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How long does an allergy attack to pollen normally last?

How long does an allergy attack to pollen normally last?

Days to weeks...: If you are continually exposed to pollen, an allergy attach could stretch over days to weeks (in fact, you could be sneezing or wheezing for the entire pollen season).

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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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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?

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?

Not allergy: Allergy does not cause pleurisy. The duration of the pneumonia will depend on the type of infection and what treatment is being instituted.

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How long can pollen allergy?

How long can pollen allergy?

Not sure of question: If you are asking how long someone can have pollen allergies - it can be years. That time can be shortened with treatment. If you are asking how long the pollen season lasts, that depends on your geography. Where you live, some plants can pollinate all year round.

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If I've never had asthma can I suddenly have an attack and die from pollen allergies?

If I've never had asthma can I suddenly have an attack and die from pollen allergies?

No: There isn't such thing as an allergic rhinitis attack. You will just have to suffer through the pollen like so many of us. Try Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec for some allergy relief.

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My eleven years old children suffer from allergy on cats and olive pollen and she had an asthama attack. Please help!

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.

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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.

Pollen allergies: There a variety of third generation anti histamines which can be purchased over the counter. Thay are allegra, (fexofenadine) clalaritin, xyrtec.

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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?

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.

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Which children with pollen allergies and eczema should be checked for gluten allergy, if they don't have stomach symptoms and are growing normally?

Which children with pollen allergies and eczema should be checked for gluten allergy, if they don't have stomach symptoms and are growing normally?

None: There is no indication for testing if no problem. Celiac is an autoimmune disease. It is not an allergy...That is a misconception. Gluten allergy is a type of food allergy, but it is found in the wheat family.

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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?

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

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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?

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.

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Pollen allergies! What can I do?

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.

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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

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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.

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What should I do for pollen allergies?

What should I do for pollen allergies?

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.

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How can seasonal pollen allergies work?

How can seasonal pollen allergies work?

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.

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How can you relieve a pollen / lily allergy?

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?

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Can pollen allergies be passed on to your kids?

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.

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What types of pollen will trigger allergy symptoms?

What types of pollen will trigger allergy symptoms?

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.

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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