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Most preferred medicine for grass allergies?

Most preferred medicine for grass allergies?

No single one: Depending on the severity of your condition.
There is no one best drug for anyone but most people respond well to intranasal cortisone + a intranasal antihistamine. Dymista is currently the only rx drug with this combination.
Avoidance remains the best and consider allergy shots if your symptoms are not adequately controlled. However allergy shots are not medicine. ...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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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

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What can I do for grass allergy?

What can I do for grass allergy?

Meds & allergy shots: The most effective means for treating allergy to grass pollen are medications (antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays), and immunotherapy (allergy shots). Medications treat the symptoms, whereas allergy shots treat the cause and can be curative. ...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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Is there any way around a grass allergy?

Is there any way around a grass allergy?

Yes, several: Since avoiding grass pollen allergy can be impractical, medications such as antihistamines and nasal steroid sprays can be effective. The best long term treatment approach is allergy injections. An allergist can assist in reviewing risks and benefits of the options available. ...Read more

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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

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What would happen if grass allergy is not treated?

What would happen if grass allergy is not treated?

You'll suffer.: Obviously you'll continue to have nasal and eye symptoms. Also, a certain number of individuals will go on to develop asthma or if they already have asthma it will get worse. It has been well documented that controlling nasal symptoms decreases asthma symptoms. Current intranasal corticosteroid sprays and 2nd generation non-sedating antihistames are very effective with few, if any, side-effects. ...Read more

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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 be done for a child with a grass allergy?

What can be done for a child with a grass allergy?

A Lot: Depending on the age, there are many options. Medications include over the counter or prescription antihistamine, singulair (montelukast) or nasal steroids. Allergy shots may also be an option depending on the age and severity. I would recommend an evaluation by a board certified allergist to review your options. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Grass allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Grass allergy?

Grass allergy: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case the allergy is to grasses. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get itchy after contact wih grass or is it a type of allergy?

Is it normal to get itchy after contact wih grass or is it a type of allergy?

Possible answer: Grass allergy can cause itch. However, irritation of the skin can also cause itch. Given that the immune system has memory in the setting of allergy, grass allergy can also be accompanied by other allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itchy nose, nasal mucus production. Consider seeing an allergist for allergy evaluation, testing and discussion of treatment options. ...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?

See an allergist: There are many options to treat allergies. First, avoidance of specific allergens (grass in your case) is important. Avoid fresh cut grass, keep home and car windows closed in summer, and take a shower ands wash clothes when coming in from outside. Medications such as nasal steroid sprays and oral antihistamines can help. Lastly, allergy shots prescribed by an allergist can help as well. ...Read more

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Are asthma and grass allergies commonly found together?

Are asthma and grass allergies commonly found together?

Yes: Often, the "triggers" for asthma are allergies. Grass, pollen and other "nature" related triggers are common in this condition. ...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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Grass showed up as 6 on allergy testing. Scale is 0-6. Now next year when I test again will numbers go down after the shots I will be starting?

Grass showed up as 6 on allergy testing. Scale is 0-6. Now next year when I test again will numbers go down after the shots I will be starting?

Possible: It is possible to see the score coming down after a year of shots. HOwever it is how you respond to the grass exposure which is most important. Given that the scoring is often based on log scale, it may take a 10-fold reduction to achieve a single digit reduction. ...Read more

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My allergies are out of control! I already take 180mg of allegra (fexofenadine). What can I take along w/allegra (fexofenadine) to help them? I'm allergic to some trees an grasses.

My allergies are out of control! I already take 180mg of allegra (fexofenadine). What can I take along w/allegra (fexofenadine) to help them? I'm allergic to some trees an grasses.

Lots of choices: Allegra is an antihistamine, so you would want to choose some rx from other classes of medications. Nearly all of your other choices would be prescriptions. Nasal steroid sprays, nasal antihistamines, oral leukotriene inhibitors can all be helpful as prescribed by your physician or health professional. About the only other possibly helpful rx otc would be Nasalcrom that is a nasal spray. See md. ...Read more

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Can I take cb-1 weight gainer if I have asthma, milk, and grass allergies?

Can I take cb-1 weight gainer if I have asthma, milk, and grass allergies?

No proof of safety: You're asking about a dietary supplement for which there are no fda regulations regarding manufacture, proof of safety or effectiveness. Otoh, while there are no studies demonstrating safety of its ingredients (https://www. Cb1weightgainer. Com/ingredients) in those w/multiple allergies, there are no studies suggesting harm either. Check out https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/979110. ...Read more

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What are side effects of allergy shots? I recently started them for dust, cats, dogs, and grass

What are side effects of allergy shots? I recently started them for dust, cats, dogs, and grass

Several: Local lumps at the injection sites are not uncommon. Rarely you may even have anaphylaxis (a life-threatening situation which may manifest as breathing trouble, fainting, shock, itching, hives, vomiting etc) and thus you must stay at the office for 30 minutes after each session so that prompt treatment can be started when and if this does occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it ok to take valerian root orally if you have various types of grass allergies?

Can you tell me is it ok to take valerian root orally if you have various types of grass allergies?

Typically yes: Typically there is not cross reactivity. Altough valerian root is a natural root substance there does not appear cross reaction with grass. ...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?

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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Could intense allergy to wheat or something be mistaken as diverticular disease? Have other allergies, like grass.

Could intense allergy to wheat or something be mistaken as diverticular disease? Have other allergies, like grass.

Intense allergy: Yes. Intense allergy to foods e.g. Wheat can cause significant inflammation in the bowel and simulate other bowel disease e.g. Diverticulitis. ...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)

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 have allergies to paint, perfumes, scented candles, fresh cut grass, cat dander. I don't know what to do. Every scent bothers me daily.?

I have allergies to paint, perfumes, scented candles, fresh cut grass, cat dander. I don't know what to do. Every scent bothers me daily.?

Sensitivities: First - would avoid those things at this time. Second, have you seen an allergist? If not, this could be beneficial. ...Read more

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Is www. Myallergytest. Com a reliable allergy test? It says I have allergies to ragweed, bermuda grass, and milk.... I can tell I have allergies.

Is www. Myallergytest. Com a reliable allergy test? It says I have allergies to ragweed, bermuda grass, and milk.... I can tell I have allergies.

Allergy test: I think you should not waste your money on a test, if you want to address your suspected allergies you need the professional opinion of an allergist who can take a good history from you and interpret test results for you. I see you use an inhaler, so all can be connected and treated. Find an allergist at www. Aaaai. Org or acaai. Org. ...Read more

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If I have grass allergy, can I drink smoothies with wheat grass?

IM PRETTY SURE IT: Should be fine. Only trying it will tell you for sure. ...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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What can I do for a grass allergy? Claritin (loratadine)? Zyrtec?

Various treatments: In general allergy treatment involved avoidance of allergen, use of medications (oral antihistamines, nasal steroids) and allergen immunotherapy. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to dust, dust mites and grass should I take an antihistamine every day?

I have an allergy to dust, dust mites and grass should I take an antihistamine every day?

Address the cause: Taking antihistamines daily is one option -however, additional interventions are important. Though it is impossible to avoid allergens, many physicians will recommend minimizing your exposure to them by using air purifiers, using rugs rather than wall to wall carpeting, using hypoallergenic bedding and minimizing outdoor activities during specific times of the year when pollen counts are high. ...Read more

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I used to never be allergic to grass but since 2 yrs ago, I get skin allergies. Why now? I get red spots, sometimes with swelling that last days.

I used to never be allergic to grass but since 2 yrs ago, I get skin allergies. Why now? I get red spots, sometimes with swelling that last days.

They can develop: You can develop allergies over time. Start by trying to avoid the situations that cause symptoms. When you do have the symptoms take Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra. If that doesn't work, see an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Could people with environmental allergies drink barley grass juice?

Could people with environmental allergies drink barley grass juice?

Depends: Allergies whether they be food or environmental in origin are rather specific to the person. Anyone with environmental allergies may also be allergic to barley. Before I would clear it for use, I would want some idea of past reactions during use or a food allergy test. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest alternative remedies for an eczema like rash caused by grass allergy?

Can anyone suggest alternative remedies for an eczema like rash caused by grass allergy?

ECZEMA: Grass allergy occurs in summer and if you are worried of eczema the treatment of choice is steroid cream and avoidance of allergens. If the skin lesions are severe, your md might give you a short treatment of oral steroids. ...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

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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Hi I was wondering if I may have an allergy to rye (i'm allergic to rye grass) or gluten (not allergic to wheat or corn though) or dextrin or food coloring dyes that are artificial, since I was eating cheez-its and starburst last night and noticed my thr

Hi I was wondering if I may have an allergy to rye (i'm allergic to rye grass) or gluten (not allergic to wheat or corn though) or dextrin or food coloring dyes that are artificial, since I was eating cheez-its and starburst last night and noticed my thr

Beware that allergy: Is simply a label for behavioral response. Pretense is that someone else (Doc, etc.) really understands what is happening when actually just repeating the client's complaints/descriptions of behavior (s), using different words/diagnostic-labels, while promoting theories to justify low-level theories aimed at justifying what is being promoted/sold. Best don't miss bigger issues & internal controls. ...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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What is this stuffy nose allergy from? Could it be both trees and grass or weeds?

What is this stuffy nose allergy from? Could it be both trees and grass or weeds?

All the above & more: Allergy can be to tree pollens, weed pollens, grass pollens, dust, cat, dog, other animals (birds, etc), mold, cockroach, foods

if symptoms are seasonal then for spring, trees pollens common, summer-grass pollens, spring-weed (i.e., ragweed) pollens. ...Read more