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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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.

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I've had hay fever and been around my allergies so I'm sneezing a lot, but my abs are hurting everytime I sneeze and cough, is this normal?

I've had hay fever and been around my allergies so I'm sneezing a lot, but my abs are hurting everytime I sneeze and cough, is this normal?

No: Severe sneezing can strain abdominal muscles and pain. If your hay fever is severe then you want to get tested for allergies and be treated. Antihistamines only cover up symptoms. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com and learn how we propose to treat the cause

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A portion of my back and my arms ache badly when I cough. My doctor had told me it could be symptoms of Hay fever. Kindly assist what needs to b done?

A portion of my back and my arms ache badly when I cough. My doctor had told me it could be symptoms of Hay fever. Kindly assist what needs to b done?

Asthma?: It is unusual for hay fever to have caused such a violent cough leading to back pain. Make sure that you get a lung function test to find out if your problem may indeed be from asthma which may not cause wheezing for some people.

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I wake up with cold symptoms (bunged up nose coughing and sore throat) this goes during the day but comes back early evening. Is this hay fever?

I wake up with cold symptoms (bunged up nose coughing and sore throat) this goes during the day but comes back early evening. Is this hay fever?

Possibly: If this has been going on for less than 10 days, it is most likely a cold. If it has been present for a long time, then allergy should be considered. Try nasal steroid for a week or so. If not helpful. See doctor or allergist.

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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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Can you tell me how to cure hay fever?

Can you tell me how to cure hay fever?

Treatment will help: Hay fever, or 'allergic rhinitis' can be troublesome. There are a host of over the counter meds - antihistamines that help control symptoms. Avoidance of the triggers - pollen, animal dander etc is helpful. Some people advocate immunotherapy. Best to see your doc for options and a referral if you want to try the immunotherapy. Hope you feel better.

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What's the best way to treat hay fever?

What's the best way to treat hay fever?

Allergy medicines: Hay fever (allergies) is usually due to pollens that are in the air. Some people are allergic to molds and other substances. One can wear a mask when working outdoors or when hiking. Avoid playing outdoors when the pollen or smog levels are high. Medicines such as Claritin otc, zyrtec otc, or prescription eye drops and nasal steroid sprays are helpful. Allergy shots are another option.

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Could I still swim if I have hay fever?

Yes: It shouldn't affect your symptoms. Take the meds your dr. Prescribed.

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Can I tell me how I can stop hay fever?

Can I tell me how I can stop hay fever?

Treatment: You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, and use eye drops. I start with zaditor which is over the counter and this fails consider prescription mess such as bepreve (bepotastine besilate). Tough cases do well on alrex. Talk to your eye doctor.

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Ok I've got hay fever. What should I do?

Ok I've got hay fever. What should I do?

Allergies: See an allergist to determine the best approach to treat your allergies. Do not waste your money on crappy over-the-counter antihistamines that are marginally effective. See an allergist who can find an excellent guide to work with you to get the allergy symptoms under control.

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What injection do you get for hay fever?

What injection do you get for hay fever?

Shots for hay fever: Some doctors still give steroid injections, but with newer medications and greater appreciation of their side effects they should be avoided as routine treatment. Therefore specific allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) are the injections for "hay fever".

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Is there anything to solve my hay fever?

Is there anything to solve my hay fever?

Hay fever: You can try otc antihistamine orally or eye drops first. Those are not very strong medications to control your symptoms so if it does not work, you might need to see an allergist to determine how severe your symptoms are and what seasons you are likely to suffer the most so treatments are more individualized.

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What remedies for hay fever are the best?

What remedies for hay fever are the best?

So many choices now: Many options over the counter now for hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec and their generics; Flonase and Nasacort (triamcinolone) and their generics; Sudafedrine, and Zaditor (ketotifen) eyedrops usually will do the trick. If not, see an allergist.

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