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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Birch Allergy (Overview)

An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case the allergy would be to deciduous hardwood trees in the Betula genus.


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How can I tell if an allergy to birch?

How can I tell if an allergy to birch?

Skin or blood test: If you have itchy eyes, runny/stuffy nose, sneezing spells etc in spring, you can get tested for birch pollen allergy. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Birch Allergy (Overview)

An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case the allergy would be to deciduous hardwood trees in the Betula genus.


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How can I get rid off the oral allergy syndrome?

How can I get rid off the oral allergy syndrome?

Avoid offending food: Oral allergy syndrome due to allergic antibody (ige) to pollen which cross-reacts with heat labile proteins in raw fruits/vegetables e.g. Birch pollen ige cross-reacts with apple, peach, etc. Heating the fruit/vegetable destroys the cross-reacting proteins. Avoid the offending foods when raw; can be eaten cooked/canned. Sometimes allergy injections decrease pollen ige so can tolerate raw fruit. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Birch allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Birch allergy?

Birch allergy: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case the allergy would be to deciduous hardwood trees in the Betula genus. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an allergy to birch wood?

How can I tell if I have an allergy to birch wood?

Tree allergy not all: Generally allergy to trees are to their pollen not the wood. The exception is the great western cedar. Otherwise saw dust is an irritant not an allergen. ...Read more

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How can I tell if an allergy to birch?

Skin or blood test: If you have itchy eyes, runny/stuffy nose, sneezing spells etc in spring, you can get tested for birch pollen allergy. ...Read more

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Why are fall allergies so bad?

Why are fall allergies so bad?

Ragweed & Mold: Allergy problems are often worse in the fall because of weed pollen such as ragweed. In addition, mold is worse in the fall because decaying plant material such as all summer's grass clipping and falling leaves. Ragweed is a potent allergen for those who are allergic to it and can cause fairly severe symptoms. The combo of weed pollen and mold is a double whammy. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Yes possible: But first see your doctor to rule out other serious problems for dizziness before you visit allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Why do you develop an allergy?

Why do you develop an allergy?

Genetics: Simple answer: most who develop allergy it is because of genetics and environmental exposure to allergens. In reality it is much more complex than this. ...Read more

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Should I worry about allergies?

Should I worry about allergies?

If too many symptoms: Hay fever (allergies) is usually due to pollens that are in the air. Some people are allergic to molds and other substances. One can wear a mask when working outdoors or when hiking. Avoid playing outdoors when the pollen or smog levels are high. Medicines such as Claritin otc, zyrtec otc, or prescription eye drops and nasal steroid sprays are helpful. Allergy shots are another option. ...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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What best medicine for allergy?

What best medicine for allergy?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines such claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec work for a lot of patients. ...Read more

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Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Nothing special: Allergic reactions are pretty common and for the most part not specific to the specific antigen (cause). If the exposure to titanium is direct skin contact, would expect redness and possible swelling there. See:http://j.Mp/vgz70k. ...Read more

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What are some common allergies?

What are some common allergies?

Several: Inhalant allergies are to pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold, venom allergies to stinging insects as bees, wasp, hornets and yellow jackets, contact allergies to cosmetics, jewelry, chemicals, drug allergies, food allergies, you name it.. ...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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