Reaction to Ant Bites Prevention
Prevention of allergic reactions includes:
- Do not use a vacuum indoors:
- Ask someone else in your household to vacuum.
- Use a dust mask if you must vacuum.
- Avoid food color.
- Avoid foods that cause allergic reactions
- Carry an epinephrine syringe:
- Learn to use the syringe for severe allergic reactions.
- Carry antihistamine medications.
- Clean heating and cooling ducts in the house.
- Do not use aerosols or spray cleaners in the bedroom.
- Install allergy filters in the heating and cooling system:
- Change them once per month.
- Place plastic covers over mattresses and pillows.
- Remove carpeting.
- Remove stuffed furniture and stuffed animals from the bedroom.
- Use a dehumidifier to keep humidity below 50 percent.
- Wash all bed linens in hot water every week.
- Wear an alert bracelet that identifies your allergies.
Reaction to Ant Bites Food Avoidance
Common foods that cause allergic reactions include:
Reaction to Ant Bites Avoiding Corn
Foods to avoid if you have a corn allergy:
- Corn starch
- Corn sugar
- Corn flour
Reaction to Ant Bites Avoiding Eggs
Foods and substances to avoid if you have an egg allergy:
Reaction to Ant Bites Avoiding Peanuts
Foods to avoid if you have a peanut allergy:
- Cold pressed peanut oil
- Mixed nuts
- Peanut flour
- Candy that contains peanut oil
Reaction to Ant Bites Avoiding Soy
Foods to avoid if you have a soy allergy:
- Soy flour
- Soy nuts
- Soy protein
- Soy protein isolate
- Soy sauce
- Textured vegetable protein
Foods to avoid if you have a soy protein allergy:
- Vegetable broth
- Vegetable gum
- Vegetable starch
Reaction to Ant Bites Avoiding Wheat
Foods and substances to avoid if you have a wheat allergy:
- Cracked wheat
- Durum flour
- Enriched flour
- Graham flour
- High-gluten flour
- Wheat bran
- Wheat germ
- Wheat starch
Continue to Reaction to Ant Bites Underlying Cause
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