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Did anyone ever had allergies or hay fever for 2 months or longer?

Did anyone ever had allergies or hay fever for 2 months or longer?

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

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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Went hiking. Stayed in old cabin. Mouse allergy or hay-fever?

Went hiking. Stayed in old cabin. Mouse allergy or hay-fever?

Maybe: Other potential causes are dust mites and mold. Allergy testing may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can recent bronchitis cause allergies to go hay wire?

Can recent bronchitis cause allergies to go hay wire?

Possible: Bronchitis is typically a viral infection. Most viral infections can 'interact', for lack of a better word, with one's allergies and may increase symtpoms. ...Read more

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What are good flowers to put in the garden in my yard that won't trigger my 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

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Does local honey really help allergies/hay fever?

Does local honey really help allergies/hay fever?

No: Local honey may contain pollen, but it is not the pollen that causes allergic rhinitis. So there is no benefit from a allergy desensitization type mechanism. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with ragweed allergy, hay fever, etc?

What is the best way to deal with ragweed allergy, hay fever, etc?

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

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What's the most effective allergy treatment for hay fever?

What's the most effective allergy treatment for hay fever?

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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Please describe the most effective allergy treatment for hay fever?

Please describe the most effective allergy treatment for hay fever?

See details: Several things may help including antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays and allergy injections. Antihistamines include zyrtec and Allegra and sprays include Flonase and nasonex (mometasone). Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Not likely: "allergy" drugs simply control your symptoms and have really no direct effect on pathogens. This is an issue of your immune system and its ability to ward off thiese "bugs". Good Luck ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure allergies caused by pollen, dust, hay fever, etc. Without getting an allergy shot every two weeks?

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

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What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. ...Read more

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Difference btwn an allergy and sensitivity? I get hay fever symptoms every time I visit the salon. I think it is due to an ingredient in the shampoo.

Difference btwn an allergy and sensitivity? I get hay fever symptoms every time I visit the salon. I think it is due to an ingredient in the shampoo.

Sensitivity: You can get allergy like symptoms from both allergic and nonallergic causes. Most likely your sensitivity to the chemicals in the air at the salon is nonallergic. That being said, if you have allergies to things like pollens and dust mites then your eyes and nose will be more "sensitive" or more easily irritated by those chemicals in the air. Allergy is a very specific kind of sensitivity. ...Read more

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What is allergy?

What is allergy?

Allergy: is an exaggerated immunological reaction (sneezing, difficulty breathing, itching, skin rash) to substances (pollen, animal dander), situations or physical states that do not produce similar effects in most people.It can also be defined as altered bodily reactivity to an antigen when a person is first exposed, such as to bee venom, that is so severe that a second sting may be fatal.Hope this helps ...Read more

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What are allergies?

What are allergies?

See detail: Allergies are caused when a person makes an allergic antibody known as immunoglobulin e against a protein. This protein can be a food, pollen, mold, or medication. Allergic reactions can cause itching, swelling, redness in eyes, nasal passages, skin, GI tract, and in the lungs. ...Read more

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What is an allergy?

What is an allergy?

Abnormal reaction: An allergy is an abnormal, incorrect reaction of the immune system against substances we are exposed to in our environment. This includes environmental exposures, foods, drugs, etc. Allergies must be differentiated from other reactions not mediated specifically through the immune system including irritants, intolerance, etc. In general, allergy involves the respiratory tract, skin, or GI system. ...Read more

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What causes allergy?

What causes allergy?

Immune reaction: Your immune system normally makes igg antibodies that recognize foreign proteins. In patients with allergy, the immune system switches to making a ige antibodies for certain proteins. The ige antibodies act as a detector of the specific protein that they are made to react with and trigger the allergic response when they come in contact with that protein. ...Read more

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Poly allergy syndrom?

Poly allergy syndrom?

Allergies: As a doctor, if i heard this it simply makes me think (1) you have allergies, asthma, eczema, etc.... Or (2) you have multiple allergies to pollens, medications, foods, stinging insects, etc... ...Read more