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Can someone tell me how long will hay fever last?

Can someone tell me how long will hay fever last?

Hard to say it: Depends on how old you are now....Children often have the symptoms for many years, ..Sometimes they become less as adolescents..But may come back in the 20s or 30s...If you are an adult they can last a long time..But may also go away as you get older. But it is also true from year to year your symptoms can vary, ...Seeing an allergist will help you the most. ...Read more

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Hay Fever (Definition)

Hay fever has nothing to do with hay and there is no fever. It is allergic rhinitis. About 20% of people develop rhinitis. Rhinitis is inflammation of the nose due to overactivity of t cells in the nose. Mild irritants will increase symptoms, i.e., irritant rhinitis. In 80% of rhinitis cases there is allergic antibody production so there is also an ...Read more


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Are there any effective home cures for hay fever?

Are there any effective home cures for hay fever?

Yes: There is an over the counter supplement called butterbur, which woks similarly to prescription singulair. It has to be taken daily for about three to four weeks before seing improvement. If your symptoms generally start in march, you should start taking it second week i february. For dosing, follow the specific instructions on the supplement bottle. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hay fever?

Itching & sneezing: Are symptoms specific for allergic rhinitis. When absent & you have other symptoms of rhinitis - congestion, runny nose, burning, post nasal drip, coughing - think a cold, sinus infection or non allergic rhinitis. Itchy eyes & top of your mouth are other specific symptoms of allergic rhinitis. It's called hay fever because it occurs in late summer when farmers mow the tall grass to make hay. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hay fever?

What is the definition or description of: hay fever?

Allergic rhinitis: Hay fever has nothing to do with hay and there is no fever. It is allergic rhinitis. About 20% of people develop rhinitis. Rhinitis is inflammation of the nose due to overactivity of t cells in the nose. Mild irritants will increase symptoms, i.e., irritant rhinitis. In 80% of rhinitis cases there is allergic antibody production so there is also an allergic component, allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hay fever and a cold?

What is the difference between hay fever and a cold?

Hay fever vs cold: From a practical perspective, the symptoms of both of these disorders are the same--runny nose and sneezing, perhaps also with itching, running eyes. The difference is that a cold will only last 3-4 days usually, while allergy symptoms tend to be chronic (eg., last all spring). So if your cold symtpoms don't quit after a week, you probably have allergies. ...Read more

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Is there an easy and fast way to take care of hay fever?

Symptom control: You don't get rid of hay fever. You treat the symptoms during the hay fever symptoms: usually with antihistamines and/or nasal steroid sprays. ...Read more

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What remedies for hay fever are the best?

What remedies for hay fever are the best?

So many choices now: Many options over the counter now for hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec and their generics; Flonase and Nasacort and their generics; Sudafedrine, and Zaditor (ketotifen) eyedrops usually will do the trick. If not, see an allergist. ...Read more

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It just a cold or is it hay fever, and how can you tell in the springtime?

It just a cold or is it hay fever, and how can you tell in the springtime?

Fever or itching?: There is no fever with hay fever; in the spring it is due to tree pollen not hay. If you have itchy nose, eyes then it is probably a pollen allergy; try an otc antihistamine (e.g. Allegra, zyrtec). If you have fever without itching then it is probaby a "cold" so take tylenol or asa for fever and otc sudafed 12 hour for stuffy nose (avoid sudafed with hbp, heart condition). If it persists see md. ...Read more

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Why does hay-fever come at a certain time of the year?

Why does hay-fever come at a certain time of the year?

Specific triggers: "hay fever" is another name for seasonal allergies. It comes at a certain time in the year, because it is related to specific allergens. Tree pollen causes symptoms in spring, grass pollen in summer, and weed pollen in fall. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Anaphylaxis (Definition)

Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to a chemical that has become an allergen. After being exposed to a substance such as bee sting venom, the person's immune system becomes sensitized to it. When the person is exposed to that allergen again, an allergic reaction may occur. Anaphylaxis happens quickly after the exposure, is severe, and ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more