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Is there any preventive measures to avoid pollen allergy besides allergy shots?

Is there any preventive measures to avoid pollen allergy besides allergy shots?

Allergic rhinitis: Staying inside the house during pollen season seems like the best answer. But that's not practical. So , in addition to wearing a mask, do not forget to clean your outer clothes, accessories and shoes before getting back in your house to prevent pollen from being trapped inside the house. Taking a shower will help remove pollen adhering to your skin. Antihistamines plus nasal steroids will help. ...Read more

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I got allergy from pollens in the air . Whats the treatment ? And how should I avoid them ?

I got  allergy from pollens in the air . Whats the treatment ? And how should I avoid them ?

Allergies: Pollen allergy is very common and depending on the severity of your symptoms, medications or allergy shots can be prescribed. Seek the opinion of an allergist, get tested and achieve long term relief from your symptoms. ...Read more

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Have heard the benefits of slippery elm bark for throat and lung irritation, but I have allergies to elm and tree pollen. Should I avoid or OK to take?

Have heard the benefits of slippery elm bark for throat and lung irritation, but I have allergies to elm and tree pollen. Should I avoid or OK to take?

Different: The bark of a tree is totally different from pollen from the same and is rarely allergenic. Whether it works for your throat or lung is another issue. ...Read more

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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. ...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?

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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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How can you relieve a pollen / lily allergy?

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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Will pollen allergy ever go away?

Will pollen allergy ever go away?

Allergy remissions : They can certainly lessen in severity in some associated with adolescents or in adults more senior years. But why wait and suffer. There are various safe and effective treatments. ...Read more

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Can pollen cause seasonal allergies?

Can pollen cause seasonal allergies?

Often is the cause: Pollen released from flowers and plants is often a cause for hay fever (seasonal allergies). Spring & summer time is the most challenging time for allergy sufferers. Some people find relief by eating honey that is produced locally because it can help build some tolerance to the pollen that causes one's hay fever. ...Read more

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How do you cope with a pollen allergy?

How do you cope with a pollen allergy?

Multiple ways: Avoid peak pollen times which are in the morning. Air conditioning can help. Low or non sedating antihistamines can help (such as loratadine, Cetirizine or fexophenadine). Prescription topical steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays are very effective. Specific allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots fda approved, sublingual immunotherapy is a promising but is not fda approved) can reduce the allergy. ...Read more

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Can a pollen allergy cause you to choke?

Can a pollen allergy cause you to choke?

Possibly: Allergy to pollen can cause postnasal drainage, which cold make you feel like you are going to choke. This type of symptom is uncommon, however, compared to the cardinal symptoms of allergic rhinitis (runny nose, sneeze, itchy nose/eyes, nasal congestion). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pollen allergy?

What are the symptoms of a pollen allergy?

Varied: Typical symptoms of pollen allergy include sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. Pollen allergy can also trigger asthma symptoms with coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a lily pollen allergy?

What are the symptoms of a lily pollen allergy?

Sneezing, runny nose: The most likely symptoms of allergy to lily pollen are sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and itchy eyes. Asthma could occur. Treatment would be similar to that for 'hay fever, ' with an antihistamine such as Claritin or allegra. ...Read more

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Can you die from seasonal allergies like pollen?

Can you die from seasonal allergies like pollen?

Allergic Rhinitis: Nope. But i know people who suffer so much during the allergy season they wonder if they will make it through. ...Read more

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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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Are allergies worse around bees because of pollen?

Not really: Bees generally don't make pollen allergies worse, but people can be allergic to bee stings. Bee sting allergy is due to an allergy to the insect venom injected during a sting. The pollens that bees transport while gathering nectar from flowers are from predominantly insect-pollinated plants, and these pollens don't cause allergy symptoms. Wind pollinated plants generally cause allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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What are good ways to overcome cat/pollen allergies?

What are good ways to overcome cat/pollen allergies?

Several ways: Avoidance is always the best, but challenging and sometimes impractical. The best medications are the topical nasal steroid sprays and using antihistamines (nondrowsy ones) as needed. For long term relief, the best treatment is allergy injections. While it is a bigger commitment initially, in the long run, it will safe money, less symptoms and less medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pollen allergy?

What is the definition or description of: pollen allergy?

Pollen allergy: A common spring allergy that causes sensitive individuals to feel itchy or watery eyes, runny nose and congestion, an itch in the mouth or lip swelling. This sensitivity is a result of the body's reaction to certain airborne pollen from the tiny particles released from grasses, weeds and trees that hitch a ride on the currents of air. ...Read more

Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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