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Hay Fever Rash
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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?
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.
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.