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Doctor insights on: Grass Pollen Medication

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On a high pollen count or when grass is cut. Medication is not stopping my sneezing attacks. What can I do?

On a high pollen count or when grass is cut. Medication is not stopping my sneezing attacks. What can I do?

Look to irritant: While you may have an allergic component to your events they can also be caused by the volume of irritants in the air. Having particle filters in your sleeping quarters & use of steroid nasal sprays (in season) may give you more relief than simple antihistamines. Using a nasal saline to wash out your nasal passages can also help remove any accumulated debris that would trigger an event. ...Read more

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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How much pollen is there at different times of a day (night, morning, noon, evening)? Is it different for tree and grass pollen?

How much pollen is there at different times of a day (night, morning, noon, evening)? Is it different for tree and grass pollen?

Pollen times: Some plants pollinate when the sun hits the "flowers" (they are called flowers but allergenic plants are not visually attractive), so early morning can be an important time for pollen. Grasses, weeds and trees are designed for the wind to agitate their flowers and cause dispersal, so any time it's windy there is more pollen in the air generally. Most patients notice windy days are worse. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a way to deal with pollen and grass allergies?

Can you suggest a way to deal with pollen and grass allergies?

Allergies: 1. Avoidance
2. Medications
3. Allergy shots
all this should take place with your friendly local allergist to come up with a good plan to get you feeling better. ...Read more

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If I have grass allergies, how can I protect my eyes from pollen?

If I have grass allergies, how can I protect my eyes from pollen?

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

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How many months does allergy shots (dust, pollen, grass, weed) generally take to take effect on average? 3 or 6 or 12 months? (Approximately)

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

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I'm dying to try ragwitek asap. However, since my allergist told me I'm allergic to tree/grass pollen too, am wondering if this new pill will help?

I'm dying to try ragwitek asap. However, since my allergist told me I'm allergic to tree/grass pollen too, am wondering if this new pill will help?

No: This is for ragweed and would not help grass or tree pollen allergy. If you have allergy to multiple allergens, this would not do a lot for you. Do note that you will likely experience itching at the mouth/throat especially during the early stage and will need to take the tab regularly on a daily basis.. ...Read more

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I'm very allergic to grass pollen. If I get grass pollen in my nose does the pollen get broken down or is it always a problem until it is washed out?

I'm very allergic to grass pollen. If I get grass pollen in my nose does the pollen get broken down or is it always a problem until it is washed out?

Depends: Even if a very small part of the pollen allergens get "washed out", the allergic reaction has taken place. Even an isolated exposure can cause symptoms for many hours. ...Read more

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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? I'm scared

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? I'm 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 more

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How can an adult develope allergys to mold, pollen, dust mites and grass?

How can an adult develope allergys to mold, pollen, dust mites and grass?

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

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I am allergic to grass pollen as I have hay fever. Is it ok to take wheat grass supplement? It's raw powder.

I am allergic to grass pollen as I have hay fever. Is it ok to take wheat grass supplement? It's raw powder.

Why?: Taking wheat grass supplement will not improve your grass pollen allergies, in fact it may bring on symptoms of allergies - like runny nose, watery eyes, even nausea and vomiting since you are ingesting it. I would not chance it. ...Read more

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I have been sick for 4 days with allergic conjunctivitis and sinus infection from tree and grass pollen, how many days can this last?

I have been sick for 4 days with allergic conjunctivitis and sinus infection from tree and grass pollen, how many days can this last?

Treat infec/allergy: If you have thick eye drainage as well as thick nasal drainage, these symptoms may be related to an infection. Typically, the drainage is clear if due from an allergic reaction. The two conditions may be related in that the allergic reaction causes inflammation which can decrease local defenses to infection. Both can occur, and I would suggest avoiding pollens, closing windows, & staying indoors. ...Read more

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My allergies:dust, pollen, trees, mold, grass, I get sinus congestion & Inflammation several times a day. Will immunotherapy prevent the Inflammation?

My allergies:dust, pollen, trees, mold, grass, I get sinus congestion & Inflammation several times a day. Will immunotherapy prevent the Inflammation?

Allergies: Immunotherapy will over time diminish your inflammatory response and decrease your congestion. It is essential part of management of upper and lower airway inflammation for which you are taking Pulmicort. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to fight severe pollen allergies?

Varies: Pollen allergy, meaning allergic rhinitis and / or allergic conjunctivitis can be treated by several different medications including oral/nasal/ocular antihistamines, nasal steroids, oral and ocualar decongestants and allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read more

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My dad can't stop coughing from all the pollen. Is there a good medication that would help?

My dad can't stop coughing from all the pollen. Is there a good medication that would help?

Depends: Coughing related to pollen may be from post nasal drip in which case, the cough should improve with an antihistamine and/or topical nasal steroid spray. Also, cough from pollen can be asthma in which case an inhaler for treating airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction would be appropriate. An allergist can assist to determine which approach is best. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication pollen allergies?

What is the best over-the-counter medication pollen allergies?

Allergy medication: A great first line choice is Loratadine 10 mg. It is well tolerated, less sedating. If you don't mind being a little sleepy you can take Cetirizine instead. ...Read more

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What are treatments/medications for pollen allergies?

What are treatments/medications for pollen allergies?

Allergic rhinitis: Several treatment options for pollen allergy exist. Avoidance is difficult, but keeping windows closed, showering and changing clothes after exposure, and removing shoes upon entering a home can help. Antihistamines (both in pill form and nasal preparations) and topical nasal steroids are usually effective if used right, Immunotherapy (allergy shots) is most effective for more severe allergies ...Read more

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If you have esofagitis cause by allergy like pollen does loratadine help for that or the other medication?

If you have esofagitis cause by allergy like pollen does loratadine help for that or the other medication?

No: One particular kind of esophagitis, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), can be related to food allergies, but this condition is not common. Its relationship to environmental allergies is less clear. Case reports of patients using drops (or tablets) of pollen to help respiratory allergy develop EoE. Antihistamines would probably not help your GI problem. A gastroenterologist needs to be involved. ...Read more

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I'm highly allergic to pollen. I tried singular and almost every over-the-counter allergy medicine. Is there another method or medication to help me?

Allergy shots: There are some prescription medications that could be tried including prescription nasal sprays. Another long -term approach is allergy shots; see a board certified allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Am taking Montelukast (generic for Singulair) for spring pollen. How long is it safe after taking the medication to try to conceive again? Thanks.

Am taking Montelukast (generic for Singulair) for spring pollen. How long is it safe after taking the medication to try to conceive again? Thanks.

Category B: Drug is relatively safe drug being a category B. If planning to conceive and are on the singular for allergy season. Wait a few weeks to really try. But if things happen. Still relatively safe. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra. Others with zyrtec. Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www. Acaai. Org). Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, my 22 month old son has a rash-like skin reaction on his back, torso and abdominal area. I first noted it yesterday on his back, since spread posteriorly. No changes in soaps, no new food or medication given. He is allergic to pollen, dust, etc.

Hi, my 22 month old son has a rash-like skin reaction on his back, torso and abdominal area. I first noted it yesterday on his back, since spread posteriorly. No changes in soaps, no new food or medication given. He is allergic to pollen, dust, etc.

Rash: Rash could be due to a viral infection. There are many different viruses that can cause a rash. Followup with your child's doctor to clarify cause of the rash. Or if you have a photo of the rash you can use Health Tap Prime consult to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can the vaccine of olive pollen allergy be taken with asthma medication (seretide and singular)? Is that harmful?

Can the vaccine of olive pollen allergy be taken with asthma medication (seretide and singular)? Is that harmful?

Should be ok: You will definitely want to continue asthma medications until your physician advises you otherwise. Your asthma medications should not interfere with the efficacy of your immunotherapy. ...Read more

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What is name of OTC anti-histamine drugs which deal with airborne pollen?

What is name of OTC anti-histamine drugs which deal with airborne pollen?

They all do: Antihistamines don't target one type of allergen. The work to prevent the reaction that follows all allergen exposure. Many people like claritin, (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec. All are otc. ...Read more

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Prescribed compozine for pollen allergy being a psychotic drug could that have change my brain chemistry was 17 at the time / did have severe allerg?

Prescribed compozine for pollen allergy being a psychotic drug could that have change my brain chemistry was 17 at the time / did have severe allerg?

Unlikely: Long-term alteration of brain chemistry after using prochlorperazine for definitive amount of time in the distant past has not been shown in studies that monitor safety. ...Read more

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What is a pollen count?

What is a pollen count?

Mathematical Achoo!: Great question. Pollen count measures how much pollen and what type of pollen in a cubic unit of air. When low, extremely sensitive people feel it. Moderate: many sensitive people may feel it. High: most sensitive people feel it. Very high: almost all sensitive people feel it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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