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Can You Suggest A Way To Deal With Pollen And Grass Allergies
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
Stay indoors: Not to be trite, but avoiding an environmental trigger will help. Plants pollinate in the early morning and in the later afternoon. Limiting your outdoor exposures at that time will help. However, better options can be given by an allergist who can either recommend medication or desensitization. ...Read more
How many months does allergy shots(dust,pollen,grass,weed) generally take to take effect on average?3 or 6 or 12 months?(Approximately)
By 12 months: Depending on the schedule but nearly all should have responded by 12 months (some as early as 3 months). If you still have had no response, then you will need to review your environmental control measures (dust mite, pet , mold etc) . If these have been completed and you have derived no benefit by 12 months, the situation needs to be reassessed. ...Read more
Gene & environment: When your genes and the changing environment intreacts, some people would develop allergies. Allergy develops because your immune system has been redirected to react to otherwise innocuous substances such as animal dander, pollen, dust mite,mold, food etc. The stronger a family history of allergic diseases, the more likely you are going to become allergic. ...Read more
Allergies: Allergies creating nasal congestion or asthmatic reactions are causes of shortness of breath. ...Read more
Allergy tests I have taken, for food, pollen, trees, grass, weeds, is negative. So that mens I have no allergies? Will my tongue ever swell? Im scared
It's possible.: Allergy tests only tell that you are not allergic to what was tested for. Through life you will be exposed to many things that could cause an allergic reaction. Since you have not reacted to the usual culprits it is unlikely that you will have a reaction but not impossible. Your anxiety disorder seems to be more of a problem than allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has there been any reports of allergic reactions to lichi dietary supplement? I have allergy to pollens, grasses, and a food allergy to capers. Would like to try this supplement, but am conernced about allergy issues.
My allergies:dust, pollen, trees, mold, grass, i get sinus congestion & Inflammation several times a day. Will immunotherapy prevent the Inflammation?
Prevention & meds: Dust prevention: hypoallergenic mattress sheet and pillow case, vacuum often, avoid clutter in room, change ac filter often, never use ceiling fan, air-purifier. Pollen prevention. Sinus rinse, shower after returning from outdoor, be proactive about medicine by checking pollen.Com. Days with high pollen count make sure to take your meds. Meds: otc like claritine/zyrtec, nasal spray rx by md. ...Read more
I'm worried because my throat, sneezing and blowing my nose. The pollen says its moderate. Is it a cold or allergies, what do you suggest?
Allergy shots: Allergy shots are designed to slowly help you build tolerance to those things that you are allergic to. Speak to an allergist about all of your options and this one specifically. ...Read more
Seasonal symptoms?: Pollination from grasses, weeds, and trees are seasonal. Thus depending on what you are allergic to, your symptoms would appear during the time when that particular plant (plants) pollinate. Trees tend to bloom in the spring, grasses spring/summer, weeds late summer/fall. ...Read more
Trees, grass, weeds: Pollen are fertilizing grains produced by plants for propagation. Some plants use the wind to help in pollination producing massive quantities of pollen that become airborne; these include trees, grasses, and weeds. If you are prone to allergies, these plants can cause symptoms during certain seasons. Plants that make pretty, fragrant flowers attract insects for propagation & don't cause allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often is the cause: Pollen released from flowers and plants is often a cause for hay fever (seasonal allergies). Spring & summer time is the most challenging time for allergy sufferers. Some people find relief by eating honey that is produced locally because it can help build some tolerance to the pollen that causes one's hay fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy test: Pollen allergy can be suspected on clinical grounds if you get itchy eyes and nose, runny nose, congestion and sneezing when outdoors in certain seasons. To really make a diagnosis, though, you need to have a skin test or blood test showing the presence of ige antibodies to pollen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways: Avoidance is always the best, but challenging and sometimes impractical. The best medications are the topical nasal steroid sprays and using antihistamines (nondrowsy ones) as needed. For long term relief, the best treatment is allergy injections. While it is a bigger commitment initially, in the long run, it will safe money, less symptoms and less medications. ...Read more
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
Symptoms and testing: A child who sneezes when playing with a cat is likely to have cat allergy, this is confirmed with skin allergy test or blood test for specific ige to cat. Similarly, if the child sneezes or itches outdoors, she is likely to be allergic to pollen. Testing will confirm the diagnosis. ...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
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