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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this.

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Dr. John Chiu
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Hi there, today I visited my local nurse who diagnosed me with a viral rash, however I am not sick. I just have slight hay fever symptoms. Help!

Hi there, today I visited my local nurse who diagnosed me with a viral rash, however I am not sick. I just have slight hay fever symptoms. Help!

Monitor and be well: There are many causes of rash. Some are viral, some are bacterial, some are allergic, and many are of unclear cause. My strong advice to you is to monitor the rash. If it gets worse or if you develop other symptoms like fever and pain, you should see a doctor. If the rash does not go away and you still don't have symptoms, you should see a dermatologist.

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Rash treateated as hay fever no improvement treated 4 days later as dermatits. Started on breast area spread to under arms now moving to hip area and?

Rash treateated as hay fever no improvement treated 4 days later as dermatits. Started on breast area spread to under arms now moving to hip area and?

Sounds infectious: Hay fever is not a skin problem - it's a nose and eye problem. Rashes that spread may be an infection - possibly bacterial - perhaps mrsa. You should make arrangements to see your health care professional or a medical doctor.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to get rid of hay fever?

How to get rid of hay fever?

Hay fever: Hay fever is allergy and is hard to get rid of it. Desensitisation can tried. Symptoms can be controlled by using nasal spray like flixonase, antihistamines and eye drops.

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How to get rid of this hay fever!?

How to get rid of this hay fever!?

Antihistamines: Hay fever or ragweed sensitivity causes allergic rhinitis. This is a condition in the nose whereby the allergen, ragweed, causes the release of several substances that cause the nose to swell and sneezing and watery itchy eyes. The treatment usually consists of anti-histamine drugs, or steroids. Consult an allergist for specific help.

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Why does hay fever cause tiredness?

Why does hay fever cause tiredness?

Sleep: A stuffy nose can interfere with sleep patterns preventing one from going into the deep enough sleep. Anything that keeps one from going into a deep enough sleep can cause fatigue. Treating the stuffiness has been shown to improve the level of sleep and reduce the fatigue.

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Can I miss school because of hay fever?

Can I miss school because of hay fever?

Hay Fever: Allergies are not a common reason to miss work or school. You are not contagious or dangerous to be in public. Many people use over the counter anti-histamines and/or a prescription steroid nasal spray to treat their allergy symptoms.

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Hay fever symptoms could it be malaria?

Hay fever symptoms could it be malaria?

Hay fever: Hay fever does not give fever but malaria gives high fever with chills and rigour but if in doubt see doctor for blood test.

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Is it hay fever or seasonal allergy worse?

Is it hay fever or seasonal allergy worse?

Both the same: These terms are use for essentially the same process. I don't know many people who hang around "hay" to get their hay fever, although there can be a lot of moldy or allergenic stuff in hay. The term evolved to mean the same thing as seasonal allergy.

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Can you tell me how to get rid of hay fever?

Control possible: While there is no cure, to lessen symptoms of hay fever, (seasonal allergies), antihistamines such as Claritin, Allegra or Zyrtec can help. Most effective medication is steroid nasal sprays of which Nasacort (triamcinolone) Allergy is now available without a prescription. If still having symptoms, visit a board certified allergist and get a comprehensive plan that may include allergy injections.

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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