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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Allergy: Some people ignore it. Others use saline spray in the nose antihistamines help and you can see an allergist
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Hay fever: Hay fever is an allergy, usually to pollen. Antihistamine tablets like cetrizine or loratadine which are over the counter can be tried. Other options ... Read More
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Hay fever: Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. Common hay fever symptoms are a runny, itchy and/or blocked nose, sneezing and itchy eyes. Common treatme ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Kopp
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Genetics & location: We're all being inundated with pollen (that you cannot see), animal dander, dust mites, and mold spores. Your genetics makes it possible for you to ge ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
By skin or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms(runny nose, headaches, itchy eyes etc) and then examine you. Usual ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Pollen allergy: Originally hay fever referred to sneezing, runny nose, and nasal stuffiness due to allergy to fall pollens. The name was derived due to the fact that ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple: They include sneezing, nasal congestion, cough, post nasal drip, loss of smell, and sensation of plugged ears.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Treatment will help: Hay fever, or 'allergic rhinitis' can be troublesome. There are a host of over the counter meds - antihistamines that help control symptoms. Avoidance ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Allergy medicines: Hay fever (allergies) is usually due to pollens that are in the air. Some people are allergic to molds and other substances. One can wear a mask when ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: As long as you can breathe.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Treatment: You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, and use eye drops. I start with zaditor which is ove ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suresh Anand
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hay Fever: Untreated hf can lead to complications like sinus infections or even asthma, affecting the quality of life. Antihistamines and nasal. Sprays help but ... Read More
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