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Allergy To Hay
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
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Maybe: Other potential causes are dust mites and mold. Allergy testing may be helpful. ...Read more
Simular treatment: Use one or the other "steroid" nasal spray. ...Read more
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
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
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.
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
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