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What is a grass allergy?

What is a grass allergy?

Like "hay fever": The allergic person breathes in the grass pollen and their body "thinks it is a foreign invader". It over-reacts and the immune ells release histamine and other chemicals... This causes runny nose itchy eyes sneezing etc. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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What can I do for grass allergy?

What can I do for grass allergy?

Meds & allergy shots: The most effective means for treating allergy to grass pollen are medications (antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays), and immunotherapy (allergy shots). Medications treat the symptoms, whereas allergy shots treat the cause and can be curative. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a grass allergy?

What can I do to help a grass allergy?

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

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Is there any way around a grass allergy?

Is there any way around a grass allergy?

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

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What would happen a grass allergy is not treated?

What would happen a grass allergy is not treated?

See below: The symptoms, either runny nose, sneezing, cough, or a rash, would not get any better, until the exposure is gone. ...Read more

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What would happen if grass allergy is not treated?

What would happen if grass allergy is not treated?

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

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What kinds and parts of grass cause a grass allergy?

Pollen: Grass allergy is most common in the late spring and early summer, and is caused by the pollen that is released during that time of year. ...Read more

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What can be done for a child with a grass allergy?

What can be done for a child with a grass allergy?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Grass allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Grass allergy?

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

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What to do if i just found out I have a grass allergy. Anyone know of any permanent cures for allergies?

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 more

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What would happen if year round grass allergy is not treated, and you get nose symptoms all the time?

Symptoms continue: Usually grass allergy is seasonal. Year-round symptoms usually suggest environmental allergy as well. You should be evaluated for that possibility. ...Read more

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If I have grass allergy, can I drink smoothies with wheat grass?

IM PRETTY SURE IT: Should be fine. Only trying it will tell you for sure. ...Read more

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What can I do for a grass allergy? Claritin (loratadine)? Zyrtec?

What can I do for a grass allergy?  Claritin (loratadine)?  Zyrtec?

Various treatments: In general allergy treatment involved avoidance of allergen, use of medications (oral antihistamines, nasal steroids) and allergen immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest alternative remedies for an eczema like rash caused by grass allergy?

Can anyone suggest alternative remedies for an eczema like rash caused by grass allergy?

ECZEMA: Grass allergy occurs in summer and if you are worried of eczema the treatment of choice is steroid cream and avoidance of allergens. If the skin lesions are severe, your md might give you a short treatment of oral steroids. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest any alternative remedies for an eczema rash caused by grass allergy?

Can anyone suggest any alternative remedies for an eczema rash caused by grass allergy?

ECZEMA: Summer is the time for grass allergy sufferer like eczema and other allergies. Steroid cream is the drug of choice, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream is not effective. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get itchy after contact wih grass or is it a type of allergy?

Is it normal to get itchy after contact wih grass or is it a type of allergy?

Possible answer: Grass allergy can cause itch. However, irritation of the skin can also cause itch. Given that the immune system has memory in the setting of allergy, grass allergy can also be accompanied by other allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itchy nose, nasal mucus production. Consider seeing an allergist for allergy evaluation, testing and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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Most preferred medicine for grass allergies?

Most preferred medicine for grass allergies?

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 + an 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

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Are asthma and grass allergies commonly found together?

Are asthma and grass allergies commonly found together?

Yes: Often, the "triggers" for asthma are allergies. Grass, pollen and other "nature" related triggers are common in this condition. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a way to deal with pollen and grass allergies?

Can you suggest a way to deal with pollen and grass allergies?

Allergies: 1. Avoidance
2. Medications
3. Allergy shots
all this should take place with your friendly local allergist to come up with a good plan to get you feeling better. ...Read more

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Grass showed up as 6 on allergy testing.scale is 0-6. Now next year when I test again will numbers go down after the shots I will be starting?

Grass showed up as 6 on allergy testing.scale is 0-6. Now next year when I test again will numbers go down after the shots I will be starting?

Possible: It is possible to see the score coming down after a year of shots. HOwever, it is how you respond to the grass exposure which is most important. Given that the scoring is often based on log scale, it may take a 10-fold reduction to achieve a single digit reduction. ...Read more

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My allergies are out of control! I already take 180mg of allegra (fexofenadine). What can I take along w/allegra (fexofenadine) to help them? I'm allergic to some trees an grass.

My allergies are out of control! I already take 180mg of allegra (fexofenadine). What can I take along w/allegra (fexofenadine) to help them? I'm allergic to some trees an grass.

Lots of choices: Allegra is an antihistamine, so you would want to choose some rx from other classes of medications. Nearly all of your other choices would be prescriptions. Nasal steroid sprays, nasal antihistamines, oral leukotriene inhibitors can all be helpful as prescribed by your physician or health professional. About the only other possibly helpful rx otc would be Nasalcrom that is a nasal spray. See md. ...Read more

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Can I take cb-1 weight gainer if I have asthma, milk, and grass allergies?

Can I take cb-1 weight gainer if I have asthma, milk, and grass allergies?

No proof of safety: You're asking about a dietary supplement for which there are no fda regulations regarding manufacture, proof of safety or effectiveness. Otoh, while there are no studies demonstrating safety of its ingredients (https://www.Cb1weightgainer. Com/ingredients) in those w/multiple allergies, there are no studies suggesting harm either. Check out https://www.Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/979110. ...Read more

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What are side effects of allergy shots? I recently started them for dust, cats, dogs, and grass

What are side effects of allergy shots? I recently started them for dust, cats, dogs, and grass

Several: Local lumps at the injection sites are not uncommon. Rarely you may even have anaphylaxis (a life-threatening situation which may manifest as breathing trouble, fainting, shock, itching, hives, vomiting etc) and thus you must stay at the office for 30 minutes after each session so that prompt treatment can be started when and if this does occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it ok to take valerian root orally if you have various types of grass allergies?

Can you tell me is it ok to take valerian root orally if you have various types of grass allergies?

Typically yes: Typically, there is not cross reactivity. Altough valerian root is a natural root substance there does not appear cross reaction with grass. ...Read more

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Could intense allergy to wheat or something be mistaken as diverticular disease? Have other allergies, like grass.

Could intense allergy to wheat or something be mistaken as diverticular disease? Have other allergies, like grass.

Intense allergy: Yes. Intense allergy to foods e.g. Wheat can cause significant inflammation in the bowel and simulate other bowel disease e.g. Diverticulitis. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Grass Allergy (Definition)

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 ...Read more