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Dr. Duane Gels
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Pollen Allergy (Overview)

A common spring allergy that causes sensitive individuals to feel itchy or watery eyes, runny nose and congestion, an itch in the mouth or lip swelling. This sensitivity is a result of the body's reaction to certain airborne pollen from the tiny particles released from grasses, weeds and trees that hitch a ride on the currents of air.


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What are the symptoms of a pollen allergy?

What are the symptoms of a pollen allergy?

Varied: Typical symptoms of pollen allergy include sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. Pollen allergy can also trigger asthma symptoms with coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
112 doctors shared insights

Pollen Allergy (Overview)

A common spring allergy that causes sensitive individuals to feel itchy or watery eyes, runny nose and congestion, an itch in the mouth or lip swelling. This sensitivity is a result of the body's reaction to certain airborne pollen from the tiny particles released from grasses, weeds and trees that hitch a ride on the currents of air.


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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

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What is an allergy test like to test for pollen allergies?

What is an allergy test like to test for pollen allergies?

Easy: Skin testing for pollen allergy entails: cleaning the skin with alcohol, number the skin to keep track of the different allergens tested, a "prick" with skin test device that has a drop of the allergen on the tip and then waiting 15-20 minutes to see if a reaction occurs. The skin test feels like a mosquito bite it is really quite painless. ...Read more

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Can a pollen allergy cause you to choke?

Can a pollen allergy cause you to choke?

Possibly: Allergy to pollen can cause postnasal drainage, which cold make you feel like you are going to choke. This type of symptom is uncommon, however, compared to the cardinal symptoms of allergic rhinitis (runny nose, sneeze, itchy nose/eyes, nasal congestion). ...Read more

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For how many months should a child take dry powder inhaler with singular to treat asthma attack where she is suffering from olive pollen allergy ?

For how many months should a child take dry powder inhaler with singular to treat asthma attack  where she is suffering from olive pollen allergy ?

Desensitization: If exposure to the pollen can't be avoided, an allergist may offer desensitization to the pollen, which may help. If exposure to the pollen cannot be avoided, and desensitization is not available or is ineffective, then long-term treatment with bronchodilators may be needed ...Read more

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Are tree pollen allergies treated differently from other allergies?

Are tree pollen allergies treated differently from other allergies?

No: Generally no. If you are receiving allergy shots, it is important to have the correct tree pollen that is responsible in the shot, but otherwise the basic principles are the same. Knowing which tree pollens are responsible for your allergies can help plan desensitization (allergy shots) and might help you predict which seasons will be difficult for you. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy treatment to fight severe pollen allergies?

What is the best allergy treatment to fight severe pollen allergies?

See an allergists: In general, the treatment of allergic rhinits is three pronged: avoidance, medications and immunotherapy. Avoidance implies getting tested to understand what one is allergic too. Medications include: antihistamines, decongestants and nasal steroids. Immunotherapy is allergy vaccine therapy which, while woking to control you symptoms, is trying to establish a long term modification of one's allergy. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy treatments for seasonal allergy (pollen) ?

Are there any home remedy treatments for seasonal allergy (pollen) ?

Yes...: Salt water washes, keeping windows closed, central air, extensive cleaning and vacuuming, washing of bed sheets, keeping pets out of the bedroom, etc.. Full control might require visits to the allergist to come up with a good treatment regimen. ...Read more

Pollen (Definition)

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


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