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Medicine For Grass Allergy
No single one: Depending on the severity of your condition. There is no one best drug for anyone but most people respond well to intranasal cortisone + a intranasal antihistamine. Dymista is currently the only rx drug with this combination. Avoidance remains the best and consider allergy shots if your symptoms are not adequately controlled. However allergy shots are not medicine. ...Read more
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
Depends on severity: Avoidance: stay indoors on hot, sunny, breezy days. Keep windows open only at night or use a/c. Use a/c in car. Meds: otc antihistamines like claritin, allegra, zyrtec or Nasalcrom spray. Zaditor (ketotifen) for eyes. Presciptions: antihistamine or corticosteroid nasal sprays. Mast cell stabiliziing eye drops. Immunotherapy: allergy shots really help for long-term treatment. ...Read more
Yes, several: Since avoiding grass pollen allergy can be impractical, medications such as antihistamines and nasal steroid sprays can be effective. The best long term treatment approach is allergy injections. An allergist can assist in reviewing risks and benefits of the options available. ...Read more
You'll suffer.: Obviously you'll continue to have nasal and eye symptoms. Also, a certain number of individuals will go on to develop asthma or if they already have asthma it will get worse. It has been well documented that controlling nasal symptoms decreases asthma symptoms. Current intranasal corticosteroid sprays and 2nd generation non-sedating antihistames are very effective with few, if any, side-effects. ...Read more
A Lot: Depending on the age, there are many options. Medications include over the counter or prescription antihistamine, singulair (montelukast) or nasal steroids. Allergy shots may also be an option depending on the age and severity. I would recommend an evaluation by a board certified allergist to review your options. ...Read more
Grass allergy: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case the allergy is to grasses. ...Read more
What to do if i just found out I have a grass allergy. Anyone know of any permanent cures for allergies?
See an allergist: There are many options to treat allergies. First, avoidance of specific allergens (grass in your case) is important. Avoid fresh cut grass, keep home and car windows closed in summer, and take a shower ands wash clothes when coming in from outside. Medications such as nasal steroid sprays and oral antihistamines can help. Lastly, allergy shots prescribed by an allergist can help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a grass allergy does that mean I should avoid foods in the grass family such as wheat etc. ?
No: It would be highly unusual to have problem with grains when you are allergic to grass by inhalation. ...Read more
Allergies: Possibly grass ragweed trees.Get a more detailed answer ›
What would happen if year round grass allergy is not treated, and you get nose symptoms all the time?
IM PRETTY SURE IT: Should be fine. Only trying it will tell you for sure. ...Read more