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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Pigweed Allergy (Overview)

Pigweed is a type of weed that usually pollinates in the fall in most areas of the USA. Inhalation of pigweed pollen, when allergic, can cause nasal and eye allergy symptoms like runny nose, itchy nose, itchy watery eyes, and sometimes cough or breathing difficulty if allergy is severe enough.


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What is pigweed and does it affect allergies?

What is pigweed and does it affect allergies?

Potent allergen: Pigweed is a weed, from a plant family with a latin name is amaranthus. The pollen of this plant is very potent to induce allergic disease. People exposed to pigweed develop allergy to pigweed pollen easier than to other weed pollen, similar to ragweed pollen. They suffer from allergic respiratory symptoms, especially during the fall. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
2 Doctors shared insights

Pigweed Allergy (Overview)

Pigweed is a type of weed that usually pollinates in the fall in most areas of the USA. Inhalation of pigweed pollen, when allergic, can cause nasal and eye allergy symptoms like runny nose, itchy nose, itchy watery eyes, and sometimes cough or breathing difficulty if allergy is severe enough.


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What is the definition or description of: Pigweed allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Pigweed allergy?

Fall weed: Pigweed is a type of weed that usually pollinates in the fall in most areas of the USA. Inhalation of pigweed pollen, when allergic, can cause nasal and eye allergy symptoms like runny nose, itchy nose, itchy watery eyes, and sometimes cough or breathing difficulty if allergy is severe enough. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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What is pigweed and does it affect allergies?

Potent allergen: Pigweed is a weed, from a plant family with a latin name is amaranthus. The pollen of this plant is very potent to induce allergic disease. People exposed to pigweed develop allergy to pigweed pollen easier than to other weed pollen, similar to ragweed pollen. They suffer from allergic respiratory symptoms, especially during the fall. ...Read more

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Why are fall allergies so bad?

Why are fall allergies so bad?

Ragweed & Mold: Allergy problems are often worse in the fall because of weed pollen such as ragweed. In addition, mold is worse in the fall because decaying plant material such as all summer's grass clipping and falling leaves. Ragweed is a potent allergen for those who are allergic to it and can cause fairly severe symptoms. The combo of weed pollen and mold is a double whammy. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Yes possible: But first see your doctor to rule out other serious problems for dizziness before you visit allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Why do you develop an allergy?

Why do you develop an allergy?

Genetics: Simple answer: most who develop allergy it is because of genetics and environmental exposure to allergens. In reality it is much more complex than this. ...Read more

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Should I worry about allergies?

Should I worry about allergies?

If too many symptoms: Hay fever (allergies) is usually due to pollens that are in the air. Some people are allergic to molds and other substances. One can wear a mask when working outdoors or when hiking. Avoid playing outdoors when the pollen or smog levels are high. Medicines such as Claritin otc, zyrtec otc, or prescription eye drops and nasal steroid sprays are helpful. Allergy shots are another option. ...Read more

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Ragweed allergies, how to deal?

Ragweed allergies, how to deal?

Meds, Avoidance: Ragweed allergy presents with congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip (season from August to first frost). See an Allergist in order to confirm suspicion. Intranasal steroid sprays and non-sedating antihistamines can be helpful as well as avoidance measures (keeping car and house windows close, avoid high pollen counts). Also allergy shots or new sublingual tablets. ...Read more

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What best medicine for allergy?

What best medicine for allergy?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines such claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec work for a lot of patients. ...Read more

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Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Nothing special: Allergic reactions are pretty common and for the most part not specific to the specific antigen (cause). If the exposure to titanium is direct skin contact, would expect redness and possible swelling there. See:http://j.Mp/vgz70k. ...Read more

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What are some common allergies?

Several: Inhalant allergies are to pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold, venom allergies to stinging insects as bees, wasp, hornets and yellow jackets, contact allergies to cosmetics, jewelry, chemicals, drug allergies, food allergies, you name it.. ...Read more

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How can I control my allergies?

How can I control my allergies?

Know the cause: The most important thing to know is what its from then you could avoid them. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
2,629 Doctors shared insights

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