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What are the symptoms of a pollen allergy?

What are the symptoms of a pollen allergy?

Varied: Typical symptoms of pollen allergy include sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. Pollen allergy can also trigger asthma symptoms with coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing. ...Read more

Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of a lily pollen allergy?

What are the symptoms of a lily pollen allergy?

Sneezing, runny nose: The most likely symptoms of allergy to lily pollen are sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and itchy eyes. Asthma could occur. Treatment would be similar to that for 'hay fever, ' with an antihistamine such as Claritin or allegra. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a bad pollen allergy?

How can I prevent a bad pollen allergy?

Avoid triggers: There are four steps to minimizing a bad allergic reaction to anything. First, educate yourself about the problems and treatments. Second, avoid the cause as much as possible. Third, use medications preventatively to reduce the immune reaction. Fourth, if available, consider allergen immunotherapy to also reduce the immune reaction. ...Read more

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If I have pollen allergy which fruit I can eat?

If I have pollen allergy which fruit I can eat?

Depends: There is a clinical syndrome called oral allergy syndrome in which some patients who have seasonal allergies can have symptoms, typically limited to the mouth area, to certain fresh fruits and vegetables. Not all allergy patients have these symptoms. Some of the classic associations are birch -apple and ragweed - melons. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pollen allergy relief for baby?

What do you recommend for pollen allergy relief for baby?

Rarely real allergy: Congestion is a normal response of the airway to inhaled dust, fumes, dry heat, pollen, etc. As well as infection. Airway mucous traps debris particles and works to remove them. Vaporizers help thin heavy mucous in some. Avoid cleaning products with heavy odors, perfumes, and smoke and change ac filters often. A particle filter for babys room may also help.Nasal saline as a wash is helpful. ...Read more

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Is having corn pollen allergy the same as a corn allergy?

Is having corn pollen allergy the same as a corn allergy?

Not exactly: They are both corn related and those with corn allergy may react to corn pollen with runny nose and or asthma. If the corn pollen allergy is moderate to severe, it is best to avoid corn. www.about.com has a good article on this subject. ...Read more

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Is a corn pollen allergy the exact same as a corn allergy?

Is a corn pollen allergy the exact same as a corn allergy?

Pollen allergy OR: No, corn pollen is not the same as the vegetable corn. This comes up with nut trees too, like pecan pollen vs pecan nuts, walnut tree pollen vs walnuts. The allergens in the pollens are not the same as the allergens in the "fruits" the plant produces. We have different skin tests for each and can show you how your responses differ. ...Read more

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How long can pollen allergy?

Not sure of question: If you are asking how long someone can have pollen allergies - it can be years. That time can be shortened with treatment. If you are asking how long the pollen season lasts, that depends on your geography. Where you live, some plants can pollinate all year round. ...Read more

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Will pollen allergy ever go away?

Will pollen allergy ever go away?

Allergy remissions : They can certainly lessen in severity in some associated with adolescents or in adults more senior years. But why wait and suffer. There are various safe and effective treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Pollen Allergy (Definition)

A common spring allergy that causes sensitive individuals to feel itchy or watery eyes, runny nose and congestion, an itch in the mouth or lip swelling. This sensitivity is a result of the body's reaction to certain airborne pollen from the tiny particles released from grasses, weeds and trees that hitch a ride on ...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