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What would happen a grass allergy is not treated?

What would happen a grass allergy is not treated?

See below: The symptoms, either runny nose, sneezing, cough, or a rash, would not get any better, until the exposure is gone. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Can you tell me how common is shortness of breath as a symptom of grass pollen allergies?

Can you tell me how common is shortness of breath as a symptom of grass pollen allergies?

Allergies: Allergies creating nasal congestion or asthmatic reactions are causes of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What to do if i just found out I have a grass allergy. Anyone know of any permanent cures for allergies?

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

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What kinds and parts of grass cause a grass allergy?

What kinds and parts of grass cause a grass allergy?

Pollen: Grass allergy is most common in the late spring and early summer, and is caused by the pollen that is released during that time of year. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a grass allergy?

What can I do to help a grass allergy?

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

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What would happen if year round grass allergy is not treated, and you get nose symptoms all the time?

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

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What is a grass allergy?

What is a grass allergy?

Like "hay fever": The allergic person breathes in the grass pollen and their body "thinks it is a foreign invader"..It over-reacts and the immune ells release histamine and other chemicals...This causes runny nose itchy eyes sneezing etc. ...Read more