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How Long Does An Allergy Attack To Pollen Normally Last
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
I have just been diagnosed with left lung pleurisy from pneumonia I let go too long d/t pollen allergies. I'm on ABT, steroids. How long does px last?
My eleven years old children suffer from allergy on cats and olive pollen and she had an asthama attack. Please help!
See MD: You need to have this managed by her physician. Too huge a subject to discuss in the 400 characters we can use on HealthTap. ...Read more
What are some good pills to take for pollen allergies? I have anxiety and panic attacks I don't know if the pills trigger anxiety.
I have blocked nose since last 6 months. I have tried various treatments but nothing seems to work. I do have allergy from pollen. Please help.
Nasal congestion: See an ENT doctor to r/o nasal polyps, septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy etc. ...Read more
I get eczema on my lips every year at the same time that lasts for a few months. It happens with warm weather/pollen allergies. Anything I can do?
Keep the scan well lubricated and if a persistent problem try to get a prescription for a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent.: Keep in the scan well lubricated is overall the best therapy for eczema. You must be careful in using steroid creams on the face, because they tend to thin the skin. Talk to your doctor about the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory creams for the face. ...Read more
Which children with pollen allergies and eczema should be checked for gluten allergy, if they don't have stomach symptoms and are growing normally?
For how many months should a child take dry powder inhaler with singular to treat asthma attack where she is suffering from olive pollen allergy?
Desensitization: If exposure to the pollen can't be avoided, an allergist may offer desensitization to the pollen, which may help. If exposure to the pollen cannot be avoided, and desensitization is not available or is ineffective, then long-term treatment with bronchodilators may be needed ...Read more
In my region, pollen levels are the highest in the last 50 years. I have a sore throat, running nose and am very tired, no fever. Allergy or cold?
Probably cold: Allergies can sometimes cause mild irritation of the throat, but it shouldn't be downright painful. They are also usually accompanied by sneezing and itching of the eyes and nose. With sore throat and fatigue, I would suspect a cold, which may not present with fever. Get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of fluids. See your doctor if you have any questions or if your don't feel better in a few days. ...Read more
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
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
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
Antihistamine: Daily antihistamine can help, and they are over the counter. Nasal steroids, which are prescription can also help but they work best when taken consistently. You can do an antihistamine as needed, such as when pollen counts are high or when you first start to get symptoms. ...Read more
Seasonal symptoms?: Pollination from grasses, weeds, and trees are seasonal. Thus depending on what you are allergic to, your symptoms would appear during the time when that particular plant (plants) pollinate. Trees tend to bloom in the spring, grasses spring/summer, weeds late summer/fall. ...Read more
Depends on Severity:
The usual recommendation for patients with allergy to pollen is to dry some simple over the counter "anti-histamines."
there are several now on the market which used to require a prescription.
Allegra and zyrtec (cetirizine) are common anti-histamines. Read the label and consult your doctor.
Not sure what you mean by "lily." are you allergic to only the plant and/or the flowers? ...Read more
No: There certainly is a genetic component to allergic disease but not a specific pollen allergy gene that is passed on. A general rule of thunb is that is one parent is allergy there is a 25% chance that the kids will be allergic. If both parents are allergic the chance is 50%. What is passed on is the ability to be allergic. One may have asthma and the child is food allergic, for example. ...Read more
Trees, grass, weeds: Pollen are fertilizing grains produced by plants for propagation. Some plants use the wind to help in pollination producing massive quantities of pollen that become airborne; these include trees, grasses, and weeds. If you are prone to allergies, these plants can cause symptoms during certain seasons. Plants that make pretty, fragrant flowers attract insects for propagation & don't cause allergies. ...Read more
Proteins: Pollens contain proteins that trigger immune reactions in people with a genetic predisposition to develop allergies. ...Read more
Depends: Seasonal allergies occur at different times of the year as different pollens come out. In the spring it is tree and grass season. In the fall it is ragweed season. At least in the mid atlantic area. ...Read more
As early as needed: It is hard to diagnose pollen allergies in a baby, particularly one that is exposed to viruses in daycare and may do a lot of sneezing due to infections. Skin testing can be done at any age, but the immune system doesn't start making allergic antibodies until about six months of age. If there are allergic symptoms and positive skin tests before that, it is due to antibodies transferred from mom. ...Read more
Late reaction: Some people with allergies will have a delayed reaction a few hours after exposure, in addition to the immediate reaction. ...Read more
Treat: Individuals who develop allergies have a genetic tendency to develop new allergies. If you move, you would likely develop new allergies. New generation medications, appropriate avoidance of exposures, and immunotherapy (allergy shots) can be very effective in controlling allergies. ...Read more
Anyone still suffering from ragweed allergies? Is it another pollen this month? Maybe multiple pollens?
Allergies July: In july many pollens are reduced due to dryness and heat but there are still some grass and tree pollens. It depends where you live. Mold is always around as are irritants. ...Read more
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
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