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Is It Ok To Bring Cut Flowers In The House If Pollen Might Be A Problem
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
Eosinophils: Some allergic disorders are asociated with elevated eosinophils, but not all allergy problems. Eosinophils can also be elevated in diseases that are not allergic in origin. Please be more specific with your questions. ...Read more
I'm very allergic to grass pollen. If I get grass pollen in my nose does the pollen get broken down or is it always a problem until it is washed out?
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 more
Definitely!: When you are sick, tired, fatigued, lack of sleep with breathing problem on top of allergies, side effects of meds, life becomes miserable! Just lying around, weak — nothing appeals to you. So the answer is YES!!! Take charge of your health, see your doctor make sure there are no other causes for libido concerns , take your meds, get up and going, life is good. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a sinus problem. Pain over left eye. Was told it could be pollen in the eye. This has persisted for two days.
There : There are many reason for having unilateral pain around the eye. If it is around only one eye unlikely to be allergy. If you did not have a cold prior it is hard to say thay this is a sinus issue. You might also be experiencing a form of migraine or something directly related to the eye. Would seek medical attention. ...Read more
I am experiencing runny nose (worsened by: recent exposure to allergens, exposure to pollen, exposure to secondhand smoke, environmental particles or dust, exposure to pets, recent exposure to allergens, exposure to wind) , balance problems and painful b
Best for doc eval: An ENT/allergist or ENT and allergist. You may get allergy tests plus evaluation of nose and throat for reflux and abnormalities of the lining of nose and throat. A medication review occurs - some meds cause nasal symptoms and balance change. When balance problems and pain occur an ENT and primary care visit are vital. Improving your symptoms is important to prevent a fall. Hope this helps you. ...Read more
I'm having horrible pollen allergy problems. I'm having a lot of noses & throat congestion. I finally got some up from my throat & it had blood?
A little blood?: It's not uncommon to have a little blood in your phlegm if you have been coughing a lot from your allergies. I would certainly start taking something for allergies to give you some relief. If you have been having night sweats, fever and weight loss, I would certainly see your doctor too. ...Read more
I have a problem of pollen allergy which causes watering eyes and nose, sneezing and breathing problem. How can it be cured or any precautions?
Control not cure: While there is no cure for allergies, they can be controlled using 3 steps. 1. Identification of the particular allergen and avoidance as possible. 2 medications like antihistamines and nasal steroid sprays and 3. Allergy injections for long term relief. An allergist can assist in a plan specific for each person. ...Read more
Have allergy and intestinal problems now taking probiotics non generic and tums.
Need change of medical treatment and advice. Extremely allergic, pollen etc. Red scalp. Has had a lot of radiation breast cancer-cured.
Feels weak. Allergy in genes of her &
MD time: Too much going on to be able to give you responsible advise. My suggestion: see your regular md and let him/her decide the course of action. ...Read more
Early Spring Tree: At this time of year, tree pollens predominate. ...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
I have pollen allergies, my friend gave me a plant with flowers in it, they died and now are growing some more, should I give the plant away?or keep i
Pollen allergies : It depends on how bad your allergies are and if you are willing to take Meds to control your allergies!!!! . If you decide to take medication to control symptoms of allergies and you start having side effects, then it is not worth keeping the plant. It is your choice. Only time will tell. ...Read more
If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?
On a high pollen count or when grass is cut. Medication is not stopping my sneezing attacks. What can I do?
Look to irritant : While you may have an allergic component to your events they can also be caused by the volume of irritants in the air. Having particle filters in your sleeping quarters & use of steroid nasal sprays (in season) may give you more relief than simple antihistamines. Using a nasal saline to wash out your nasal passages can also help remove any accumulated debris that would trigger an event. ...Read more
If I have allergies to pollen, then will shampoos, lotions, etc with ingredients like lavender, chammomile and other flower extracts bother me?
I have found a small squishy lump in my left jaw and also under my left chin. I moved to nc from ohio and I have allergies bad to the pollen here because it is worse. I also during this time got a cut in my back left gum and it is a bit swollen and tende
Would : Would go see your dentist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mathematical Achoo!: Great question. Pollen count measures how much pollen and what type of pollen in a cubic unit of air. When low, extremely sensitive people feel it. Moderate: many sensitive people may feel it. High: most sensitive people feel it. Very high: almost all sensitive people feel it. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Collect, microscope.: Pollen counting involves collecting the pollens and molds on specialized rods, or in special traps. These counters measure a set volume of air over a period. The rods are stained and examined under a microscope. Pollens have different characteristics that allow experts to label them as grasses, trees or weeds. Mold spores tend to stain differently and can also be identified. ...Read more
Plant reproduction: 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 and upper respiratory problems. ...Read more
See your Dr: They can best tell you if, and what kind, of medication may help. ...Read more
Pollen and food: There is no link between pollens and the food we eat. However, you may have food allergies which could cause symptoms by themselves. ...Read more
Keep pollens away: Eliminate exposure by using facial mask, high efficient hepa filter and vacuum your carpet more often. Use AC at home and when you drive in bad allergy season. Besides, there are OTC oral antihistamines, decongestants, and inhalers available. If not improve, talk to your doctor or allergy specialist for more potent treatments including nasal antihistamines, steroid inhaler and immuno-therapy. ...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
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
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