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How do I pick an air purifier?

Trying to select a portable HEPA filter for a small (about 9x10) room. What has worked best for you? What should I avoid? Permanent filter or replaceable? [more inside]
posted by crowyhead on Jun 24, 2011 - 6 answers

How happy are German cows?

I'm heading over to Europe in a few weeks and I'm curious about the differences in food quality and food ingredients as compared to the U.S. What will I find there that might be emblematic of a different system or attitude toward food? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Apr 21, 2011 - 25 answers

Allergies and Asthma suck

Please help me deal with my newly diagnosed Asthma and allergies. I know you are not my allergist. [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Apr 11, 2011 - 25 answers

SALAD is NOT what I'm looking for

I'm thinking about doing a diet/nutrition experiment on myself where I cut out foods that are known to cause serious health issues (disease and/or allergic reactions). What resources can best help me with this? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Nov 30, 2010 - 20 answers

My immune system is weird. Why?

Immune system filter: My immune system is weird! I'm generally healthy, but really susceptible to staph infections (mostly impetigo), and don't react to histamine. [more inside]
posted by naturalog on Oct 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Has anyone tried immunotherapy for chronic rhinitis?

Has anyone tried immunotherapy for chronic rhinitis (year-round allergies/nasal congestion)? [more inside]
posted by metakiwi on Aug 13, 2010 - 14 answers

What about this apartment is making my throat constrict?

What about this apartment is making my throat constrict? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Mar 2, 2010 - 7 answers

All I want is a rug that doesn't try to kill my in my sleep.

I want to buy area rugs that will have the minimum possible negative impact on my family's health (crawling baby, spouse with allergies). Low to moderate budget. Are Ikea wool rugs the way to go? If not, any other ideas for non-offgassing, somewhat non-allergenic, but still comfy floor coverings? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jan 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Allergy relief methods?

What can I do for relief until I get to my allergy doctor? [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on May 12, 2009 - 28 answers

What's wrong with my eyelid?

I woke up with my eyelid half-swollen shut. Given the circumstances, how should I treat it? [more inside]
posted by Girl Scout of Death on May 4, 2009 - 16 answers

I can't stop coughing!

Chronic cough has bothered me for two years. Five doctors have been unable to help me. I am at my wit's end. Help! [more inside]
posted by prunes on Apr 28, 2009 - 21 answers

How is your non-CFC asthma inhaler working out for you?

If you recently made the switch from a CFC-propelled asthma inhaler to a non-CFC-propelled inhaler, how has it been? I've seen news reports that the spray is softer so you may not feel like you've gotten the full dose, and the inhalers have to be cleaned more often, and was curious to hear from people who've actually made the transition as I wait for my seasonal allergic asthma to kick in any day now. Any hints for making the adjustment smoother?
posted by mediareport on Feb 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Allergies and Air Filters

What is the best disposable 1 inch air filter for my son who has seasonal allergies and why? [more inside]
posted by cjets on Oct 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Claritin + Benadryl

Is it safe to mix 24 hour Loratadine (Claritin) with 25-50 Diphenhydramin HCl (Benadryl)? My allergies are killing me and the loratadine does not seem to be doing the job.
posted by Raichle on May 6, 2008 - 29 answers

Which allergy meds have gone generic or OTC since last year?

Seasonal allergy relief: I've read a bunch of the previous questions, but was wondering about allergy medicines that have gone prescription to over-the-counter or brand-name to generic since last spring. I know there's a generic Zyrtec now, but was wondering if there are any others that might be more affordable/available than they were last spring.
posted by mediareport on Feb 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me not be allergic to my pants!

Suddenly I'm allergic to polyester. But.... a lot of pants and skirts and dresses out there have at least 5% polyester in them. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jan 25, 2008 - 11 answers

How do allergy meds work, while having different side effects?

How do loratadine and diphenhydramine HCI work? Specifically, how is it that both can help control allergies, yet have different side effects? I'm particularly interested in how loratadine works without causing sleepiness, while a single 25 mg capsule of diphenhydramine is able to knock me out in a matter of minutes.
posted by invisible ink on Jan 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Best allergy medicine to take for allergy to dogs?

What is the best allergy medicine (prescription or over the counter) for allergies to dogs or cats? So many seem more geared towards allergies to mold, dust, hayfever, etc. [more inside]
posted by psususe on Oct 24, 2006 - 20 answers

My friend has a weird reaction to coffee. What's happening?

My friend has a weird reaction to coffee. What's happening? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Sep 25, 2006 - 8 answers

Do I Have Allergies?

Do I have allergies? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Jul 13, 2004 - 9 answers

Zyrtec from Canada?

It's all the cat's fault. I have cat allergies and the only thing that's worked so far is Zyrtec. Great, only the problem is that my insurance company thinks that a fair co-pay for this particular miracle drug is $35 for a month's supply. A quick Google search turned up a lot of (supposedly) Canadian companies willing to sell me branded and generic Zyrtec at much lower prices. My question: is it safe to order prescription drugs -- assuming you've actually been prescribed them by your doctor, which I was -- through online Canadian sources?
posted by baltimore on May 7, 2004 - 19 answers

Fleas-B-Gone!

I have an allergy which makes fleas bites on my body a real problem. In a concentrated infestation, I may actually become ill from too many. I'm looking for an effective way to keep my house clear of them. [more] [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Jan 18, 2004 - 11 answers

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