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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
Allergies: Allergies creating nasal congestion or asthmatic reactions are causes of shortness of breath. ...Read more
I was on prednisone and steroid inhaler for symptoms from my grass allergies and nasal spray. Finished with prednisone but now started a dry cough?
Antihitamines/nasal: You may need to take antihitamines by mouth with and without nasal steroid sprays, yoy should however follow uo with your doctor or allergist who has been treating ...Read more
What to do if i just found out I have a grass allergy. Anyone know of any permanent cures for allergies?
Not for sure: Allergy shots will likely be your best bet. We don't know if the cure is permanent but in a recent study a high number of people who have had 3 or more years of allergy shots continued to do well 12 years after the injections were discontinued. Allergy shots are really one of the rare occasions when the benefits persist long after ...Read more
I have a grass allergy does that mean I should avoid foods in the grass family such as wheat etc. ?
No: It would be highly unusual to have problem with grains when you are allergic to grass by inhalation. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Avoidance: stay indoors on hot, sunny, breezy days. Keep windows open only at night or use a/c. Use a/c in car. Meds: otc antihistamines like claritin, allegra, zyrtec or Nasalcrom spray. Zaditor (ketotifen) for eyes. Presciptions: antihistamine or corticosteroid nasal sprays. Mast cell stabiliziing eye drops. Immunotherapy: allergy shots really help for long-term treatment. ...Read more
What would happen if year round grass allergy is not treated, and you get nose symptoms all the time?
Symptoms continue: Usually grass allergy is seasonal. Year-round symptoms usually suggest environmental allergy as well. You should be evaluated for that possibility. ...Read more