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Inflamed Block Nose From Hay Fever And Still Blocked After Pollen Count Down
Not unusual: Signifiant inflammation may take a few ays to go away, or you may be reacting to other allergens in the air such as molds.People with inflamed sinuses are at greater susceptibility to infections, so you may have caught a virus or developed a bacterial sinus infection during the time your nose was swollen and your sinuses weren't able to drain. ...Read more
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
Which term is more commonly used (hay fever or pollen allergy) to describe an allergic inflammation of the nasal airways?
Pollen allergy: The old term "hay fever" is antiquated and not very descriptive as it usually is only sometimes related to hay and there is no fever. Therefore the more modern terms are seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis---meaning allergic inflammation of the nose. Pollen allergy would be a seasonal allergy triggered by pollen. ...Read more
What could cause hay fever symptoms after several weeks of wet weather, yet pollen counts are low?
Is it possible to cure allergies caused by pollen, dust, hay fever, etc. Without getting an allergy shot every two weeks?
No: You can help reduce your symptoms with avoidance and medications although allergy shots are really the only treatment option that can provide long term benefit even after stopping. ...Read more
I want to try Ragwitek for Hay fever as opposed to allergy shots. The problem is that I am allergic to all pollens & dust. Would it help?
Yes and no: Ragwitek is an effective treatment for non severe asthmatics or others but this would only treat ragweed allergies. If this is your worst season then it is an effective treatment for those months but must be started 3 months prior. You would not be treating dust mite or other allergies you have though. If you have symptoms all year, allergy shots are more beneficial for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?
There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My WBC count is 10120 at health check up. B4 the check up i got a severe pollen hay fever so i got a steroid shot to ease symptom. Should i worry?
No: Steroid shot may increase the white count and yours was only minimally elevated. You should be more concerned over the use of steroid shot for hay fever since there are many safer and more effective options available. Steroid shot should be used as the last resort and not as the first responder. ...Read more