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Is there a way to treat seasonal allergies without medications?

Is there a way to treat seasonal allergies without medications?

Avoidance and shots: We use three basic methods for allergy treatment: avoidance, medications and shots. Take away medications, and you are left with avoidance (stay inside....Yuck!) and shots, also called immunotherapy. ...Read more

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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


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Is there a specific way to treat bee allergies?

Is there a specific way to treat bee allergies?

See an allergist: An allergist can help you determine if the reaction you have to bees is life-threatening and offer you treatment for the allergy with venom allergy shot. You need an Epipen (epinephrine) if you have a bee allergy. Normal reaction includes large local reaction, itching, swelling in the area bitten. Difficulty breathing, hives, nausea, vomiting, passing out are examples of life-threatening reactions. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat sinusitis without antibiotics?

Is there a way to treat sinusitis without antibiotics?

Sinus rinses: Some of my patients have found neil med sinus rinses to be quite helpful in treating their sinus or nasal allergy symptoms. Give that a try. ...Read more

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Is there a way to relieve allergic conjunctivitis?

Is there a way to relieve allergic conjunctivitis?

Treat allergies: Soothe eyes, use various types of antihistamines, mast cell stabilizers, cold artificial tears and compresses. Steroids may be needed, treat seasonal allergies, systemic therapy. ...Read more

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How likely is it for pollen allergies to be passed? Are there ways to reduce or "cushion" allergies for kids?

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How likely is it for pollen allergies to be passed? Are there ways to reduce or "cushion" allergies for kids?

A few tips: Although there is a strong genetic component for allergy, you cannot pass along the pollen allergy like a virus but your offsprings will more likely have allergic diseases. There is strong evidence that children raised in a farm and exposed to many animals is less likely to develop allergy. Low vitamin d level in the pregnant mother is linked to a higher incidence of allergy in the baby. ...Read more

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Is there any medication I can get for seasonal allergies?

Is there any medication I can get for seasonal allergies?

Allergy medications: There are many medications available that can help allergy misery. Without prescription: antihistamines, nasalcrom, decongestants, guaifenesin, pain relievers, eye drops, homeopathic drops. With prescription: nasal steroid sprays, antihistamine sprays, anticholinergic spray ( atrovent), more antihistamines, more eye drops, allergy immunotherapy injections from your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure severe food allergies?

Is there a way to cure severe food allergies?

Avoidance: Avoidance is the only treatment option at this time. It is hopeful that someday there may be more of a treatment option. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to treat hives?

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Is there a natural way to treat hives?

Oral antihistamines: Hives are a result of excessive histamine release. They can be induced by specific allergic reaction, avoiding the causative agent is key to relieving symptoms. However, majority of cases do not have specific triggers. We suppress symptoms with oral antihistamines such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) and allegra, etc... It is also important to avoid Aspirin and Ibuprofen products which worsens hives. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop depression without medications?

Is there a way to stop depression without medications?

Depends: Mild to moderate depression can benefit from psychotherapy, excersize and healthy lifestyle. Avoid drugs and alcohol. But don't fear medication is depression is severe enough to impair function or relationships. Treatment can be highly effective. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way treat the skin symptoms of an amoxicillin reaction without medication?

Is there a safe way treat the skin symptoms of an amoxicillin reaction without medication?

Time: If not a severe reaction it will dissipate in time. You should see however if it was an allergic reaction or not. In some cases , when given for viral illness one can get a rash and not be allergic. This would be important to know. Can see an infectious disease doctor or allergist to help with this. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to treat eczema?

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Is there a natural way to treat eczema?

Moisturize: Part of the defect in eczema skin is the absence of a lipid called ceramides. This causes dry peeling skin and subsequent inflammation. The inflammatory process is further driven by histamine release. The "natural" way to treat eczema is to replenish the oils in the skin. Moisturizing is the most important component of eczema treatment, ie with cerave and cetaphil. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat dermatitis perioral naturally .. Any suggestions will be helpful.. ?

Is there a way to treat dermatitis perioral naturally .. Any suggestions will be helpful..  ?

Get to the root: Consider your diet as a culprit: often wheat and perhaps dairy but there are other foods that can cause dermatitis. I use coconut oil as a great moisturizer and has some antimicrobial effects - skip other moisturizers. Use toothpaste that does not have sodium lauryl sulfate and use pure glycerin soap to wash. Avoid makeup.Zinc deficiency can contribute. See a dermatologist if this does not help. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat depression with out medicine?

Is there any way to treat depression with out medicine?

Possibly: It depends on the severity of the depression. If your depression is severely affecting your ability to function at home/work, a combination of therapy and medication work the best. For more mild symptoms, alternative treatments can be tried such as exercise, vitamins(d, b complex, omega 3), herbal supplements (5htp, st john's wort, or same), support groups, therapy and journaling. ...Read more

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Is there a way to effectively treat symptoms of pimples?

Is there a way to effectively treat symptoms of pimples?

Infection,pigmentati: For symptoms due to infection, sometimes antibiotics may be needed in addition to topical creams. For hype pigmented areas, creams containing hydroquinone may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure a very wheezy cough without using prescription medicine?

Is there a way to cure a very wheezy cough without using prescription medicine?

Probably not...: A very wheezy cough should be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers, both of which are prescription meds. So, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to treat dermatitis?

Is there a natural way to treat dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure allergies ?

Is there a way to cure allergies ?

Not really: The term "cure" is a very powerful term and to use that in relation to curing allergies, may be too strong. Certainly use of immunotherapy ( allergy shots) have been shown to alter the natural course of allergic disease and to have long term effects even after stopping shots. A more fair representation would be that allergy shot can potentially provide long term modification of allergies. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure a peanut allergy?

Is there any way to cure a peanut allergy?

Not yet: Unfortunately, there is not yet a "cure" for peanut allergy. Avoidance is the main treatment. If exposure occurs, an Epi-pen should be used for serious reactions. There are studies ongoing with peanut allergy treatment - involves feeding increasing amounts of peanuts to patient over time. However, this has risks involved and still not widely available. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat seasonal allergies without medications?

Avoidance and shots: We use three basic methods for allergy treatment: avoidance, medications and shots. Take away medications, and you are left with avoidance (stay inside....Yuck!) and shots, also called immunotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat seasonal allergies if you can, t use antihistamines because of prostatitis ?

What is the best way to treat seasonal allergies if you can, t  use antihistamines because of prostatitis ?

Steroid inhaler: Talk to your doctor about steroid inhalers. You should also talk to him or her about getting allergy shots on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What is a natural, effective way to treat seasonal allergies? I've been taking Benadryl at night for post nasal drip. I'm also taking Flonase daily. I find my allergies are much worse in the evening.

What is a natural, effective way to treat seasonal allergies? I've been taking Benadryl at night for post nasal drip. I'm also taking Flonase daily. I find my allergies are much worse in the evening.

Seasonal allergies: Most allergy symptoms become worse or act up at night, what you currently take isn't controlling your symptoms, and the post nasal drip can be due to sinusitis as well. You need to see an allergist for evaluation and better control of your symptoms, meanwhile: saline nasal washes, make sure you are using flonase right and use it daily, instead of benadryl, take cetirizine or loratadine daily too ...Read more

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Is there any medication I can get for seasonal allergies?

Allergy medications: There are many medications available that can help allergy misery. Without prescription: antihistamines, nasalcrom, decongestants, guaifenesin, pain relievers, eye drops, homeopathic drops. With prescription: nasal steroid sprays, antihistamine sprays, anticholinergic spray ( atrovent), more antihistamines, more eye drops, allergy immunotherapy injections from your doctor. ...Read more

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What medication do you recommend for seasonal allergies? allergies

What medication do you recommend for seasonal allergies?

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Substance: This question needs SUBSTANCE. Seasonal allergies may refer to sneezing, stuffy nose, running nose, itchy eyes. Is that it, or do you mean something else? Nasal steroid such as flutacaaone is OTC, not too expensive, well tolerated, very effective. Non-sedating antihistamine OTC may be Allegra, Zyrtec, Claritin.....the generics are cheaper with same benefit. Often we combine a spray + antihistami ...Read more

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What do you take for your seasonal allergies? Which over-the-counter medications?

What do you take for your seasonal allergies?  Which over-the-counter medications?

Allergy: Otc decongestant nose sprays like afrin are very helpful but can only be used 3-4 days. Medications like zyrtec and Allegra are very good. Nasal saline spray is good because it washes out pollen, etc from nose and also acts as mild decongestant. Eye drops like visine allergy are very helpful. Nasal crom nasal spraay is helpful and safe but inconvienent because it requires frequent use. ...Read more

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How do you know if you should treat for seasonal allergies or the common cold? So many of the symptoms are the same.

How do you know if you should treat for seasonal allergies or the common cold? So many of the symptoms are the same.

True: ut seasonal allergies tend to recur, somehow predictable, the course is much longer than just common colds, please see your doctor, or see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I have countless drug, food and seasonal allergies even though my insurance won't cover allergy shots is it practical to consider them?

I have countless drug, food and seasonal allergies even though my insurance won't cover allergy shots is it practical to consider them?

No: Multiple allergies from numerous different causes are not really effectively treated by allergy shots. Speak with an allergist as there are several meds that can be very effective. ...Read more

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What are some prescription medications that are for bad seasonal allergies?

What are some prescription medications that are for bad seasonal allergies?

Seasonal Allergies: Seasonal allergies symptoms are triggered by offending pollen, grass, ragweed or other allergen. Some medications may cause nasal congestion. Get evaluated by your primary provider or allergist if you feel your symptoms are worsening despite medication(s). ...Read more

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How to treat seasonal allergies while nursing?

How to treat seasonal allergies while nursing?

Safe meds: Plain nasal saline irrigations are typically very safe. While no medications have been shown to be 100% safe in pregnancy, there are different safety categories of medications. This is also true of seasonal allergies. Category B medications are thought to be safer. Your OB-GYN or allergist should be able to provide a list depending on your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have seasonal allergies, what is the best way to decide which drugs to take and when? They are expensive and can sometimes lead to lightheaded days.

I have seasonal allergies, what is the best way to decide which drugs to take and when? They are expensive and can sometimes lead to lightheaded days.

Uncertain: Since everyone responds to medication differently, there is no definite answer. However nasal steroid remains the most effective for most people. If this does not work, consider seeing an allergist to help you pin down the cause and not just treat the consequence. ...Read more

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My seasonal allergies cause nausea and fatigue. Are there any ways to treat this?

My seasonal allergies cause nausea and fatigue. Are there any ways to treat this?

Unlikely: Aside from food allergy or protein enteropathy (when the food protein is toxic to your system), people don't get nausea from allergic diseases. One exception may be nausea from a profuse amount of post-nasal drip although I have yet seen one. I would look for another cause for nausea. Fatigue however may be linked to allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

No: If you have the genes to get asthma, it doesn't matter if you treat seasonal allergies or not. It will emerge whenever & wherever you hit the trigger events that let it come out. Many kids have seasonal allergies. Those that ignore them do not get asthma because they chose to live with them without throwing meds or shots at them ...Read more

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What do I do about my horrible seasonal allergies? Should I start on medication like nasonex (mometasone) even before the season?

What do I do about my horrible seasonal allergies?  Should I start on medication like nasonex (mometasone) even before the season?

Allergies : Seasonal allergies can be treated with OTC medications such as generic Zyrtec, Claritin, or Seldane, with generic Flonase and Cromolyn nasal sprays preceded by a plain Saline spray like Simply Saline or Ocean Spray. Reducing exposure to allergens by removing drapery & carpeting, encasing pillows & mattresses, showering & shampooing after exposure to pollens helps too. 'Prevention Works'! ...Read more

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I currently am being treated for seasonal allergies because I feel like I cannot breathe properly or fully. How do I know if it's allergies or anxiety?

I currently am being treated for seasonal allergies because I feel like I cannot breathe properly or fully. How do I know if it's allergies or anxiety?

Typical allergy: Symptoms include runny nose, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, itchy nose, itchy eyes, watering, tearing of the eyes, and in some cases in those that have asthma, you can get the typical asthma symptoms which include shortness of breath, wheezing, cough. There can also be some skin reactions - itching, etc. These are almost never caused by anxiety - but it can heighten suffering of anything. ...Read more

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I have heavy seasonal allergies. What is a good combination of drugs to take? Im on zyrtec (cetirizine) and zetonna and they are helping, but it is still bad.

I have heavy seasonal allergies. What is a good combination of drugs to take? Im on zyrtec (cetirizine) and zetonna and they are helping, but it is still bad.

Immunotherapy: Allergy shots will work much sooner than that. We hope we achieve a "cure" in 3-5 years but symptomatic relief should begin within a few months. We do not start grass allergy patients on shots during the grass season at our practice. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Allergies = Itching: One of the most common symptoms associated with allergies is itching. The itchiness can occur in your nose, eyes, mouth, or skin. Allergy testing will document what items you are allergic to as well as telling how allergic you are to each item. Eczema is often allergically mediated and may simply be another manifestation of your allergies. ...Read more

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I think i may have a sinus infection i currently take cyproheptadine for my seasonal allergies... Will this same medication work for a sinus infection?

I think i may have a sinus infection i currently take cyproheptadine for my seasonal allergies... Will this same medication work for a sinus infection?

No: Cyproheptadine is an older and very sedating antihistamine. It is safe in pregnancy and is used to treat "cold induced" hives. There are many other (better) choices for allergies. That being said, it is very drying and could prolong your sinus infection. I would suggest you consider either doing nasal saline irrigations, add a mucous thinning agent, or take a decongestant instead. ...Read more

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Seasonal Allergies (Definition)

An allergic response causing itchy, watery eyes, ...Read more