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Doctor insights on: Allergy Season Calendar

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How should I get prepared for the allergy season?

How should I get prepared for the allergy season?

Start medication: Intranasal steroids, such as nasonex, (mometasone) have been demonstrated to prevent nasal allergies if started a few weeks before the season. Although most antihistamines work within 1 hour, starting a once a day antihistamine (claritin, allegra, zyrtec, etc.) a week or so before the pollen season will produce a steady state level. Obtaining an air-conditioner or hepa filter can keep pollen out of the home. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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When does ragweed allergy season end?

When does ragweed allergy season end?

Ragweed season: Depends on the part of the country you're in. Generally, however, it runs from mid-july until the first hard frost. ...Read more

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What could lead to a skin allergy that occurs every summer seasons?

What could lead to a skin allergy that occurs every summer seasons?

Numerous: There are many reasons to have skin rashes in the summer. See your doctor or a dermatologist or allergist to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me what improvements can I make to my diet before seasonal allergy season?

Please tell me what improvements can I make to my diet before seasonal allergy season?

Diet and allergies: Your diet has no impact on your seasonal allergies. See an allergist to help you start preventative treatment prior to the onset of your allergies to tame down your reactions. ...Read more

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How long is the allergy season?

How long is the allergy season?

Weeks to months: It depends on the pollen you are sensitized to and your location. In southern california, the mild weather allows much longer pollenating seasons than in the northeast. The exact season depends on which pollen, with grasses generally in the late spring, trees in late winter and early spring, and weeds in summer and early fall. Weather and local conditions can make this vary, though. ...Read more

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How can I stop my allergies in the rainy season?

How can I stop my allergies in the rainy season?

Wet season allergies: Often times these are due to molds or vegetation more prevalent during a wet season (depending on where you live). Immunotherapy is very helpful for mold allergies and antihistamines and intranasal steroids are useful for symptomatic contral. ...Read more

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What should I do to avoid allergies during this horrifying season?

Spring pollen: Allergen avoidance is very challenging when it comes to pollens. Some things that help include: change clothes and shower at end of day so pollen not tracked into bedroom; keep windows clothes and use air conditioning, avoid using clothes lines outdoors, keep car door windows closed, and limit amount of time spent outdoors. These may help, but usually it takes more.... ...Read more

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How can I feel better if I have season allergies and they don't go away i feel so bad.

How can I feel better if I have season allergies and they don't go away i feel so bad.

Seasonal allergies.: Seasonal allergies r very common. Along with antihistaminic/decongestant u may want 2 try the following. Change ur clothes b4 going2bed ;better still take a shower before u hit the bed. Try anti allergenic pillow covers, bed sheets. Also u can use sinus rinses 4nose congestion. Try otc saline rinses. See ur doc to get referred2 allergist if really bad. They even have oral antigen now. ...Read more

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In summer season my body have little rashs and iching on them what i used for this allergy?

In summer season my body have little rashs and iching on them what i used for this allergy?

Allergies: I would recommend seeing an allergist to determine exactly what you are allergic to and then focus on treatment based on those findings. You can try some over the counter Hydrocortisone cream for now. ...Read more