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severe allergies

I have had allergies all my life and they have worsened over the years.  I have been to several allergists and have had 3 regimens of allergy shots, and just about every available prescription and over the counter medication with little or no results.  I also have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine to sleep at night.  I  need some help with my allergies, I am suffering with nasal drip on and off all day at work and at night at home.  The last allergy tests I had they said I was allergic to mold, mildew and dust.  When the humidity is high, I suffer the most.  HELP!!!  
  
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MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,

You have already taken allergy shots for your allergies.Along with these allergy shots,you can have some environmental modifications which will help you inkeeping allergy at bay. . Maintain/clean dehumidifiers and air conditioners regularly. Air filters of the ac trap allergens, like molds, dust and pollen.  When the filters do not work properly, allergens may be released into the air, causing typical allergy symptoms, such as watery eyes, runny nose, and wheezing. Wash shower curtains, bathroom tiles, and grout regularly and use a dehumidifier in your house.

Also remove drapes, feather pillows, upholstered furniture, non-washable comforters and soft toys. Replace carpets with linoleum or wood. Vacuum (with HEPA filtered vacuum cleaners) soft furniture and curtains as well as floor. Wash all bedding in hot water every 7 to 10 days.Pls  don't use mattress pads.

With these modifications,your chances of being exposed to the allergens decreases.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep us posted on how you are doing.

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Thanks very much, we do keep a clean house and just about every room has wood floors.  We are also going to remove the carpet in our bedroom.  thanks for all the tips.....Bob
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