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Birch Pollen Allergy Symptoms
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
Could it be real, that smoking makes me feel overcome pollen allergy symptoms for a while? It helps for a brief period.
Odd, but yes: Back in early medical history smoking (of specially compounded mixtures) was used as a treatment for asthma and nasal congestion. I don't know the mechamism, but it was successful for brief periods - enough to please patients. It's not good for the cells and tissue, but it can paradoxically reduce symptoms for awhile. Here's a bit of history: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2844275/ ...Read more
Lips get swollen itchy with little bumps all over lasting weeks every time i get pollen allergies. Is this s symptom of my pollen allergy?
Pollen allergy: 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 the currents of air. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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