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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

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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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". ...Read more

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Is there anything to solve my hay fever?

Is there anything to solve my hay fever?

Hay fever: Antihistamines, nasal spray and eye drops help to control symptoms of hay fever. They are available over the counter too. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Which type of hay fever medication is best?

Hay fever: Hay fever can be tested with nasal spray or antihistamines or eye drops or a combination of all three. No one Treatment is superior to other, it needs to be individualised based on the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is an efficient way to treat hay fever?

What is an efficient way to treat hay fever?

Efficient?: Unusual way to phrase it. Though most patients respond to OTC antihistamines, many don't, which would be a waste of money (thus inefficient). Likely more effective would be intranasal steroids (insurance covers these), though not for all symptoms. 20 yrs of hay fever? Four months of allergy injections very likely resolve the symptoms entirely. That's efficiency. Drug failure? An allergist can help ...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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What can I take that will help my hay fever?

Multiple options: "hay fever" often refers to allergic rhinitis or other forms of rhinitis or a runny nose. The runny nose and congestion are caused by chemical mediators like histamine or leukotrienes. So taking antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and loratidine (claritin) help block the chemical mediators your body produces and helps stop the symptoms. Nasal sine, decongestants, steriid nose prays can help as well. ...Read more

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

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

Time: Early on the symptoms may seem similar, but a cold will resolve after 7-10 days while allergies are more prolonged. With hay fever (allergic rhinitis) there is more itching and sneezing and the nasal mucus is predominately clear and watery. Frequently there are eye itching, redness with allergies and no fever. Allergies respond to antihistamines more so than colds. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will hay fever last?

Can someone tell me how long will hay fever last?

Hard to say it: Depends on how old you are now....Children often have the symptoms for many years, . Sometimes they become less as adolescents. But may come back in the 20s or 30s...If you are an adult they can last a long time. But may also go away as you get older. But it is also true from year to year your symptoms can vary, . ..Seeing an allergist will help you the most. ...Read more

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