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Allergies Hay Fever
What are good flowers to put in the garden in my yard that won't trigger my allergies (hay fever)?
See allergist: If you truly have hayfever, this is allergy just to ragweed, so you are safe to plant anything else. More likely, though, you have general seasonal allergies. It is impossible to say what specific flowers/plants any one individual would be allergic to without doing testing. One person can be very allergic to marigolds and roses, but do just fine with lilies and vinca. Use gloves when planting! ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Ragweed allergy: Ragweed season is from 15th of august to the first frost in most of the midwest and western U.S. At one time people used to take 'ragweed' vacations and go to calfornia or europe to escape the season and severe symptoms. Antihistamines, decongestant and steroids help. Ideal treatment is evaluation by a trained allergy specialist and immunotherapy (allergy injections) for long term relief. ...Read more
Many people Do: The duration of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) depends on pollination of the particular plant and the part of the country. In the northern us, pollen seasons for trees, grass and weeds is about 6-10 weeks. However, if a person lives in the southern us the pollen season can be many months. Also, if a person is allergic to trees and grass, the pollen related symptoms can be over 2 months. ...Read more
Maybe: Other potential causes are dust mites and mold. Allergy testing may be helpful. ...Read more
How to deal with seasonal allergies and hay fever? Do you use Flonase and nasonex (mometasone) every day?
Simular treatment: Use one or the other "steroid" nasal spray. ...Read more
The one that works: Allergic rhinitis is a condition where your nasal mucosa reacts to allergens, like grass, trees, pollen, animal dander, molds, ect. Multiple chemical mediators such as histamine and leukotrienes are released that cause the reaction. Treating with an antihistamine, anti-leukotriene or nasal steroid spray could block the effects of the allergen. Also flushing with saline can get rid of the offender. ...Read more
I have season allergies and get hay fever. Is it fine to not take any medication for that. I just think it protects me more from pathogens.
Nose congests late afternoon each day and overnight, tested for allergies - none, no hay fever maybe sinusitis? Would a neti pot help?
Nettie Pot: Yes, saline in any form may very well help a lot. Saline can be delivered to the nose as a spray, an irrigation or by using a nettie pot. I am partial to nasal irrigation bottle and feel that patients generally get better results with it than with a nettie pot. I would encourage you to try both and use what works best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal sprays: The most effective treatment for allergic rhinitis (hay fever) are the nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) flonase, veramyst, etc. They are safe and Nasonex (mometasone) is approved down to age 2 years. While it takes a couple of days to see improvement, they are well worth it. ...Read more
Both the same: These terms are use for essentially the same process. I don't know many people who hang around "hay" to get their hay fever, although there can be a lot of moldy or allergenic stuff in hay. The term evolved to mean the same thing as seasonal allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes it is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pollen allergy: The old term "hay fever" is antiquated and not very descriptive as it usually is only sometimes related to hay and there is no fever. Therefore the more modern terms are seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis---meaning allergic inflammation of the nose. Pollen allergy would be a seasonal allergy triggered by pollen. ...Read more
Yes: Very common pathogen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to cure allergies caused by pollen, dust, hay fever, etc. Without getting an allergy shot every two weeks?
No: You can help reduce your symptoms with avoidance and medications although allergy shots are really the only treatment option that can provide long term benefit even after stopping. ...Read more
I've been sneezing all day yesterday and today, but as far as i know, i don't suffer from hay fever or allergies. What could be causing this?
Viral cold: If in fact you are not having allergic symptoms, you could just be in the early days of a viral cold. Often these infections will start with sneezing and itching and then after a few days will blossom into the typical symptoms of a cold such as nasal drip, congestion and sore throat and coughing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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