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how to manage hay fever?

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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 include antihistamine nasal spray, steroid nail spray. If someone has more of eye symptoms eyes drops can be used too. Consult your doctor . http://patient.info/health/hay-fever-leaflet
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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 treatments are an antihistamine nasal spray or medicine and/or a steroid nasal spray. http://patient.info/health/hay-fever-leaflet

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Should I breastfeed if I have a fever?

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What are some alternatives to medication in reducing my baby's fever?

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Cooling measures: A lukewarm bath can quickly cool your baby; another option is sponge bathing; you are in effect, wiping the skin down, and then wringing it out in some room temp water and then repeating- this is a means of heat transfer, from your baby into a bucket of water.
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How concerned should I be about my baby's fever?

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Depends on the age: Any infant under 1 month of age with fever 100.4f(38.0c) should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. If your infant is older, it is wise to at least contact your doctor's office as fever is typically a symptom of a viral or bacterial infection. As an infants' immunity is much lower than an older childs', fever could be a sign that your baby may need treatment to help him/her fight the illness.
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How can I manage my baby's fever?

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Is it dangerous if I have a fever while pregnant?

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Yes: A prolonged high fever, esp. In early preg. Can result in risk of damage to the developing infant. How high is too high? Certainly over 104 but i would treat any fever esp. Over 101. This is the reason we discourage hot tube use, over 100 for over 10 min.

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