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Can You Explain How Pollen Makes Your Eyes Itchy If You Are Allergic To It
Histamine release: A person has allergies if his immune system over-reacts to certain types of pollen, and the histamine (and other chemicals) released by his immune system causes itching, runny nose, watery eyes, wheezing, cough, lots of mucus, etc... The treatment is avoidance of pollen, and use of oral or eye-drop antihistamines, and nasal steroids. For bad eye allergies, eye doctors prescribe eye-drop steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Timing & testing: Grass pollen allergy (called grass pollinosis) has symptoms of itchy, runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing, sometimes with eye symptoms during the usual grass pollen time which is early to mid-summer (longer in the south). To confirm grass allergy, a skin test or ige blood test can be performed. ...Read more
No: The two are not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Alcohol allergy: Alcohol can cause reactions. A hangover is really a toxic reaction. Some people have an enzyme deficiency which makes them prone to flushing of the skin especially face after drinking. Many people have nasal congestion after drinking beer or wine. Reactions to additives like sulfites can cause wheezing. True allergy to alcohol is very very rare but can cause anaphylaxis which can be severe. ...Read more
What happens if someone is allergic to a medicine they need to be taking... Can.They be desensitized to it so they can take it?
Yes can be done: Allergic reaction ( to any thing ) is complex process , several factors & different mechanisms are involved . Allergy - like penicillin which will give anaphylatic shock (and death ) is caused by type-i mast cell / ige reaction , is being done for certain drugs , by specialized centers ( or offices ), and is not a routine procedure. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have contact allergic dermatitis reaction, how can I make it heal faster?
Component usually: Typically a person is allergic to an "epitope" which is a particular part of the protein of the substance that a person reacts to. For cow's milk, a person could be allergic to the whey, casein or both. For penicillin, usually the reaction is against the beta-lactam ring when it combines with a serum protein like albumin. For pollen, it is usually a specific protein in the pollen. ...Read more
Can someone help me understand allegry shots more? Why does giving you the stuff you are allergic to make you better?
Making antibodies: What is happening with an allergy shot is this: the doctor gives you very small doses of what you are allergic to in order that you can develop an immune reaction to them. A different type of antibody is formed against the thing to which you are allergic, and you stop having an allergic reaction to it. This can be used on, for example, people who are allergic to cats but want to keep their cats. ...Read more
Usually not: Crying too much actually increases the moisture of the eyes, as well as increases the swelling of the eyelids. So usually crying doesn't cause stinging of the eyes. However, if you have a dry eye meibomian glands' oil layer of the tear film isn't adequate, then you might have tears that don't stay on the surface of the eye long enough, and can have a dry eye condition afterwards needing treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Afterimage: This is called an entopic phenomenon. An example is when you can see floaters, or your own blood vessels when staring at bright light thru eyes closed. The cells in retina are excited after a flash of lightning that they continue to send message to brain. Kinda like when you burn your hand, feels hot even seconds later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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