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How can you tell if you have an allergy to pollen?

How can you tell if you have an allergy to pollen?

Allergy test: Pollen allergy can be suspected on clinical grounds if you get itchy eyes and nose, runny nose, congestion and sneezing when outdoors in certain seasons. To really make a diagnosis, though, you need to have a skin test or blood test showing the presence of ige antibodies to pollen. ...Read more

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Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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Can you tell me how to plan/schedule seasonal pollen allergies?

Can you tell me how to plan/schedule seasonal pollen allergies?

Schedule: This varies by regions. You can check your local pollen counts with a simple google search or download various pollen count apps to your phone. In general: Early spring: trees late spring: grass fall: ragweed year round: dust mite, dog, cat, cockroach, indoor molds ...Read more

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How can you tell if your child has allergy to cats vs. To pollen?

Symptoms and testing: A child who sneezes when playing with a cat is likely to have cat allergy, this is confirmed with skin allergy test or blood test for specific ige to cat. Similarly, if the child sneezes or itches outdoors, she is likely to be allergic to pollen. Testing will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how common is shortness of breath as a symptom of grass pollen allergies?

Can you tell me how common is shortness of breath as a symptom of grass pollen allergies?

Allergies: Allergies creating nasal congestion or asthmatic reactions are causes of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Pollen allergies! what can I do?

Many things: There are three treatment options regarding allergies: 1. Avoidance - easier said than done but still possible for pollen allergies. Keep the windows closed during the pollen season. A hepa room air purifier is helpful but expensive. 2. Medicines. See my website for more detailed info: www.Kleinallergy.Com 3. Allergy injections - when the above methods fail or if meds cause side effects. ...Read more

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What I can do for pollen allergies?

What I can do for pollen allergies?

Avoid and treat: Allergic rhinitis is most commonly due to sensitization to pollens (tree, grass or weeds), animal dander, or dust mite. Allergy shots are particularly helpful in many cases. Treatment for mild-moderate allergy still provides lasting relief (several routes exist for optimized combination therapy) and proper avoidance strategies (keep windows shut in season, wear mask outside, avoid other irritant ...Read more

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How can you relieve pollen allergies?

How can you relieve pollen allergies?

Medication: Most people can obtain relief of their allergy symptoms with medications. The otc antihistamines, such as claritin, (loratadine) Allegra and zyrtec (all available generically) work for many patients. Prescription intranasal corticosteroids and antihistamines are a good option for more severe symptoms. When these do not work, allergen immunotherapy (allergy injections) should be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more