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Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

It could: It depends what your child is allergic to. I would not try anything even if it is otc without talking it over with your allergist or physician. ...Read more

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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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Can eating local honey really help with pollen allergies?

Can eating local honey really help with pollen allergies?

No: Seasonal allergies are caused by wind born pollens ( trees, grass weed). Bees help flowering plants pollinate by transfering pollen from plant to plant. The pollen transported on bees are not the pollens that cause seasonal allergy problems. ...Read more

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I Hurd that bee pollen, and natural honey is good for "Allergies"..I have severe environmental allergies not to bees would it work.?

I Hurd that bee pollen, and natural honey is good for "Allergies"..I have severe environmental allergies not to bees would it work.?

Bee pollen : The thought is that the local honey will contain properties that can help make you less allergic to plants and trees in your local area ...Read more

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Does aspirin help or worsens food allergies? I have a cold and food allergy at the same time.

Does aspirin help or worsens food allergies? I have a cold and food allergy at the same time.

No effect: Aspirin should have no affect on your food allergies. It could cause GI upset, gastritis, etc. But that would not be related to your allergies unless you had pre existing gastritis, which it could worsen. If you have a GI diagnosis, you should talk to your doctor before starting Aspirin or nsaids like motrin. ...Read more

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If my child is allergic to weeds and pollen besides zyrtec (cetirizine) what else will help. I've tried clariton as well?

If my child is allergic to weeds and pollen besides zyrtec (cetirizine) what else will help. I've tried clariton as well?

Allergen Avoidance: Avoiding those things that cause allergies is paramount in allergy symptom control. In your child's case it may be difficult as it would require staying indoors (you very well might just have to if symptoms are severe). Otherwise, once your child has been outdoors wash his nostrils with saline spray to "flush" any allergens (allergy producing substances). You may give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or nasal steroids. ...Read more

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Can I take fexofenadine and benedryl together. Or is there something else I can do to help with a dust mite allergy?

Can I take fexofenadine and benedryl together. Or is there something else I can do to help with a dust mite allergy?

Yes and yes: Though not risky, the above med combination is hart on many. The benedryl makes many people drowsy so it can interfere with life. There are OTC nasal steroid sprays that can decrease symptoms.Your nasal membranes are often the site where most discomfort is triggered. The sprays (rhinocort,nasocort,etc.) take several days to make a difference, but might help if used daily. ...Read more

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Mold is a huge allergen for me - can anything be done other than using antihistamines to help with this allergy?

Mold is a huge allergen for me - can anything be done other than using antihistamines to help with this allergy?

Several options: Once an allergen is identified there are three general treatment options: avoidance, medications and allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to dust mites and get a lot of mucus in throat and sore throats is there any medicine that can help these symptoms? I already tried taking mucinex, claritin, Veramyst nasal spray, and a saline nose rinse and nothing is helping at all. Also,

I'm allergic to dust mites and get a lot of mucus in throat and sore throats is there any medicine that can help these symptoms? I already tried taking mucinex, claritin, Veramyst nasal spray, and a saline nose rinse and nothing is helping at all.  Also,

How : How do you know you are allergic? If the exposure is alot, medication may not help. There may be other issues going on causing your symptoms. Have you spoken to an allergist and have you considered allergy shots? ...Read more

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My wife has seasonal allergy from spring and dust, please advise simple medicine.Is there one injection yearly as i heared that can help releif?

My wife has seasonal allergy from spring and dust, please advise simple medicine.Is there one injection yearly as i heared that can help releif?

Depends on symptom: If her symptoms are mostly nasal such as congestion or nasal drainage, nasal steroids are most helpful. If you are considering injection, long acting steroids can be helpful, such as kenalog, (triamcinolone) though it can have other side effects. If you have more generalized symptoms, an antihistamine is helpful. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy pill will help most with indoor and dust allergies?

What kind of allergy pill will help most with indoor and dust allergies?

Any antihistamine: All antihistamines such as benedryl, allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are histamine blockers. They block histamine at the histamine receptor. This is independent of the cause of the release of histamine. So, all antihistamines are useful in the treatment of indoor or dust allergies. ...Read more

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Does natural d-hist work for rashes from food allergies?

Does natural d-hist work for rashes from food allergies?

No: No reason to believe that it would help with food allergy. The reason it is labeled as a food product is that no studies have been done to prove any health benefit of the product. However, there may be some health benefits of individual components of the product, though not necessarily in the amount provided. ...Read more

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I have a chronic runny nose during allergy season, but no other allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes or sneezing. Is there an antihistamine that tends to work better for runny nose only? How long should I stay on an antihistamine to tell if it works befo

I have a chronic runny nose during allergy season, but no other allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes or sneezing.  Is there an antihistamine that tends to work better for runny nose only?  How long should I stay on an antihistamine to tell if it works befo

Allegra & Claritin (loratadine): Allegra (fexofenadine) & Claritin (loratadine) (loratidine) have the advantage of long duration of action (~24 hours) and lack of sedation. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is nearly as good but 1 in 12 users get drowsy on this one. All otc antihistamines treat all symptoms of allergic noses and eyes except for stuffy nose. Buy the generic versions and get the same effect at lower cost. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my child has severe food allergies?

Could use your help docs! my child has severe food allergies?

Food allergy plan: If your child has food allergies, having an epi pen at home, school and with you when you are away from home is an important part of the management. Avoidance of any known food allergens which may trigger symptoms by reading food labels, avoiding public faucets, and hidden ingredients will help prevent a reaction. Your doctor can provide additional information. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?

If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?

Chamomile: tea is recognized as containing sensitizing allergens that may cross-react with pollens from your allergy list. There are accepted skin testing procedures for this. Recommend contacting an Allergist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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I have really good skin but highly sensitive, can I take over-the-counter allergy meds for hives that developed due to a cat allergy (severe allergy)?

I have really good skin but highly sensitive, can I take over-the-counter allergy meds for hives that developed due to a cat allergy (severe allergy)?

Yes: You may try it but if the problem is severe , avoidance would be the best answer. Allergy shots often help as well. At the minimum, keep the cat out of your bedroom. ...Read more

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Are the health food store bee pollen meds just a gimmick for treating allergies?

Yes: The pollens that cause allergies are very small, and carried by the wind. Flowers need bees to cross-pollinate, because the pollen is too big and heavy to be carried by the wind. Since they're not airborne, people can't inhale them and react to them. Thus, the pollens found in bee pollen are not the pollens that cause your allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is eating multivitamin for allergic and sneezing good idea or earing probiotics for allergic and sneezing ?? Please suggest thx..

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Is eating multivitamin for allergic and sneezing good idea or earing probiotics for allergic and sneezing ?? Please suggest thx..

Neutral: Multivitamins are not usually needed for people in the developed countries except in cases of severe dietary restrictions. There is little proof that they would do much for allergies. If you were to take anything, vitamin D3 may be the one. There is also no proof that probiotics do anything for hay fever or asthma although they may be helpful in some cases of eczema. Try nasal steroid. ...Read more

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How come only allegra (fexofenadine) is effective with my food allergies, but no other product works? I don't have indoor/outdoor or seasonal allergies. Only food.

How come only allegra (fexofenadine) is effective with my food allergies, but no other product works? I don't have indoor/outdoor or seasonal allergies. Only food.

Everyone's different: Many people prefer one product over another. It also depends on what symptoms you're trying to treat, and whether they are truly allergy or ige mediated. Antihistamines will frequently be ineffective in gastrointestinal symptoms. Generally food allergies are treated with avoidance. If your food allergy diagnosis and treatment are unclear, an oral challenge is really the only way to diagnose. ...Read more

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Have taken allegra, claritin, (loratadine) and zyrtec to help with my allergies this season. None of them have relieved my symptoms. Any other OTC for relief?

Have taken allegra, claritin, (loratadine) and zyrtec to help with my allergies this season. None of them have relieved my symptoms. Any other OTC for relief?

Nasalcrom (cromolyn): Over the counter options include Nasalcrom nasal spray . Some people find neil med sinus rinses are helpful as well. Others find that Allegra d or zyrtec d pills can help. If these do not help see your doctor to get some prescription nose sprays ...Read more

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Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

It could: It depends what your child is allergic to. I would not try anything even if it is otc without talking it over with your allergist or physician. ...Read more

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Are the health food store bee pollen meds just a gimmick for treating allergies?

Yes: The pollens that cause allergies are very small, and carried by the wind. Flowers need bees to cross-pollinate, because the pollen is too big and heavy to be carried by the wind. Since they're not airborne, people can't inhale them and react to them. Thus, the pollens found in bee pollen are not the pollens that cause your allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

Many possibilities: The primary triggers for eczema flare-ups are food exposures, changes in weather/temperature, using the wrong soaps and moisturizers, and environmental allergens (pets, dust mites). ...Read more

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I Hurd that bee pollen, and natural honey is good for "Allergies"..I have severe environmental allergies not to bees would it work.?

Bee pollen : The thought is that the local honey will contain properties that can help make you less allergic to plants and trees in your local area ...Read more

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I have a very slight symptoms of allergy on pollen. Can I use q urol (witch contains bee pollen) and can this cure help me with ED caused by cpps?

I have a very slight symptoms of allergy on pollen. Can I use q urol (witch contains bee pollen) and can this cure help me with ED caused by cpps?

Bees, pollen allergy: Most people with pollen allergy are allergic to wind-borne pollen such as grass, tree and weed pollen. Their seasonal allergy symptoms are not due to insect-borne flower pollen. This bee pollen does not help seasonal allergy sufferers but may have other health benefits. I would recommend seeing your urology md for ed and cpps as it is not related to allergies. ...Read more

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Does taking bee pollen really work for getting rid of allergies, or is it a gimmick?

Does taking bee pollen really work for getting rid of allergies, or is it a gimmick?

No: Bee pollen is not helpful to get rid of allergies. Seasonal allergens that cause rhinitis etc are pollens that are wind borne. Bees pollinate flowering plants and these don't cause seasonal allergy. ...Read more

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Can bee pollen work as an effective treatment of outdoor allergies?

Can bee pollen work as an effective treatment of outdoor allergies?

No: Pollen (bee or otherwise) is an allergen and can elicit an immune response (allergic response). If you have allergies, you should use an anti-histamine or have allergy testing done. Yu can start with an allergist or an ent. ...Read more

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Was considering taking bee pollen supplements but heard if you have seasonal allergies you shouldn't, is this true?


Was considering taking bee pollen supplements but heard if you have seasonal allergies you shouldn't, is this true?

Probably: There are rare cases of anaphylaxis from bee pollen. One problem is that the pollen collected by bees are specific for that colony and area.They are mostly from flowering plants they are not the usual allergenic ones which travel in the air . The reaction is usually from cross-sensitivity between a particular pollen and another plant. No evidence bee pollen is effective for allergic diseases. ...Read more

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My first child is 3.5 years old and has eczema/wheezing (food allergies wheat, egg, nuts). Nobody in family history had. Next child can have the same?

My first child is 3.5 years old and has eczema/wheezing (food allergies wheat, egg, nuts). Nobody in family history had. Next child can have the same?

Probably: Asthma, allergies and eczema run in the same families. Not all members of family have all symptoms. Some might have eczema and allergies and others might have other symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a food allergy & got a patch of eczema on my neck which is spreading. Should I go to a dermatologist or use Protopic as prescribed by GP?

Hi, I had a food allergy & got a patch of eczema on my neck which is spreading. Should I go to a dermatologist or use Protopic as prescribed by GP?

Your choice: A dermatologist does not have ownership of skin diagnosis & treatment. I call on them often when a condition is confusing or fails to respond to usual treatments. Most primary care docs can and do recognize & treat eczema successfully. It is a difficult condition & seldom responds immediately. You can call your primary doc & see if there are other things to do or get a derm opinion. ...Read more

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I've never had food allergies & tested neg for them, but do have eczema & chronic hives. does this mean i'll react to big allergens like nuts & fish?

I've never had food allergies & tested neg for them, but do have eczema & chronic hives. does this mean i'll react to big allergens like nuts & fish?

Not necessarily: In fact, your own experience with eating nuts and fish is a much more reliable indicator of whether you're actually allergic than the results of skin testing will be. I think your allergist will tell you the same thing. The best way to determine whether your skin issues are due to allergy is a few weeks' trial of an elimination diet. Ask about it. ...Read more

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Son has food allergies and eczema, but healthy. Twice now, in a couple months, he has had a low temp while sick(96.3) His norm:97.5. Worry?

Son has food allergies and eczema, but healthy. Twice now, in a couple months, he has had a low temp while sick(96.3) His norm:97.5. Worry?

? thermometer: His regular temperature appears to be below average and I wonder as to how accurate the thermometer is. Try another one to see if you get the same measurement. I have no ready explanation for the lower temperature while being sick but it is possible that being less active or not eating tends to lower one's temperature. However the accuracy of your thermometer should be verified. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have food allergy acne/eczema?

I need help! How do I know if I have food allergy acne/eczema?

Suspect / test: There are a variety of blood tests your physician can obtain on blood that can provide evidence for or against a food allergy. Allergists also employ skin tests which provide a different but helpful set of information. ...Read more

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Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

?: Dianabol is an anabolic steroid and a controlled substance in the us and western europe and is banned in the us. It can cause liver damage with long term use. I can't recommend it at all! for its association with asthma, allergies and eczema - ? ...Read more

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How to tell if my eczema is due to a food allergy?

How to tell if my eczema is due to a food allergy?

Testing: The two best ways are either to see an allergist for testing or to completely remove that food from your diet, treat the eczema and if it doesn't return that food could be the culprit. ...Read more

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How can you tell if my eczema is from a food allergy?

How can you tell if my eczema is from a food allergy?

Timing and testing: About 33% of people with moderate to severe eczema have an allergic trigger. The allergic trigger could be a food or dust mite. Sometimes the pattern of eating the food followed by flaring of the eczema will help, but the best test is to eliminate the food and monitor to see if the eczema improves. To determine which foods to eliminate, allergy blood or skin tests can be helpful, but not perfect. ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Food Triggers: Evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consistent pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Skin prick testing better that patch. See Allergist. ...Read more

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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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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more