergy on some products and eating them often could result in not ...
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Allergy blood test accuracy

Why is it that an allergy blood test that indicated a very high IgE level for a specific allergen is considered to not be conclusive evidence that a person will actually have an allergic reaction to ...