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Anaphylaxis Hay Fever
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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