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How to manage hay fever?

How to manage hay fever?

Allergy: Some people ignore it. Others use saline spray in the nose antihistamines help and you can see an allergist ...Read more

Eye Allergies (Definition)

An allergic response causing itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, ...Read more


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I have severe hay fever why?

Genetics & location: We're all being inundated with pollen (that you cannot see), animal dander, dust mites, and mold spores. Your genetics makes it possible for you to get, or not get, symptoms when exposed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hay fever?

What are the tests for hay fever?

By skin or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms(runny nose, headaches, itchy eyes etc) and then examine you. Usually a simple scratch test is done(answers within 15-20 minutes). But some will first do a blood test(aanswers within 2-4 days). ...Read more

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What sort of problem is hay fever?

What sort of problem is hay fever?

Pollen allergy: Originally hay fever referred to sneezing, runny nose, and nasal stuffiness due to allergy to fall pollens. The name was derived due to the fact that it occurs around the time that hay is cut and baled. Over time, it has expanded to be a general term to describe allergic rhinitis regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hay fever?

What are the symptoms of hay fever?

Itching & sneezing: Are symptoms specific for allergic rhinitis. When absent & you have other symptoms of rhinitis — congestion, runny nose, burning, post nasal drip, coughing — think a cold, sinus infection or non-allergic rhinitis. Itchy eyes & top of your mouth are other specific symptoms of allergic rhinitis. It's called hay fever because it occurs in late summer when farmers mow the tall grass to make hay. ...Read more

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What's the significance of having hay fever?

What's the significance of having hay fever?

Allergy: Hay fever is the common term for allergies to airborne things affecting the upper respiratory tract. The symptoms include runny nose, congestion and itching of the eyes, swelling of nasal and sinus tissues, sneezing etc. ...Read more

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Which microbe causes hay fever?

Which microbe causes hay fever?

None: It is due to an allergic person inhaling pollen and sometimes mold spores. Causing nasal congestion sneezing etc. ...Read more

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Can hay fever cause no symptoms?

Can hay fever cause no symptoms?

No: Hay fever is the common name for allergic rhinitis which is the clinical consequences of being allergic to ragweed. Rose fever is the name for spring time allergy. ...Read more

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Which is the season for hay fever?

Which is the season for hay fever?

Tis the season...: For sneezin' and wheezin'. Just got through peak for spring tree and grass (hay) pollen on Eastern coast. Spring and fall are the times of high pollen; in the plains and western states fall ragweed/weeds dominate. OK and west TX "enjoy" February "cedar fever". But if you include mold spores, any peroid of moisture (April showers, slow moving hurricanes, snow melt) can trigger airborne allergies. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent hay fever?

Is there a way to prevent hay fever?

Somewhat: After an allergist helps you figure out exactly which items cause your symptoms then some things can be done to lessen exposures: keeping windows closed --clean filters in car---- take preventive medicines. ...Read more

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How can I help my hay fever symptoms?

How can I help my hay fever symptoms?

See an allergist: Allergist needs to diagnose if you hacv hay fever and help you all the way. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for hay fever?

Allergy shots: If by "best" you mean "cure" then allergy immunotherapy, either injections or possibly sublingual drops, are the answer. Medications, avoidance, and saline rinses only relieve symptoms. Immunotherapy changes the course of the disease; for many providing a cure, for some dramatic improvement. Immunotherapy is disease-altering. Everything else is stopgap. ...Read more

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What can be done for hay fever symptoms?

Hay Fever: Avoidance, salt water washes, otc antihistamines, nasal sprays and prescription medications, seeing an allergist for specific testing, allergy shots. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a cold or hay fever?

How to tell if I have a cold or hay fever?

Treatment: Time. Allergies should get better with treatment. You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, talk to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are hay fever symptoms?

Could you tell me what are hay fever symptoms?

Runny nose sneezing: Itchy watery eyes. Sometimes coughing see: http://acaai. Org/allergist/allergies/seasonal/pages/default. Aspx
good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce my hay fever symptoms?

What can I do to reduce my hay fever symptoms?

Treatment options...: 1) identify your allergens (the things you are allergic to) — often done by an allergist.
2) avoid the things that you are allergic to when possible.
3) take medications to reduce the symptoms of hay fever (like antihistamines).
4) see an allergist for immunotherapy ("allergy shots") to build up you're immune system's tolerance for the allergens. ...Read more

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Is allergic rhinitis the same thing as hay fever?

Is allergic rhinitis the same thing as hay fever?

Yes: Hay fever is the popular term for seasonal allergic rhinitis that occurs in late summer on the east coast and in central states to the rockie mountains. ...Read more

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What are the differences between hay fever and flu?

Fever, length: Hay fever (an allergic response to pollen) and flu (a viral infection) may have similar symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, congestion, headache, scratchy throat) but differ in important ways. Allergies can last weeks but flu lasts 1-2 weeks. Allergies don't cause fever whereas flu can cause high temperature & chills. Of course, flu is contagious but allergies are not. Consult your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do to get over hay fever?

It takes time but: There are vgood treatments. If you have been suffering for a while, 1st see a board certified allergist(www.Acaai. Org) in your area. They will take complete history of your symptoms, what medications you have tried, & do some simple testing. Then a specific vaccine plan can be made which is the closest to a cure... Most patients with whom I do the above are very happy (fewer symptoms, fewer meds). ...Read more

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I have a terrible cough. Could this be from hay fever?

I have a terrible cough. Could this be from hay fever?

Possibly.....: A chronic cough can be due to bronchospasm which can be caused by allergies, including the seasonal allergies that result in "hay-fever". See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treatment rendered. If you do have bronchospasm, treatment with a bronchodilator and steroid inhaler may be needed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between influenza and hay fever?

What is the difference between influenza and hay fever?

Not always: Allergies don't cause a fever, and usually last longer than a cold(10days). An itchy nose is more frequent with allergies, and the mucous from an allergy is usually clear... Severe aches = cold not an allergy. Check out this link http://www.Niaid. Nih. Gov/topics/allergicdiseases/documents/coldallergy. Pdf. ...Read more

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My husband have hay fever sever flu so what he take to stop?

My husband have hay fever sever flu so what he take to stop?

Symptomatic treatme: For fever ( tylenol (acetaminophen)) , vit c1000mg, coldeaze lozenges ( have zinc) ecnacea with double strength goldenseal lot of fluids rest. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining if I have a cold or hay fever?

What is a good means of determining if I have a cold or hay fever?

Not always: Allergies don't cause a fever, and usually last longer than a cold(>10days). An itchy nose is more frequent with allergies, and the mucous from an allergy is usually clear... Severe aches = cold not an allergy. Check out this link http://www.Niaid. Nih. Gov/topics/allergicdiseases/documents/coldallergy. Pdf. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 16 years old, is it possible to just get hay fever?

What to do if I'm 16 years old, is it possible to just get hay fever?

Yes: Yes it is possible. Have you moved recently? It may be that you are allergic to plants, grasses, trees at the new location. Or maybe there is a change in your household, any new pets, any construction? Any change in home? ...Read more

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Hay fever or just a cold? Is it ok to use the same OTC meds for either?

Hay fever or just a cold? Is it ok to use the same OTC meds for either?

It depends: Hay fever and colds r 2 different diseases. Some ingredients treating one disease is not needed in the other. Otc cold meds often contain tylenol, (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Since allergic patients don't have fever, they don't need these two meds. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can cause liver damage if taken too much, esp in people already have liver disease. Ibuprofen can cause stomach pain, sometime ulcer. Be careful. ...Read more

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Hay fever also known as allergic rhinitis or can hay fever be other things?

Hay fever also known as allergic rhinitis or can hay fever be other things?

Hay fever is it: Hay fever is a form of seasonal allergic rhinitis caused by allergy to ragweed. Ragweed pollenates during late august to early september, the traditional time for mowing hay. 19th century physicians thought that this malady of the nose & eyes might be due in some fashion to particles released by freshly mowed hay. "Fever" is a 19th century term for inflammation & doesn't mean temperature elevation. ...Read more

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It happens that a common cold then trigger hay fever, or can you have both together?

Both together: A cold is caused by a respiratory virus while hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) is an allergic reaction --without fever [despite the name]. Hay fever is triggered by pollens, mold spores, animal dander but not cold viruses. It is certainly possible to have allergies and then develop a cold simultaneously. Then you feel twice as bad... ...Read more

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