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Doctor insights on: Corn Pollen Allergy

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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.

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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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.

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How long can pollen allergy?

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.

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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.

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How do you cope with a pollen allergy?

How do you cope with a pollen allergy?

Multiple ways: Avoid peak pollen times which are in the morning. Air conditioning can help. Low or non sedating antihistamines can help (such as loratadine, Cetirizine or fexophenadine). Prescription topical steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays are very effective. Specific allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots fda approved, sublingual immunotherapy is a promising but is not fda approved) can reduce the allergy.

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Can a pollen allergy cause you to choke?

Can a pollen allergy cause you to choke?

Possibly: Allergy to pollen can cause postnasal drainage, which cold make you feel like you are going to choke. This type of symptom is uncommon, however, compared to the cardinal symptoms of allergic rhinitis (runny nose, sneeze, itchy nose/eyes, nasal congestion).

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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.

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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.

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What is the definition or description of: pollen allergy?

What is the definition or description of: 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.

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What can I do about my horrible ragweed and pollen allergy?

What can I do about my horrible ragweed and pollen allergy?

Allergic rhinitis: Staying inside the house during pollen season seems like the best answer. But that's not practical. So, in addition to wearing a mask, do not forget to clean your outer clothes, accessories and shoes before getting back in your house to prevent pollen from being trapped inside the house. Taking a shower will help remove pollen adhering to your skin. Antihistamines plus nasal steroids will help.

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Why are pollen allergy and general allergies on the increase?

Why are pollen allergy and general allergies on the increase?

Genetic & Environmen: Both genetic and environmental factors play a role. The chances of developing allergic disease is higher if one parent has an atopic condition, and higher if both parents are atopic. Then in the environment "cleanliness" propegates the immune system towards the allergic phenotype.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to prevent pollen allergy from ruining my childs fun?

How to prevent pollen allergy from ruining my childs fun?

See below: You can treat your child with otc allergy medications, and treat him prior to exposure.

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How to get rid of pollen allergy?

How to get rid of pollen allergy?

Move- but: It is nearly impossible to get rid of pollen exposure unless you confine yourself to a room with purified area (HEPA or AC). If the symptoms are severe, allergy shots would be a good solution by modifying your body's allergic response to them since living in a bubble is not the option most people choose. See allergist.

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Are there any ways to overcome the juniper pollen allergy?

Yes: If you know you are juniper sensitive, you can be desensitized using allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots). For many people, this results in a permanent loss or reduction of sensitivity. Medications and avoidance also work, but symptoms will return after the medication is stopped.

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I have pollen allergy & expired claritins (loratadine) what happens if I take 2 tablets?

I have pollen allergy & expired claritins (loratadine) what happens if I take 2 tablets?

It is OK: The origional dose studies were up to 40mg/day. The most cost effective dose for adults was the 10mg. The medication like this does not suddenly go bad like out dated milk so you are probably ending up with more than 10mg anyway.

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Can you have pollen allergy shots during pollen allergy season? Or is having the shots on top of high pollen counts outside too much for your body?

Can you have pollen allergy shots during pollen allergy season? Or is having the shots on top of high pollen counts outside too much for your body?

Can be done: Allergy shots during your problem season can definitely put you at risk for more severe reactions but the risk is minimal and continuing immunotherapy is recommended even during high pollen counts. Talk to your Allergist for more details about risks/benefits

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Will famotidine help with the itching (pollen allergy)?

Will famotidine help with the itching (pollen allergy)?

No: It antagonizes H2 receptors in the stomach, thas helping decrease acid production, though an antihistaminic, but doesn't help the itch, H1 blockers, as diphenhydramine do help against the itching

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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


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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