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If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?

If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?

Chamomile: tea is recognized as containing sensitizing allergens that may cross-react with pollens from your allergy list. There are accepted skin testing procedures for this. Recommend contacting an Allergist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Is www.Myallergytest.Com a reliable allergy test? It says I have allergies to ragweed, bermuda grass, and milk.... I can tell I have allergies.

Is www.Myallergytest.Com a reliable allergy test? It says I have allergies to ragweed, bermuda grass, and milk.... I can tell I have allergies.

Allergy test: I think you should not waste your money on a test, if you want to address your suspected allergies you need the professional opinion of an allergist who can take a good history from you and interpret test results for you. I see you use an inhaler, so all can be connected and treated. Find an allergist at www.Aaaai.Org or acaai.Org. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies (mold, ragweed, etc.) cause a person to feel hot/flushed or even develop a slight/low-grade fever? If so, why?

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Can seasonal allergies (mold, ragweed, etc.) cause a person to feel hot/flushed or even develop a slight/low-grade fever? If so, why?

No, unless: there is a super added infection, viral / bacterial in the upper / lower respiratory tracts. Allergy is a sort of chronic inflammation, if uncontrolled, can set the ground for acute bouts on other types of inflammation caused by micro-organisms which can lead to symptoms you mentioned, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman's vagina to have a slight itch due to seasonal allergies, such as ragweed?

Is it possible for a woman's vagina to have a slight itch due to seasonal allergies, such as ragweed?

Itching: Vulvar and vaginal allergies are common. Sometimes just by changing your soap can create an allergy. Things that can irritate the vagina/vulva are: perfumes, soaps, laundry detergent, sex, menstruation, vaginal deodorants or sprays, condoms, male secretions during sex, infections, creams and the list goes on. ...Read more

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I have fall allergies due to ragweed. My teeth hurt and i also get a headache. What should I do to treat my allergies?

I have fall allergies due to ragweed. My teeth hurt and i also get a headache. What should I do to treat my allergies?

Start at pharmacy: Start with otc drugs like non-sedating antihistamines (loratidine, fexofenadine, cetirizine). Choose generics over brands like claritin, Allegra and zyrtec. Another otc drug is nasacrom (cromolyn), a nonsteroidal, basically herbal nasal spray. Keep windows closed, use the a/c, wear a mask outdoors. If still punk see your healthcare provider. Btw, toothache suggests sinusitis not allergy. ...Read more

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Currently I have seasonal Allergy(Ragweed) sneezing runny nose, itchy nose/ throat, Is it ok to take my annual Flu shot now or should I wait. ?

Currently I have seasonal Allergy(Ragweed) sneezing runny nose, itchy nose/ throat, Is it ok to take my annual Flu shot now or should I wait. ?

Mgt: For your allergic symptoms, your PCP may prescribe an anti-histamine, nasal saline and/or a nasal steroid. You can still have your flu vaccine as recommended. ...Read more

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11y. Son allergies off charts. Ex. Ragweed was 186. Doc never seen b4. Has esonophilic esophogitis also. Any ideas like autoimmune. Y high#s all tests?

11y. Son allergies off charts. Ex. Ragweed was 186. Doc never seen b4. Has esonophilic esophogitis also. Any ideas like autoimmune. Y high#s all tests?

Typical allergy: Your son has an out-of-control immune system, manifesting itself in a variety of ways such as the eosinophilic esophagitis. You need to be working closely with a board-certified pediatric allergist to maximize avoidance therapy, medication and discussion of allergy shots as a possible mode of intervention. ...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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Ragweed allergies, how to deal?

Ragweed allergies, how to deal?

Meds, Avoidance: Ragweed allergy presents with congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip (season from August to first frost). See an Allergist in order to confirm suspicion. Intranasal steroid sprays and non-sedating antihistamines can be helpful as well as avoidance measures (keeping car and house windows close, avoid high pollen counts). Also allergy shots or new sublingual tablets. ...Read more

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Can you develop severe ragweed allergies?

Can you develop severe ragweed allergies?

Ragweed hater: Ragweed, a weed that pollenates from mid august till later september, is a major cause of respiratory allergy symptoms in much of the usa. The extent and severity of symptoms is dependent upon amount of exposure, degree of sensitivity, organ system involvement, and response to treatment. Therefore symptoms can very from mild to potentially life threatening. ...Read more